Druk Path Trek
Druk Path trek is considered the most simple and effortless moderate treks in Bhutan. The trekking trail kicks off in Paro valley and concludes in Thimphu. The trek is perfect for the beginner level trekkers. The trail is an ancient mule track used for trading purposes during the olden times. The trail leads the trekkers through some of the most scenic landscapes. Pristine lakes, spectacular snowcapped mountains which include the mighty Gangkhar Puensum, green fresh meadows, and rhododendrons forests are some of the views that can be enjoyed along the trek.
About Druk Path
The trek starts by ascending through apple orchards and lush pine forest passing historical ruins of Jele Dzong (fortress) on the way from where one can enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari. The trek concludes by descending to the capital passing through Phajoding monastery. The trek requires Passing of a series of mountains and mountain passes between the two valleys with equally amazing views of beautiful landscapes. The mountains seen along the trek are Mount Jomolhari at 7314m, Mount Jichu Drake at 6989m and the mighty Gangkhar Puensum at 7570m. The maximum elevation of this trek is 4200 meters above sea level.
You will be driven till the road at the Paro Ta Dzong or the National Museum, from where you will commence your trekking. Walking through apple orchards and passing pine woods on your way, you will be graced by the historical ruins of Jele Dzong suspended on a ridge. You will camp here for the night.
The next day you will be trekking through lush alpine forest and through rhododendron trees to reach the next camping spot which is at Jangchulakha at an elevation of 3,780m. Chances are you might meet few Yak herders along the way and especially at the yak herders’ pasture where you will camp for the night. From the campsite, you can enjoy an amazing view of Mount Jomolhari.
Some ascending and descending along verdant Juniper woods accompanied by mountain rhododendrons, you will trek towards Jimilangtsho Lake at 3,880m which is where you will camp for the night. The lake is famed for their enormous trouts. The best part about this particular campsite is that you can enjoy a clear view of the Jichu Drake Peak located at an elevation of 6,989m.
The next day you will trek through beautiful forest filled with rhododendron trees and pass the pristine lake Janetsho on the way. This particular place is famous for yak herders camping and tending their yaks. You might even get a chance to stop by for a quick tea or conversation with these nomads about their way of life far from civilization and modernization. Resuming your trek, you will yet pass another lake of Simkotatsho. After trekking further you will reach a pasture land where you will camp for the night.
The last day of trek begins with a regular climbing to enjoy the spectacular view of the tallest unclimbed mountain in Bhutan; Mount Gangkhar Puensum. Followed by a quick descend to another small lake from where you will again climb up to Phume La pass at an elevation of 4,210m. Passes in Bhutan are connected with religious values and so are decorated with fluttering prayer flags. Further descending down passing the Phajoding monastery on the way, from the monastery you can you will be walking towards Sangaygang where your agent’s car will be waiting for your arrival.
Best Time to trek
Though Bhutan is deemed as all season tourist destinations, it is not advisable to trek during the monsoon season which is also the summer season (June, July, and August).
The best time to trek is spring and autumn. In the spring season, the mountains are adorned with beautiful flowers and fresh green grasses which is a treat to experience. Whereas autumn is favorable with a fresh breeze blowing in from the mountains, also you will have better chances of being able to view the mountain peaks.
- 3 Star Accommodation
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport for Local Transfers
- Camping Equipment and Porter Services for Treks
- Taxes and Charges
- USD 65 as Sustainable Development Fees
- Entry Fees for all Tourist Sites
- Personal guide
- The approval of tourists VISA is subject on the full payment of the tour
- Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
- 45 days before the trip begins – No charges. 100% refund.
- 40 days before the trip begins – 10% of the trip cost
- 30 days before the trip begins – 15% of the trip cost
- 20 days before the trip begins – 30% of the trip cost
- 15 days or cancellation without notice – 50% of the trip cost
- After arriving in Bhutan – 100% of the trip cost. No refunds
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
- Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
- There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However, the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new traveling dates.