Bhutan Trekking Tour
 
 

Bhutan Druk Path Trek

About Bhutan Druk path Trekking
Bhutan Druk Path TrekDruk Path trekking is a 6 day-trek through high altitude and is moderately strenuous. Druk path trekking, starting from Thimphu and ending in Paro passes through some beautiful high Altitude lakes. Druk path trekking is very popular among the tourist at present in Bhutan. The highest point in Druk path trekking is 3800m.

Bhutan Druk path trekking itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu: Arrival you will be received by tour manager and escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu. Our tour manager will give you pre-tour briefing. Rest of time is leisure.

Day 02 - Kathmandu city tour: After breakfast, visit monkey temple (Swayambhunath Temple), Patan, Boudhanath sputa and Pasupati temple. Over night at Hotel.

Day 03 - Arrive Paro: The flight from Kathmandu to Paro, offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. On arrival you will be received by your guide and escorted to your hotel in Paro. In the evening visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets and browse through the shops. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Day - 04 Paro Sightseeing: After breakfast, sightseeing to Drukgyel Dzong, the fort of the victorious Drukpas. Altho ugh gutted by a fire, this fort is renowned as the stand from which several Tibetan invasions were repulsed.  To the north can be seen in all its majesty, the dome of sacred Mt. Chomolhari or the abode of the "mountain of goddess.”
Bhutan Druk Path TrekEn route, see one of the oldest landmarks in Bhutan. The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang was one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo. It is revered as one of the most holy shrines in Bhutan and embodies the arrival of Buddhism here.
After lunch, visit to Ta Dzong, originally the Watch Tower for the Rinpung Dzong. It was later converted into the National Museum of the Kingdom and boasts a wide range of antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and natural and historic artifacts.
Walk down the trail to Rinpung Dzong or the 'fortress of the heap of jewels' which is the seat of the district administration and the residence of the monastic school. The dzong is famous for its wall murals depicting Buddhist parables, symbols and the lives of prominent saints.  Walk down to the cantilever bridge below the dzong where your car awaits. Ovenight at hotel.

Day - 05 EXCURSIONS TO TAKTSHANG: After an early breakfast,  drive to the foot of the Taktshang cliff before walking uphill for 2 hours to reach this monastery, giddily perched on a sheer 800m rock face.  Taktshang means ‘Tiger’s Nest’ as legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the back of a tigress in the eight century. He meditated here making this temple a sacred pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. Lunch at the Taktshang Cafeteria. The trip to and fro takes four hours for which riding ponies can be arranged. Overnight at HOTEL.

Day - 06 Paro - Jele Dzong (Trek start): (Distance - approximately 7 Kms. Alt. 2576m.)-- This is a short trekking day. The trail is gradual till the camp and weather permitting; a glorious view of Paro Valley with the backdrop of snowcapped mountains can be seen.

Day - 07 Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha :( Distance - 10 Kms. Alt. 2879m.)-- You begin with about an hour and half’s climb through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may seek yaks and herders around your campsite.

Day - 08 Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso: (Distance - 11 Km.)--The trail goes along the ridge with beautiful vistas of mountains and valleys on clear days.  The campsite is close to the Lake Jimilangtso . These lakes are known for their giant sized trout and if lucky you may enjoy a well-prepared trout for dinner.

Day - 09 Jimilangtso - Simkota: (Distance -11 Km. Alt. - 3,485 m.)-- The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and the lake of Janetso. You may come across some yak herder’s camps where you will get a glimpse of the life of a nomad. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake and if you are lucky, you can enjoy trout fishing. 
Day - 10 Simkota - Phajoding: (Distance - 10 Km, Alt - 2,879m.)-- The trek begins with a gradual climb with a spectacular view of Mount “Gangkhar Punsum”, the highest mountain in Bhutan as well other Himalayan mountain ranges from the Dochula pass. Descend from here to Phajoding.

Day - 11 Phajoding – Thimphu (End of trek): (Distance - 8 Km, Alt. - 2,439 m.)--The trail is downhill all the way to Thimphu, looping through thick blue pine forests. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours. Back to hotel for a hot shower and a delicious lunch.

Day - 12 Thimphu Sightseeing: Morning visit the memorial temple that depicts the Buddhist teachings in form of paintings and statues. Originally the Third King who is known as the “Father of Modern Bhutan” initiated this temple to protect the nation against negative elements. His son the present King and the Queen Mother completed the temple. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum, where life in medieval Bhutan is still showcased; the National Library, the repository of all ancient books and manuscripts; the Textile Museum for antique textile collections; and the Zilukha Nunnery and the 12th century Changgangkha temple. Drive up to the highest viewpoint overlooking Thimphu valley and while returning, the Takin research center. Should time permit, visit Tashicho Dzong, the center of both spiritual and temporal powers. Independent tour of the town in the evening. Overnight at hotel

Day - 13 Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing: After breakfast drive to Punakha and Wangdiphodrang. On the way, stop at Do Chula Pass (Alt. 3050m.) for tea/coffee and enjoy the most spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayan ranges. Lunch at Hotel.
After lunch visit Chimi lhakhang, built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley or the Divine Mad Man. The temple is revered for giving fertility to barren woman and thus a cynosure for childless couples. Visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 on a sliver of land between two rivers. Night at Hotel.

Day - 14 Excursions to Khamsum Yueley Namgyel Chorten - Thimphu: After breakfast, drive north for a short excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. This temple stands majestically on a strategic ridge above Punakha valley. Prophesised in the scriptures by Thragthung Dudjom Lingpa, the temple was built by the queens. It is intended to ward off negative forces, promote peace, stability and harmony in a changing world. The unique architectural design has been drawn from the scriptures. After lunch drive to Paro. Night at Hotel.

Day 15 - Fly back to Kathmandu: Representative of Mission Eco Trek will bid you farewell. TASHI DELEK.

SEASON: Mar –June & Sept-Nov.
CLIMATE: Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be very cold and in winter sometimes comes below freezing points.
WHAT TO BRING: Personal clothing, strong normal clothing (accordingly), preferably cotton for summer. Woolen clothes for evening and winter.
For TREKKING: Strong trekking boots, sunglasses, headgear, raincoat, sleeping bag, torchlight etc.

Short Info

Mission Eco Trek has been organizing Trekking and tour in Bhutan since many years. We Specialize in the Bhutan Druk Path Trekking. On our Bhutan Druk Path trekking, the entire group tour / treks led by our highly experienced guide. All the food on the Bhutan Druk Path trekking is provided. We stay in hotel or tents on the Bhutan Druk Path Trekking. The Bhutan Druk Path trekking takes 15 days, with some time in Kathmandu.

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