Bhutan Druk Path Trekking : This short, but scenic trek rewards the hiker with picturesque views of mountain ranges. We reach an altitude as high as other treks, making it moderately strenuous, with maximum daily hikes of 6 hours per day. The trek features Dzongs, lakes and a gradual climb along the ridge for panoramic views in clear weather.
Day 01 : Arrive at Paro. 2250M.
The flight into Bhutan takes you over the great Himalayas, offering the dazzling scenery of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watch tower). On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. On completion of airport formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel.
Afternoon. Visit to the National Museum of Bhutan. Which is called Ta-Dzong means (Watch Tower) it was built in 17th century together with Paro Dzong below to protect further aggression from Tibetan invasion. Inside it has got varieties of collection from all over Bhutan dated back to 6th century. This will give you a highlight of Bhutan existence. Visit to the Paro Dzong the administrative head quarter of Paro District. Every Dzong has dual system together with the religious section.
Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing
On day02, after breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The climb to the viewpoint will take around 3 hours. Enjoy the stunning view of the monastery where Guru Padmasambava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century and meditated for three months. The monastery was later built in this holy place in 1684 by the fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan. Overnight Paro.
Day 03 : Ta Dzong – Jele Dzong. 10 Km. 3 – 4 hours. Altitude: 3450m.
On day03, we start early so that you can escape the scorching heat on the up hill climb where trees are less. The trail starts above the Ta-Dzong (Museum). It will be a 3/4 hours gradual trek up the hill through mixed temperate forests and occasional farmhouses. By lunch time the trail goes through thick coniferous belt. Look out for wild animals & birds. By the evening you will reach the Jele-la Pass 2600m, the campsite is just hundred meters down hill. It is a great campsite with fairly wide meadow – a place where the yak herders camp when they migrate their herd.
Day 04 : Jele Dzong – Jangchuk lhakha. 10Km. 4- 5 hours. Altitude: 3780m.
On day04, you will be heading to Jangchuk Lhakha camp. It’s a 4/5 hours trek and the campsite is at 3780 meters approx. The trail starts at 200 meters uphill to Jeli Dzong. This Dzong served as a rest house during the 2nd King‘s time and it’s now a monastic institute. The trail is mostly up and down with good view of Paro valley as you walk on the ridges.
Day 05 : Jangchuk lhakha – Jimi Langtso. 11 Km. 5 – 6 hours. Altitude : 3880m.
Today we are heading to Jimi Langtso Lake, which is maximum 3880 meters high (the highest camp side on your trip), trek of 6/7 hours. Starts with 500 meters uphill through coniferous forests and barren hillsides dotted with rhododendron flowers if it in spring and beside this you will see lot of other flora and faunas. A great scenic walks. Lot of wild onions grows on this trail. After the first Pass it’s mostly up and down if some one is riding pony have to take extra cautious. Before you cross the last Pass you walk by a ridge. Which offers a great scenic view on clear days you can view Mt.Kanchenjunga and Bhutan’s Chomolhari; Jichu Drakey & Tsrim gang – all on the left side (towards northwest). After the last Pass the Lake can be seen on your left side, so all down hill till campsite by the Lakeside.
Day 06 : Jimilangtso – Phojoding. 20 Km. 5 – 6 hours. Altitude: 3870m.
Start early in order to reach Phajoding. You are gradually going uphill today. The trek 6/7 hours and campsite at Phajoding is 3870 metes. There are numerous Passes and some are as high as 4000 meters. You will come across the Yak herder’s camp & yaks grazing all around near by Lake and so. In this route some time we see the carven of Blue Sheep. Although, it would not be like Chomolhari trek as we see many.
In this last day to Phajoding camp we will come across the Lake Janetso and semkotatso. All the lake in this trek has trout. Great scenic view can be seen on clear days most of the Bhutan’s snowcapped mountains. When you look at northeast. After reaching the Phajoding Pass, enjoy a great view of Thimphu capital valley and down hill till campsite.
Day 07 : Phajoding – Thimphu. 4 –5 Km. 3 hours. Altitude: 2350m.
Last day of the trip and if you want to reach Thimphu early. You can start in morning
Otherwise you can start late and visit some old temples there. The sunrise view from Phajoding is great with Thimphu valley just below you. Many pheasants can be seen if you take a little morning walk around the hillside.
Always carry a walking stick with you at Phajoding, as sometimes the Monastery dogs can be a menace. The walk down is through mixed temperate forests and takes Maximum 2 hours. Your car awaits you at the trek endpoint then a Tashi Delek & Farewell to your trekking crews.
Day 08 : Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the National Memorial Chorten built in memory of late 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1974.visit 15th century Changangkha Temple, Takin (National Animal) sanctuary and view point of Thimphu city. On the way back visit the Zilukha Nunnery and Dechenphodrang monistic school. Lunch.
Visit National library, Scholl of Arts and Crafts, Government Handicrafts Emporium and Traditional Handmade paper factory and Goldsmith & Silversmith unit. In evening visit the Tashi Chhodzong the capital parliament house and after explore the various handicrafts store in the town.
Day 09 : Thimphu – Paro
It is free time in morning and after lunch drives to Paro through winding road all the way down following the Wangchuk River and reaches to the confluence (Chu- Zom) it means the meeting of two rivers Wangchuk & Pa- Chu from Paro. This point is to check the vehicle pass by and immigrations. On the junction of this two river you will witness the three different kind of Chorten Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese style. You will cross this bridge and turn to right towards Paro.
Day 10 : Departure.
In morning your guide will bid you a farewell journey at Paro Airport.