Druk Path Trek

This trek offers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The trek passes through the 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.

The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Druk Path Trek II 8 days

Day 1

Arrival at Paro.

On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by the representative of Merik Tours. Visit the Paro Dzong and the National Museum (Sunday, Monday and National holidays, the Museum is closed). Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 2
Paro – Paro

After breakfast, hike to Taktshang, the tiger’s nest. Later on the way back, visit the Kichu Lhakhang and the Bhutanese farm house. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 3
Paro – Jeledzong

Distance : 10km. Trek Time : 4-5 hours. Alltitude of camp : 3450m This is a short trekking day and the trail is uphill through conifer forests. The view of the Paro Valley from the camp is absolutely breathtaking.

Day 4
Jeledzong – Jangchulakha.

Distance : 11 km. Trek Time : 5-6 Hours. Altitude of camp : 3780m. Gradual climbs and a few steep climbs take you through thick alpine forests and rhododendron bushes. You will see yaks and yak herders around the camp today.

Day 5
Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho.

Distance : 12km. Trek Time : 5-6 hours. Altitude of camp : 3880m. The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day one will be surrounded by beautiful mountains and river valleys. The camp site is near the Lake Jimilangtsho known for their giant sized trouts.

Day6
Jimilangtsho – Phajoding.

Distance : 14km. Trek Time : 5 – 6 Hours. Altitude of camp : 3900m. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron bushes and the lake. You will be able to observe the nomadic life of the yak herders on the way today.  The camp is beside the Simkota lake.

Day 7
Phajoding – Thimphu

Distance 8km. Trek time 3-4 hours. The trail leads downhill till your meeting with the transportation bus which will take you to your hotel. The trek will take only about two hours and you should be able to get to your hotel before lunch. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphul.

Day 8
Departure

After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.