Druk Path Trek

Nepal 9 Days 8 Nights

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Overview

Druk path trek is one of the classic and finest treks to be done in Bhutan in really short time. Following a traditional trading route and overseeing the high mountain passes, the trek connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu. The amazing view of the rhododendron forest, alpine yak pastures, and breath-taking landscapes with the snowy peak in the background will leave you wonderstruck. The trek takes you above 4000m altitude while following an easy trail. The route is inhabited by the Bhutanese people and there are wonderful lakes with clear water that will make your soul sparkle from within. Druk path trek gives you mesmerizing view and amazing memories as you walk through the serene trails.

The trek has 9 days itinerary which starts from Kathmandu. After taking a flight to Paro, we finally start our trekking. We walk uphill through the apple orchards and pine forests to see the old fortress which is now a museum called Jele Dzong (3490m) from where you see an amazing view of Mount Jomolhari (7326m) to the north. The view is going to leave you astonished. In the next 4 days, we climb along different passes which includes Phume La (4210m) and see clear lakes, yak and yak herders, and the spectacular view of the Himalayas in this region- Mount Jomolhari (7326m), Mt Jitchu Drake (6662m) and Gangkhar Puensum (7570m). We settle in campsites in various locations near lakes which will give you an opportunity to explore the people and lifestyle en route. Our final destination will be through pine forests as we walk to Phajoding monasteries leading to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The trek is recommended to be done in February to June and September to December to experience the most of Bhutan.

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Your Itinerary

Day 01    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), O/N at 3 Star Hotel | Meals provided: Dinner
Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representatives and will be taken to your hotel. Feel free to explore the capital city.

Day 02    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation, O/N at 3 Star Hotel | Meals provided: Breakfast and Dinner
You will visit some of the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites. You will also be given detailed information about the plan, safety measures, and precautions regarding the trek. Feel free to rest and stroll around the city streets in spare time.

Day 03    Flight to Paro and Commencement of Druk Path Trek Paro – Jele Dzong (3490m), O/N at Tent Camp | Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We fly, to Paro (1 hour) and trek uphill to more than 1000m elevation. We start from National Museum at Ta Dzong in Paro. We walk on gravel and steep road for 30 minutes and climb through steep trails, through the blue pine and fir forest to Damche Gom. Upon reaching the point below Jele Dzong, you descend 100m to the campsite.

Day 04    Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha (3780m), O/N at tent camp | Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We climb for an hour and ascend uphill through the thick alpine forest and rhododendron trees.  You will explore the culture and lifestyle of the local people along with the yaks and yak herders, on the way. You will also have a mesmerizing view of Jomolhari (7326m). Upon reaching Jangchulakha, we will camp on a yak pastureland.

Day 05    Jangchulakha – Jimilang Tsho (3880m), O/N at Tent camp| Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We follow the trails to see the mesmerizing beauty of the village and the mountains surrounding them. We descend 230m and ascend 330m to reach Jimilang Tsho. As we walk, we reach our camp near Jimilang Tsho Lake which is famous for its giant trout fish. We experience the view of Jichu Drake (6989m) and Gangkhar Puensum (7497m).

Day 06    Jimilang Tsho – Simkota Tsho (4110m), O/N at Tent Camp | Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We climb from the lower end of the lake and descend to the single stone shelter. We ascend at 4050m seeing Janetsho Lake. We move ahead to get to Simkota Lake where our camp is located. We stay overnight with other yak herders.

Day 07    Simkota Tsho – Phajoding (3870m), Overnight at Tent Camp |3 – 4 hrs. Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We start by trekking uphill to see the amazing Mount Gangkhar Puensum (7570m) which is the highest mountain in Bhutan. We will also climb up to Phume La Pass (4210m) decorated with prayer flags. From here, we trek downhill to Phajoding to stay overnight at the camp.

Day 08    Phajoding – Thimphu (2334m), Overnight at Tent Camp, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We pass through Phajoding monastery by trekking downhill to Thimphu (Motithang) through the blue pine forest. The walk is satisfying because of the picturesque background.

Day 09:    Flight Back to Kathmandu, O/N at 3 Star Hotel | Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
We drive back to Paro airport and bid this Himalayan country a goodbye. We board on a flight that will take us to Kathmandu. Back in Kathmandu, feel free to stroll around the city and take rest.

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • Two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Basic camping gear like tents, mattresses and sleeping bags.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipments

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