Enjoy Druk Path Trek to Get the Ultimate Thrill on Your Bhutan Vacation

Druk Path Trek is an excellent short trek, ideal for those who want to experience the mountains, alpine meadows, glacial lakes and monasteries in Bhutan.

Bhutan- ‘Land of Misty Mountains’

Bhutan is undoubtedly the most exotic country in the entire world. What sets it aside from the other Himalayan regions, other than its stunning landscapes, is the presence of an extremely rich culture & the beautiful & ever welcoming people that inhabit this land. The land is blessed with several lush green valleys, monasteries, and charming places that must be explored by you.

Druk Path Trek- ‘Wonder of Bhutan’

Druk Path trek is an amazing trek in Bhutan which takes you through an important ancient trade route through the Himalayas. Leading through some of the most amazing views of Rhododendron forests and high altitude pasture lands, Druk Path trek will give you most enthralling experience.

Some important information about Druk Path Trek!!

You should know some necessary information before embarking on your trip to Druk Path Trek-

Best time to visit: September to early December

Duration of Trek: 6 to 9 days

Starts from: Paro

Ends at: Thimphu

What to see during trek: Serene sacred lakes teeming with trout, meeting nomadic yak herders, visiting a haunted monastery, and wonderful views of the snow-capped eastern Himalaya.

Max elevation: 4200 m

Min elevation: 2400

Age Requirement:  Min-12 and max- 60 (as per your health condition)

Itinerary of how Druk Path Trek day-by-day looks like!!

Day 1: Paro to Jele Dzong

Distance-10km

Time- 4 to 5 Hours

Elevation-1003 m ascent and 10 m descent

Day 2: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha

Distance-10km

Time- 4 Hours

Elevation- 300M Ascent

Day 3: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho Lake

Distance-11km

Time- 4 to 5 Hours

Elevation- 400m ascent and 300m descent

Day 4: Jimilangtsho via Janetsho Lake to Simkota

Distance-11km

Time- 4 Hours

Elevation- 270m ascent

Day 5: Simkota via Phajodhing to Thimphu city

Distance-14km

Time- 7 Hours

Elevation- 100m ascent and 1800m descent

Is any Preparation needed before trekking?

Though previous experience is not mandatory some training would help a lot to build stamina and confidence in trekking and camping in the wild. Participants should start jogging, cycling etc about a couple of months ahead of the trip.

Essential Items to Take During Your Trekking-

Trekking is the most adventurous things to do in everyone’s life. There is a lot of things you might be required during your trekking. Here is a list of necessary items that you should bring with you-

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Waterproof mats
  • Woolen blanket
  • Dinnerware
  • Drinking water
  • Gas tank
  • Hurricane lamp
  • Table and Chairs
  • Kitchenware
  • Down Jacket
  • Quick-dry clothes
  • Mountain Trekking Boots
  • Backpack
  • Sun Hat
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sun cream
  • Toilet requisites
  • Torch lights

Popular FAQs-

Q. What is the approximate cost of Druk Path Trek?

A. The cost of Druk Path Trek depends on the number of days of trekking and your choice of foods. However, the approximate cost is INR 17,000 per person for 4 days trek.

Q. What will be the accommodation during this trek?

A. As it is a trekking trip and you have to go through the undulating slopes of Bhutan. So, you have to stay by camping in the tents every night.

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