Druk Path Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Druk Path Trek
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Druk Path Trek Overview

Mostly known as the Dragon Kingdom, Bhutan offers you the amazing trekking to Druk Path- the cultural trek grasps you through breathtaking trail granting mesmerizing mountains, rhododendron forests and fir forests. Comment the heavenliness of nature and explore the arts and architecture of opulent monasteries. The trail itself adventurous makes it more staggering when you walk through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes with smiling mountain views the whole time at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient Lhakhang, dzongs and villages.

Bhutan Tour with Seven days Druk Path Trek is an amalgamate trip that embraces cultural heritage sites in the cities of Thimpu, Paro and famous landmarks such as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Rinpung Dzong (fortress), Kichu Lhakhang, Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Langrithang, Tashichho Dzong and King’s Memorial Chorten. These trips commence with sightseeing of Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang after arrival in Paro Valley and the next day, take an undaunted hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery to relish Bhutan’s finest landmark. From Paro, Druk Path trek emerges to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Langrithang and Tsaluna, and drive back to Thimpu followed by next day departure flight from Paro. Druk Path Trek is a perfect blend of trekking and exploration tours. The shorter but challenging trek as it takes us to high-altitude regions in a wild environment. Experience staying under the tented camps, cooking your own food and sleeping under the moonlight with glittering snow peaks is undoubtedly a dream that anyone would love to live with once in a life.

Indulge in the true beauty of nature, cultures and history of Bhutan, the peaceful last remaining Vajrayana Buddhist Kingdom in the world only in 7 days of Druk Path Trek. An ideal choice that furnishes a lifetime experience with better quality services and astounding sights of high peaks.  The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Start At Paro Airport Bhutan
End At Paro Airport Bhutan
Max Altitude 3700 M
Druk Path Trek Itinerary

Enjoy your first day with a flight to Paro seeing the mesmerizing Himalayan sights. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by one of the company representatives and transferred to your hotel. Then, you can have lunch after your visit will be to the Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From there you will head to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), built-in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. there you can witness Mount Jumolhari, Bhutan’s second-highest mountain at 23,996 feet. Overnight at Hotel.

You will be hiking today to the most popular monastery situated at 10400 feet which is amazingly beautiful above the Paro valley.  Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands Enjoy your lunch halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, you will hike down to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel.

Today you set off on your trek, the route is part of the original mule track that linked Thimphu Valley with Paro Valley and ultimately connected Bhutan to the Indian border. The walk is always done from Paro to Thimphu, as baggage horses are only available in Paro. It is a much more exciting way of reaching Bhutan's capital and after five days' trekking, the sense of anticipation is keenly felt. The walk starts appropriately behind Paro Dzong itself. Starting from the watchtower, the path winds its way slowly and evenly upward, through the forest towards the ridgeline of the Himalayan foothills above. As the day passes, the views below of the highly cultivated Paro Valley, the Queen Mother's Winter Palace, and the monastery/fortress itself are wonderful. The walk is firstly through pine, then bamboo, followed by birch and finally rhododendron. You may have lunch near a mani wall. The campsite is just a few hundred feet below Jili Dzong in a clearing. You will see plenty of interesting flora and fauna throughout the day and many interesting birds. Overnight at Hotel.

Begin with an hour and a half climb and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons and arrives at the Jangchulakha. After walking for some time, you will arrive at the campsite, which offers scenic views beneath. You can also see yak herders around your campsite (3600m). Overnight at Tented Camp.

Embark on your journey about 2 hours of trekking. You will begin with a gradual ascent (310m) then descend (50m). The trail passes through thick alpine and rhododendron forests and reaches Jangchulakha. Still walking for some time and arrive at the campsite, which offers scenic views of the amazing landscape below. You can also see yak herders around our campsite at the height of 3,600m. After then, you will take an ascend 330m and descend 310m. The trail begins with a short climb and follows a ridge. From the top on a clear day, get dazzling views of the beautiful Mt. Jumolhari and other Himalayan ranges. After a short descent, you will arrive at Jimilangtsho Lake (3,700m) and take lunch. Then, the trail descends further down towards Langrithang through fir forests. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Today, the route takes you through fir forests full of rhododendrons following the stream and then you will finally arrive at Tsaluna Monastery (sacred site of Guru Rinpoche from the 8th century).  Then witness Tsaluna Village, where you can see beautiful farms. And indulge in their cultures and traditions After a few hours of walking, hop on the car and enjoy the ride to Thimphu. In the evening, you can ramble around Thimphu town and observe the lifestyle of the people. Overnight at Hotel.

Today we bid farewell to the glorious Himalayan Kingdom and their local people. After early breakfast, you will leave Thimphu for Paro airport. Therefore, you will transfer to the airport 3 hrs before the scheduled flight for final departure.

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Druk Path Trek Includes / Excludes
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers

  • Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee

  • Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel in Paro and Thimpu, approved by Bhutanese Government

  • Single room surcharge when travelling 2 people in a group

  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and tours

  • Tented accommodation during the trek,

  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their meals, salary and insurance

  • Mineral water will be supplied during the tour and boiled water during the trek

  • All entry/permit fees during the tour/trekking

  • All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges

  • Our office expenses and service charge

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”

  • International flights

  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee

  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry

  • Pony service and porters

  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated)

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