Bhutan Druk Path Trek
Bhutan Druk Path Trek is a moderate trek crossing the chain of mountains which separate the valleys of Paro and Thimphu. This trek is exclusively designed for those who wish to explore the most of Bhutan on foot within the short span of time. It is one of the finest short treks in Bhutan. Leading through an ancient trading route, over high mountain passes Exploration begins with a hike to Taktsang monastery. This trek is following the route between Paro and Thimphu, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200m. The route is sparsely inhabited by nomadic yak herders but there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish. A classic walk past ruined forts and wonderful lakes teeming with fishes, sometimes a yak herders tents/camp will be seen and you will also visit temples and holy places in Phajoding which contains some of the rare Thanka paintings in the country. This 8 days trek will give you the life long memory and experience the history of bhutan.
Trip Highlights of Bhutan Druk Path Trek:
- Visiting National Library, School of Thangkha painting, traditional medicine institute, the gold & silver smith, Drubthob nunnery and handicraft center.
- National Memorial Chorten;seat of faith also called mind of Buddha. See the famous painting, TashiChhodang; ministerial building, Simtokha Dzong-1st Dzong of BhutanParo: Rinpung Dzong- locally called Fortess of heap of jewels ,Ta Dzong National Museum,Kyichu Lakhang-7th Century Temple, it is called reservoir of peace you can really feel peace here.
- Visit the Paro valley, site of the famous Tigers Nest, the Taktsang Monastery where the legendary Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have flown from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat the demons who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan.
- Trek to Jangchulakha (via Jele Dzong)
- Jumolhari and many of the high peaks- the views without the slog and absolutely magnificent.
- Climb to view Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and also the other peaks.
|Day 01:||Arrive Paro (D)|
|Day 02:||Paro Sightseeing (B/L/D)|
|Day 03:||Trek to Jangchulakha (via Jele Dzong) (B/L/D)|
|Day 04:||Trek to Simkota (B/L/D)|
|Day 05:||Trek to Phajoding (B/L/D)|
|Day 06:||Trek to Thimphu (B/L/D)|
|Day 07:||Thimphu sightseeing. Drive to Paro|
|Day 08:||Departure (B)|
Day 01: Arrive Paro (D)
Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner and briefing on tour. (Hotel Gangtey Palace/Janka Resort) Alt. 2200m.
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing (B/L/D)
Today we visit the Paro valley, site of the famous Tigers Nest, the Taktsang Monastery where the legendary Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have flown from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat the demons who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan. The walk is long, and can be steep in places, but the views are stunning. Afternoon visit, Paro museum, dzong and a farm house. (Hotel Gangtey Palace/Janka Resort)
Day 03: Trek to Jangchulakha (via Jele Dzong) (B/L/D)
Trek starts today. The trail is rather gradual climb up till the ruined fort of Jele. From here the views are stunning with the snowcapped mountains as the backdrop. Distance covered: 16 kms in 7/8 hrs. Camp alt. 3200 m.
Day 04: Trek to Simkota (B/L/D)
Todays trek follows the ridge and there are superb views in all directions, including the Paro valley below, Jumolhari and many of the high peaks- the views without the slog and absolutely magnificent. You may come across some yak herders camp and get an idea of how these people live. Camp by the lake of Simkota and try some lake trout for dinner. Distance: 17 kms in 7/8 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Phajoding (B/L/D)
A short trekking day today and you begin with a gradual climb to view Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and also the other peaks. The trail slowly descends till the campsite at Phajoding. Evening free to wander around and visit Phajoding Monastery. Distance: 12 kms in 4/5 hrs. Alt. 3200 m.
Day 06: Trek to Thimphu (B/L/D)
The trek today is all the way down through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Taking a leisurely pace you reach Thimphu in about 3 hours. Visit Memorial Stupa, handicraft center. (Hotel Riverview) 2500m.
Day 07: Thimphu sightseeing. Drive to Paro.
Whole day will be spent in the capital, visiting National Library, School of Thangkha painting, traditional medicine institute, the gold & silver smith, Drubthob nunnery and handicraft center. Evening transfer to Paro. (Hotel Gangtey Palace/Janka Resort)
Day 08: Departure (B)
Transfer to airport for departure flight
Accommodation at 3***hotel and tent camp
Govt. licensed and experienced trekking and culture Guide service
Experienced driver and comfortable transport service
Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
High risk medical insurance
Purely personal nature expenses
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed