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Bhutan Druk Path Trek - 15 Days

IS TREK OR HIKE POSSIBLE IN BHUTAN? YES, OF COURSE. IT IS POSSIBLE BUT JUST A BIT EXPENSIVE ?

The Druk Path trek is a short five day trek, which leads from Paro to Thimphu or vice versa, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two beautiful valleys. Although the route is sparsely inhabited, there are wonderful lakes teeming with fishes and the area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests, which bloom in May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter there are great views of the Himalayas in Bhutan.

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Our Bhutan exploration begins with a hike to Taktsang monastery (the Tiger’s nest). This helps you in getting acclimatized for the trek to Drugyal Dzongs, Shana Shana, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Dumzo Dhumzo, Thombu Shong, Shana Zam and then back to Drugyal dzong.

Breathtaking views of towering rugged peaks like Chomolhari (7320 meters), Jichu Drake (6900meters) and Tshrim Khang, ruined forts, pristine villages, rivers, lakes, lush forests of oak, pine, rhododendrons, spruce and abundant wildlife provides the trip with constantly changing sceneries and experiences along with a special connection with nature.
This 15 days tour and trek gives you an exhilarating and rewarding way to experience some of the most captivating and wondrous areas of Bhutan.


Trip Profile

4 Nights 5 Days

  • Kathmandu valley exploration.
  • Excursions of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

10 Nights 11 Days

  • Bhutan Sightseeing:

         Thimpu, Paro, Punakha valley with the Tiger Nest - Taksakang monastery.

  • Druk Path Trek of Bhutan from Paro to Thimpu.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Druk path trek is an easy trek from Drugyal Dzongs to Shana Zam.
  • Plenty of opportunity to view Chomolhari (7320meters) and Jichu Drake (6900meters)
  • Nomadic yak herder’s camps, pristine hamlets and exotic flora and fauna.
  • A hike to Takstang Monastery - Tiger's Nest.
  • An invaluable insight into the way of Bhutanese life style.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing
  • Day 03 : Enjoy the sunrise
  • Day 04 : Fly to Bhutan.
  • Day 05 : PARO VALLEY SIGHTSEEING AND TIGERS NEST HIKE
  • Day 06 : PARO –JELE DZONG - 8 KILOMETERS AND 3 HOURS TREK
  • Day 07 : JELE DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA 10 KILOMETERS AND 3-4 HOURS TREK
  • Day 08 : JANGCHULAKHA-JIMILANGTSHO 11 KILOMETERS AND 4 HOURS TREK
  • Day 09 : JIMILANGTSHO-SIMKOTA 11 KILOMETERS AND 4 HOURS TREK
  • Day 10 : SIMKOTA – PHAJODING 10 KILOMETERS AND 4 HOURS
  • Day 11 : PHAJODING – THIMPU 5 KILOMETERS AND 3 HOUR
  • Day 12 : EXCURSION TO PUNAKHA / WANGDUEPHODRANG
  • Day 13 : PUNAKHA – THIMPU – PARO VALLEY
  • Day 14 : DEPARTURE TO KATHMANDU
  • Day 15 : DEPARTURE.

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  • Day 01 : Arrival day in Kathmandu

    • Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • Check into a hotel.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing

    • Entire day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
    • Excursions to Nagarkot for the Himalayan view points.

  • Day 03 : Enjoy the sunrise

    • Sunrise and mountain views.
    • Breakfast in Nagarkot.
    • Drive back via Bhaktapur.

  • Day 04 : Fly to Bhutan.

    • Fly to Bhutan.
    • Arrive at Paro.
    • Received by our representative.
    • Check into a hotel.
    • Visit Paro market.
    • Visit Kyichu Lhakhang.
    It’s one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of Bhutan.
    • Afternoon - visit Ta Dzong.
    It was once a fortified lookout tower and now the National Museum.
    • Walk down the hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), "the fortress of the heap of jewels".

  • Day 05 : PARO VALLEY SIGHTSEEING AND TIGERS NEST HIKE

    • Breakfast.
    • Drive northwest up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong.
    View of Mt. Chomolhari from the approach road to Drukgyel Dzong.
    • Visit one of the typical village houses clustered near the Dzong.
    • Trek to the starting point, to take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery.
    • Overnight in Paro.

  • Day 06 : PARO –JELE DZONG - 8 KILOMETERS AND 3 HOURS TREK

    • A short climb up to Jele Dzong.
    • Trek trail ascends gradually up to the camp.
    Paro valley can be seen with snow-capped mountains behind it.
    • Above the camp is Jele-la pass (3,400meters) and Jele Dzong (mostly in ruins).
    • Overnight camp.

  • Day 07 : JELE DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA 10 KILOMETERS AND 3-4 HOURS TREK

    • One and a half hour climb.
    • Ascend more gradually upwards.
    • Views of Chomolhari and other snow capped peaks, if the weather is clear.
    • Overnight camp

  • Day 08 : JANGCHULAKHA-JIMILANGTSHO 11 KILOMETERS AND 4 HOURS TREK

    • View of Jichu Drake (6,989meters), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro.
    • Jimilangtsho Lake – near the camp site.
    It’s famous for their giant sized trouts.
    • Overnight camp.

  • Day 09 : JIMILANGTSHO-SIMKOTA 11 KILOMETERS AND 4 HOURS TREK

    • Lake of Janetsho.
    • Camp overnight close to Simkota Lake.

  • Day 10 : SIMKOTA – PHAJODING 10 KILOMETERS AND 4 HOURS

    • Trek begins with a gradual climb.
    Witness the majestic views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum.
    • The trail slowly descends through juniper trees to a campsite beside a community hall near Phajoding cafeteria.
    • Overnight in a cafeteria or camp, depending on weather conditions.

  • Day 11 : PHAJODING – THIMPU 5 KILOMETERS AND 3 HOUR

    • Trek to Thimphu.
    It’s downhill all the way, passing through a forested area of mostly blue pine.
    • Taking a leisurely pace, you reach Thimphu in about 3 hours.
    • Afternoon – leisure time.
    • Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu, Bhutan.

  • Day 12 : EXCURSION TO PUNAKHA / WANGDUEPHODRANG

    • Breakfast.
    • Entire day excursion to Punakha and Wangdue valleys.
    • Drive from Thimphu.
    It crosses Dochu-la pass (3,088meters)
    • Drive to Wangduephodrang.
    • Overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

  • Day 13 : PUNAKHA – THIMPU – PARO VALLEY

    • Drive from Punakha to Thimpu.
    • Sightseeing in Thimphu.
    • Drive to Paro in the evening.
    • Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

  • Day 14 : DEPARTURE TO KATHMANDU

    • Drive to the airport.
    • Flight to Kathmandu.
    • Pick up and check into a hotel.
    Optional sightseeing, free in Kathmandu for shopping and bargain shopping.
    • Join us for a Nepali cultural show and a farewell dinner, in the evening.

  • Day 15 : DEPARTURE.

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What is included

  • Accommodations in (3) three starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek, only effortless lodges are available.
  • Ground transportations are provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek.
  • Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  • Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  • Every single entry fees and TIMS permits will be provided.
  • Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek will be provided.
  • Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.

What is not included

  • International Flight tickets.
  • Museums entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • Cost raised by cancelations, landslides, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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