9 Days 8 Nights
The Druk Path Trek the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.
The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.
This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-May and September-November.
Druk Path Trek 8 nights 9 days
Max Elevation :4200 m
Min Elevation:2400 m
Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
No. of Days : 9 Days
Tour Cost :
1 Person : USD 2320 Per person.
2 Person : USD 2040 Per person.
3 Person – 8 Person : USD 1600 Per person.
9 Person – 15 Person : USD 1520 Per person.
Trekking Facilities Includes:
First Aid Box (Medicine).
Sleeping tent (2 man tent) with carpeted floor, Air Mattress, Pillow and room light.
Dinning tent with dining set, Table, Chair and dining light.
Kitchen tent with kitchen set and light.
Hot water bag with cover.
Toilet tent with toilet pot.
Shower tent with shower bag and mat.
What you needs to bring for trekking:
Good Trekking boots.
Sun screen lotion.
Hats or caps.
Basis medical kit with medicines for high altitude purifying water, insects repellents.
Small backpack to carry personal belongings.
Fly into Paro by DrukAir / Bhutan Airline After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour. Drive to hotel and check in latter you will visit the Rimpung Dzong, dating back to the 17th century. This building is an ancient fortress and center of civil and religious government in the Paro valley. From the Dzong, you can walk down to the road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. From here, you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred shrine in the country. In the evening, you can stroll in Paro town. Overnight hotel in Paro.
5Km | 4-5 hours | 900m AscentAfter breakfast, hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, Bhutan's most famous monastery, which stands at 3180m gives you acclimatization for the next day's trek. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate. Explore the Monastery and hike back to Paro. On the way, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Overnight hotel in Paro.
Distance 7 km Time 4-5 hours Ascent Ascent 1,090m Camp Altitude 3,480mThe first day can be quite arduous as you have to climb more than 1,000m elevation. You start from the Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro. The trek follows a gravel road past a few farms for about 30 minutes and then climbs up a steep ridge before leading through blue pine and fir forests to Damche Gom. Once you reach the ridge below Jili Dzong you descend about 100m to the campsite below the Dzong.
Distance 10 km Time 4-5 hours Ascent Ascent 310 m, descent 50m Camp Altitude 3,770mYou begin with a steep climb for about an hour and a half, then the slope evens a bit and the ascent is more gradual. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see herders and their yaks around your campsite.
Distance 11 km Time 4 hours Ascent Ascent 330m Camp Altitude 3,870mThe trail follows a ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are simply stunning. The campsite is close to the Jimgelang Tsho Lake. This lake is known for its giant sized trout.
Distance 11 km Time 4 hours Ascent Ascent 820m Camp Altitude 4,110mThe trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad's life. The campsite is close to Simkotra Tsho Lake.
Distance 10 km Time 3-4 hours Ascent Ascent 130m Camp Altitude 3,750mThe day begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and several other Himalayan peaks. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill towards Phajodhing where you will halt for the night. The camp is located just above Phadjoding Monastery.
Distance 4-5 km Time 3 hours Ascent descent 1,130m Camp Altitude .........mAfter passing Phadjoding monastery, the trek to Thimphu (Mothitang) is downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours. The Druk Path finishes at the Bhutan Broadcast Service (BBS) Telecommunication Tower, offering great view of the city of Thimphu then we drive for approx 10 minutes to reach hotel in thimphu. After hotel check in we will stroll around thimphu city . Overnight hotel in Thimphu
After breakfast we will drive to Paro airport which is about 1 hrs 30 minute drive