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Druk Path Trek

Type of Trip Adventure Treks
Duration of Trip 12 Days
Regions Covered Western Bhutan
Good Season March, April, May, August, September, October, November

DAY 01 : ARRIVE PARO

Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft). You will be received at the airport by a representative from tLakhor , who will then take you to the hotel.

DAY 02 : PARO SIGHTSEEING

A day of acclimatization. Local sightseeing includes visit to Drugyel Dzong, Ta Dzong, which houses the National Museum, and the traditional wooden bridge. Stroll through Paro town.

DAY 03 : PARO – JELE DZONG

The trek trail is gradual and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen. Altitude – 11,600 ft / 3,536 m. Distance 10 kms.

DAY 04 : JELE DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA

The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and rhododendron trees. The yaks in winter graze in the pastures around the path and there may be some yaks and yak herders around the campsite. Altitude – 11,900 ft / 3,627 m. Distance – 10 kms.

DAY 05 : JANGCHULAKHA – JIMILANGTSO

The trail follows the ridge of the mountain and on a clear day one can get a splendid view of the mountains and valleys. Camp is close to the lake of Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout. Altitude – 12,160 ft / 3,706 m. Distance – 11 kms.

DAY 06 : JIMILANGTSO – SEMKOTHA

The trail goes through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Janetsho. One may come across some yak herders’ camps and one can see to how they live. Camp is close to Semkotha lake. Altitude – 12,580 ft / 3,834 m. Distance – 11 kms.

DAY 07: SEMKOTHA – PHAJODING

The trek begins with a gradual climb and if weather permits one will get a beautiful view of Mount Gangkhar Punsum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan mountains from Doupchula Pass. The path gradually descends till Phajoding, where the monastery and the retreat centers for meditation are located. Overnight in camp. Altitude – 11,600 ft / 3,536 m. Distance – 10 kms.

DAY 08 : PHAJODING – THIMPHU

The trail to Thimphu goes down hill through the blue pine forests. It takes about 2 -3 hours to reach Thimphu. Evening at leisure. Overnight in hotel. Alt. 8,050 ft / 2,454 m. Distance – 7 – 8 kms.

DAY 09 : THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

Visit National Library, School of Thangka Painting, Institute of Traditional Medicine and the Memorial Chorten. Afternoon, visit the Handicraft Emporium.

DAY 10 : THIMPHU – PARO

Morning at leisure. After lunch, drive to Paro. On the way, visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in the country built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan. Evening walk around the Paro town.

DAY 11 : PARO EXCURSION TO TAKTSHANG OR DRIVE TO CHELILA PASS

Spend a full day hike to Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The monastery unfortunately got burnt in 1998 and has recently been reconstructed.

DAY 12 : PARO – DEPARTURE

Early breakfast at the hotel and drive to the Paro Airport to board the flight. Your escort from Lakhor will see you off at the airport.


Tashi Delek!

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