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Druk Path Trek
Paro- Bhutan
11 Days
50 Persons
English
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Brief

The six days Druk path trek start from Paro and end in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Visitors can visit the popular historical places like Jela Dzong and Phajoding monastery on the way. Beautiful lakes and different species of Rhododendron flowers are common sites on this trek route. On clear weather one can have a view of the snow capped peaks like Khambumgang, Gangchenta, Masang Gang, Table Mountain, Gangkar Puensum, and Dagala Range.

Tour Detail

10 Nights/11 Day Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival at paro by Druk air or Bhutan Air line

On a clear day, the flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. You will see major Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and then on the final approach to Paro Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang will come into view. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. You are welcome by your term escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels and after completion of arrival formalities will be taken to your hotel. Afternoon free for activities or at leisure. In the evening, take a stroll around Paro market. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing

Paro is a most picturesque valley, with quaint hamlets clustered amidst terraced paddy fields. The town still maintains tradition by way of its architecture and simple way of life. In the morning, visit Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower but now housing the National Museum. Ta Dzong holds unique and varied collections, ranging from ancient armor to textiles, thangkha paintings, stamps, coins, and natural history. Then walk down a hillside trail to visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) built in 1646 during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It now houses Paro’s monk body and the offices of the civil administration. Rinpung Dzong is the venue for the famous Paro Tsechu, held annually in the spring. After lunch, drive up valley to Drukgyel Dzong or “the fort of Drukpa victory”. In former times, the Bhutanese repelled invasions by Tibetans from this fortress. Though largely destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins still present an imposing sight. On a clear day, there is a splendid view of Bhutan’s sacred mountain, Chomolhari from the approach road to Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit a traditional Bhutanese house in the village nestled below the dzong. Then head back towards Paro town, en route visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, established in the 7th century and one of the two oldest shrine in the kingdom (the other is in Bumthang), marking the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

 Day 03: Paro to Jele Dzong( Trek Start ) Distance 10 km

Jele Dzong is 10km from paro town at an altitude of 11,600 ft. This is a short trekking deay. The trek trail is a gradual climb till the camp and if the weather is clear, Paro valley can be seen canvassed by the Mount chomolhari and other snowcapped Mountains in the serene azure blue sky.

Camp at Jele Dzong.

Day 04: jele Dzong to Jangchulakha(distance 10 km)

Jungchulakha is 10 km from jele Dzong and it is at an altitude of 11,900ft. From here, you begin with about an hour and half climb up the mountain. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and through rhododendron tress. You are likely to come across Yak Herders at your campsites.

Camp at Jangchulakha.

Day 05: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho(Distance 11 km)

It is about 11 km from Jangchulakha and it is at an altitude of 12, 160 ft. The trail follows the ridge and on clear days, the view of the mountains and valleys are exotic. Camp close to the lake of jimilangtsho. These Lakes are known for their giant-sized Trout.

Day 06: Jimilangtsho to Simkotra Tsho (Distance 11 km)

It is about 11 km, from Jimilangtsho and it is at an altitude 4,110 m. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life.

Over night camp at Simkotra

Day 07: Simkotra Tsho to Phajoding.(Distance 10 km)

It is about 10 km, from Simkotra tsho and it is at an altitude 3,750 m. The day begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and several other Himalayan peaks.

Overnight camp at Phajoding.

Day 08: Phajoding to Thimphu(trek end)

It is about Distance of 4 to 5 km. from Phajoding you can view the entire city of Thimphu. After breakfast at camp you will descend gradually to Thimphu through Motithang. At motithang you will be received by

Vehicle and driven to the hotel for the lunch.

After lunch sightseeing in and around Thimphu.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 09 : Thimphu to Punkha

After breakfast, we begin our drive to Punakha. On the way, a drive takes us all the way up to Dochu La (3050m) to witness the magnificent view of the eastern Himalayan range (weather permitting). Dochu La is marked with 108 stupas built in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during military action against Assamese rebels and also visit Druk wangyel  lhakang located at dochula. Drives continue to Punaka with thick vegetation and beautiful paddy fields, Punakha is one of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan.

