Trek Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Difficulty Level:Moderate.
Good Season:March, April, May, June, September, October and November
Altitude Gain:2256 meters
Altitude Loss:1912 meters

The Five-day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a 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.

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 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimilang tsho Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout. This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan.

Along with the Druk Path Trek, if you have more time can include more cultural tour. As of now in these programs have added a cultural tour program for only in Paro and Thimphu.

National Museum
National Museum, Paro

You will be received by our people at the airport. Then will drive to Ta Dzong (Watch Tower) which was converted to National Museum in 1969 by the third king. Then will visit Paro Rinpung Dzong one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture which serves as Paro district head office as well as a monastic community. If you feel energetic then will walk down to Paa chu, cross over the cantilever bridge and get to other side where our driver will be waiting.

After that will stroll aroud in Paro and prepare for the trek.

Night Halt: Paro

Taktshang
Our Guest at Tigers Nest

Today after breakfast will drive to Taktshang Base and then will hike to Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) which is one of the most popular tourist sites. Its the place blessed by Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century, though the monastery was only constructed in 1692 by Desi Tenzin Rabgay.

The hike will take on average 5 to 6 hours up and down. And this also helps you to aclimatize.

In the evening will relax.

Night Halt: Paro

Jela Dzong
Jele Dzong, which is close to our camp site
Distance 10 km, 4-5 hours , 1000m ascent, 10m descent, camp altitude 3480 m

After breakfast, we will drive to the road point at the National Museum (2487m) above Paro from where you will start your trek. We will walk from the Museum heading up hill through apple orchards, and pass via Damchena village and pine forests. If we reach early we can visit Jele Dzong (3,490m). Jele Dzong is mostly in ruins and there is a Lhakhang with the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni. On a clear day, the views of Paro town far below and of mount Jomolhari (7,314m) are breathtaking.

Night Halt: Camp site.

Jela Dzong
The view of Snow capped mountains from Jele Dzong
Distance 10 km, 4-5 hours , 300m ascent, camp altitude 3780 m

There will be gradual ascent and then descend below the ridgeline to walk through the trail of thick alpine forests and rhododendrons. You may see yak herders in the area. There are fascinating views of Jhomolhari and other snow-capped mountains and you can also hear some monal peasants during the day. We continue our uphill walk to reach a yak herders’ pasture at Jangchulakha (3,780m) with outstanding views of the Himalayan range. We camp in a yak pasture near the hillside

Night Halt: Camp site.

Jigme Langtsho
Jigme Langtsho, and our campsite is next to this lake
Distance 11 km, 4-5 hours , 400m ascent, 300m descent, camp altitude 3880 m

Today’s trail follows the ridge and at times through juniper trees and dwarf rhododendrons. The views of the mountain valleys of Thimphu and Paro are sensational. After making an ascent and then a steep descent, we arrive at Jimilangtsho Lake (3,880m). The lake is famous for its giant sized trouts. Near the camp, you can have great views of 6,989m Jichu Drake, the peak representing the protective deity of Paro

Night Halt: Camp site.

Trail of Druk Path
The Trail of Druk Path Trek
Distance 11 km, 4-5 hours , 270 m ascent, camp altitude 4110 m

The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Janetsho. You may come across some yak herder’s camp and get an idea of how these people live. The trail winds and undulates with a magnificent view of the Himalaya across deep valleys. Simkotatsho Lake (4,110m) can be seen below after crossing one final spur. We continue our trek until we reach the yak pasture where we camp for tonight.

Night Halt: Campsite.

Thimphu City
The view of Thimphu City from Phajoding
Distance 14 km, 7 hours , 100 m ascent, 1800m descent

Today you will begin with a gradual climb and reach 4,150m from where you enjoy the majestic view of Mount Gangkar Puensum and other Himalayan peaks if the weather is clear. You will then descend to another small lake and then climb to the Phume La pass (4,210m) from where you will enjoy great view of Thimphu city far below. The trail slowly descends through juniper trees till Phajodhing (3,870m). The walkway downhill to Thimphu through a forest of blue pine and juniper until you arrive the road head of Sangaygang on the outskirts of Thimphu valley. So after 4 nights in camp today you can have a night halt in Hotel in Thimphu.

Night Halt: Thimphu

Tashicho Dzong
Thimphu Tashicho Dzong

After breakfast will visit National Memorial Chorten which was built by Her majesty Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of her late son His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") the third king of Bhutan. Then will drive to Kuenselphodrang to see Buddha Statue which is one of the biggest sitting Buddha in the world measuring 169 feet tall. Then will visit Bhutan Post if you want to make some personalized stamps.

After lunch will visit Folk and Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan's living traditions. Then will visit Takin Preserve where you will find Takin, the National animal of Bhutan and it is native to Himalayas and also an endangered species. Towards evening will visit Tashicho Dzong the beautiful fortress which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Central Monastic Body and Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of monastic body.

Evening can stroll in Thimphu town.

Night Halt: Thimphu

Depending on the flight time will reach you to airport and seeoff.

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