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Druk Path Trek -12 Days

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Druk Path Trek is one of the most well-known journeys in Bhutan. The traveling course of the trek begins from Paro and finishes at Thimphu.

Trip Duration : 12 Days
Max Altitude : 4,180m

Trip Overview

Druk Path Trek is one of the most well-known journeys in Bhutan. The traveling course of the trek begins from Paro and finishes at Thimphu. This trip offers magnificent perspectives on the snow-topped pinnacles, going through rich green valleys. Along with unblemished backwoods with an uncommon look at natural life, monasteries, temples, fortresses. And seeing the day-by-day lives of the Bhutanese people. The traveling trail goes through solidarity places in Bhutan and outdoor camping throughout the trip.


Taktsang Monastery


At first, the Druk Path Trek starts with a trip to the Paro and touring around the city. Then in addition visits Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ roosted on a slope the next day. The short trek at that point begins on the third day that leads from Paro to Thimphu crossing the chain of mountains that isolates the two valleys. The trekking trail consists of fewer settlements however it offers superb lakes abounding with fish.  Also, the area is mainstream for its lovely rhododendron backwoods which sprout in May. All-encompassing perspectives on the snowy mountains can be seen in a reasonable climate during late fall and winter. Closer to the journey’s end, the trekking trail, at last, arrives at the lavish valley of Thimphu. Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is a small city and furthermore is popular for the city with no traffic signals.

This fabulous Druk Path Trek will take you through dense alpine forests. Along with lovely pine trees, different rhododendron trees, and breathtaking lakes. Mind-blowing perspectives on valleys, lakes, green Himalayan mountains, and Himalayan snowy mountains are the main feature of the days all through the trip. You will likewise observe a portion of the mighty Himalayan extents like the Gangkar Puensum, and mount Jhomolhari. Being on the head of the mountain, dusks and dawns are totally lovely and entrancing. Aside from the lakes, the Phajoding monastery and the view from that point is one of the features of this trip. Moreover, The Lonely Planet Druk Path Trek is one of the most beautiful and famous treks in Bhutan, following a wild path past a few distant lakes. Despite the fact that it is a short trip, it actually goes to a high elevation making it a bit strenuous.


Day 01 :


Day 02 :

Trek Begins

Day 03 :

Trek Continues

Day 04 :

Trek Continues

Day 05 :

Trek Continues

Day 06 :

Trek through Phajoding

Day 07 :

Trek back to Thimphu

Day 08 :

Trek to Thimphu

Day 09 :

Taktsang Monastery

Day 10 :


itenary note

Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.


Day 01 Arrival

Land at Paro by Druk Air, and it’s a picturesque trip as the plane touches down the lavish green Paro Valley flying past the world’s most elevated mountains. Landing down from the plane, cool, perfect, and outside air invites the guest, as the first gift of Bhutan. Upon clearing the visa customs, our representative takes you to the hotel, which is a short drive from the air terminal. Thereafter, the day is spent touring around Paro visiting Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong. Rinpung Dzong was worked in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the Dzong proceeds with its deep-rooted work as the seat of the district administration, court, and the monastic body. The southern gate of the Dzong consists of the traditionally built cantilever bridge called Nemi Zam. Ta Dzong once served as a watchtower, built to shield Rinpung Dzong during between valley battles of the seventeenth century. It was introduced as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02 Trek Begins

Today is a short journey starting over at the National Museum with moving up till the camp is reached. If the climate is clear the Paro valley and the snow-capped mountains can be seen. The campground is close to the old Jele Dzong. Over the camp are Jele-La pass (3,400m) and Jele Dzong (generally in ruins). There is likewise a Lhakhang containing a sculpture of Buddha Sakyamuni. Overnight in Camp.

Day 03 Trek Continues

The trek begins with a short ascension the path gets level in the glade along the edge at some point before strolling downhill for some time to move through thick high backwoods to a saddle (3590m). The trek now follows the edge making many good and bad times along one side of the edge to the next before showing up at the camp northeast at Jangchulakha (3780m) one more yak field. On the way, spot or hear some Monal fowls, or if the climate is clear get compensated with a marvelous perspective on Mt. Jhomolhari and its partners. Overnight in Camp.

