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Druk Path Trek

Cultural Highlights of Bhutan combined with a stunning 5-day trek. One of the finest short treks in Bhutan, the Druk Path leads from Paro to Thimphu, following the traditional high route between these towns. After an exploration of the Paro Valley, our first day's walk takes us up to the ruined Jeli Dzong which sits on a high ridge and commands breath-taking views across to Chomolhari. During the next 4 days of super breaking, we climb above the tree-line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m.).

En route, we make camp beside clear mountain lakes, visit a number of yak herders’ encampments and have splendid views of the peaks on the Bhutan/Tibet border, including Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum. Arriving at Thimphu, we have a full program of sightseeing, at the impressive Tashichoedzong, the traditional summer capital of Bhutan and at the colourful Sunday Market. An excursion to the important dzongs at Punakha and Wangdi completes this unbeatable 2-week taste of Bhutan.

Parts of this trek are following the old route between Paro and Thimphu, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. The route is sparsely inhabited (by nomadic yak herders) but there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is known for spectacular rhododendron forests which bloom in April & May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter, great views of the Himalayas are seen as the most part of this trek is along the ridge.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Katmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel Shanker. O/N Katmandu.

Day 2: A half day sightseeing tour and Bhutan preparation. O/N Katmandu.

Day 3: Arrive Paro & transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Explore Paro.

Day 5: Trek begins from Paro - Jele dzong.

Day 6: Trek to Jangchulakha.

Day 7: Trek to Jimilangtsho Lake.

Day 8: Trek to Simkota.

Day 9: Trek to Phajoding.

Day 10: Trek to Thimphu (trek ends) and back to hotel.

Day 11: Thimphu S/s and drive to Paro.

Day 12: Departure back to Kathmandu.

 

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