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Druk Path Trek


Exploring Bhutan’s Beauty: Druk Path Trek – A Journey through Nature and Culture

Bhutan, a land of enchanting landscapes and rich cultural heritage, beckons travelers to embark on a remarkable journey known as the Druk Path Trek. This trek is not merely a walk through stunning scenery; it’s an opportunity to immerse oneself in the heart of Bhutan, experiencing its natural beauty and captivating culture.

A Scenic Passage Connecting Paro and Thimphu

The Druk Path Trek winds its way through an ancient high-level mule trail, connecting the picturesque valleys of Paro and Thimphu. Trekking enthusiasts are in for a treat as they traverse this magnificent path, where every step reveals a new facet of Bhutan’s beauty. As you ascend to altitudes ranging from 2000 to 4200 meters above sea level, you’ll find yourself amidst verdant forests of fir, blue pine, and dwarf rhodododendrons.

Panoramic Vistas and Majestic Peaks

The journey offers not only a physical challenge but also a visual feast. As you tread along the trail, the majestic Himalayan peaks come into view, each glance a reminder of nature’s grandeur. The trail’s pinnacle reward is the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the world’s highest unscaled peak. Alongside this towering giant, the equally magnificent Jichu Drake and Gangkar Puensum adorn the horizon.

Cultural Insights and Enriching Experiences

The Druk Path Trek is more than just a nature expedition; it’s an invitation to be a part of the Thunder Dragon Nation’s culture. The journey commences with a visit to the Taktsang Monastery, an iconic spiritual landmark. As you traverse apple orchids and pine forests, you’ll encounter Jele Dzong, a fortress perched on a grassy ridge. The panoramic views from this vantage point, including the majestic Mount Jumolhari, are bound to leave trekkers awe-struck.

Unveiling Bhutan’s Treasures Along the Path

Throughout the trek, Bhutan’s treasures unfold before your eyes. Crystal-clear mountain lakes shimmer in the sunlight, reflecting the surrounding beauty. Yak herders’ camps offer glimpses into traditional livelihoods, and as you tread near the Bhutan-Tibet border. The Himalayan panorama stretches out along the horizon.

A Trek to Remember

For those considering a trek in Bhutan, the Druk Path Trek stands out as the quintessential choice. It encapsulates the essence of Bhutan – its natural splendor, warm culture, and spiritual heritage. Beyond the trek, Bhutan’s vibrant festivals and cultural celebrations await, providing an opportunity to delve deeper into the nation’s soul.

Embark on the Druk Path Trek and discover Bhutan’s hidden gems, both in its landscapes and its heart. This journey promises an experience that marries the beauty of nature with the richness of culture, leaving trekkers with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Day 01: Arrive Paro
  • Arrive at Paro.
  • Meet and assist by Parikrama Trekking representative.
  • Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Short briefing about Druk Path Trek.
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing and Trek to Jili Dzong (3,480 m)
  • Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro.
  • Begin the trek to Jili Dzong through blue pine and fir forests.
Day 03: Trek from Jili Dzong to Jangchulakha (3,770 m / 5 hrs)
  • Trek through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees.
  • Possibility of encountering yaks and yak herders.
Day 04: Trek from Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho Lake (3,870 m / 5 hrs)
  • Enjoy magnificent mountain and valley views from the ridge.
Day 05: Trek from Jimilang Tsho to Simkotra Tsho Lake (4,110 m / 4 hrs)
  • Pass through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake.
  • Insight into the life of Nomad people.
Day 06: Trek from Simkotra Tsho to Phajoding (3,770 m / 4 hrs)
  • Start with a gradual climb.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Gangkar Puensum on a clear day.
Day 07: Trek from Phajoding to Mothitang (3,770 m / 3 hrs)
  • Final day of the trek.
  • Witness the sunrise from Phajoding.
Day 08: Drive to Paro
  • Take a drive back to Paro.
Day 09: Departure
  • Druk Path Trek concludes.

Cost per person per night
Our most competitive price: US$ 190.00 Per Person share on twin sharing
Visa Fee of US$ 20.00 per person (payable at the airport).
Tourism Development Fee of US$ 10.00 per person.
Extra: KTM -PARO – KTM US$ 380.00 Per Person

Cost Include:

  • Twin sharing accomodation on full board basis.
  • All meals, i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Airport transfers in Bhutan.
  • All sightseeing programmes & transfers with English speaking guide as per the itinerary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Visa Fee of US$ 20.00 per person (payable at the airport).
  • Tourism Development Fee of US$ 10.00 per person.
  • Both ways Airfare.
  • Airport Tax..
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Bar Bills & expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips.
Grade: easy to moderate Max-Altitude: 3845m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: PAro/Thimpu
Trek Duration:7 days (3 days trek) Type of trek:Camping
Best Season:N/A


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