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Drukpath is one of the most popular trek in the country. It passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes. The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival at Paro International Airport

Fly to Paro Airport, on a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalayas are sensational including the Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steeps turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro International Airport. Upon arrival and completing your immigration formalities, you will meet your tour guide and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower, which now houses the National Museum. This dzong was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique thangka, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. We also visit the Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. Evening ends with a walk through the main shopping district of Paro. Overnight: at hotel

Day 2

Paro – Hike to Taktsang

You may hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery, one of the most sacred place for Buddhist. Your 3-4 hour walk through the oaken and the pine forest is rewarding with an unforgettable view of the 1000 meters below and a chance to see the unusual temple clinging to the side of the cliff.
After lunch at the café walk back to the road point where your car will pick you up and then drive to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in 7th century. Overnight: at hotel

Day 3

Paro – Jele Dzong

After an early breakfast drive to Ta Dzong (National Muesum).
Start of Trek Day 1: Distance 05 Kms and walking time 4 hours. Starting at Ta Dzong, (2300m) and camp at Jele Dzong (3436m, 11,270 ft). The trek trail is rather gradual climb till the camp and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with the Mt. Jumolhari (7314m) and snowcapped mountains behind the valley.
Overnight: Camp/Tent

Day 4

Jele Dzong – Tshokam( Jangchuk Lhakhang)

Trek Day 2: Distance 09 Kms and walking time 4-5 hrs.Starting at Jele Dzong (3436mtrs) and camp at Tshokam (3962mtrs; 12,995 ft). The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and rhododendrons trees and most of the walking is up and down on a ridge, Mt. Jumolhari is also visible if weather permits. And you will pass by Jangchulakha where the old campsite use to be earlier but due to lack of water campsite has been shifted to Tshokam and you may see Yak herders around Jangchulakha, if you are interested you can visit their tents before reaching your camp site.
Overnight: Camp/Tent

Day 5

Jangchulakha – Simkota

Trek Day 3: Distance 14Kms and walking time 4-5 hours. From Jangchulakha to Simkota (4040m) The trail takes you through dwarf Rhododendrons trees and then you pass by the lake of Janye Tsho. Today you may come across some Yak herder’s camp and you can really have a look as to how these people live. Camp is close to Simkota Lake. Overnight: Camp/Tent

Day 6

Simkota – Phajoding - Thimphu

Trek Day 4: Distance 14 Kms and walking time 6-7 hrs. Today’s trail starting at Simkota (4040m) to Thimphu, will take you through Phajoding (3870m). You begin with a gradual climb up to Phume la (4210m) the highest elevation for this trek. If the weather permits you will have beautiful views of Mt. Gangkhar Phuensum (7541m) the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan peaks. You can get the entire view of Thimphu valley from this pass. Continue trekking down to Thimphu, the trail is all down hill through a forested area of mostly Blue pine. End of the trek!!! Drive to hotel for a nice hot shower.
Overnight: at hotel

Day 7

Thimphu Sightseeing - Punakha

In the morning visit the National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Kunselphodrang where the tallest statue of Buddha has been built. Visit the School of Arts and Crafts where students are taught the traditional arts of thangka paintings and sculpturing. Lunch at local restaurant, after lunch drive to Punakha (about 3 hours), the road climbs a series of zigzags over the Dochula Pass (3050 meters) with its (weather permitting) spectacular views of the snowcapped Eastern Himalayas, continue driving to Punakha gradually descending through varied forest finally emerging into the highly cultivated valley of Punakha.
Overnight: at hotel

Day 8

Punakha – Paro

Morning visit Chimi Lhakhang (Temple) dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known to the west as the divine mad man. You will have to walk through the paddy fields and few local farmhouses for about 20 minutes to get to the temple. Visit the Punakha Dzong; this is one of the most impressive Dzong in the Country located at the confluence of the two rivers, Pho-chu and Mo-chu. Literally meaning male and Female River. Punakha was also the former Capital of Bhutan. Afternoon drive to Paro over the Dochula Pass once again, the drive may take about 4 to 5 hours.
Overnight: at hotel

Day 9

Departure

Drive you to Paro International Airport

Inclusion  - International airport pickup and drop service - Bus transport as per mention in the itinerary - Trekking permit - All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
Exclusion
  • International Air Ticket
  • Drinks/beverage
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter
  • Bhutan Visa Fee
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