Druk Path 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 unscaled peak in the world.
Totalling 11 days, this trip consists of the 6-days Druk Path Trek while including visits to most of the touristic highlights of Western Bhutan. This trip can be lengthened or shortened to suit your preferences.
Our sample itineraries are here to inspire you.They are not fixed itineraries, and can be customized or altered in almost any way.
|Difficulty||Moderate – suitable for ones with average fitness level|
|Length||Total 11 Days/ 10 Nights
Trek duration: 6 Days
Sightseeing: 4 Days
|Elevation||Max Elevation: 4,200 m
Min Elevation:2,400 m
|Location||Paro, Thimphu & Punakha|
|Price||Prices for a trip like this start at about US$ 2,790 per person for a group of three or more people during peak season (read more about Pricing & Accommodation Choices for our bespoke trips)|
|Suitable Dates||March-May & September-November|
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO, PARO
DAY 02: PARO
DAY 03: PARO (2,470 m) – JELE DZONG (3,400 m)
DAY 04: JELE DZONG (3,400 m) – JANGCHULAKHA (3,770 m)
DAY 05: JANGCHULAKHA (3,770 m) – JIMELANG TSHO (3,870 m)
DAY 06: JIMELANG TSHO (3,870 m) – SIMKOTRA TSHO (4,180 m)
DAY 07: SIMKOTRA TSHO (4,180 m) – PHAJODING (3,640 m)
DAY 08: PHAJODING (3,640 m) – MOTITHANG (THIMPHU)
DAY 09: THIMPHU–PUNAKHA
DAY 10: PUNAKHA – PARO
DAY 11: DEPART PARO