Grade

Difficult

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

4,130 m/13,550 ft

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$1,650

*All Price are in USD*

Bhutan Druk Path Trekking – Trip Overview

Along the old high-class route between Paro and Thimpu, “Himala Adventure Nepal”, also known as “Druk Trail Walk”, is an excellent short distance hike, perfect for those who are in Bhutan.

You will experience the countryside, the mountains, the alpine meadows, the glacial lakes and the monasteries. The first day of walking leads to the ruined Jeli Dzong, which is located in a mountain range above the Paro Valley and offers a magnificent view of Chomolhari.

During the following 4 days of hiking, we climbed the tree line and crossed several passages. On the way, we camped next to the crystal clear mountain lakes, visited the yak herders’ camp and enjoyed the magnificent panorama of the Tibetan border peaks, including Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum. We visited the impressive Taktsang Monastery in the Paro Valley and visited Tashichho dzong in Thimpu.

Trip Highlights

  • Taktsang Monastery/ Tiger’s Nest
  • Views of Mt. Gangker Phuensum
  • Lake Jimilangtsho
  • Sightseeing around Thimphu
  • Trek to Simkotra (4,090m)

Itinerary

  • Day 01 –Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280m). Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 02 – Day excursion from Paro to the Taktsang Monastery. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 03 – Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,436m) – Distance: 8 kms – 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 04 – Trek to Jangchulakha (3,962m) – Distance: 9 kms – 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 05 –Trek to Jimilang Tsho ( 3,880m) – Distance: 10 kms – 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 06 –  Trek to Simkotra (4,090m) – Distance: 7 kms – 4 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 07 – Trek to Thimphu via Phazoding – Distance: 14 kms – 7 hrs. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 08 – Drive from Thimphu to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 09 – Departure from Paro (by Druk Air)

 

  • Category
  • Location
  • Days
    9
  • Nights
    12
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    4,130 m/13,550 ft
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
Day 1
Arrival at Paro airport (2,280 meters).
You can fly to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and other flights. We recommend that you fly from Bangkok because Drucker Airlines offers daily flights from Bangkok - Paro - Bangkok, while Drucker Airlines does not operate daily flights in other segments. Our airport representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel through a private tourist vehicle. After lunch, we visited Paro Dzong and the National Museum. In the evening, you will walk through the main shopping area of Paro. Overnight at the hotel. (including lunch and dinner)
Day 2
Day trip from Paro to Taktsang Monastery
We take a day trip to the Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger's Nest, the most spectacular monastery, probably the most photographed monastery in Bhutan. It is said that Guru Rinpoche came here behind a tigress and meditated in the monastery, hence the name. It takes approximately 5 hours to arrive and from the point of view of the monastery. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria and then a short walk. We will have a relaxing night and we will take a break before the next day of walking. Overnight at the hotel. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3
Trekking from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,436m) - Distance: 8km - 5 hours
Today is a short day of hiking. We started from the top of the National Museum and gradually climbed to the camp. If the weather is fine, you can see the Paro valley and the surrounding mountains. The campsite is near the old Jele Dzong and we can visit it at night. Spend the night in the camp. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 4
Walking to Jangchulakha (3,962 m) - Distance: 9 km - 5 hours
We climbed for 1.5 hours and then climbed further through dense alpine forests and rhododendrons. The snowy peaks offer beautiful views, and during the day you may hear some pheasants monales. You may see yak shepherds near the campsite. Spend the night in the camp. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day5
Trekking to Jimilang Tsho (3,880 m) - Distance: 10 km - 6 hours
The trail stretches along the ridge, and the landscape of the mountains and valleys is beautiful on a clear day. Our camp is near Lake Jimilantsho. This lake is famous for its huge squid. Spend the night in the camp. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 6
Walking to Simkotra (4,090 meters) - Distance: 7 km - 4 hours
The trail takes you through the dwarf azalea trees beyond Lake Janetsho. Today you can find camps for some yak shepherds. We spent the night near the lake of Simkotra. Spend the night in the camp. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 7
Trekking to Phnom Penh by Phazoding - Distance: 14 km - 7 hours
After the lake, the trails climb gradually and, weather permitting, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains. Gangker Phuensum, the highest mountain and other peaks in Bhutan. The path descends slowly through the eucalyptus forest and finally descends to the Phajoding Monastery, where you can see the city of Thimphu. The trekking from Phajoding to Thimphu has gone downhill through a forest area mostly blue pines. Walk quietly to Thimphu in about 2 hours. Overnight at the hotel. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 8
From Thimphu to Paro
Tinbu Valley full day of tourism. Visit the National Library, the Institute of Traditional Medicine, the School of Arts and Crafts, the Museum of Textile and Popular Heritage, the National Monument, the Zilukha Convent, the traditional paper factory, the Zilukha Convent, the Takin mini zoo, the Craft shopping center and local shops. Finally we will visit the tashichho dzong. Departure to Paro at night. Overnight at the hotel. (Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 9
Departure from Paro (from Druk Air)
After breakfast, our airport representative will take you to Paro International Airport to take off from Bhutan.

Checklist

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
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Included
During your trek what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:   Cost Includes   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
 
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
  • Official expenses.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
 
Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control

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