Druk Path Trek is considered to be one of the finest short treks to experience in Bhutan. The trail leads through high mountain passes, and ancient trading route that connects the Paro and Thimpu valleys. Highlights of the trail include splendid lakes with snowy mountain backdrop, pastures of alpine yak, and forests of remarkable rhododendron.
The best part about all these is that you can enjoy the scenic views even if you do not have prior trekking experience. It is a moderate trek that navigates through a famous route of beautiful high altitude lakes heaving with fish, spectacular temples and dzongs, and magnificent views of the Himalayas.
One of the picturesque regions, Paro Valley has a splendid crystalline river that flows through the fertile rice fields that cover the valley. More than 155 temples and monasteries are situated in this area alone. Some of them date as far back as the 14th century. Since this pastoral area is where the only airport in Bhutan is located, visitors often stay longer in this place.
Druk Path Trek is a spiritual experience that brings you closer to nature. Traversing the beautiful landscapes will remind you of the simplicity and beauty of the outdoors. The snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and dense forests give variety to the experience.
For a more spiritual experience, the trek leads to Himalaya’s most sacred Buddhist temples and monasteries. You get to hike up to see the Taktsang Monastery. This world-famous monastery is perched on a cliff that is 900m high.
On top of the magnificent views, you will also get to witness Bhutan’s unique culture. Druk Path Trek’s route allows you to take a close look at the local villages and farmhouses. You can also spend time marvelling at the ancient temples and dzongs with their splendid wall painting and carving.
The isolated temples, villages, and towns are the centre of the magnificent landscape. Seeing the culture first hand adds more to the Bhutan experience. Most of the Bhutanese population is concentrated in villages and small towns. It is in these areas where you get to see the spirit of the place.
There are cultural attractions like museums, markets, and fortresses to visit as well. Depending on the options you signed up for, you can also incorporate a meditation session and a cooking lesson to add to your experience.
Most of these treks are possible from September to December and from February to June. The journeys are private and are tailor-made for your specific preferences. You can customise your trek and tour as you wish. If you prefer to spend more time in certain places or activities, you may do so.
We will meet you at Paro Airport and take you to your hotel. After lunch, we head to the ruins of the Buddhist monastery Drukgyal Dzong and Himalayan Buddhist temple Kichu Lakhang. This quick tour will introduce you to Bhutan history and culture.
O/N in Paro.
The second day is a richer cultural-historical tour. We hike to Taktsang monastery and after lunch, we visit Bhutan’s National Museum, Ta Dzong; and Paro Rimpung Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress. O/N in Paro.
We take a little adventure and be up close and personal with some of Bhutan’s magnificent landscapes.
We trek gradually up crossing the Jele La pass at 3400 meters to reach Jele Dzong (3560 meters). Today, we trek for approximately 4 hours covering distance of about 10 kilometers.
O/N in Camp.
Hiking through thick alpine forest and rhododendron flowers, we reach our campsite at 3770 meters. The reward for this hike is an unparalleled view of Mount Chomolhari and some other Himalayan mountains.
O/N in Camp.
We hike for about 4.5 hours covering 11 kilometers distance and camp near Jimilangtso. Following the ridge back to Jangchu La Pass,we see magnificent views of Jichu Drake mountain that stands at 6989-meter high.
O/N in Camp.
Passing by yak herder camps, we trekfor 4 hours through small rhododendron tree and Janetso Lake. This 11 kilometer trail walking will bring us to famous SimkotaTsho Lake situated at 4050 meters.
O/N in camp.
On our final trekking experience, we cross Phume La Pass and enjoy the view of Gangkhar Puensum mountain as we head to Phajoding monastery. After the trek, we visit Taking Preserve Center, Sangya Gang View Point. Today’s walk will be slightly longer covering 15 kilometers in about 6 hours.
O/N in Thimpu.
We will be sightseeing around Thimpuand visit the more popular tourist attractions like National Memorial Chorten, Dupthop Lakhan, Tashichho Dzong etc.
O/N in Thimpu
We head to Punakha via Dochula Pass and visit the beautiful palace of Punakha Dzong and monastery of Chime Lhakhang.
O/N in Punakha.
We drive back to Paro. Have some free time for shopping or leisure on your own.
Overnight in Paro.
Transfer to airport to board flight back to Kathmandu.
Druk Path Trek is private tour organized as per your requirements and on your preferred trip dates. Itinerary is tentative and can be tailored to meet your trip requirements. Quoted rate is based on minimum of two (2) people staying at 3-star hotels. You may request for an upgrade of accommodation to 4-star and 5-star at an extra cost. To book this trip, please email us with your requirements and travel date.
For a richer cultural tour, we at Mosaic Adventure recommend to plan your trip during the month of March or September when the majority of the biggest festivals are held. Contact us to know more about the festival schedules and if there are specific festivals you want included in your tour.