Druk Path Trek

This short trek is excellent choice for those who have little time to trek in Bhutan. It is a five day trek following the trails used by our forefathers from Paro to Thimphu. The route is sparsely inhabited, nonetheless there are fabulous lakes filled with Himalayan trout fishes. This trek is also popular since it passes through a landscape with rhododendrons. If the sky is clear, you can get a beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges.

Trek Name Druk Path Trek
Nature of Trek Moderately Strenuous
Highest Altitude 3,800 M
Duration 11 Nights & 12 Days
Trek Starts Paro
Trek Ends Thimphu
Best Season March – May and Sept – Novs

Day 1: Arrival Paro
Day 2: Paro Sightseeing
Day 3: Paro – Jele Dzong (trek begins)
Day 4: Jele Dzong – Jang Chulakha
Day 5: Jang Chulakha – Jimi Langtsho
Day 6: Jimi Langtsho – Simkota
Day 7: Simkota – Phajoding
Day 8: Phajoding – Thimphu
Day 9: Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 10: Thimphu – Punakha
Day 11: Punakha – Paro
Day 12: Departure

Day 01: Arrive Paro
The flight into Paro by Druk Air – Bhutan’s National Airline, is a befitting introduction to the stunning beauty of our country. On a clear day, one can have brilliant views of the world’s highest peaks. The Paro International Airport (where you will lend) lies in the lush green valley of Paro. Your local escort from Bhutan Travel Connection will receive you on arrival, and then drive you to your Hotel.

Day 02: Paro
We are going to hike up to Taktshang monastry, which will take around 2 hours. This hikking will be for acclimatization. Afternoon – visit national Museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Evening – free time.

Day 03: Paro – Jele Dzong (trek begins)
It will be a gradual climb till our campsite at altitude of 8500 ft. Walking time will be approximately 3 hours. On this trial, the weather permits, one can have the vivid picutre of Paro valley with snow capped mountains behind.

Day 04: Jele Dzong – Jang Chulakha
The trial will lead us through the thick alpine forest and rhododendrons. Our campsite Jang Chulakha will be at an altitude of 9500 ft. Walking time will be approximately 4 hours.

Day 05: Jang Chulakha – Jimi Langtsho
The trail will follow a ridge, and on a clear day the views of mountains and valleys below are charming. Our campsite is close to a lake Jimilangtsho. These lakes are known for gaint sized trouts. Your campsite will be an altitude of 11000 ft.

Day 06: Jimi Langtsho – Simkota
The trail will lead you through the dwarf rhododendrons and we will pass a lake called Janetso. We will also come across the yak herder’s camps. Our campsite will be at an altitude of 11500 ft. Walking time approximately 4 hours.

Day 07: Simkota – Phajoding
If the day is clear we can see the Majestic Mt. Gangkhar Puensum on our way to Phajoding. We can camp outside in our tents at Phajoding. Altitude : 9500 ft. Walking time about 4 hours.

Day 08: Phajoding – Thimphu
We have to descend through the blue pine forset till we reach Thimphu. Walking time is approximately 3 hours. Afternoon free time to relax at your hotel or stroll through the Thimphu town. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 09: Thimphu
Sightseeing in Thimphu includes – visit to the National Library, Painting School, Folk Heritage Museum, Tashicho Dzong. In the afternoon, visit the Handicraft Emporium and the Memorial Chorten, Hand Made paper factory. Evening – free time at your leisure. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 10: Thimphu – Punakha
Visit the weekend market and then drive to Punakha. Enroute one will cross Dochula Pass at 3050 m from where one can have specticular views of all major snow capped peaks on a clear day. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan. Visit the Punakha Dzong. Downstream from Punakha is the windy valley of Wangduephodrang famous for its Cactus plants and the striking feature of this place is the Wandi Dzong. Overnight at Punakha.

Day 11: Punakha – Paro
Drive from Punakha to Paro will be approximately 4 hours. Afternoon free time to stroll through Paro town.

Day 12: Departure
Bhutan Travel Connection representative will see you off at the airport.

Price for this tour for 1 person is from US$ 3,230.00

Payment Procedures:
Tour payment must be sent four weeks prior to date of arrival in Bhutan. The visa is issued by the Government of Bhutan subject to advance payment only.

Once the trip is confirmed we will send you the instructions for making payment.

Above mentioned rates are applicable to change without prior notice. The above mentioned packages are LAND ONLY but will include a daily itinerary, all Bhutanese Government Visa Fees, Taxes and Royalty. Accommodation will be in tourist hotels on a full board basis throughout the tour.( with exception of the drinks) entrée fees, airport and tour transportation will be included as well as a qualified English speaking guide accompanying you during the whole duration of the tour. In case another speaking guide will be needed a surcharge will be applicable.

Upgrade from tourist class hotels to luxury hotels is possible but a surcharge will be charged. Please visit our hotel information list.

Flights ex. Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu & Calcutta can be arranged if requested.

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For groups of more than 4 people we will make a tailor made offer on requested tour. Alterations on existing tours are possible please inform us about your requests and we will adjust to your convenience. Price will vary from original tour.