13 Days Druk Path Trek Tour



Duration 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination Covered Paro
Price (Starting From) On Request

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The Druk path trek  is a relatively short, moderate grade trek leading from Paro valley to Thimphu valley, or vice versa, & crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. The route passes through sparsely populated places. One of the interesting features of this trek is the presence of beautiful lakes enroute teeming with fish. Also this area is particularly famous for spectacular rhododendron forests which run riot in the month of May. The best time for this trek is March – May and September – November.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

On arrival at the airport, you will be received by our representative and your guide. You will then be checked into Hotel in Paro. The drive to hotel will be about 10 to 20 minutes.
In the afternoon stroll dow the Paro Market and back to Hotel rest to prepare for the trekking
Overnight at Hotel in Paro

Day 2: Druk Path Trek begin

Paro – Jele Dzong (distance – 8 km, time – 3 hours).
The trek is rather gradual up till a fortress in ruins (3,400 m). Campsite for the day is reached after crossing the 3,400m Jele la pass, arriving at Jele Dzong which is mostly in ruins.
Overnight Tented Campsite

Day 3: Druk Path Trek

Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha, distance – 10 km, time – 3 / 4 hours.
The route climbs through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons to a saddle at 3,590m. Stunning views of Mount. Chomolhari(7,314m) and the surrounding mountains can be seen from the trail. The beautiful Monal pheasant can also be seen during the day. Campsite at 3,780m near yak herders’ camp.
Overnight Tented Campsite

Day 4: Druk Path Trek

Jangchulakha – Jimilang Tsho, distance – 11 km, time – 4 hours.
The trek follows the ridge to a saddle at 4,040m, then drops a bit and follows the ridge back to Jangchu la pass (4,180m). Camp is near Jimilang Tsho (Sand Ox Lake) known for its giant size trout. Also there are good views of Mount. Jichu Drake (6,989m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro valley.
Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 5: Druk Path Trek

Jimilang Tsho – Simkota Tsho, distance – 11 km, time – 4 hours.
The trail traverses through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetsho Lake and passes by yak herder camps. It is a short climb along the side of the ridge and then a short, steep descent to camp at 4,040m which is near Simkota Tsho Lake famous for its trout.
Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 6: Druk Path Trek

Simkota Tsho – Phajoding, distance – 10 km, time – 3 / 4 hours.
The day begins with a gradual climb to a saddle at 4,180m crossing Phume la pass (4,210m) marked by prayer flags. If weather permits, there are enchanting views of Mount Gangkhar Puensum (7,541m) and other Himalayan peaks here. The trail then descends past Thujidrag Goemba, a meditation centre hanging on the side of a precipitous rock face, continuing further through juniper trees to the campsite near Phajoding Goemba (3,870m), an important pilgrimage site.
Overnight Tented Campsite.

Day 7: Druk Path Trek

Phajoding – Thimphu, distance – 5 km, time- 3 hours.
Today’s trek is all downhill through forested areas of mostly blue pine.
On completion of trek you are collected and transported by road to your overnight accommodation.
Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu, Capital City of Bhutan.

Day 8: Thimphu Excursion

After a Break, visit to Painting School, It is the centre of learning for Bhutanese artists, depending upon one interest, one can specialize in one of the thirteen arts and crafts. The thirteen arts includes painting, weaving, sculptures, black smith, embroidery etc. This is the best place to learn about Bhutanese arts and crafts.

Visit to Takin Zoo, we can see famous national animal of Bhutan call taken. These animals have very strange shape and very strong smell. Local believes that it was created by famous lama Drukpa Kuenlley or popularly known as divine madman. It was said that, he joined the head of a goat and a body of a cow together.

Visit to handmade paper factory, where Bhutanese make paper manually. Although the process of making paper what you cxan see is simple but the amount of time taken to collect the raw materials like bark of Daphne plat, collecting roots of some plants to make into a glue consumes lots of time. Apart from small heater to dry papers, everything is manually done. It is one of finest papers in the world and highly recommended for artist.

Explore Thimphu Town, after lunch we will explore Thimphu Town. Thimphu has one long street and two half street. The Town is small and people are quite friendly. If you are interested in buying authentic handicraft best place is to visit Craft Bazar. Later in the evening 1 hours of culture show.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu. Same hotel.

Day 9: Thimphu -Punakha

If you are interested to take a glimpse of Himalayas, it is advisable to drive early in the morning. En route stop at Dochula pass (3150m), enjoy the panorama of the Bhutan Himalayas. Here you can spend sometimes walking around and photographing the 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens. Built in 2004 to celebrate the stability and progress that His Majesty has brought to the Nation, this hills of 108 religious monuments in the middle of the pass reflects Bhutan’s spiritual and artistic traditions.
As you descend from pass, you will observe dramatic change in vegetation. At the lower elevations in Punakha and Wangdue, cacti, banana plants, poinsettias and other semi-tropical plants dominates the exotic landscape.
Continues your drives towards and visit to Punakha Dzong. Built in 1637 between the confluence of Po chu (male river) and mo chu (female river), this forties monastery is winter residence of Bhutanese spiritual leader, the Je khenpo or Head Abbot, and the central monk body comprising of over 350 monks. The Dzong is stunning examples of Bhutanese architectural , sitting at the fork of two rivers, porting the image of medieval city from the distance. The Dzong was destroyed by fire and floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is today a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.

Day 10: Punakha Excursion –(Hiking & rafting)

Visit to Khamsum Yuley Namgay Chorten to Have view of mountain and river, Hike 1,5 hours and back to Nezergang
Rafting from Nezergang to Wangdi Zam, 2 hours of rafting. After rafting the car will pick up from Wangdi zam and drop to Nezergang for hike to Senaghatsa, 2 hours
Overnight at Hotel Punakha/Wangdi.

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