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    Druk Path Trek

    5 nights 6 days

Druk Path Trek

5 nights 6 days

Trek Facts

  • Dificulty Level:
    easy-medium
    Easy-Medium
  • Duration: Five nights/Six days
  • Altitude: 2,400m-4,200 m
  • Season: March-June & September-November
  • Group Size: 1 pax & above

Trekking Map

Trekking Map

Package Includes

Three-star plus hotel accommodation, three meals a day, SUV/mini bus/coaster, guides, trekking gears, camping equipments, entry fees, mineral water, cultural program (in groups of 10 or more people), & taxes

Package Excludes

Air tickets, travel insurance, drinks, visa fee & laundry

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This six-day trek is befittingly for those who cannot endure high altitude climbing. The trek connects Paro, the airport district, and Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city; passing through mountains, rides, lakes, meadows, and alpine landscape dotted with alpine and dwarf rhododendron forests.

One major attractions of this trek is the glimpse of the panoramic Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world.

The distance between the rest camps is relatively short with altitudes ranging between 2,400-4,200 m.

Attraction

  • Views of Mount Gangkar Puensum (world’s highest unclimbed mountain) and several other Himalayan peaks, Jili Dzong (fortress) in ruins.
  • Forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons, nomadic yak herders, pristine glacial lakes of Jigmelang, Simkotra and Janetso teeming with trouts, and the ancient monastery at Phajoding.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Paro – Jili Dzong

Distance: 7 km, Time: 4-5 hours, Ascent: 1,090m, Camp Altitude: 3,480 m

The trek begins from the Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro and gradually ascends to more than 1,000 meters in elevation today. The route starts from a gravel road and then through agricultural farms for about 30 minutes. Trekkers will climb up a steep ridge after which they will go through blue pine and fir forests, and then to Damche Gom. A ridge below the Jili Dzong is the campsite for the evening.

Day 2: Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha

Distance: 10 km, Time: 4-5 hours, Ascent: 310 m, Descent: 50 m, Camp Altitude: 3,770 m.

The hike starts today with a steep climb for about 90 minutes. The route evens out after that and the ascent becomes easier. Trekkers will pass through alpine forests and dwarf rhododendron trees today. At the campsite at Jangchulakha, one may also see the local yak herders and yaks.

Day 3: Jangchulakha – Jimgelang Tsho

Distance: 11 km, Time: 4 hours, Descent: 230 m, Ascent: 330 m, Camp Altitude: 3,870 m.

The hike begins today from a ridge. A clear day may offer amazing scenery of the high mountains and alpine vegetation. Today’s campsite is near the JimgelangTsho (Tsho meaning Lake), which is well known for its giant trouts.

Day 4: Jimgelang Tsho – Simkotra Tsho

Distance: 11 km, Time: 4 hours, Ascent: 820 m, Descent: 400 m descent, Camp Altitude: 4,110 m.

Today’s hike will take trekkers to another lakeside camp, passing through rhododendron vegetation and also a lake, Janetsho, along the way. En route, one can also meet yak herders and see their camps, giving trekkers a first-hand experience of nomadic life in the Himalayas. Today’s campsite is near the Simkotra Tsho (Lake).

Day 5: Simkotra Tsho – Phajoding

Distance: 10 km, Time: 3-4 hours, Ascent: 130 m, Descent: 680 m, Camp Altitude: 3,750 m.

It’s befittingly better to have a clear weather today. If it’s so, one can view the spectacular Mount Gangkar Puensum (7570), the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, after some gradual climb. One can also catch glimpses of several other high peaks.

The hike from here descends towards Phajoding. Trekkers will camp for the night just above the popular Phadjoding Monastery.

Day 6: Phajodhing – Motithang (End of trek)

Distance: 4-5 km, Time: 3 hours, Descent: 1,130 m.

One can visit the Phadjoding Monastery and then walk downhill through blue pine forest for about three hours to reach the telecommunication tower of Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS) in the capital, Thimphu.

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