Considered one of the best treks in Bhutan, the Druk Path Trek is a moderate trek that takes 5 days either from Paro – Thimphu or Thimphu – Paro. The trekking path runs along the tranquility of rhododendron trees that fills the forests of the alpine region as well as the pristine lakes that add to the splendor of the mountains. This trek has a maximum altitude of 3,400 m and is most suitable during the months of March – June and September – December.
Our Guide and Driver will receive you upon your arrival at the airport and take you to your hotel in Paro for overnight. Depending on the timing of your arrival, you can explore the small town of Paro after your short rest at the hotel.
After the breakfast, you will visit Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong and walk down to town over one of the oldest Wooden Cantilever bridge. Visit also the ruins of Drugyel Dzong (which is currently under construction) as well as Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery) one of the oldest in the country. Later part of the day, the guests are free to explore and mingle with the local (villagers) people in the small town of Paro.
Your trek will start from above the Ta Dzong through lush green forests. As you trek you will enjoy the freshness of the air from the thick forests.
While resting at the camp site, if you are interested you can also visit the Dzong which has few monks living there mainly to look after the Dzong (Fortress).
After a delightful breakfast you start your trek following the ridge and you will see the Paro valley until you finally descend towards Jimilangtsho.
You will have a fantastic view of this large lake and when you make a sound you will also receive an echo from the other side of the valley. The camp site is next to the lake and from our own experience, it gives us a great satisfaction to be amongst the nature.
After a sumptuous breakfast you start your trek. Your trek will end once you reach Phajoding from where you descend downhill to Thimphu. Sightseeing in Thimphu if you are not tired by visiting Buddha Dordhenma and Tashichhodzong after 5 p.m. If time permits, witness an Archery Game at the National Stadium as Archery is the National Game of Bhutan.
After an early breakfast, you will be driven to Punakha via Dochu-la Pass at 3300 m. Continue your journey to Punakha by visiting the fantastic architectural Punakha Dzong and walk over the longest suspension bridge (230 meters) in the country. Later part of the afternoon you will driven back to your hotel in Thimphu and have the rest of the night at your leisure.
After breakfast, visit the National Memorial Chorten, Royal Textile Museum, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Zorig Chusum (Thirteen Arts and Crafts Institute) and Folk Heritage Museum. Visit the weekend vegetable market, if the day falls on Saturday or Sunday. Later part of the day, the guests are free to stroll around the town on their own.
After breakfast, depending on your flight timing our Guide and Driver will drive you to Paro Airport for your onward journey.