Druk Path Trek (5 Nights/ 6 Days)

Outline of the Tour

Day 01: Paro (arrival) directly check-in hotel.

Day 02: Paro (sightseeing)

Day 03: National Museum (Paro) to Jele Dzong (trek starts)

Day 04: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha

Day 05: Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho

Day 06: Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho

Day 07: Simkota Tsho to Phajoding

Day 08: Phajoding to Thimphu (trek ends)

Day 09: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Day 10: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Day 11: Thimphu to Paro (departure)

Detailed Itinerary

Duration: 6 days

Max. Elevation: 4,200m

Seasons: March to June & Sept. to Nov.

Start: National Museum in Paro

Finish: Mothitang (Thimphu)

 

Detailed Itineraries of 6 days Druk Path Trek:

This 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.

1st Day: Paro to Jele Dzong (distance 8km, 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

2nd Day: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (distance 10km, time 3 t0 4 hours)

The route climbs through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons to a saddle at 3,590m. Stunning views of Mount. Zhomolhari (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

3rd Day: Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho (distance 11km, 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.

4th Day: Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho (distance 11km, 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.

5th Day: Simkota Tsho to Phajoding (distance 10km, time 3 to 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.

6th Day: Phajoding to Thimphu (distance 5km, 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.

 

NOTE: FOLLOWING ITINERARIES WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN 6 DAYS DRUK PATH TREK. IN TOTAL YOU HAVE TO HOLD 10 NIGHTS FOR THIS TREK.     

Day 01: Paro (arrival) directly check-in hotel.

After reaching the Paro Valley visit  Ta – Dzong (National Museum), Paro Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Dungtse Lhakhang.

Overnight in Paro Hotel.

Day 02: Paro (sightseeing)

Today will be your last day to stay in Bhutan and also the foremost sightseeing in Bhutan. Hike to the Tiger Nest, where you could find amazing the Monastery built in the hill of the rock. This Monastery is the 10th holiest place in the world.

Overnight in Paro Hotel.

Day 03: National Museum (Paro) to Jele Dzong (trek start)

Campsite in Jele Dzong.

Day 04: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha

Campsite in Jangchulakha.

Day 05: Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho

Campsite in Jimilang Tsho.

Day 06: Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho

Campsite in Simkota Tsho.

Day 07: Simkota Tsho to Phajoding

Campsite in Phajoding.

Day 08: Phajoding to Thimphu (trek ends)

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 09: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Trashichho Dzong, Semtokha Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Largest Buddha Statue, National Library, Changangkha Lhakhang, Painting School, Textile Meusum, Folk Heritage, etc.

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 10: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Tango & Chari Lhakhang, Vegetable Market, Botanical Garden, etc.

Supper with the President/Representative of SNG Tours & Treks and bidding farewell to the Guest(s). 

Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.

Day 11: Thimphu to Paro (departure)

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