Druk Path Trek

Trip Facts

Druk Path Trek
Length : 6 Days - 5 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Trekking Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

The six-day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.

The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.

This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unclimbed peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June and September-November.

Season:  March-June and September-November

Route:    Jili Dzong (Paro)-Jangchuplakha-Jimilangtsho-Simkota- Phajoding-Thimphu

Outline Iteinerary

DAY 01:  PARO-JILI DZONG (Distance: 7km, Duration: 3 – 4hours, 310m ascent, 50m descent)

A short trekking day, the journey starts with a climb up to Jili Dzong. The trek trail ascends gradually up to the camp, and if the weather is clear Paro valley can be seen surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Above the camp is Jele La (3480m) and Jele Dzong. There is also a Lhakhang containing a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. Campsite altitude: 3480m.

DAY 02: JILI DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA (Distance: 10km, Duration: 3 – 4hours, 310m ascent, 50m descent)

Begin with a one and a half hour climb; the trail takes us through thick alpine forests of rhododendrons. We will have fine views of Mt. Jomolhari and other snow capped peaks if the weather is right. We may also see yak herders around your campsite. Campsite altitude: 3770m.

DAY 03: JANGCHULAKHA – JIMILANGTSHO (11km, 4 hours, 230m descent, 330m ascent)

The trail follows the ridge, and if the weather is clear you can enjoy a great view of Jichu Drake (6989m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro. Our camp is close to Jimilangtsho lake, famous for their giant sized trout. Campsite altitude; 3870m.

DAY 04: JIMILANGTSHO – SIMKOTA (11km, 4 hours, 820 m ascents, 400m descent)

Trekking through dwarf rhododendron trees the trail passes by the lake of Janeetsho. Today we may come across some yak herder’s camps and get an idea of how these people live. We camp overnight close to Simkota Lake.

DAY 05: SIMKOTA – PHAJODING (10km, 4 hours, 130m ascent, 680m descent)

The day begins with a gradual climb and if the weather permits you will enjoy majestic views of Mt.Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. You may also view other peaks from Phume La (4080m). The trail slowly descends through juniper trees to the campsite at an altitude of 3610m.

DAY 06: PHAJODING – THIMPHU (5km, 3 hours)

  • The trek to Thimphu is 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 at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

Route map

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