Trek through forests and a crystal clear water lake while enjoying stunning views
Druk Path Trek is one of the finest short treks in Bhutan. Leading through an ancient trading route, over high mountain passes, it connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu. Trail passes through spectacular rhododendron forests, alpine yak pastures and beautiful lakes stocked with snowy mountain trouts.
The trek begins by walking up through apple orchards and pine forest past ruined Jele Dzong (fortress), which sits on a high grassy ridge with breath-taking views of Mount Jumolhari to the north. In the next 4 days, we climb above the tree line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m). En route, we come across clear mountain lakes, number of yak herder's camps and have splendid views of Himalaya along the Bhutan - Tibet border including Mount Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Punsum. Our final descent through pine and juniper forests via Phadjoding monasteries would lead into Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Day 1 : Paro to Jele Dzong
The trail is a long but fairly gentle ascent. A clear day offers a bird's eye view of Paro valley. Camp is at 3536 m. (10 km)
Day 2: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha
Walk through thick alpine forests and rhododendron trees. In winter yaks graze in the pastures along the path and around the campsite. (Altitude 3627 m)
Day 3: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtso
Today's trek follows mountain ridges with spectacular views of distant valleys and mountain ranges. The camp is near the Jimilangtso Lake at about 3706 m.
Day 4: Jimilangtso to Semkotha
The path continues past dwarf rhododendron trees, the Janetsho Lake and through yak herders' camps. Camp by the Semkotha Lake at an altitude of around 3834 m.
Day 5: Semkotha to Phajoding
The day begins with a gradual climb. The path gradually descends to Phajoding Gompa,
Day 6: Phajoding to Thimphu
The final day's trail to Thimphu descends steeply through blue pine forests (2 to 3 hours)
Day 7: Sightseeing around Thimphu
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport
Duration: 7 days
This is a tour where we have have to do camping outside in the jungles, passes and near the lakes for 5 nights until we reach capital Thimphu, if weather is favorable we can do it a day earlier.
This tour will be some walking and trekking. To reach the starting point of tour we will be travelling in air conditioned vehicle and towards the end the same vehicle will come and get us.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 NU. - This NU. 10000 (140 USD) estimate of local payments is for the purpose of payments against souvenirs and other gift items in case bought from local people who don't use credit card facilities.
#I am not a driver but I can arrange air conditioned vehicles to an individual's as well as for groups with licensed professional driver.
#I can also cater assistance to visitors with disability with the help of able and dedicated care givers.