Druk Path trek is an ideal trek for trekkers who have limited days. The trek enables you to visit the countryside, mountains, high-altitude meadows, monasteries, and glacial lakes.


Highlights

  • Explore the Paro
  • Stunning Himalaya views
  • Visiting the remote villages
  • Visit Dzongs and Museum
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9 Days

Total Duration
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9.5Km

Average Dist. per Day
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Paro

Starting Point
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Paro

Ending Point
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5hrs

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2 PAX

Min. Group Size
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Simkotra (4,090m)

Highest Point
Apex Trip Gradeing System Easy

Easy

Difficulty Level

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Overview

Druk Path trek is an ideal trek for trekkers who have limited days. The trek enables you to visit the countryside, mountains, high-altitude meadows, monasteries, and glacial lakes. Walking to ruined Jeli Dzong is the lien in the high ridge above the Paro Valley from where you can see Mt. Chomolhari.

The trekking route involves several passes and camping over a high hill. The stunning views of mountains lakes and yak herders campsites and the Tibetan Himalaya; Jitchu Drake, Gangkar Puensum etc. make the trip much enjoyable. In addition, the Taktsang Monastery is always impressive in Paro. During the trek, we visit the several dzongs in different places; Taschichho Dzong at Thimpu in ones.

Itinerary

You will be welcomed at the airport by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. After lunch, you visit Paro Dzong and National Museum and in the evening walking around local streets.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today we hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), a dramatic monastery built in 1600; incredible monastery grips to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m. According to the history, a Guru called Padma Sambhava landed here on the back of flying tiger to meditate. He meditated here for three months and established Buddhism.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today is the shortest trekking of trip; you just trek to above National Museum and gradually ascending up to an old Jele Dzong.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Distance: 8Km/ (Walking 5hrs)Highest Point: Jele Dzong (3,436m)

Today’s trail goes through thick alpine and rhododendron forests, from where you can see fine views of snow-capped Himalayas, and along the trail, you can some pheasants, birds, and animals.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


The trail follows the ridge and team will set up the camp nearby Lake Jimilangtsho.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Distance: 10 kms (Walking 6 hrs)Highest Point: Jangchulakha (3,962m)

Trail goes through the vast rhododendron forest by crossing Janetsho, the campsite of yak herders, and finally set up camp nearby Simkotra Lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Camping


Distance: 7Km (Walking 4hrs)Highest Point: Simkotra (4,090m)

Today you’re off to Thimpu. The start of the trail gradually climbs and descends to Phajoding monastery. Along the route, and from the top you will see the majestic mountain views including Ganker Phuenum – the highest peak of Bhutan. The trail to Thimpu descends all the way to through blue pine forest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Distance: 14km (Walking 7hrs)

Today you will have city tour around Thimpu. During the tour you will visit the National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile, and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo, Handicrafts Emporium, and local shops. And in the evening we drive to Paro.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, our airport representative will pick you up and drop off at the international airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


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Price Details

Includes

  • From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle.
  • Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staff.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Excludes

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking/tour gear
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Important Trip Info

In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.

Most of the activities in Nepal is in the high Himalaya. Where you can to think about the very quality of accommodation. The mountain lodge/ tea houses are least facilitate with neat and clean. However, in the cities, there are multiple options to chose the hotel from general guesthouse to a five-star hotel.

In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.

Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.

It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.

Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.

Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.

Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.

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Private Trip

Depending on your requirements, we can make this a private trip for you and your group. Please mention this at the time of booking online.