On the way stop for Short hike to chimi lhakhang(temple). From the main road it takes about 20 minutes to reach lhakhang(temple).Chimmi  Lhakhang is the temple of fertility, dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, popularly referred  as the ‘Divine Madman’. Lunch at Punakha

 After lunch Visit PunakhaDzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the confluence of Phochu (Male) and Mochu (female) rivers.  Today the Punakha Dzong is home to the central monk body and the Je Khenpo during the milder winter months. Punakha valley is flourished with rich vegetation and the dzong is extra ordinarily renovated with detailed arts and crafts.

Overnight hotel in Punakha

Day 10: Punakha to Paro

After breakfast short hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten stands out on a beautiful ridge above the Punakha valley.  The temple is built by Her Majesty the queen mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk.  This temple has been dedicated for the well being of the kingdom, its people and all sentient beings. It is a 15-20 mins hike from the suspension bridge.

After the hike your journey starts back to Paro. Stop at dochula for Lunch after lunch continue journey to paro. On the way to paro Visit Tachogang Lhakhang(Literally the temple of the excellent horse) which is built by Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo  and one must actually cross one of Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo Iron Suspension Bridge to get to the temple.

On Reaching to paro visit Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower but now housing the National Museum. Ta Dzong holds unique and varied collections, ranging from ancient armor to textiles, thangkha paintings, stamps, coins, and natural history. Then walk down a hillside trail to visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) which means “the fortress of the heap of jewels.”  built in 1646 during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It now houses Paro monk body and the offices of the civil administration. Rinpung Dzong is the venue for the famous Paro Tsechu, held annually in the spring.


 Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 11: Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch your onward flight. Your escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels will escort your group till the Flight departure.

Note: the Itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you general idea of the trip schedule. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs to our valued customers.

Season: From late February to June and September to December.

 

 

 

 

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Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Druk Path Trek
Paro, Bhutan
11 Days
50 Persons
English
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Brief

The six days Druk path trek start from Paro and end in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Visitors can visit the popular historical places like Jela Dzong and Phajoding monastery on the way. Beautiful lakes and different species of Rhododendron flowers are common sites on this trek route. On clear weather one can have a view of the snow capped peaks like Khambumgang, Gangchenta, Masang Gang, Table Mountain, Gangkar Puensum, and Dagala Range.

Tour Detail

10 Nights/11 Day Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival at paro by Druk air or Bhutan Air line

On a clear day, the flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. You will see major Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and then on the final approach to Paro Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tserimgang will come into view. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. You are welcome by your term escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels and after completion of arrival formalities will be taken to your hotel. Afternoon free for activities or at leisure. In the evening, take a stroll around Paro market. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing

Paro is a most picturesque valley, with quaint hamlets clustered amidst terraced paddy fields. The town still maintains tradition by way of its architecture and simple way of life. In the morning, visit Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower but now housing the National Museum. Ta Dzong holds unique and varied collections, ranging from ancient armor to textiles, thangkha paintings, stamps, coins, and natural history. Then walk down a hillside trail to visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) built in 1646 during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It now houses Paro’s monk body and the offices of the civil administration. Rinpung Dzong is the venue for the famous Paro Tsechu, held annually in the spring. After lunch, drive up valley to Drukgyel Dzong or “the fort of Drukpa victory”. In former times, the Bhutanese repelled invasions by Tibetans from this fortress. Though largely destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins still present an imposing sight. On a clear day, there is a splendid view of Bhutan’s sacred mountain, Chomolhari from the approach road to Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit a traditional Bhutanese house in the village nestled below the dzong. Then head back towards Paro town, en route visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, established in the 7th century and one of the two oldest shrine in the kingdom (the other is in Bumthang), marking the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

 Day 03: Paro to Jele Dzong( Trek Start ) Distance 10 km

Jele Dzong is 10km from paro town at an altitude of 11,600 ft. This is a short trekking deay. The trek trail is a gradual climb till the camp and if the weather is clear, Paro valley can be seen canvassed by the Mount chomolhari and other snowcapped Mountains in the serene azure blue sky.