Day 04 Trek Continues

The morning starts with a short steep move through the Juniper woodland beginning right from the camp. When the lofty climb is finished, the way gets level for some time and it step by step goes up and down through the brush of bantam rhododendrons prompting Jangchu La (4180m). After a major drop from here, the camp at Jimilangtsho Lake (3,880m) is reached. The name of this lake implies Sand Ox Lake, named for a bull that rose up out of the lake and joined the steers of a family that utilizes the territory as a mid-year grazing ground. The lake is additionally known for its giant estimated trout. Overnight at Camp.

Day 05 Trek Continues

Start the trip strolling down the southern finish of the lake and move through bantam rhododendrons till the path turns somewhat level to show up at another lake known as Jahny Tsho. Starting here, the way turns out to be a lot more extensive as it wanders though through the bantam rhododendrons till the summit close by the camp. This spot with the lake gets exceptionally excellent when rhododendrons are in full bloom which can be watched while moving up and glancing back at the lake. Additionally, on a sunny morning, most pieces of the path canvassed on day one, and day two can be spotted. Overnight in Camp.

Day 06 Trek through Phajoding

Today the journey starts with a continuous trip and if the climate is clear, witness the glorious perspectives on Mt. Gangkar Puensum and a host of different pinnacles. Now the path gradually slides through juniper trees to a campground other than the Phajoding Monastery from where Thimphu town is noticeable on the valley floor. Overnight in Camp.

Day 07 Trek back to Thimphu

Begin the morning with a short trek to Thimphu valley after breakfast where the path goes downhill right to Thimphu through a forested territory of generally blue pine. In a comfortable movement, Thimphu is reached in 3 hours. Upon reaching Thimphu, check in at the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 08 Trek to Thimphu

After breakfast, visit the National Memorial Chorten with its brilliant spines shining in the sun, its tinkling chimes worked out of appreciation for the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Also pay a visit to the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts, for example, acupuncture and herbal cures are as yet practiced. Likewise visit the Folk Heritage Museum, devoted to the Bhutanese rustic past with its display of things and antiquities utilized in provincial family units, the Textile Museum, where the craft of customary weaving is as yet kept alive and safeguarded through the show and has a decent assortment of old materials wealthy in its tone and plan. The Buddha Dordenma is one of the greatest sculptures and Motithang Mini-Zoo (home of the odd Takin, the national animal). The Weekly Outdoor Market where organic products and vegetables, rice, grains, chilies, and other new nourishments are sold. The jam-packed slows down offer numerous vivid neighborhood things, for example, yak tail dusters, margarine tea cups, turquoise from Nepal and Tibet, and instruments. In the evening, drive back to Paro. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 09 Taktsang Monastery

After a delicious breakfast, drive towards Drukgyel Dzong. The remnants of Drukgyel Dzong is 18 km from Paro town on the north side of the valley. It was from here that the Bhutanese repulsed a few attacking Tibetan militaries during the seventeenth century. Mt. Jhomolhari can be seen on a crisp morning from Drukgyel town. A while later, drive towards Ramthangkha to climb up to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). It’s a one and a half hour climb to the cafeteria. Staggering perspective on the monastery where Guru Padmasambhava arrived on the rear of a tigress in the eighth century can be seen from the viewpoint. Stroll back to the street point and visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most holy temples in Bhutan. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10 Goodbye

After breakfast, move to the airport and say goodbye to The Kingdom of Thunder Dragon, Bhutan and get back home.

Price Includes

  • Private transportation
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare for Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu or from other destination.

Price Excludes

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Trip Info

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages


Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.


  We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.


  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

Upper Part Of The Body Upper

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

Lower Body

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes


  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter


  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

Hygiene & First Aid

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

Trek Essentials

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

Recommended Medications

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

Other Equipment

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel


Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.


Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng