Druk Path, Bhutan, 12 Day Guided Trek

Join one of our certified guides from the GuideSource team on this 12 day trek along the Druk Path in the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    On this 12 day adventure, you will have the chance to not only trek along a fantastic trail, the Druk path, but you will also have the chance to explore and appreciate many other parts of Bhutan.

    Beginning in Paro, we will take you from the airport to your hotel. After that, we will go to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. In the capital, you will be given a lot of time to see the many highlights it offers, including the Tashichodzong and Simtokha Dzongs. You will also get to enjoy some great views of the Paro valley, while also engaging with the local people and learning about the culture.

    On the sixth day of this adventure, the trek along the Druk path will begin. We will be walking for an average of 5 hours a day, covering an average of 8 kilometres a day. Thus allowing you to see a great deal of the wondrous Bhutanese landscape. The list of highlights along the Druk path are numerous, including a pair of glimmering lakes where you can enjoy some trout fishing, and perhaps even catch your own lunch or dinner! There are also several beautiful Dzongs, villages and forests along the path as well.

    Throughout the trek, you will also have plenty of opportunity to gaze at the majestic peaks of the Himalayas from some amazing vantage points, like the Phume La pass (4,210m). Just a few of the peaks you will able to see include the highest mountain in Bhutan, Gangkhar Puensum (7,570m).

    The Druk Path is a fantastic trek, but on this trip, we believe the combination of that path along with several additional days dedicated to exploring other parts of Bhutan is what makes this adventure so special. If you would like to be a part of that adventure, all you have to is send us a request.

    Would you like to explore Bhutan, but don’t have 12 days to do it? If so, we also offer this 7 day Bhutan week tour.

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    Price per person

     
     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • All meals during trip
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival in Bhutan

      After you land in the Paro international airport one of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. During the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit Paro Dzong, along with other wonderful sights in the area.

    • Day 2Paro - Thimphu

      We will hike to the Taktsang, otherwise known as the Tiger’s nest monastery, where you can enjoy some great views. Afterwards, we will drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, where we will spend the night.

    • Day 3sight seeing day in Thimphu

      You will get to enjoy the entire day exploring the city, seeing such as the King’s memorial Chorten, the radio tower, the Changgangkha monastery, the zoo, and several other wonderful highlights. We will spend the night in comfortable accommodations in the city.

    • Day 4Thimphu - Wangduephodrang

      We will drive for approximately 3 hours to Wangduephodrang with a brief tea stop at Dochu La (3,100m), where you can enjoy some amazing views of the Himalayas. After lunch we will visit Punakha, as well as the Metshina village.

    • Day 5Wangduephodrang - Thimphu

      We will return to Thimphu, where you will have more time to explore the city’s many sights, including the Tango monastery, where there is a sin testing tunnel, where it is said people full of sin get stuck, and those without get through easily. You will also get to enjoy wonderful views of the Thimphu valley from the monastery as well. We will spend the night in comfortable accommodations in the city.

    • Day 6Thimphu - Phajoding (3,780m)

      The trek along the Druk path finally begins as we hike through forest for approximately 4.5 hours, covering 8 kilometres to Phajoding, where we will camp for the night at the Phajoding monastery.

    • Day 7Phajoding - Simkota Tsho (4,040m)

      We will hike for approximately 5.5 hours, covering 8 kilometres to Simkota Tsho lake, where we will set up camp for the night. Along the way we will stop at the Phume La pass (4,210m), where you will get a view of the highest mountain in Bhutan, Gangkhar Puensum (7,570m), along with other marvellous peaks. Is is also possible to enjoy some trout fishing at the lake as well!

    • Day 8Simkota Tsho - Jimilang Tsho (3,880m)

      We will hike for approximately 5 hours, covering 11 kilometres to Jimilang Tsho, otherwise known as the Sand Ox lake, where we will set up camp for the night. Like the Simkota Tsho, there is some great trout fishing in the Jimilang Tsho that you can enjoy.

    • Day 9Jimilang Tsho - Jangchu Lakha (3,780m)

      We will hike for approximately 5 hours, covering 11 kilometres to the Jangchu Lakha, where we will set up camp for the night. There are some great views of the Jumolhair mountains in the area you can enjoy.

    • Day 10Jangchu Lakha - Jili Dzong (3,450m)

      We will hike for approximately 4.5 hours, covering 10 kilometres to the Jili Dzong. You will be able to visit the Dzong before descending down to the camp resting beneath it.

    • Day 11Jili Dzong - Paro

      We will hike for approximately 4 hours, covering 10 kilometres, downhill to Paro, where you will be met by a representative, who will take you to your hotel, where you will stay for the night. This will conclude the hike on the Druk path.

    • Day 12Departure home
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Paro International airport.

    Accommodation

    Accommodation in Thimpu and Paro as well as various camp sites.

     

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