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Home Tour Packages 9 Days Druk Path Trek Tour

Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro

Tour Activities : Trekking

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys, Culture & Heritage

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Thimphu and Paro Tour Overview

The four days Druk Path Trek is the most popular trek in the country as it fairly easy hike and the distance between the camps are short too. The trail passes through 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.
This trek also offers hikers a great view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest unclimbed peak in the world.

Thimphu and Paro Tour Itinerary

Day 1
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to the hotel. On the same day we can also visit Paro town. We will then spend the night at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2
Distance 8 km
Estimated time 3 hours
The Druk Path trek starts with a short climb up to Jele Dzong. The trek trail ascends gradually up to the camp. From the camp we will be able to see the gorgeous valley of Paro with the snowcapped mountains behind it. Above our camp Jele-la a pass and Jele Dzong which is at 3400 m of altitude.
Day 3
Distance 10 km
Estimated time 3-4 hours

Start with an hour and a half climb and then gradually work your way up. The route takes you through dense alpine forests and alpine roses. If the weather is right, there are great views of Chomoihar and other snow-capped peaks.
You can see yak breeders at your campsite.
Day 4
Distance 11 km
Estimated time 4 hours

The route runs along the ridge, and on a clear day the views of the mountains and the valley are spectacular. You can enjoy amazing views of Jichu Drake (6989 m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro. Our camp is located near the Jimilangtsho Lakes, famous for their huge trout.
Day 5
Distance 11 km
Estimated time 4 hours
The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Janetsho. Today you may come across some yak herder’s camps and get an idea of how these people live. We camp overnight close to Simkota Lake, and if you are lucky you can catch a lake trout for your dinner.
Day 6
Distance 10 km
Estimated time 4 hours

Today the gradual ascent begins and if the weather allows you, you will be able to enjoy majestic views of Gangkar Puensum and many other peaks. The road descends slowly through the junipers to a campsite next to the village gravel near the Phajoding cafe. For the night we can spend it in a cafe or camp, depending on weather conditions.
Day 7
Distance 5 km
Estimated time 3 hours

The trek to Thimphu is downhill all the way, passing through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Taking an easy talk and you will reach Thimphu in about 3 hours. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu
Day 8
For the final day in the country we will be visiting the following places in Thimphu:
National Memorial Chorten;
Tashichhodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion);
National Library;
Institute for Zorig Chusum (Bhutanese arts and crafts school);
National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only);
Handicrafts Emporium.
And by evening we will drive to Paro and spend the night there.
Day 9
After breakfast, we will drive you to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.

More Details about Thimphu and Paro Tour

Inclusions

  • EP (No Meal)
  • Trekking Cost
  • The Government of Bhutan requires all trekking to be done with a registered trekking operator in Bhutan. All trekking with us will be accompanied by trekker trained professionals including a trekking guide, cook, and few horsemen. The cost will be higher for solo trekkers but the cost will come down as the number increases as the cost will be shared.
  • Please let us know and we will give promptly give you the best price to make your trekking a wonderful experience.
  • Trekking Information
  • Trekking through the Himalayas of Bhutan could be physically and mentally demanding but it’s definitely worth it for its beautiful nature and clear air as Bhutan being a carbon negative country.
  • The best time for trekking in Bhutan is in spring and autumn. Enjoy the beauty of blossom of flowers in the month of April and May and clear views in November.
  • On the trek through different places of Bhutan we would be able to view forest, snow-peaked mountains, rhododendron forests, traditional farm houses, wild animals, alpine meadows and villages.
  • An experienced guide will be provided on all treks. Professional cooks and horses for transportation will also be available. You will only need to carry your bag-pack.
  • The trek takes us over some of the highest passes in Bhutan ranging from an altitude of 3000 m to 5000 m. The trek varies from a short four day hike up to three week long hike. . Depending on altitude, a trekking day is usually about 6 to 7 hours (including stops) and almost all trekking in Bhutan involves overnights in a tents.
  • We also provide other adventurous services such as one day hike across Bhutan, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Trekking Kit

  • Much of the kit will be provided by us for your comfort but you might need your personal clothing and toiletaries. Below is the list you might need for long trips, ask us if you want to know more.
  • Items - Description.
  • General -
  • bag to put overnight
  • Waterproof sac
  • Plastic bags
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag – 3 season up to about 3000 meters, 4 season above that
  • Silk liner for extra warmth
  • Thermarest inflating mattress
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Clothing
  • Trekking trousers -
  • Fleece pants or tracksuit to wear in camp
  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirt
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom) for night use
  • Outerwear
  • Down jacket if above 3500 meters -
  • Fleece
  • Windproof jacket
  • Waterproofs
  • Scarf and gloves
  • Footwear -
  • Hiking boots (should be water repellent)
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp (in summer and early Autumn make sure these are waterproof)
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp (in summer and early Autumn make sure these are waterproof)
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow
  • Other -
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch with spare batteries and bulbs
  • Washing line
  • Small knife
  • Water bottles (preferably metal) or alternatively a hydration pack such as CamelBak
  • Dextrose tablets, snack bars and energy drinks
  • Medicine -
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Rehydration sachets
  • Paracetamol
  • Plasters
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Lozenges
  • Sting relief and Insect repellent
  • Toiletries - Towel and sponge
  • Soap and biodegradable liquid for laundry
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper, tissues, wet wipes
  • Sun cream (including total sun block)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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