Druk Path Trek: 10 days Trekking in Bhutan

“Druk Path Trek is the 10 days legendary trekking holiday in Bhutan. It offers great views of the Himalayas including Jomolhari, the tallest mountain of Bhutan at an altitude of 7,134 meters.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code : B-TK-13
  • Destination : Bhutan
  • Trip Duration: 10 days
  • Best Season : From March to June and Sep to Nov
  • Max Altitude : 4180 meters/ 13714 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends : Paro/ Paro
  • Transportation: Car/ Van/ Hiace
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Camping
  • Trip Attractions: The Exciting trekking trail cross over two passes with great himalayan views including Mt Chomolhari, the 2nd highest mountain of Bhutan/ Mountain lakes, the temple, Monastery in trekking route/ Visit of Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery), Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro/ Visit of Tashichho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Folk Museum, Craft School, Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu.

Druk Path Trek is a legendary hiking trip of Bhutan. This is the moderate type of trekking. It means it is fairly easy hiking journey. Druk Path trek grants to experience gorgeous natural landscape with blue pine forests, countryside setting, mountains, glacial lakes, temples, and monasteries. In this trekking, you can have a great view of Mount Chomolhari (Jomolhari), the second highest peak in Bhutan lying at 7,134m which is lying on the northern border with Tibet.

Druk Path Trek begins from above the National Museum, Ta Dzong, in Paro. Before the start of the trek, you will be offered guided sightseeing tour in Paro. And you also hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery which is locally famous in name of Taktsang. The first day’s walk leads to the ruined Jeli Dzong which sits on a high ridge above the Paro Valley. This place commands breathtaking views across to Chomolhari.

During the succeeding 4 days of trekking, you hike up above the tree-line and cross several passes. En route you camp beside clear mountain lakes for night halt, visit yak herders encampments and enjoy breathtaking views of Himalayan Peaks to the north at the border with Tibet. During this trekking, you can also enjoy the view of Mount Jitchu Drake and Mount Gangkar Puensum. On the 8th day, you end this trekking in Thimphu.

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. Here, you go for visiting Tashichho Dzong: the landmark of Thimphu where are the houses of Government Secretariat, National Assembly and the office of King; Memorial Chorten: the temple was built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King to whom people remember as the Father of modern Bhutan followed by National Library, Arts & Crafts School.

After Thimphu sightseeing, you head towards Paro. Finally, on the 10th day, you depart Bhutan from Paro International Airport taking flight for your onward journey.

Getting into Bhutan

There are only two Airlines (Druk Air- Royal Bhutan Airline and Bhutan Airlines) which flying in and out of Bhutan. Both airlines have a flight from Kathmandu to Paro. Lots of visitors travel Bhutan via Kathmandu Nepal- the country of Mount Everest with the beautiful Himalayas.

Druk Path Trek – Note:

Druk Path Trek 10 is a standard trip. However, it is possible to be customized by making it shorter or longer to meet your requirements. Thus, kindly let us know, if any changes, before the booking.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Bhutan.
  • Day 2 In Paro - Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
  • Day 3 Trek to Jele Dzong (3450m). Walking 3 to 4 hours.
  • Day 4 Trek to Jangchulakha (3,780m). Walking 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 5 Trek to Jimilangtsho (3,880m) Walking 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 6 Trek to Simkota (4,040m). Walking 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 7 Trek to Phajoding (3,750m). Walking 4 hours.
  • Day 8 Trek to Thimphu. Walking 3 hours.
  • Day 9 Sightseeing in Thimphu. Drive to Paro.
  • Day 10 Departure from Bhutan.

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