Bhutan Druk Path Trek
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Overview

One of the best ways to discover the natural beauty and the cultural values of a country is through trekking. You’ll come across hidden villages; have impromptu meetings with yak herders and the very finest views of the towering Himalayas.

However, trekking in Bhutan is not always easy because of the elevation and length of some of the treks, so the trekkers need to be physically fit. We will provide tents and sleeping pads while you will be required to bring your own gear, including sleeping bags. We offer a wide range of treks from easy to strenuous over varying periods of time. We can also create a custom trek to suit your specific needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding this excursion.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 Arrive Paro (By Druk Air Flight)

Arrivel at Paro Airport. You will be received by our guide at the Paro International Airport and escorted to your hotel for refreshment. After lunch, drive for sightseeing in Paro. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Paro Rimpung Dzong visit Kichu Lhakhang, O/N at Galling Resort.

Day 2
Day 2 Hike To Tiger’s Nest

After early breakfast, drive to end of the road and hike Taktsang Monastery. A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery – After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 2 hr. walk till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort and evening walk around Paro city. O/N at Paro

Day 3
Day 3 Paro – Jele Dzong

Today is a short trek. The trek begins above the National Museum; we climb until we reach camp. If the weather is clear the Paro valley and the snow-capped mountains can be seen. The campsite is near the old Jele Dzong. If the caretaker is there you can visit the Dzong. Altitude 10,900 ft; Distance 6.2 miles; Time 3-4 hours. O/N at camp

Day 4
Day 4 Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha

The trek starts with a short climb and then passes through a thick alpine forest of rhododendron and gradually climbs until we reach camp. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Altitude 12,100 ft; Distance 7.5 miles; Time 4-5 hours. O/N at camp

Day 5
Day 5 Jangchulakha – Janetso

The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valley are beautiful. Our camp is close to Lake Janetso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout, and if lucky, you may enjoy a well-prepared trout for dinner. Altitude 12,500 ft; Distance 10 miles; Time 6-7 hours. O/N at camp

Day 6
Day 6 Janetso – Phajoding

We slowly descend to Phajoding Monastery from where Thimphu town is visible at the valley floor. Time 5-6 hours. O/N at camp.

Day 7
Day 7 Phajoding – Thimphu

Walking down slowly you reaches Thimphu in about three hours. O/N at Resort

Day 8
Day 8 Walk Around Thimphu

After breakfast, we drive to the north end of the road and hike 30mins to Cheri Monastery, visit Cheri Monastery Our walk begins from the small village of Dodena. Our trail starts by crossing a covered bridge over the Thim chhu and we climb steadily to Cheri Goemba, a small monastery perched on the hill with a view over the Thimphu Valley. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built this monastery in 1620, and this is where the first community of monks in Bhutan was established. The monastery is considered very sacred as it contains the ashes of Tempi Nima, the father of the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, and beautiful frescoes of Buddhist saints. Shabdrung also spent three years in retreat here and it’s a renowned meditation place even today and visits to Changangkha Lhakhang, National animal (Mini Zoo) visit Tashichho dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, National library and Return to Thimphu. Visit farmhouse. Overnight at farmhouse.

Day 9
Day 9 Thimphu- Phobjikha

After breakfast, we drive to Phobjikha for 4-5hours (132Km) The route takes you past Simthokha dzong but you turn left at the crossroad and as you ascend there is a good overview of the dzong. The pass lies at 3100m and is reached after negotiating the checkpoint at Hongtsho valley.on the Dochula pass there is 108 Chorten and if the weather is clear you can see high peak called of Gangkar Punsum (7541m) and continue drive to Phobjikha. The route takes you along the Pungthang chu and Wangdue city. O/N at Hotel.

Day 10
Day 10 Phobjikha- Bumthang Via Trongsa

Drive to Trongsa for 4-5hours and stop at Chemdebji Chorten. The route takes you cross the Black Mountains via Pele la (3375m) on to Trongsa and Bumthang region that certainly qualifies as the cultural of the country. Visit Trongsa Dzong and drive to Bumthang, today you will reach the high point of the drive Yotong La (3354m) The wide cultivated chumey valley market by the village of Gyetsa. Jakar, at a cool (2576m) O/N at Hotel Yangkhil Resort or other resort.

Day 11
Day 11 Visit Bumthang

Today, we visit to Jambay Lhakhang and offer butter lamp at Jambay Lhakhang, visit Kurjey Lhakhang and walk from Kurjey to Tamshimg Lhakhang for 3mins, visit Jakar dzong and visit Tang Menbartso or Flaming lake evening walk around Bumthang city. O/N at Bumthang.

Day 12
Day 12 Bumthang – Wangdue

Early morning drive to Wangdue/ Punakha for 5-6hours, visit Punakha dzong O/N Hotel Dragon Roots or Zangto Pelri.

Day 13
Day 13 Punakha Sightseeing
Moring drive to end of Punakha valley and hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, visit Punakha dzong and after lunch walk 20mins to Chime Lhakhang from the road head, through cultivated fields and up a gentle slope. Lama Drukpa kinley built this Lhakhang when he visited this valley. O/N at Hotel
Day 14
Day 14 Punakha- Paro

Return back to Paro for 4-5hours and evening walk around Paro city, does some shopping. O/N Hotel Galling Resort.

Day 15
Day 15 Departure From Paro

Early breakfast, drive to Airport and farewell.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports,
  • Government approved A grade hotel,
  • All meals, tea and snacks,
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle,
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff,
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums,
  • Porter and pack animal services for trekking,
  • Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking,
  • Goverment taxes and company margin,

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Airfare for International flights to and from Bhutan, (we can arrange)
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.),
  • Personal camping gears (sleeping bag, torch etc),
  • Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance,
  • Tips for staff/guide,
  • Travel Insurance,

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Starting at $2,660/person
2,660
Total USD 2,660

This trip is fully customizable:

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

Trip Facts

  • Hotel & camping
  • Private Vehicle
  • Moderate

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