Drukpath Trek

Days:
10
Price:
2605 USD
International flight not included
Comfort:
Difficult:
Adventure Trekking Mountains

The six day trek is 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.

Paro
  • Arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by representative of our agent and transport you to hotel.

  • Today we will be having full day sightseeing visiting Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Ta Dzong (the watchtower) one time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century and Drukgyel Dzong - This Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646.

Lunch
Zakhang (traditional restaurant)
Dinner
3 star hotel
Accommodation
3 star hotel
Paro
  • After breakfast, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest - Bhutan’s most scenic icon or the most important landmark, Taktshang the Tiger’s nest clings to the side of a steep cliff 300 meters above the Paro valley.

  • Afternoon you can relax at the hotel or explore the neighboring villages.

Breakfast
3 star hotel
Lunch
Zakhang (traditional restaurant)
Dinner
3 star hotel
Accommodation
3 star hotel
Paro
7km - 5h
Jili Dzong

Paro - Jili Dzong

  • After breakfast we will start our trek 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 we reach the ridge below Jili Dzong we will descend about 100m to the campsite below the Dzong.

Breakfast
3 star hotel
Lunch
Zakhang (traditional restaurant)
Dinner
Made by your team
Accommodation
tent camping
Jili Dzong
10km - 5h
Jangchulakha

Jili Dzong - Jangchulakha

  • You 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

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Made by your team
Accommodation
tent camping
Jangchulakha
11km - 4h
Jimgelang Tsho

Jangchulakha - Jimgelang Tsho

  • The 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.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Made by your team
Accommodation
tent camping
Jimgelang Tsho
11km - 4h
Simkotra Tsho

Jimgelang Tsho - Simkotra Tsho

  • The 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.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Made by your team
Accommodation
tent camping
Simkotra Tsho
10km - 3h 40m
Phajoding

Simkotra Tsho - Phajoding

  • The 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.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Made by your team
Accommodation
tent camping
Phajoding
5km - 3h
Mothithang

Phajoding - Mothithang

  • After 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

  • En-route visit National Takin Reserve: Hike or drive up the National Takin Reserve where a herd of Bhutan’s national animals reside. Legend has it that the Takin is a cross between a goat and a buffalo, but biologists agree that its nearest relative is the arctic musk ox. This bizarre beast looks as if it was assembled from parts of several animals and vaguely resembles an American bison tinged in golden fur. Male Takins have been known to hide by lying spread-eagle on the ground.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Zakhang (traditional restaurant)
Dinner
3 star hotel
Accommodation
3 star hotel
Thimphu
  • Once you settle into your hotel, we will begin to unlock the mysteries of Bhutan by touring Thimphu’s most important sites.

    After lunch visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of late Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Buddha Point, 15th century Changangkha Lhakhang, Textile Museum is worth a visit to learn about Bhutan's living national art of weaving and primary center of learning for Bhutanese artists School of Thirteen Arts & Crafts.

  • Evening you can visit Thimphu Town, Handicrafts Stall or Centenary Farmer’s weekend Market.

Breakfast
3 star hotel
Lunch
Zakhang (traditional restaurant)
Dinner
3 star hotel
Accommodation
3 star hotel
Thimphu
65km - 2h 10m
Paro
Paro Airport
  • We drive you back at the airport accordingly to your flight departure.

Breakfast
3 star hotel
1-1 2-2 3-10
2965 USD 2875 USD 2605 USD
  • Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty & Govt Surcharge

  • Visa fees.

  • All private excursions and transfers in superior air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Local English speaking guide/tour leader.

  • Experienced driver.

  • Accommodation in carefully selected, highest standard government approved hotels & guesthouses.

  • All meals in Bhutan.

  • All entrance fees and permits.

  • Tents

  • All personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.

  • Medical / Travel Insurance.

  • Air-fare