Bhutan is a small nation nestled in the Himalayas. It offers some of the most unique destination for outdoor activities. Druk Path Trek is one of the most popular trekkings in Bhutan. A shorter trek compared to the lengthy treks of Nepal, Druk Path trek takes you around the ancient pilgrimage route of Bhutan.
It is considered a fairly easy trek and can be undertaken by anyone with age and minimal fitness. Most of the trail advances through the forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at the altitude of 2,400 – 4,200 meters. The Jimling Lake and Paro tour are are the highlights of this trip.
You may get to see the strikingly beautiful view of the Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. Besides the trekking, you may come across some of Bhutan’s most important and ancient fortresses, monasteries and authentic villages.
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Not too challenging for amateurs. Max. altitude remains around 3000 m and the hike requires around 3-4 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu and Bhutan!
|Day 1||Arrive in Paro / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Explore Paro||–|
|Day 3||Trek begins from Paro –Jele Dzong 3,480 (11,417 ft)||–|
|Day 4||Trek to Jangchulakha) 3,870 m (12,696 ft)||–|
|Day 5||Trek to Jimilangtsho Lake 3,880 m (12,729 ft)||–|
|Day 6||Trek to Simkota 4,110 m (13,848 ft)||–|
|Day 7||Trek to Phajoding 3,650 m (11,975 ft)||–|
|Day 8||Trek to Thimpu 2,350 m (7,710 ft)||–|
|Day 9||Thimpu s/s and Drive to Paro||–|
|Day 10||Depart from Paro||–|
I would like to thank Gautam and Caravan Outdoors for the most amazing holiday. I traveled with two other people and can honestly say we all feel that this was a holiday of a life time. We went to Tibet and Bhutan. Thank you so much to Caravan Outdoors and especially Gautam, Nava and Ram. Friends for ever! ~Jeanette Simptome (Australia)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.
You can spend the evening roaming around the city and admiring its tidiness. Thimpu is a colorful place. Beautiful residences, markets, town square and monasteries dominate the local landscape.
Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche, father of Bhutan’s stream of Mahayana Buddhism arrived in the Paro valley more than a millennium ago on a back of a tigress. He meditated for 3 months in a cave which was converted into this monastery.
During your return from the monastery, you can stop at the Cafeteria for lunch. En route, we can drive through the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. The Dzong was built in 1649 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan and Mongolian invaders.
Trashichhoedzong is also the summer home of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot in Bhutan. The cultural tour of Thimpu continues to the National Library which holds the wide array of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Explore Arts and Crafts School to witness the fantastic ongoing workshops of Thanka Paintings and encounter the living traditions of Bhutan at Textile and Folk Heritage Museums.
After the lunch, the tour of Thimpu takes you to the Handicrafts Emporium followed by a visit to Stupa of Memorial Chorten (monument built in the memory of Father of Modern Bhutan- the third king of Bhutan). Later, you will drive back to Paro.
|Trip Length||10 days|
|Trek Length||6 days|
|Tour Style||Hotels, Lodges|
|Meal||Full board on Trek|
|Accommodation||Standard BB Hotel, Campings|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle & Trans-Himalaya Flight|
|Best Month||April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November|
|Required||Min 2 person|