DRUK PATH TREK


Day 1

Fly into Paro by Druk Air. The views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichudrakey in Bhutan is simply awesome. On arrival in Paro our representative will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will see the rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century National Museum. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A tour through this beautiful dzong will introduce us to Bhutanese Buddhism. A lovely stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge wraps up an eventful first day in this magical kingdom.
Overnight Paro

Day 2

Taktsang or the tiger’s nest temple is the most revered temple to a Buddhist. This magical temple clings to a vertical granite cliff 800 meters above the valley. Legend says that in the 8th century, Guru Rimpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple is built. A hike to this temple will take up most of out day. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sleepy town of Paro.
Overnight in Paro

Day 3 : Paro to Jela Dzong
Distance - 6 k

Our first day of trek will take us about 6 hours. The trail is uphill all the way till the camp.
Sleeping altitude: 2800 m.

Day 4 : Jela Dzong to Jangchublakha
Distance -10 k

Today’s trail looks like the setting of Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. With ancient firs wrapped in Spanish moss, a dinosaur or a Bhutanese Yeti might actually surprise you around the bend. You may see yak herders around your campsite.
Sleeping altitude: 3000 m.

Day 5 : Jangchublakha to Jimilangtsho
Distance -11 k

The trek today starts off with a climb, overlooking the rolling valleys below. Rhododendrons and other high altitude shrubs decorate the rocky trail which climbs up and down. On a clear day the Chomolhari can be seen. Our camp is at the lake of Jimilangtsho.
Sleeping altitude: 3300 m.

Day 6 : Jimilangtsho to Labana
Distance – 11 k

The trail will take us through dwarf rhododendrons and junipers. We will also pass the lakes of Janatso and Simkotha. The view of the far ridge across the valley which you trekked will fill you with a sense of personal satisfaction and renew you with extra confidence in yourself. Our camp is going to be the coldest of all our camps.
Sleeping altitude: 3600 m.

Day 7 : Labana to Thimphu
Distance -10 k

An hours’ climb from the camp will take us over the highest pass on this trek at 4100m. On a clear day we can see the Gangkhar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. Descending from the pass over rocky steps, we will be greeted by the sight of Thimphu far below in the valley. From this point on, it’s all downhill. We will be passing through the temple and meditation center complex of Phajoding. Our car will meet us just as we start emerging from the forest.
Overnight in Thimphu

Day 8
Thimphu sightseeing

Visit National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Handicrafts Emporium, National Library and the Thimphu Dzong.
Overnight in Thimphu

Day 9
Thimphu to Punakha

The drive to Punakha will take us about 3 hours. About an hours climb from Thimphu, we will be crossing the Dochula pass. If we are lucky with the weather, we can see the entire Bhutanese Himalayas; east of Chomolhari to Gangkhar Puensum. After checking into our hotel, we will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong which without doubt showcases the finest example of Bhutanese arts and crafts. In the afternoon, we will enjoy an easy hike to a tantric temple on a hilltop.
Overnight in Punakha

Day 10
Punakha to Paro

Bhutan is a place where people live in magic and mysticism. When a couple cannot have children, they pray for the blessings of Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. The hike to this temple is through a village surrounded by rice fields. Lunch will be enjoyed at the Dochula Cafeteria before driving on to Paro.
Overnight in Paro

Day 11

Early morning departure flight out of Paro. Our tour guide will bid us farewell at the airport.

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DRUK PATH TREK

Day 1|
Day 2|
Day 3|Paro to Jela Dzong
Day 4|Jela Dzong to Jangchublakha
Day 5|Jangchublakha to Jimilangtsho
Day 6|Jimilangtsho to Labana
Day 7|Labana to Thimphu
Day 8|Thimphu sightseeing
Day 9|Thimphu to Punakha
Day 10|Punakha to Paro
Day 11|Departure






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