Druk path trek
Druk Path Trek, starts at Paro and ends at Thimphu, 6 trek days with
an extra 4 days and reaches a maximum altitude of 4210 m, rated
Extra days: the minimum number of days needed for sightseeings,
acclamatising and to drive to the starting place of the trek and pick up
at the end of the trek
Day 1 Arrival Paro by Druk Air
Fly into Paro. If you are flying in from Kathmandu or Delhi, the
flight over the Himalayas is one of the most spectacular experiences one
will ever experience. You will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and
the entire Himalayan range visible on the left side. On landing at Paro
you will be met by our representative. After Customs and Immigrations
formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel. Over night at hotel.
Day 2 Paro Sightseeing, over night in
Day 3 Paro - Jele Dzong
Start of Trek Day 1 : Distance 10 Kms and walking time 4-5 hours.
Starting at Dopshare (2300m) and camp at Jele Dzong(3450m). The trek
trail is rather gradual climb till the camp and if the weather is clear
the Paro valley can be seen with the Mt. Jumolhari(7314m) and snowcapped
mountains behind the valley.
Day 4 Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha
Trek Day 2: Distance 10 Kms and walking time 3-4 hrs.Starting at
Jele Dzong(3450mtrs) and camp at Jangulakha (3780mtrs). The trail takes
you through thick alpine forest and rhododendrons trees and most of the
walking is up and down on a ridge.Mt. Jumolhari is also visable
today.You may see Yak herders around your camp site.
Day 5 Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso
Trek Day 3 : Distance 11 Kms and walking time 4-5 hrs.Starting at
Jangchulakha (3780mtrs) and camp at Jimilangtsho(3880mtrs). The trail
follows the ridge and on clear day the views of the mountains and valley
are beautiful, in particular the Jichu Drake(6989m) Camp is close to
lake of Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized
Day 6 Jimilangtso - Simkota
Trek Day 4 : Distance 11 Kms and walking time 4-5 hrs.Starting at
Jimilangtsho (3880m) and camp at Simkota (4040m) The trail takes you
through dwarf Rhododendrons trees and then you pass by the lake of Janye
Tsho. Today you may come across some Yak herders camp and you can really
have a look as
to how these people live. Camp is close to Simkota lake.
Day 7 Simkota - Phajoding
Trek Day 5 : Distance 10 Kms and walking time 3-4 hrs. Starting
at Simkota (4040m) and camp at Phajoding (3870m). You begin with a
gradual climb upto Phume la (4210m) the highest elevation for this trek.
If the weather permits you will have beautiful views of Mt. Gangkhar
Punsum(7541m) the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan peaks.
Below , you can see the entire Thimphu valley.
Day 8 Phojoding - Thimphu
Trek Day 6 - End of Trek : Distance 4-5 Kms and walking time 3
hrs. Starting at Phajoding(3870m) and end of trek at Thimphu (2300m) The
trek to Thimphu is all the way down hill through a forested area of
mostly Blue pine. By taking leisurely pace you can reach Thimphu in
about 3 hours for a nice hot shower and lunch. evening at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9 Thimphu Sightseeing
A full day of Sightseeing of Thimphu valley with a visit to
Handicraft emporium, Zilukha Nunnery, National Library, Painting School
and Dechen Phodrang Monastic School. After lunch visit Memorial Chorten
which was built in the memory of the late King and if time permits visit
Simtokha Dzong - the first Dzong built in Bhutan by Shabdrung Ngawang
Namgyal in 1629. If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a visit to
the Weekend Market is a must. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 Thimphu -Paro
Morning at leisure or Souvenir Shopping. After lunch drive to
Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 Departure