Druk Path Trek - 12 Days

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  1. Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft) where the representative will receive you and drive to the hotel..
  2. 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.
  3. The trek trail is gradual and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Visit National Library, School of Thangka Painting, Institute of Traditional Medicine and the Memorial Chorten. Afternoon, visit the Handicraft Emporium.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
    OR Drive to Chelila Pass where one can see the beautiful mountain ranges and rhododendron flowers in bloom. On the way back walk to Chila Nunnery.
  12. Early morning drive to Paro for departure.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hello Babu,
Thank you for arranging this beautiful, well organised trip. We enjoyed trekking with Sonam and Ramesh, they are really helpful and they did help to make the trip as comfortable as it can be in the mountains. The Manaslu trek was a great adventure. We did like the beautiful green rice paddies in the lower area, the nice small villages on our way, the yaks, and the rough mountain landscape with ist beautiful views. Also thank you for the warm down jacket and the warm sleeping bag. It kept us alive up in the mountains :) If you are looking about going into the Himalaya, we like to recommend to do the Manaslu trek together with Unique Path Trekking!
Wiebe & Marieke
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Namaste Babu,
We are really very happy with your recommendation to do the Manaslu Trek. It was exhilarating to experience this wonderful part of Nepal especially with our expert guide, Suresh, our patient porters, Tilak & Sunil, they are a great team. They are always looking behind our backs ensuring our safety & comfort which have made this trek easier & unforgetable. Once again, we would like to say a big \"Thank you\" to you & your team for your excellent service. Trekking is a Challenge, Unique Path is the Choice!
Eileen Yap
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