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Druk Path Trek
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Overview

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.

 

Scenic Views
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.

 

Spiritual Experience
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.

 

Unique Culture
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.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Arrive Paro

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.

Day 2
Day 2: Paro Valley

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.

Day 3
Day 3: Trek to Jele Dzong

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.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek to Jangchulakha

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.

Day 5
Day 5: Trek to Jimilangtso

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.

Day 6
Day 6: Trek to SimkotaTsho Lake

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.

Day 7
Day 7: Trek to Thimpu via Phajoding

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.

Day 8
Day 8: Sightseeing 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

Day 9
Day 9: Drive to Punakha

We head to Punakha via Dochula Pass and visit the beautiful palace of Punakha Dzong and monastery of Chime Lhakhang.

O/N in Punakha.

Day 10
Day 10: Drive to Paro via Thimpu

We drive back to Paro. Have some free time for shopping or leisure on your own.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 11
Day 11: Departure

Transfer to airport to board flight back to Kathmandu.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Kathmandu – Paro return flight ticket
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Hotel (twin sharing room) on cities
  • Tented camping on trek
  • Ponies to carry supplies and your bags
  • All required transfers
  • Royalty and government imposed taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • An English speaking guide

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra services if required
  • Personal expenses: Tipping, soft drinks, bottled water etc.
  • Required personal trekking gears
  • Any cost that may arose due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

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$2,950/person
2,950
Total USD 2,950

This trip is fully customizable:

  • Want private tour? We can help.
  • Need to change the itinerary? We can customize as per you need.
  • Have a big group? We can help.

 

Trip Facts

  • 11 Days
  • Moderate
  • 12 People max

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