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Druk Path Trek

Trip Name: Druk Path Trerk

Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip duration: 9 Days

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Paro with BB plan and Tea house/Lodge during trek

Meals: Breakfast in Paro/All meals during trek

Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus

Maximum Altitude: 4110 m

Difficulty: Moderate

Group size: 2-12 people

Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check List
  • Altitude Map

Druk path trek is one of the most popular trekking destination in Bhutan that travels from Paro to Thimpu. 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. Druk Path trek is a delighted trek that offers you with fascinating natural beauty, warm hospitality throughout the trek, delighted cultural touch and religious values.

Druk path trek is one of the short trek in Bhutan. During this trek we pass through trading route which connects the valley of Thimpu and Paro. This magnificent trek pass through gorgeous landscape, blu pine forest, prestine lakes and ridges at the same time offers opportunity to visit ancient Dzongs and villages.

Druk Path trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro and then let you visit some of the most interesting cultural and natural cities and towns. We pass through some of the wilderness of green and colorful floras and faunas.  We climb above the tree-line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m). En route, we camp beside clear mountain lakes, visit yak herders' encampments and enjoy splendid panoramas of the peaks on the border with Tibet, including Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum. Commencing this trek let you enjoy the classic route into Bhutan.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro (2,195 m).~ 1 and half hour flight
Day 02: Hike to Taktsang monastery. 

Day 03: Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,490 m).~ 5 hours, 10 km
Day 04: Trek from Jele Dzong to Jang Chhulkha (3,780 m).~ 5 hours, 10 km 

Day 05: Trek from Jang Chulkha to Jimilangtsho (3,880 m).~ 5-6 hours, 11 km 
Day 06: Trek from Jimilangtso to Simkota (4,110 m).~ 5-6 hours, 11 km  

Day 07: Trek from Simkota to Thimpu via Phajodhing (3,870 m).~ 6-7 hours, 15 km 

Day 08: Explore Thimpu city (2,320 m). 

Day 09: Drive to Paro for departure.

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we must have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us with your departure date.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro (2,195 m)
Today we fly a scenic flight from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata all the way to Paro.  This flight is mostly like 1 hour mountain flight. From the flight you can get the stunning view of high mountains. Upon the Arrive at Paro we transfer you to hotel and then provide you a fascinating walk over the roads of Paro to visit different old and sacred temples and fort. Rest overnight.

Day 02: Hike to Taktsang monastery.
Today early in the morning after breakfast we hike to Tatsang monastery and visit different mythical and sightseeing spot of Paro. We visit ruined fortress, the Drukgyal Dzong, Strategically built over the only passage into Paro valley. Rest overnight.

Day 03: Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,490 m).
Today early in the morning we trek for 4-5 hours from Paro walking 8km all the way to Jele Dzong. After breakfast we drive to National museum to start our trek. We walk through apple orchards, small villages and pine forest. Next we will visit Jele Dzong (3,490 m), from here we will get the stunning view of Mt. Jomolhari (7314 m) and far view of Paro. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 04: Trek from Jele Dzong to Jang Chhulkha (3,780 m).
Today early in the morning we trek for 4-5hours from Jele Dzong all the way to Jang chulakha. We start trail gradually up and descend below the ridge line and walk through alpine forest. On the way observe the yak pasture, Monal and snow capped mountain. Explore around and rest overnight.  

Day 05: Trek from Jang Chulkha to Jimilangtsho (3,880 m).
Today we trek for 4hours from Jang chulakha all the way to Jimilangtsho. We walk to ridge through juniper and rhododendron forest with the view of majestic mountains, valleys and Paro are incredible. After gradually ascend and steeply descend will leads us to Jimilangtsho lake (3,880 m); lake is famous for giant trout. Explore around and rest overnight. 

Day 06: Trek from Jimilangtso to Simkota (4,110 m).
Today we trek for 4hours from Jimilangtsho to Simkota. Trail pass through dwarf rhododendron trees and reach the small lake Jenetsho. We continuously move with the view of mountains across deep valley. After crossing final spur we can get the view of Simkota. Explore around and rest overnight. 

Day 07: Trek from Simkota to Thimpu via Phajodhing (3,870 m).
Today we trek 7 hours from Simkota to Thimpu via Phajodhing. We climb to small saddle on the height of 4,150 m and enjoy the fashonating view of Thimpu city, Mt. Gangkar puensum (7,570 m) and other Himalayas. Here we can see the adorned with prayers flags. Next trail gradually descend through pine and juniper forest to Phajoding (3,870 m) then walk down hill to Thimpu city through forest of pine and juniper. rest overnight

Day 08: Explore Thimpu city (2,320 m).
Thimpu is the capital city of Bhutan. Today we explore the touristic places in Thimpu.

Day 09: Drive from Thimpu to paro.
Drive from all the way Paro for final departure.

Cost Include

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Paro and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • All Trekking permits
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment’s.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:
1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.

1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash

1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items:
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

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