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Druk Path Trek – Adventure Tour

  • Day 01
    Day 01    Paro

    After arrival to Paro, visit Drukgyal Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang.

  • Day 02
    Day 02    Paro Taktshang

    Morning hike to Tiger's Nest. On return Visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.

  • Day 03
    Day 03    Trek Starts

    This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest un-scaled peak in the world.

  • Day 08
    Day 08    Trek Ends

    After passing Phadjoding monastery, the trek to Thimphu (Mothitang) is downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours.

  • Day 09
    Day 09    Thimphu Sightseing

    We will start our sightseeing tour visiting Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972.

  • Day 10
    Day 10    Depart Paro

    The guests will be Seen Off by a Representative of our company and the Tour Guide at the Exit Gate. Wish Bon Voyage!!!

Season Off Season
Type Adventure & Trekking
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel, Camp
Guide Included
Transportation Included
Meals All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Places Covered Paro, Thimphu & Punakha
Entry Fee & Taxes Included

See more, do more, experience more

The 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.

This ten day trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is 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 un-scaled peak in the world.

Season: The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Druk Path Trek Detailed Itinerary:

Trip Highlights

  • The Druk Path Trek is a moderate, five-day trek. This route is also famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests and wonderful high altitude lakes teeming with fish.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests and snow capped mountains.
  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, all visitors to Bhutan must apply for a visa with the Bhutan government. Beyond The Clouds arranges this for you and you will receive your visa prior to departure. The visa cost is incorporated in the total trip price. The Bhutan government retains US$60 per person per day from tourists which is used on improving health, education and infrastructure for its people.
This depends on the departure date of your trip. Bhutan is cooler than Nepal due to the higher altitude of places that you are likely to visit. Expect day time temperatures in Paro of 14 -20 degrees in March/ April and October/ November and night time temperatures of zero to ten degrees. Thimpu and Punakha are warmer than Paro but can still be cold at night. It can reach 28 degrees in September in Punakha. On the trek, it will get much colder with increased altitude.
All our treks have experienced English speaking guides who will look after you during the trek. We also provide approximately six staff for every four trekkers. Your trekking team also includes an experienced cook and horseman with a team of ponies to carry your bags.
Trekking in Bhutan is for experienced trekkers who can cope with long days of walking and substantial climbs and descents. Therefore you need to be fit and a regular walker. Trekking can be hard but we encourage you to walk at your own pace.
In general we walk five to eight hours per day. It’s not a matter of distance but the number of hours we walk. As we get higher we are restricted in the distance we can walk so that we don’t exceed an altitude gain of approximately 500 metres per day.
You will sleep in tents provided by our team. You will be provided with a sleeping bag, ground mattress and pillow. You are welcome to bring your own sleeping bag and/or sleeping bag liner. All of our treks are fully supported with tents and toilet tents. Boiled water and tea is provided daily.
We suggest bringing a rucksack/backpack is best (50-60 litres) - horses carry the luggage so this style of travel bag is easier to load. Alternatively, a soft bag with handles is fine. Suitcases can not be taken on our treks.
Western-style toilets are provided (ie not squat) on the trek. The standard of hygiene is generally high and you will have clean ensuite bathrooms in most of your hotel rooms. Do be aware that toilets between towns may be squat type and more primitive. We recommend carrying some toilet paper and hand sanitizer in your bag.
Although our Bhutan treks do climb to altitude, we endeavour to plan the itinerary so that you can acclimatise gradually as you ascend. However, in some cases the altitude gain will be greater due to the geographic terrain. We receommend doing the Tiger’s Nest Monastery hike prior to the start of your trek and if there’s time, climbing to a high pass such as the Chelila Pass (3,810) on the way to Haa. This assists enourmounsly with acclimatisation. It is also important to walk at your own pace and drink plenty of water. You should tell your guide if you have a headache, dizziness or any other health complaint. Our guides are all trained in first aid and understand what to do if someone is suffering from altitude sickness. You may wish to bring suitable medication/alternative remedies including Diamox, ginkgo and homeopathic medicines.

What people are saying

We don't like to brag about ourselves, so here are some nice things our travellers had to say.

  • Alana Iceland Took out all of the stress

    My traveling companions and I were very impressed with the ease of our trip due to the wonderfully organized accommodations put together. We were so happy with every camp we stayed in.

  • Robert Nelson A great experience

    We had a great experience during our visit to Bhutan, hotels and car were all good. The service and information provided by the consultant was excellent.

  • Fiona Kim Have spoken highly about our trip

    We have already shared your website address with many friends, and have spoken highly about our trip, and the great service we received. Hopefully some of those recommendations will result in additional visitors coming to visit your great country!

ITINERARY & Time Schedule

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 01 Paro
  • Day 02 Paro Taktshang
  • Day 03 Trek Starts
  • Day 08 Trek Ends
  • Day 09 Thimphu Sightseing
  • Day 10 Depart Paro