Druk Path Trek

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Max Elevation: 4,800m
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Accommodation: $Hotel/Lodges

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour in Paro and hike to tiger’s nest monastery
  • Walk through dense alpine forests of pine and rhododendron
  • Enjoy some incredible views of valleys, lakes and snowcapped mountains
  • Outstanding views of Gangkar Phuensum and Mt. Jhomolhari
  • Traverse through some remote and isolated paths full of wilderness.

Trip Overview

Druk Path Trek is a popular travel package in Bhutan that blends cultural tour with rich trekking experience. It is a short but challenging journey that leads us to some high altitudinal region of Bhutan and allows us to applaud spectacular views of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It starts from Paro with a short sightseeing tour around the heritage sites in the city.

There are many dzongs, monasteries and other places of importance that you need to visit. Amongst all, Tiger’s nest monastery is an attractive monastery placed in a dramatic location. Then, the trek starts with an easy and gradual walk up and down through a scenic route. We walk past alpine forests, valleys, lakes, and villages with stunning views of mountains on sight. We come across beautiful lakes like Jimilangtsho lake and Janetsho lake that are placed in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. We enjoy some special time there amidst nature and drop down to Thimpu city to conclude the trek.

What are the highlights of Druk Path Trek?

Druk Path Trek is a fascinating journey into the wild nature of Bhutan. Some of the highlights of this trek are as follows:

  • Sightseeing tour in Paro and hike to tiger’s nest monastery
  • Walkthrough dense alpine forests of pine and rhododendron
  • Enjoy some incredible views of valleys, lakes and snowcapped mountains
  • Outstanding views of Gangkar Phuensum and Mt. Jhomolhari
  • Traverse through some remote and isolated paths full of wilderness

Is Druk Path Trek for you?

Includes some high altitude hikes that might be tough but is suitable for any healthy travelers. The trek includes walking along with some isolated but fantastic landscapes like valleys, forests, villages and alpine meadows. You should be able to walk through some high altitudinal region which is the only requirement for this trek. If you are under the age of 18, then you must be accompanied by an adult during the trek.

What is the best time for Druk Path Trek?

If you are planning for this Trek, then the best time for Druk Path trek would be anytime in between March to June and September to November.  Choose any time in between the given period as per your time and convenience

Druk Path Trek trip facts

  • During the trek, altitude ranges from 2800 meters to 4800 meters above sea level
  • It’s a mix of day tours and trekking
  • One of the most scenic and popular treks available in Bhutan
  • It starts from Paro and ends in Thimpu city along with sightseeing tours around the cities.
  • It can be described as moderate to challenging trek
  • Accommodation is in tented camps during the trek

Detail ItineraryExpand all

Our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the airport. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check in the hotel and relax. Rest of the time is on your own. Enjoy your time at the hotel. In the evening, your guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about the plans ahead. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Your day starts with a breakfast at the hotel. Then your guide will pick you up and take you for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Today, you will be taken to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. At first, we shall visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a beautiful palace in the center of Kathmandu. Built in medieval period during Malla reign, it is a huge complex that comprises of palace turned into museum, courtyards and temples. It is a fine piece of wooden crafts, metal crafts and stone crafts. After exploring this complex, we head towards Swayambhunath, a stupa placed in a hill top. The stupa is followed by a visit to an old temple of Lord Shiva – Pashupatinath temple. This temple holds high significance amongst Hindu pilgrims. Finally, the sightseeing tour ends with a visit to Boudhanath stupa, a large stupa placed upon three layered mandela. You will be dropped at the hotel for the night.

Today, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport for a flight to Paro, Bhutan. The flight to Paro is an amazing experience as you will get some mind-blowing views of mountains that include the highest peak of the world – Mt. Everest. Upon your arrival in Paro International airport, you will meet our Bhutanese crew members. They will pick you up from the airport and drop you at your hotel in Bhutan. You can check in and freshen up for a while. Then after lunch, you will be driven around the Paro city for a sightseeing tour. You can visit Ta Dzong museum, Paro Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang today. In the evening, you can explore the streets of Paro. Overnight at your hotel in Paro

Fuel up yourself with a delicious breakfast in hotel. Then we prepare for a hike up to Tiger’s Nest monastery. Also known as Takshang monastery, it is a famous monastery in Bhutan known for its dramatic location and religious value. Lying at an elevation of 3100 meters on a top of a hill, it is said to be the same place where Guru Rinpoche had flown on the back of tigress in 8th century to meditate in the cave. The cave is the same place where the monastery stands now. The monastery sits on the edge of a steep cliff that lies around 900 meters above the valley of Paro. After exploring the monastery we drop back to Paro and stay at the hotel for the night.

After breakfast at the hotel, we start our trekking journey with a short climb up to Jele dzong. The trail is easy that climbs up gradually and offers some stunning views of Paro valley. On a clear weather day, even the snow capped mountains are visible behind the valley. Upon reaching the place, we visit the Jele dzong which is right above our camping spot. The dzong is actually the ruins than a dzong. There is a Lhakang with a well preserved statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. We stay at a camp at an elevation of 3400 meters in Jele Dzong for the night.

We begin our journey for the day with a gradual climb up for around one and half hour. We walk up through the dense alpine forests of rhododendron, fir and oak until we reach Jangchulakha. We walk for some time to reach our camping site in Jangchulakha. The camping site offers some wonderful views of vast grassland, lush landscape and yak herders. We set up our camps in the camping site and stay there for the night.

Leaving our camping site, we climb up a trail that takes up to a top of a ridge. From the ridge, we can get some inspiring views of Mt. Jumolhari and other mountains in the range. We descend down the ridge and walk to Jimilangtasho lake which is a beautiful location to be at an elevation of 3700 meters. We spend some time besides the lake and drop down along a forested area to Langrithang. We set up our camps in the camping site at Langrithang and stay there for the night.

Today, we are at the end phase of our trekking journey. After breakfast in the camp, we follow a trail through the dense forests of fir and rhododendron. We walk along a trail until we reach Tsaluna monastery. It is a sacred site of Guru Rinpoche and the myth dates back to 8th century. We visit the monastery and walk down through Tsaluna village decorated with farms and farmlands. After a pleasing walk for some time, we hop into a ride that will drive us to Thimpu. Upon our arrival in Thimpu, we explore the nearest streets, places, people and their lifestyle. Tonight, at a hotel in Thimpu

Finally, after a successful accomplishment of Druk Path Trek, you will be driven to Paro International airport to catch a return flight back to your home destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • All the ground transportation during the trip
  • Experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Necessary travel permits, entry fees to different sites during sightseeing tour
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel as approved by the Bhutanese government.
  • Three board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
  • Applicable government taxes and service charges
  • Surcharges to be paid to government for travelling solo or in group

Cost Excludes

  • International flight fares
  • Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc.
  • Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for support crew members
  • Airport taxes

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UK, London
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