Drukpath Trek

Drukpath Trek
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  • Best Season
    Spring | Atumn
  • Package Type
  • Elevation
  • Group Size
    2 pax+
  • Tour Hours
    1-5 Hours

Bhutan is a traveler’s paradise, especially for those who are looking to take a break in the lap of nature. Covered in lush green forests, home to gushing waterfalls and rivers and the perfect spot to just sit by and view the majestic Himalayan Ranges, Bhutan is gorgeous in every sense of the word.

Drukpath trek is an easy to moderate trek that passes through alpine woods with lush open meadows and gradually ascends above the tree line.

Campsites are next to an old monastery and some beautiful mountain lakes. The trail offers beautiful views of snow-capped mountain from several points.

This trek is more of a leisure walk over gentle terrain following age-old yak trails. After the initial climb the route is not too hard and, if needed, there is access to descend to lower altitudes from several points.

  1. Day 01: Arrival to Paro 2280m.

    On arrival at Paro airport you will be greeted by our representative from Bhutan who will drive you to your hotel.

    After refreshments you will visit the auspicious Kitchu Lhakhang, a scared monument built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Songtshen Gampo to pin the left foot of a treacherous ogress.

    This monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demons that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries are in other neighboring countries. You will also visit Drugyel Dzong the imposing fortress, which was a strategic vantage point for fending off invading Tibetan armies in the 16th century. From here you can view the spectacular mount Jomolhari (7314m) on a clear day. Evening, freely stroll in town and visit shops. Overnight in hotel Paro

  2. Day 02: Explore Taktshang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest)

    Day will begin to take on a stunning hike on foot to visit the Taktshang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest) viewpoint.

    Your hike to Taktshang from the road point will take through the well maintained path which is quite uphill and it takes around 3-4 hours at an average walking speed. The trail climbs through

    beautiful pine forest, many of the trees adorned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. You will stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria.

    This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger Dorji Drolo, said to be his consort.

    In the afternoon you will drive to the beautiful valley to the watch tower, locally known as Ta-Dzong. The third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck housed it into the National museum in the 1960s. The seven floor museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks, and walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Evening freely stroll in town and visit shops. Overnight stay at hotel Paro

  3. Day 03: Trek to Jele Dzong 3400m. 4 hours

    Your day starts with an hour and half climb and then ascend gradually up. The trial takes you through thick pine forests and rhododendrons up till Jele Dzong and Paro valley can be seen with the snow-capped mountains behind. Overnight stay in camp

  4. Day 04: Trek to Jangchulakha 3770m.

    The trail goes through thick alpine and rhododendrons. Most of the walking is up and down on a ridge. Mount Jomolhari is visible if skies are clear. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Overnight stay in camp

  5. Day 05: Trek to Jimilangsho 4000m.

    The trial follows about 4200m ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valleys are sensational besides the great views of 6989m Jichu Drake, the peak representing the protective deity of Paro. Overnight stay in camp

  6. Day 06: Trek to Simkota 3800m.

    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. Overnight stay in camp

  7. Day 07: Trek to Phojodhing and to Thimphu

    Today begins with a gradual climb up to the Phume La Pass, the highest point of our trek at 4210m. From here we can enjoy majestic views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum (7570m), the highest peak in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed peak in the world. The trail descends, winding through juniper trees to a campsite beside a community hall near Phajoding monastery.  From here it is downhill all the way to Thimphu afternoon free for self exploration. Overnight stay at hotel

  8. Day 08: Thimphu explore

    Today exploration of Thimphu begins will take with visit to National Memorial Chorten, a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan; the Kingdom’s rich culture at the National Library; Folk Heritage Museum which will provide an insight into traditional Bhutanese farm house and rural past through exhibits and documentation of rural life.

    After lunch visit Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortress likes temple which lies perched on a ridge above Thimphu; Taken Preserve to see the rare national animal of Bhutan. This animal is chosen as the national animal of Bhutan for its uniqueness and its association with the country’s religious history and mythology. A further drive towards the BBS tower will provide a bird’s eye view of the capital; visit nunnery temple and followed by a visit to Tashichho Dzong or “the fortress of the glorious religion” which is Bhutan’s administration and religious centre and houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan, other Government offices. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Overnight stay at hotel

  9. Day 09: Drive to Paro and fly back to home

    Morning drive to Paro International Airport for your onward journey.

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Package Cost inclusions
  • Double sharing Accommodation with all meals
  • English speaking Tour Guide,
  • Sightseeing Tours by Car, Van or Tourist bus as per group size
  • All permit and entrance fees of Bhutan
  • Bhutan visa fee
  • Government Taxes
  • Bhutan Tourism Development Fund charges
Package Cost exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Travel and Health Insurance of client
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Personal beverages during the trip like Miniral Water and Beers
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