The Druk path is famous for once keeping apart unwanted visitors, Tibetan troops in particular it was established by the Bhutanese government.Nowadays a select few are invited to explore this fascinating region with all its unique culture and the peculiar high ridges that remain windy most times during the year, classic mountain views with colorful bushes of rhododendron along with historically preserved forts, are just some of the highlights.

Druk Path Trek starts from the Paro valley to take you across the mountains that separate the Paro valley from the Thimpu valleys. The pristine lakes, unadulterated natural beauty and the culture that lives in those beautiful places are the highlights of this trek.

You will hike across many passes, the spectacular view of the White Mountains under the blue skies will daze you. Durk Path trails are popular for lakes and trout fishes. The Jimiling Lake, for example, is a clear water lake with gigantic trout which are equally tasty. Stunning views of Mt. Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 m), which is the world’s tallest unclimbed peak mountain, cheer you as you trek the Druk Path. During the Druk Path Trek trails, you will meet plenty of nomadic yak herders.


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Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival to Paro (2280m)

    The flight into Paro on Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of the country / magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land / transferred to your hotel /overnight stay
  • Day 02: Paro-Hike to Taktsang

    excursion to spectacular Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 m into the valley below / legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan
  • Day 03: Paro - Jele Dzong (start of trek)

    Drive to Ta Dzong or the National Muesum / camp at Jele Dzong (3436m) / gradual climb till the camp and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with the Mt. Jomolhari (7314 m) and snowcapped mountains behind the valley.
  • Day 04: Jele Dzong-Jangchulakha 4-5 hrs walk 3962 m

    Thick alpine forest and rhododendrons trees / Mt. Jumolhari is also visible today. And you will pass by Jangchulakha whereby you may see Yak herders around Jangchulakha
  • Day 05: Jangchulakha via Jimilangtsho Simkota 6-7 hrs trek (3680 m)

    The views of the mountains and valley / in particular the Jichu Drake (6989m) Camp is close to lake of Simkota / these lakes are known for their giant sized trout.
  • Day 06: Simkota-Phajoding 3-4 hrs walk 3870m

    climb up to 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 07: Phojoding-Thimphu (end of trek) 3 hrs (2300 m)

    The trek to Thimphu is all the way down hill through a forested area of mostly Blue pine / visit the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced / visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts / has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its color and design
  • Day 08: Thimphu -Punakha

    the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m) / offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges / descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Wangdue, one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan where we make a short stop to view the Wangdiphodrang Dzong dramatically located on the spur of a hill at the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers / drive to visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 09: Punakha - Paro

    Drive over the Dochola pass to Paro / visit Simtokha Dzong and Tachogang Lhakhang
  • Day 10: Departure from Paro

    In the morning your Bhutanese escort will bid you farewell at Paro airport for your onward destination.