Druk Path Trek
Bhutan Trekking

Druk Path Trek

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  • Duration 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. 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


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


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

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.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • 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.

Service Excluded in this Trip

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

February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
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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.

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft


Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.