The famous Druk Path Trek is a moderate five-day trek that follows the ancient trade route of Paro valley to Thimphu valley until the new development was introduced in the country in 1960’s.This trek offers beautiful views of snow-capped Himalayan Peaks as you cross the chain of mountains that separate the two valleys. The trail is through beautiful forest of fir, blue pine, dwarf rhododendrons, high altitude lakes and good for photo enthusiast. This blend of itinerary will bring our travelers to enjoy the daily lives of friendly Bhutanese people by visiting villages, temples and monasteries and will get to observe the age-old tradition and culture.
All meals, tea and snacks, complementary bottled water in car, hotels, transport, guide, government levy, visa fee, entrance fees, permits and sightseeing. On trek includes – sleeping tents, dinning tents, toilet and shower tents, toilet seats, mats, duffle bags, cooking utensils, all meals, guide, trek chef assistants and horses.
Flight tickets, insurance, tips, drinks and beverages, sleeping bag on trek, laundry, internet, phone and other bills of personal nature.
Distance: 10km, Time: 4-5hours, Ascent: 1100m, Descent: 50m, Camp altitude: 3,480m
After breakfast, drive to Ta-Dzong, you will meet your trekking staff, the horse men and the pack animals. Our trek starts from here. The trek trails ascends gradually up to the camp through bluepine forest and around several farm houses and apple orchards. If the weather is clear Paro valley can be seen with snow-capped mountains behind including Jomolhari. Above the camp is Jele Pass (3,540m) and JeleDzong(mostly in ruins). There is also a lhakhang containing a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni. Overnight in camp.
Distance: 10km, Time- 3-4 hours, ascent 310m, Descent 50m, Camp altitude: 3,770m
Begin with an hour and a half climb and then ascend more gradually upwards. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and trees in this area are mostly damaged by the bark beetles. Before reaching to the top, have a last glance of Paro valley and then you will enter into another beautiful valley. Nearby your campsite, you may see monal pheasant and yak herders’ camp where you have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life.
Distance: 11km, Time: 5 hours, Ascent: 390m, Descent: 240m, Camp altitude: 3,870m
You will gradually climb up that follow a ridge and arrive at Langye Jala(ox hump pass) at 4,070m. On a fine day the views of the mountain and valley are sensational. The trail further goes up to the top of mountain where you will have a great view of Jichu Drake(6,989m), the protective deity of Paro. After a short decent, you will arrive at Jimi Langtsho, famous for giant trout fish. Camp is close to the lake.
Distance: 14km, Time: 6 hours, Ascent: 890m, Descent: 470m, Camp altitude: 4,110m
We start to climb up above the lake through the rhodondronsbushes and later good views open up. At far distance you will see the Tsaluna village and its surrounding. As you trek, you will come across many beautiful lakes. Lakes are very sacred in Bhutan as people believed they are the protector of all the rivers in Bhutan. Then climb up a ridge for an hour before reaching your camp.
Distance: 9km, Time: 4-5 hours, Ascent: 240m, Descent: 1,250m
Today you will begin with gradual climb and if the weather permits, you will enjoy majestic view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum (Bhutan’s highest peak) and also other Peaks. After having a last fresh mountain air, slowly descend through juniper trees to Phajoding. Explore the Phajoding monastery to know the life of the monks. Then continue easy trek down the mountain through bluepine forest till you reach the road above Takin sanctuary. Your car will take you to the hotel in Thimphu.
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