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Druk Path Trek in Bhutan

(1 Review)
  • Druk Path Trek
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Paro International Airport

Druk Path Trek in Bhutan is a 6 days Trek, that goes to High Altitudes, and is moderately strenuous. The Trek route passes through some beautiful High Altitude Lakes. It is a popular Trek route. The highest point is 3800 Meters. This ancient trading route is one of the finest treks in all Bhutan, connecting the Paro and Thimpu Valleys with beautiful rhododendron forests, yak pastures, and crystal-clear lakes. The Trek starts from Jele dzong and ends in Thimphu.

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport.

Trek Starting Point

Paro Jele Dzong and ends at Thimphu

Druk Path Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Highest Altitude during the Trek

Druk Path trek in Bhutan Distance

3600 meters. 

51 km from the starting point to the end Point.

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation in Bhutan in 3 star Hotel
  • Professional English speaking trekking Guide.
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Airport Pick and Drop
  • All meals during the Trek
  • Entrance Fees for all monuments in Bhutan
  • All Trekking and Camping equipments
  • Porter and Pony to carry the camping equipments.
  • Sustainable Development Fees of USD 200 Per Person Per Night

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Shopping or sovenior

Druk Path Trek Highlight

  • Begin your trek in the picturesque Paro Valley, known for its historic sites, including the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks like Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, and Gangkar Puensum.
  • Explore Jele Dzong, an ancient fortress along the way. The dzong provides insights into Bhutan's architectural and historical heritage.
  • Encounter serene alpine lakes such as Jimilang Tsho and Simkotra Tsho.
Best Time to Trek Druk Path Trek in Bhutan

As this is a short trek the trip includes the very best of the other things to do in Bhutan, including hiking to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and a full tour of Thimphu. The best times to hike the Druk Path in Bhutan are between March-June and September-November. This time of the year remains crystal clear weather with blue sky and dry season for trekkers to complete. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 20 degree.

Druk Path Trek Packing List
  • Hiking backpack.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
  • Hiking boots or shoes.
  • Plenty of water.
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass.
  • First-aid kit. Knife or multi-tool.
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Detail Tour Program for Druk Path Trek Bhutan

Day 01Arrival at Paro Airport from Singapore/Bangkok/Delhi/Kathmandu:

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from our company will greet you on arrival, and then drive you the short distance to the Hotel. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the center of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds. (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan). If we are lucky, we may catch a match in action. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 2Jele Dzong (Start of Trek):

Today is a short trek. The trek begins above the National Museum; we climb till we reach camp. If the weather is clear the Paro valley and the snow-capped mountains can be seen.  The campsite is near the old Jele Dzong.  If the caretaker is there you can visit the Dzong. Altitude 3,350m; Distance 10 Km; Time 3 – 4 hours.

Day 3Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha:

The trek starts with a short climb and then passes through a thick alpine forest of rhododendron and gradually climbs till we reach camp. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Altitude 3,700m; Distance 12 Km; Time 4 – 5 hours.

Day 4Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso:

The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day, the views of the mountains and valleys are beautiful. Our camp is close to Lake Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant-sized trout, and if lucky, you may enjoy well-prepared trout for dinner. Altitude 3,800m; Distance 16 Km; Time 6/7 hours.

Day 05Jimilangtso - Simkota.

 (4-5hours): The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees past the lake of Janetso. Overnight camp.

Day 6Simkota - Phajoding (4 hours):

From here we slowly descend down to Phajoding Monastery from where Thimphu town is visible at the valley floor. Overnight camp.

Day 07Phajoding – Thimphu:

After breakfast, descend down to the Thimphu valley. End of Trek.

Day 08Thimphu to Phobjikha:

Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. On the way, visit Chime Lhakhang, which Lama Drukpa Kuenley built. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”. In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). 

From his vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which was never committed to paper in keeping with tradition. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952. Wangduephodrang. Further, drive to Phobjikha and visit Gangtye goenpa monastery. Overnight at Farm House with Hotstone bath.

