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Druk Path Trek

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Paro, Bhutan

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    6 days

  • Starting Location

    Pao

  • Notes

    Best times are March to June and September to November

Highlights

  • Have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan.
  • See yaks and yak herders around your campsite.
  • The Phajoding monastery will be on your pathway.

Trip Info

Explore one of the most popular treks in Bhutan on this trekking tour of Druk Path. It is a short and scenic trek with some great views and beautiful lakes en route. It leads up to altitudes above 4,000 meters but is not too strenuous as walking distances between the camps are not too long.

The first day is a long day as you have to climb to more than 1,000 meter elevation. We begin from the Ta Dzong National Museum in Paro. The trek follows a gravel road past a few farms before climbing up a steep ridge and through blue pine and fir forests to DamcheGom. Once we reach the ridge below, we descend about 100 meters to the campsite below at Jili Dzong.

The next day begins with a climb for about an hour and a half and then ascend gradually. We will hike through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may see yaks and yak herders around your campsite.

In the morning, we follow the ridge with magnificent views. The next campsite is close to the Jimilang Tsho Lake which is known for its giant sized trout.

On day four, the trail takes us through dwarf rhododendron trees and near Janetso Lake. We may come across yak herder’s camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to SimkotraTsho Lake.

Today’s trek begins with a gradual climb with a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan. From this pass, we head downhill to Phajoding for overnight.

In the morning, we pass Phajoding monastery and continue to Thimphu. It is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Here, we end our trek.

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