Druk Path Trek - 12 Days

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  • Day 01:Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft) where the representative will receive you and drive to the hotel.
  • Day 02: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:The trek trail is gradual and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen.
  • Day 04: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.
  • Day 05: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.
  • Day 06: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.
  • Day 07: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.
  • Day 08: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.
  • Day 09:Visit National Library, School of Thangka Painting, Institute of Traditional Medicine and the Memorial Chorten. Afternoon, visit the Handicraft Emporium.
  • Day 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.
  • Day 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.
  • Day 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 in in tea house. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).