Day 09Phobjikha to Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Thimphu & visit the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the giant Buddha Statue overlooking Thimphu valley followed by the 13th arts and craft school. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10Thimphu – Paro

Embark on a captivating journey from Thimphu to Paro, as the scenic drive unfolds the majestic beauty of Bhutan’s landscapes. The winding road offers panoramic views of lush valleys, terraced fields, and traditional Bhutanese villages. En route, visit the Dochula Pass with its stunning 108 stupas and the iconic Druk Wangyal Chortens. Continue your drive to Paro, where the sightseeing adventure continues with a visit to the historic Paro Dzong, the National Museum, and the famed Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched on a cliff. The Thimphu to Paro drive is not just a commute but a visual feast of Bhutan’s cultural and natural wonders.After breakfast, drive to Paro. Visit Paro Dzong, Museam and followed by farm house stay. Dinner and overnight at Paro.

Day 11Departure from Airport

Depart from Airport

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FAQ about Druk Path Trek in Bhutan

What is Included in Druk Path trek Cost?

The trek includes the following services.

  • Cook and Assistant.
  • Dining Tent and Camping.
  • Trekking Permits.
  • Horse to carry the stuff.

 

 

Can you get altitude sickness at 4000m?

While arterial oxygen transport may be only slightly impaired the arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) generally stays above 90%. Altitude sickness is common between 2,400 and 4,000 meters (7,900 and 13,100 ft) because of the large number of people who ascend rapidly to these altitudes.

What are the early warning signs of mountain sickness?

The symptoms can feel like a hangover — dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a buildup of fluid in the lungs that can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. This is the most common cause of death from altitude sickness.

Is the Druk Path Trek suitable for children and elderly travelers?

The Druk Path Trek may be challenging for very young children and elderly travelers, but it is feasible for physically fit individuals with a sense of adventure. It’s essential to consult with your trekking operator to determine the suitability based on your group’s capabilities.

Always plan and prepare well for the Druk Path Trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey through Bhutan’s stunning landscapes and cultural treasures.

What should I pack for the Druk Path Trek?

It is essential to pack appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, sturdy trekking shoes, a good quality sleeping bag, a water bottle, and personal essentials. A detailed packing list will be provided by your trekking agency.

Is it possible to customize the Druk Path Trek itinerary?

Yes, trekking agencies often provide options to customize the Druk Path Trek itinerary to suit your preferences and interests. You can discuss your requirements with us for any customization.

What are the main highlights of the Druk Path Trek?

The Druk Path Trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest peak. Trekkers also get to experience pristine lakes, ancient monasteries, and lush forests along the trail. You also come across many wildlife, and Yak herders during the Trek.

Do I need a guide and a permit for the Druk Path Trek?

 Yes, like all treks in Bhutan, you are required to hire a licensed Bhutanese Trek guide but no need to obtain a trekking permit. The guide will ensure your safety and provide valuable insights into the local culture and environment.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Druk Path Trek?

The highest point on the Druk Path Trek is the Phume La Pass, which stands at an altitude of approximately 4,210 meters (13,810 feet). Proper acclimatization is important to avoid altitude-related issues. On the first day we usually take rest and give ample time for acclimatization.

What is the best time of year to do the Druk Path Trek?

The best time to undertake the Druk Path Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

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Alex M

Couple Traveller

“A Great Introduction to Trekking in Bhutan!”
As a first-time trekker, the Druk Path Trek was the perfect choice for me. The moderate difficulty level allowed me to challenge myself while enjoying the journey. The support from our guide Lal Bdr Rai and trekking crew Mr. Kaka was exceptional, and the camping experience was surprisingly comfortable. Each day brought new surprises, from encountering yaks on the trail to witnessing a colorful local festival. I am already planning my next trek in Bhutan! – Alex M.

April 12, 2023
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