Camp at Jele Dzong.

Day 04: jele Dzong to Jangchulakha(distance 10 km)

Jungchulakha is 10 km from jele Dzong and it is at an altitude of 11,900ft. From here, you begin with about an hour and half climb up the mountain. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and through rhododendron tress. You are likely to come across Yak Herders at your campsites.

Camp at Jangchulakha.

Day 05: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho(Distance 11 km)

It is about 11 km from Jangchulakha and it is at an altitude of 12, 160 ft. The trail follows the ridge and on clear days, the view of the mountains and valleys are exotic. Camp close to the lake of jimilangtsho. These Lakes are known for their giant-sized Trout.

Day 06: Jimilangtsho to Simkotra Tsho (Distance 11 km)

It is about 11 km, from Jimilangtsho and it is at an altitude 4,110 m. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life.

Over night camp at Simkotra

Day 07: Simkotra Tsho to Phajoding.(Distance 10 km)

It is about 10 km, from Simkotra tsho and it is at an altitude 3,750 m. The day begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and several other Himalayan peaks.

Overnight camp at Phajoding.

Day 08: Phajoding to Thimphu(trek end)

It is about Distance of 4 to 5 km. from Phajoding you can view the entire city of Thimphu. After breakfast at camp you will descend gradually to Thimphu through Motithang. At motithang you will be received by

Vehicle and driven to the hotel for the lunch.

After lunch sightseeing in and around Thimphu.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 09 : Thimphu to Punkha

After breakfast, we begin our drive to Punakha. On the way, a drive takes us all the way up to Dochu La (3050m) to witness the magnificent view of the eastern Himalayan range (weather permitting). Dochu La is marked with 108 stupas built in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during military action against Assamese rebels and also visit Druk wangyel  lhakang located at dochula. Drives continue to Punaka with thick vegetation and beautiful paddy fields, Punakha is one of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan.

On the way stop for Short hike to chimi lhakhang(temple). From the main road it takes about 20 minutes to reach lhakhang(temple).Chimmi  Lhakhang is the temple of fertility, dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, popularly referred  as the ‘Divine Madman’. Lunch at Punakha

 After lunch Visit PunakhaDzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the confluence of Phochu (Male) and Mochu (female) rivers.  Today the Punakha Dzong is home to the central monk body and the Je Khenpo during the milder winter months. Punakha valley is flourished with rich vegetation and the dzong is extra ordinarily renovated with detailed arts and crafts.

Overnight hotel in Punakha

Day 10: Punakha to Paro

After breakfast short hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten stands out on a beautiful ridge above the Punakha valley.  The temple is built by Her Majesty the queen mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk.  This temple has been dedicated for the well being of the kingdom, its people and all sentient beings. It is a 15-20 mins hike from the suspension bridge.

After the hike your journey starts back to Paro. Stop at dochula for Lunch after lunch continue journey to paro. On the way to paro Visit Tachogang Lhakhang(Literally the temple of the excellent horse) which is built by Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo  and one must actually cross one of Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo Iron Suspension Bridge to get to the temple.

On Reaching to paro visit Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower but now housing the National Museum. Ta Dzong holds unique and varied collections, ranging from ancient armor to textiles, thangkha paintings, stamps, coins, and natural history. Then walk down a hillside trail to visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) which means “the fortress of the heap of jewels.”  built in 1646 during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It now houses Paro monk body and the offices of the civil administration. Rinpung Dzong is the venue for the famous Paro Tsechu, held annually in the spring.


 Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 11: Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch your onward flight. Your escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels will escort your group till the Flight departure.

Note: the Itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you general idea of the trip schedule. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs to our valued customers.

Season: From late February to June and September to December.

 

 

 

 

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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