A short trek in Bhutan, which is also one of the most popular treks in the tiny landlocked country, comprises exceptionally best Himalayan landscapes blended beautifully with blue pinewoods, elevated ridges, crystal clear lakes and the unexplored territories in tranquil remoteness. The trek also allows enough opportunities to sight Bhutan’s culturally rich ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.

The Druk Path Trek is an easy trek as everyday walk during the trek is low elevated short hike and the highest point trek goes to is 4200m. Meant for trekkers with no prior trekking experience, the Druk Path Trek is based on camping accommodations and the guides accompanied by professional trekking cooks will show you the real Bhutan and serve you with delicious cuisines of foods respectively. The best times to undertake the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Trek Highlights

Thimpu

The major highlight of the trip includes the Bhutanese Capital, Thimpu. The Heritage Sites and the politically important monuments of Thimpu are worthwhile exploring to know about Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. Trashichhoedzong (the summer abode of Je Khenpo), National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museums and Stupa of Memorial Chorten are major monuments to explore in Thimpu.

Paro

The city housing only international airport in Bhutan, Paro highlights Taktshang Monastery, the cliff hanging sacred site also known as The Tiger's Nest. Ta Dzong and Ringpun Dzong are also the major highlights at Paro.

Flora & Fauna

The trek caters plenty of opportunities to sight rare species of birds and highland mammals.

Landscapes

The steep rocky cliffs, high cascading waterfalls, lush vegetations, gushing rivers, deep river gorges and the Himalayan peaks altogether combined cater the beautiful landscape.

Culture

The trek also highlights beautiful and authentic highland culture of Bhutan that is associated with monasteries, tribal villages and of course the ancient meditating caves.

Mountain Views

Druk Path Trek caters the stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival to Paro 2280m with the Trans Himalayan Flight
  • Drive to Ta Dzong & trek to Jili Dzong 3,480 m 4-5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Jangchulakha 3770m 4-5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Jimgelang Tsho 3870m 4-5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Simkotra Tsho 4110m 4-5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Phajoding 3750m 3-4 hrs trek
  • Trek to Mothitang 2620m 3 hrs trek & drive to Thimpu; Evening sightseeing tour of Thimpu
  • Early morning drive to Paro 75 minutes drive, hike to Taktshang Monastery
  • Depart Paro

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01:

Arrival to Paro 2280m with the Trans Himalayan Flight

The flight into Paro on Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. First gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you will be briefed by our guide and transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02:

Drive to Ta Dzong & trek to Jili Dzong 3,480 m 4-5 hrs trek

The Druk Path Trek begins today. First, we drive to Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro and instantly kick off for the effortful trek that climbs up more than 1000m. In the beginning, the trek treads along the gravel trail that cross passes farmlands and the trek soon traverses up to the top on a steep ridge. Beyond the ridge top, trek leads through the beautiful pine forests to Damche Gom. 100 meters down from Damche Gom lies Jili Dzong, our campsite for the night.

Day 03:

Trek to Jangchulakha 3770m 4-5 hrs trek

The second day of the trek begins with a steep uphill climb for almost ninety minutes and then the trail turns out to become little bit gradual. Eventually the trek today goes across dense woods comprising low alpine species of trees and dwarf rhododendrons trees. During the trek trekkers get to feel the alpine environment as summer yak herders camps and the Himalayas come closer compared to the previous day.

Day 04:

Trek to Jimgelang Tsho 3870m 4-5 hrs trek

Today, the course chases a ridge with the best sight of Himalayan peaks and the valleys down are exceptionally great to view. On reaching our campsite, which is  Jimgelang Tsho Lake, trekkers happiness goes beyond the limit as the lake is the natural abode of giant sized trout.

Day 05:

Trek to Simkotra Tsho 4110m 4-5 hrs trek

Most of the trek today goes through the low alpine region, which comprises  dwarf rhododendron trees. Cross passing another beautiful glacial lake, Janetso Lake we encounter nomadic lifestyle as well in few of  yak herder camps. At the end of day, we arrive to our campsite, which is in close proximity to  Simkotra Tsho Lake.

Day 06:

Trek to Phajoding 3750m 3-4 hrs trek

Trek today begins with a gentle uphill climb. On a bright sunny day the trek today caters magnificent views of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan as well as the neighboring peaks. As the trek today also goes to the top of small pass 4200m, the thrill of walking adventure can be felt today. Beyond the pass, we trek down to  Phajodhing. We set our camps just above Phadjoding Monastery.

Day 07:

Trek to Mothitang 2620m 3 hrs trek & drive to Thimpu; Evening sightseeing tour of Thimpu

Trek today goes downhill through the beautiful blue pinewood. Leisurely three hours walk brings you to Mothitang  from where you will be driven to Thimpu. Later in the evening you will stroll around Thimpu. We will visit the Handicrafts Emporium, where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are made and sold, overnight at Hotel.

Day 08:

Early morning drive to Paro 75 minutes drive, hike to Taktshang Monastery

Today, we will drive early in the morning to Paro, which is a scenic 75 minutes drive. On arriving Paro, we will be transferred to our hotel. After a short rest,  we then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest).  The horse ride up to the cafeteria will take around 1.5hrs. At the view point, you will enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhahang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, overnight at hotel.

Day 09:

Depart Paro

After breakfast, we transfer you to airport for taking a flight to your onward destination.

Price: US $2790 per person

Inclusions

• All pick and drop trasnfer in Paro airport by private vehicle

• 08 Nights/ 09 Days Full Board Trek & Tour to Bhutan with full of of Meals, B.L.D., tea and snacks

• Accommodation in Cities at deluxe 3 star hotels, trekking in tented camps

• Bhutan Visa Fee and Bhutan Travel Permit & Trek Permit/s 
• English Speaking Tour Guide in Bhutan Tour, his entire expenses, Trek Cook, trek porters  and  donkeys as needed for carrying trekking gears such as, tents, pots, food etc. - all hte payment, insurance 

• Cost of sightseeing entracne fees and monuments while on visit in cities 

• Tour Drive by private vehicle- air conditioned as per group size 
• All required Gov and Local Taxes

Exclusions

• Flight to Bhutan( You could fly in from Kathmandu, Delhi or Bangkot)

• Entire cold beverage & bar bills in Bhutan trip
• Expenses of personal nature
• Travel Insurance
• Cost of Laundry, phone calls etc
• Tips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Notation: Airport Stops Route

Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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