Druk Path Trek (8n/9d)

Druk Path Trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages. The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps are fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout. This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Brief itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Paro

View Points:
Paro Dzong (fortress)
Kyichu Lhakhang
Paro Town

Day 2: Paro Taktsang Hike

View Points:
Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Drugyel Dzong

Day 3: Trek Day 1: Paro Ta-Dzong to Jele Dzong

View Points:
Clear view of Paro Valley from the mountain top
Jele Dzong

Day 4: Trek Day 2: Jele Dzong to Tsokam

View Points:
Partial view of Paro Valley and Dagala range
Trek into the green forests

Day 5: Trek Day 3: Tsokam to Jimilang Tsho

View Points:
Grand views of the valley and snow peaked mountains (if the weather is fine)
Jimilang tsho (lake), campsite

Day 6: Trek Day 4: Jimilang Tsho to Simkorta Tsho

View Points:
Trek through Rhododendron bushes
Glimpse of a nomad’s life
Simkorta Tsho (lake), campsite

Day 7: Trek Day 5: Simkorta Tsho to Phajoding

View Points:
View of Phajoding Monastery and Thimphu valley as you descend downwards.
View of Mt. Gangkar Puensum
You will arrive at the Motithang base where you will meet your driver.

Note: you can either camp at Phajoding Monastery or head towards to Motithang base where you will arrive at Thimphu. The hike from Phajoding to Motithang would be 2-3hrs.

Day 8: Thimphu Local Sightseeing

View Points:
Buddha Point Tour
Zorig Choesum Musem
Folk Heritage Museum
Paper making factory
Centenary farmer’s market (open from Thursday-Sunday)
TashiChoDzong Tour (fortress)
Craft market and town tour

Day 9: Thimphu to Paro International Airport for departure (1hr drive)

This itinerary does not have “PUNAKHA VALLEY”, if you wish to visit, you will need to additional day for this trip. Email us if you wish to add this trip.

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