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Bhutan Druk Path Trekking

10 days, Bhutan

Bhutan Trekking, Bhutan Druk Path


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Dinner)
Upon arrival, you will be met our staff and you will be transferred to Hotel. After short rest, we will visit the Swayambhunath Temple, said to be 2500 years Stupa on a hillock, which offers a breath-taking view of Kathmandu City and the Sunset view. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument Listed in 1979.Next; we will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) if you are lucky, you will be able to have a glance of the famous living Goddess of Nepal name Kumari Dinner will be served near hotel restaurant. After dinner you will be able to stroll along the busy street of Kathmandu city center. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Paro from Kathmandu(By Druk Air flight) (BLD)
Upon arrival transfer to hotel. After Tea, drive to Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. This unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell. The centerpiece of this Museum is a complex four-sided carving depicting the history of Buddhism and its propagation. One side isSakyamuni and the great teacher Atisha, representing the Sakya school. On the next is Geylup, a disciple of Dalai Lama. Another is Nyingma lineage, the head is Guru Padmasanva, and the final is Drukpa Kagyu with the figure of Vajra Dhara. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning "Heap of Jewels", built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. Here you can see finest example of Bhutanese architecture. Enroute visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries. In the evening drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Paro.

Day 03: Paro - Jele Dzong
After an early breakfast you will be picked up our representatives from hotel and drive you to Paro and drive further up to TaDzong or the National Muesum. Start of Trek Day 1: Distance 08 Kms and walking time 4-5 hours. Starting at Ta Dzong, (2300m) and camp at Jele Dzong (3436m, 11,270 ft). The trek trail is rather gradual climb till the camp and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with the Mt. Jumolhari(7314m) and snowcapped mountains behind the valley.

Day 04: Jele Dzong – Tshokam
Trek Day 2: Distance 09 Kms and walking time 4-5 hrs. Starting at Jele Dzong (3436mtrs) and camp at Tshokam (3962mtrs; 12,995 ft). The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and rhododendrons trees and most of the walking is up and down on a ridge. Mt. Jumolhari is also visible today. And you will pass by Jangchulakha whereby we use this area as our campsite earlier but due to lack of water we have moved our campsite to Tshokam and you may see Yak herders around Jangchulakha and if you are interested you can visit their tents before reaching your camp site.

Day 05: Tshokam – Jimilangtso
Trek Day 3 : Distance 10 Kms and walking time 6-7 hrs. Starting at Jangchulakha (3780mtrs) and camp at Jimilangtsho(3880mtrs). The trail follows the ridge and on clear day the views of the mountains and valley are beautiful, in particular the Jichu Drake(6989m) Camp is close to lake of Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout's.

Day 06: Jimilangtso – Simkota
Trek Day 4 : Distance 11 Kms and walking time 4-5 hrs.Starting at Jimilangtsho (3880m) and camp at Simkota (4040m) The trail takes you through dwarf Rhododendrons trees and then you pass by the lake of Janye Tsho. Today you may come across some Yak herder's camp and you can really have a look as to how these people live. Camp is close to Simkota Lake.

Day 07: Simkota – Phajoding
Trek Day 5 : Distance 10 Kms and walking time 3-4 hrs. Starting at Simkota (4040m) and camp at Phajoding (3870m). You begin with a gradual climb upto Phume la (4210m) the highest elevation for this trek. If the weather permits you will have beautiful views of Mt. Gangkhar Punsum(7541m) the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan peaks. Below , you can see the entire Thimphu valley.

Day 08: Phojoding – Thimphu
Trek Day 6 – End of Trek : Distance 4-5 Kms and walking time 3 hrs. Starting at Phajoding(3870m) and end of trek at Thimphu (2300m) The trek to Thimphu is all the way down hill through a forested area of mostly Blue pine. By taking leisurely pace you can reach Thimphu in about 3 hours for a nice hot shower and lunch. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel Druk.

Day 09: Thimphu - Paro-Kathmandu- Nagaarkot (BLD)
drive to Airport fly back to Kathmandu.Upon arrival in Kathamndu, we would continue our journey to Nagarkot, 2300m above seal-level, this scenic spot, with a spectacular view of the sunset and Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day. In the evening, watch the sunset of the Himalayan at Nagarkot.

Day 10: Nagarkot -Kathmandu – Fly Back Home (B)
After breakfast, Drive to Kathmandu airport (1 hour drive) and flight back Home

Trip & Facts

    Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Minimum 2 Pax
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Tented Camp
  • Transportation: 4WD drive, Airplane
  • Walking Hours a day: 4 to 7 approximately
  • Duration: 10 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Dinner)
Day 02: Fly to Paro from Kathmandu(By Druk Air flight) (BLD)
Day 03: Paro - Jele Dzong
Day 04: Jele Dzong – Tshokam
Day 05: Tshokam – Jimilangtso
Day 06: Jimilangtso – Simkota
Day 07: Simkota – Phajoding
Day 08: Phojoding – Thimphu.
Day 09: Thimphu - Paro-Kathmandu- Nagaarkot (BLD)
Day 10: Nagarkot -Kathmandu – Fly Back Home (B)


Cost includes:
KTM-PARO-KTM Airfare by Druk Air (Economy class)
Bhutan visa fee,Tourism development fee
Bhutan airport tax
Airport pick up and drop-off
Hotel accommodation as per above itinerary
Service of licensed and trained guide
All meals and hot beverages
Local transportation as per above itinerary
National park/conservation area entry permits
All necessary documents permit (where applicable)
Coordination quick rescue service incase of emergency (cost covered by your insurance plan

Cost does not includes:
Travel Insurance
Excess baggage charge if more then 20Kg and hand bag more then 5kg
rescue charge (incase of emergency)
Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
Expenses of personal nature
Tipping for guide and driver

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