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Druk Path Trek from Paro to Thimphu

6 days from £995 per person

This five night itinerary is an excellent introductory, non-strenuous, trek in Bhutan. The trek can also be used as a base from which to further explore this little-visited country with possible extensions, at its conclusion, by car onto Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang. An amazing place, there are few countries in the world like Bhutan and the Druk Path Trek will not only introduce you to the renowned friendliness of the people but also the chance to experience the more remote parts of this little-inhabited country at first hand.

Route: Paro – Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho – Simkota – Phajoding – Thimphu

Itinerary Highlights

Paro, in western Bhutan, welcomes the majority of travellers to the country. Visit Drukgyel Dzong then hike to Taktsang Monastery with its perilous location 900m above the valley floor.

One of the more popular hiking routes, the Druk Path trek offers a wonderful introduction to the natural beauty of the country with its wooded valleys and spectacular mountain views.

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and where the royal family reside. Highlights include the National Library and National Institute for Zorig Chusum which teaches Bhutan’s traditional arts.

Itinerary: Druk Path Trek from Paro to Thimphu

This morning leave Paro and start the trek with a short climb up to Jele Dzong and the camp. There are beautiful views back over the Paro Valley, if the weather is clear, whilst above the camp is Jele-la Pass and Jele Dzong. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: outdoor camping
Leave the camp and begin the day with a gradual ascent through thick alpine and rhododendron forest. There are far-reaching views of the famous Mount Jhomolhari as well as the other snow-capped peaks that surround it. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: outdoor camping
Today the route is along a high ridge, so, with luck, the views of the mountains, especially Jichu Drake, and valley below are breathtaking. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: outdoor camping
Leave the camp at Jimilangtsho and begin the trek to Simkota. As you pass along the trails that wind through the thick rhododendron trees you may be lucky to come across camps belonging to Yak herders. These nomadic herders live a life that has changed little over the centuries. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: outdoor camping
Today, after a short climb, slowly descend through forest to the campsite at Phajoding. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: outdoor camping
Descend through pine forest to the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu where your trek will end. (B)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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What's included

  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with an accompanying English speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Any International flights
  • Any Domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

Nepal & Bhutan Holiday Review

This was a wonderful holiday. Bhutan is a land that I have never before experienced. It seems an anomaly surrounded as it is by India and China. Culturally it is quite different to its neighbour to the south. It is modernising quickly and trying to hold on to its religion and traditions.

CB - Nepal & Bhutan - November 2017

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