Druk Path Trek

You will really enjoy your journey through the scenic beauty of Himalaya, steep water fall, species of birds and animals, dense forest, highest pass, meadows of land, beautiful landscapes, and villages. However one should be well adapted to travel through valleys and hills. Apart from that you will get adequate opportunity to experience the Bhutanese culture, including architectural design like Dzongs, monasteries, temples, buildings, houses, bridges, chortens, etc and museum,  arts and crafts as well of the center and western Bhutan. You will have opportunity to visit holy places of Guru Rinpoche, great Buddhist Saint who visited Bhutan in 8th century, in Bumthang area.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Type: Trekking

Nature of Trek: Easy to Moderate

Activities: Hiking and Walking

 Duration: 12 days

Months: March- May, August- Mid December 

 

Druk Path Trek is also commonly known as Tshaluna Trek which is short and readily easy which covers two districts of west Paro and east Thimphu or other way round as you wish. This trek is located between two important districts and which covers within short period of 5 nights/6days it is very demanding by every category of traveler. Because the trek will provide ,  breathtaking views of Himalaya mountains, the bountiful  and fantastic sceneries, lakes, monasteries, rhododendron and high altitude wild flowers and different types of Himalayan bird species and many more yet to be discovered that makes the trekking very interesting and unforgettable journey  especially to the those who come from the metropolitan life.

Please note that 7 Brothers Tours and Travels give you the freedom of modifying this itinerary as per your interest.  

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day One: Arrival to Paro

Today you will have fantastic journey in the Bhutan’s National carrier, Druk Air,  from KTM, BKK, Delhi, as it cross  World Highest Peak Mt. Everest, and other mountains like Mt. Kachenjanga, Mt. Chomolhari and Sacred Mt. Jichu Draki entire snow capped on the their summit and other scenario of Himalaya mountain.  You are welcome by 7 Brothers Tours and Travels representative at the Paro Airport who will be your partner for your entire trip in Bhutan.

 

Day Two: Hike to tiger nest/ Tiger monastery, round trip 4 hours

On day second you will hike to tiger nest as warm up   for your trekking though it is tiresome for you but it will provide you the most unforgettable history after reaching at Tiger nest/monastery, the location itself is incredible on the rock, its history is amazing and travelers are not regret to visit in this place.

Day Three: Paro National Museum – Jele Dzong 

Morning visit National museum, if it is not closed on  Monday and today is  a short trekking day starting from the Paro, National museum, and slowly climbs up till the camp and if the weather is clear, the snow-capped mountains can be seen. We will cross small meadows of the land overlooking Paro Airport and we will have breathtaking view of villages under Paro districts. After certain walk we will see the views of Jele Dzong .  The camp will be near Jele Dzong.

Altitude 2960m, Distance 9.5km. Time 3-4 hours.

Day Four:   Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha

The trail passes through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may seek yaks and yak herders around your camp. Overnight at the camp, Jangchuklakha.

Campsite: Altitude 2890m, Distance 11.5km, Time 4/5 hours.

Day Five:  Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso

We will start the trail in a peaceful mountain view to Jimilangtsho.

At the camp site, on clear days the beautiful mountain and valley can be seen. The campsite is close to the Lake Jimilhangstho. You may enjoy dinner in the reflecting lake of moon and sky at the camp site.

Campsite: Altitude 3,700m; Distance 13 Km; Time 5-6 hours.

Day Six: Jimilangtso – Simkota

The beautiful mountains  and Lake of Janitsho can be seen along this trail. You may come across few yak herders’ camps where you will get opportunity to see the life style of a nomad’s people. The campsite is somewhere to Simkota lake.

Campsite: Altitude 3490m, Distance 11km, Time 4- 5 hours.

Day Se7en:  Simkota – Phajoding

The trek begins with a gradual climb with dwarf rhododendron trees, on clear days you will have a wonderful view of Mountain Gangker  Punsum , 7856 m which is highest mountain in Bhutan and other great Himalaya mountains. After reaching Phajoding we may visit monasteries and you will have great view of Thimphu town which is far below from Phajoding. Camp at Phajoding.

Altitude: 2875m, Distance covered: 10km, Time 3-4 hours.

Day Eight: Phajoding – Motithang/ Thimphu

 We will move down to Thimphu to catch lunch .The trek to Thimphu is downhill through a forested area mostly of blue pine and species of birds are found in this trail. Our vehicle will be waiting at the foot point of Motithang and drive to hotel. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure/rest. Overnight in the hotel.

Altitude: 2500m.  Distance 8 km, Time 3 hours

Day  Nine : Thimphu Sightseeing

We will visit Tashichho Dzong,  the office of the government secretarial  ministries , the office of the King and the Throne Room, and the office and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot are housed. Visit the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased and then visit the painting and wood craft schools where the traditional art and painting are kept alive. Lunch at the hotel. Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit Simtokha Dzong 6Km from Thimphu, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, built in 1629 Ad.

Later free stroll in the town or experience some Authentic Bhutan Souvenirs in the town and you wish to buy souvenirs for your family, friends and love one.

Day Ten: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue 77km

Visit to Punakha /wangdue on the way we will pass Dochula, visit 108 chorten stupa and on clear days we will see eastern Himalayas. We will have tea in the Dochula cafeteria. Visit Wangdi Dzong located on the top of hills. Lunch at the wangdue and afternoon drive along the Wangchuk River 45 minutes drive to Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong the former capital of Bhutan and the Punakha Dzong house the winter residence of the monastic body and its Chief Abbot. The massive fortress is situated between two rivers known as “Phochu Mochu” Male and Female River.

Day Eleven: Punakha- Paro

After early breakfast drive back to Thimphu, Lunch at Thimphu town. After lunch drive up to Buddha point the World Largest Buddha Statue. Later drive to Paro (1hr.45minutes) for night halt for your tomorrow departure. Evening leisure/tea and snacks, dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day Twelve: Hotel to Paro International Airport

We drive you to Paro International Airport and thank you for visiting Druk path trek in Bhutan. We pray and wish you safe journey!

 

 

TOUR PRICE

Druk Path Trek: Cost Per person in twin sharing basis for 11nights/12 days 

Off Season: Jan/Feb/June/July/ Aug and December                                                             

Group Size

       Quotation

Hotel.

4 and 5 star hotels  need an additional charge

 

Above10 pax it is subject to discussion about rate

1 pax

US3190/person

 3 star

2 pax

US$2750/person

3 star

Above 3 pax

US$2475/person

3 star

Peak Season: March/March/April/May/Sept/Oct and November                                                             

Group Size

       Quotation

Hotel

4 and 5 star hotels  need an additional charge

 

Above 10 pax it is subject to discussion about rate

1 pax

US$3390/person

3 star

2 pax

US3000/person

3 star

Above 3pax

US2600/person

3 star

 

 

 

 

 

Above price includes the following:

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals  breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments with standard menu at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water while sightseeing
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sleeping tent and sleeping bag while trekking
  • Cook and cooking staff
  • Ponies for caring trekking equipments

The above tour prices do not include the following:

  • Single room supplement of US$40/room/night during low season and US$ 50/room/night during high season optional
  • Visa- fee of US$40/person must be paid in advance with tour cost
  • Airfares optional
  • Travel issuance recommended
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals optional
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry,etc 

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