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Druk Path Trek

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  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Guide Option:English Speaking Guide
  • AvailbilityMarch, April, May, June, September, October, November
  • Transportation: Horses/Mules for transportation on trekking trail
  • Highest Elevation: 4,040mm/13254 ft. (Simokota Campsite)

Detail

The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps are fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine, and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 meters above sea level

Price Includes

  • Visa to Bhutan
  • Twin sharing rooms at 3 star hotels(can be upgraded)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at hotels/restaurant
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide service from start to tour ends
  • Private driver
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • Route permit
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Charges for porters ponies/mules for transportation on trekking trail
  • All necessary trekking equipment's like sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags
  • Fees for Trekking cooks/ all meals on trekking

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Flight tickets ( can be arranged with us)
  • Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry etc..

What to Expect

  1. Incredible scenery: Bhutan’s landscape is incredibly varied, and trekking allows you to experience it all. You can expect to see snow-capped mountains, lush forests, alpine meadows, and crystal-clear lakes, all while hiking through pristine wilderness areas.

  2. Unique cultural experiences: Bhutan is famous for its unique blend of culture and nature. Trekking tours in Bhutan often include visits to ancient temples and monasteries, where you can learn about Buddhism and witness colorful religious festivals. You can also visit traditional Bhutanese villages and meet locals, learning about their daily lives and customs.

  3. Physical challenge: Trekking in Bhutan is a physical challenge, with many routes involving steep climbs, high altitudes, and rough terrain. Tourists can expect to be in good physical condition and prepared for long days of hiking.

  4. Eco-tourism: Bhutan is a leader in eco-tourism, with a commitment to preserving its natural beauty and promoting sustainable tourism. Trekking tours in Bhutan are designed to minimize impact on the environment, and travelers are expected to respect local customs and traditions.

  5. Camping and outdoor living: Trekking tours in Bhutan typically involve camping and outdoor living, with accommodations ranging from comfortable tents to rustic lodges. You can expect to be fully immersed in nature, with campfires, starry nights, and the sounds of wildlife all around.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Paro

Your Druk Path Trekking starts with a Flight to Paro. If you are flying in from Kathmandu or Delhi, the flight over the Himalayas is one of the most spectacular experiences one will ever experience. You will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, and the entire Himalayan range visible on the left side. On landing, at Paro, you will be met by our representative. After Customs and Immigrations formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - Paro Sightseeing

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 3 - Paro - Jele Dzong

Start of Druk Path Trekking Day 1: Distance 10 kms and walking time 4-5 hours. Starting at Dopshare (2300m) and camp at Jele Dzong(3450m). The trek trail is rather a gradual climb to the camp and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with the Mt. Jumolhari(7314m) and snowcapped mountains behind the valley.

Day 4 - Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha

Druk Path Trekking Day 2: Distance 10 Kms and walking time 3-4 hrs. Starting at Jele Dzong(3450mtrs) and camp at Jangulakha (3780mtrs). The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and rhododendrons trees and most of the walking is up and down on a ridge. Mt. Jumolhari is also visible today. You may see Yak herders around your camp site.

Day 5 - Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso

Druk Path Trekking 3: Distance 11 km and walking time 4-5 hrs. Starting at Jangchulakha (3780mtrs) and camp at Jimilangtsho(3880mtrs). The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valley are beautiful, in particular, the Jichu Drake(6989m) Camp is close to the lake of Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant-sized trout.

Day 6 - Jimilangtso – Simkota

Druk Path Trekking day 4: Distance 11 km and walking time 4-5 hrs. Starting at Jimilangtsho (3880m) and camp at Simkota (4040m) The trail takes you through dwarf Rhododendrons trees and then you pass by the lake of Janye Tsho. Today you may come across some Yak herder’s camp and you can really have a look as to how these people live.

Camp is close to Simkota Lake.

Day 7 - Simokota – Phajoding

Druk Path Trekking Day 5: Distance 10 kms and walking time 3-4 hrs. Starting at Simkota (4040m) and camp at Phajoding (3870m). You begin with a gradual climb up to Phume la (4210m) the highest elevation for this trek. If the weather permits you will have beautiful views of Mt. Gangkhar Punsum(7541m) the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan peaks. Below, you can see the entire Thimphu valley.

Day 8 - Phajoding – Thimphu

Druk Path Trekking Day 6 – End of Trek: Distance 4-5 Kms and walking time 3 hrs. Starting at Phajoding(3870m) and end of the trek at Thimphu (2300m) The trek to Thimphu is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. By taking a leisurely pace you can reach Thimphu in about 3 hours for a nice hot shower and lunch. evening at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 - Thimphu Sightseeing

A full day of Sightseeing of Thimphu valley with a visit to Handicraft emporium, Zilukha Nunnery, National Library, Painting School, and Dechen Phodrang Monastic School. After lunch visit Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of the late King and if time permits visit Simtokha Dzong – the first Dzong built in Bhutan by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1629. If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a visit to the Weekend Market is a must.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 - Thimphu -Paro

Morning at leisure or Souvenir Shopping. After lunch drive to Paro.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 - Departure

Your Druk Path Trekking terminates today so after breakfast, your representative will help you with the exit formalities and bid you farewell, and wish you a happy journey back home.

Map

FAQ

Can I change the travel date?

  1. If you cancel your tour package before 45 days of the tour start date, you will receive a full refund.
  2. If you cancel your tour package between 30 to 45 days of the tour start date, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  3. If you cancel your tour package between 15 to 30 days of the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  4. If you cancel your tour package less than 15 days before the tour start date, no refund will be provided

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Do I need to apply for visa?

All tourists(except Indian, Maldivian and Bangladeshi) must obtain a visa clearance prior traveling to Bhutan.  Visas are processed through an online system by a licensed Bhutanese tour operators directly or through a foreign travel agent.  

Is travel insurance mandatory for Bhutan?

 
No, it is not mandatory to have a travel insurance plan for Bhutan.
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