Druk Path Trek: It is a 5-day trek, and goes to a high altitude and is moderately strenuous. The trek route passes through some beautiful high altitude lakes. It starts in Paro and ends in Thimphu . It is a popular Bhutan trek route. The highest point is 3,800 meters…
Part of this trek is following the rout between Paro and Thimphu , crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. The rout is sparsely inhabited (by nomadic yak herders) but there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is known for spectacular rhododendron forests which bloom in April & May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter, great views of the Himalayas are seen as the most part of this trek is along the ridge. (This trek can be stretched to 5 or 6 days trek too).
Paro – Jeledzong
Jeledzong – Jangchulakha
Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho.
Jimilangtsho – Simkota
Simkota – Phajoding.
Phajoding – Thimphu
Thimphu – Thimphu.
|Day 09||Thimphu – Punakha|
|Day 10||Punakha – Gantey|
|Day 11||Gantey – Paro|
Day 01. Arrival at Paro.
On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by the representative of Bhutan Exodus who will then take you to your hotel. After lunch visit Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The Dzong though in ruins holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea. Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02. Paro – Jeledzong
Distance : 10km. Trek Time : 4-5 hours. Alltitude of camp : 3450m
This is a short trekking day and the trail is uphill through conifer forests. The view of the Paro Valley from the camp is absolutely breathtaking.
Day 03. Jeledzong – Jangchulakha.
Distance : 11 km. Trek Time : 5-6 Hours. Altitude of camp : 3780m.
Gradual climbs and a few steep climbs take you through thick alpine forests and rhododendron bushes. You will see yaks and yak herders around the camp today.
Day 04. Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho.
Distance : 12km. Trek Time : 5-6 hours. Altitude of camp : 3880m.
The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day one will be surrounded by beautiful mountains and river valleys. The camp site is near the Lake Jimilangtsho known for their giant sized trouts.
Day 05. Jimilangtsho – Simkota.
Distance : 14km. Trek Time : 5 – 6 Hours. Altitude of camp : 3900m.
The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron bushes and the
lake. You will be able to observe the nomadic life of the yak herders on the way today. The camp is beside the Simkota lake.
Day 06. Simkota – Phajoding.
Distance : 11km. Trek Time : 4-5 Hours. Altitude of camp : 2600m.
The trek begins with a gradual climb. In clear weather you will be able to see the spectacular view of Mt. Gangkar Phuensum, the highest mountain in the country and her sister mountains. Descend down to the family of Monasteries at phajjoding which serves as the View point of the Thimphu valley.
Day 07. Phajoding – Thimphu.
Distance 8km. Trek time 3-4 hours. The trail leads downhill till your meeting with the transportation bus which will take you to your hotel. The trek will take only about two hours and you should be able to get to your hotel before lunch. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08. Thimphu – Thimphu.
Full day Thimphu sightseeing including the National library, School of Arts and Crafts, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper making factory, Memorial Chorten, Takin Preservation Center, City View Point and Nunnery. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit a few handicraft shops. Overnight in hotel.
Day 09. Thimphu – Punakha.
Morning drive to Punakha. En-route stop at Dochula Pass (3050m). On a clear weather day you can see the Himalayas of Bhutan. Visit Punakha and after lunch hike to Khamsumyulee Chorten. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10. Punakha – Gantey.
Morning drive to Gantey and visit the Gantey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa Monastery in the West, under renovation. If you are lucky you can still get to see some of the Black Necked Crane. O/N
Day 11. Gantey – Paro
This day is left at your will. Your guide will show lot other things. Like rural life of a Peasant and many more, you can discuss with your guide. If you wish you can enjoy the typical Bhutanese dinner with a Hot stone bath. O/N at
Day 12. Departure
Transfer to the Airport for your departure. Your guide will bid you goodbye.