Druk Path Trek

The Druk Path trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan because of its proximity to Paro and Thimphu and is easily completed in a 7 day visit to Bhutan with enough time to visit Taksang.

The trek itself can be completed in 5 days (an extra night in Phajoding can extend the trek to 6 days if desired).  The first day of the trek is moderately strenuous due to a large altitude gain but becomes relatively easy to the end.  The trek route passes through some beautiful high altitude lakes. It starts in Paro and ends in Thimphu. It is a popular Bhutan trek route. The highest point is 3,800 meters.

Part of this trek is following the route between Paro and Thimphu, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. The route is sparsely inhabited by nomadic yak herders but there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish. The area is known for spectacular rhododendron forests which bloom in April & May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter, great views of the Himalayas are seen as the most part of this trek is along the ridge.

The itinerary presented here uses 6 days for the trek but does not include any hike to Taksang which we feel is a must unless you have been to Bhutan before.

Overview

Day 1Arrive in Paro
Day 2 Paro – Jeledzong
Day 3 Jeledzong – Jangchulakha
Day 4 Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho
Day 5 Jimilangtsho – Simkota
Day 6 Simkota – Phajoding
Day 7 Phajoding – Thimphu
Day 8 Departure

All packages can be customized. We can easily add extra days to the end of any package that you find on this website. Removing days is usually very easy to do as long as the driving or the treking is still possible. Some of the teks have two days in a row of descent and sometimes, if you are fit enough, we are able to skip a camp or two.

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2 comments on “Druk Path Trek”

  1. Dr Biraj Saikia Reply

    Hi,
    I am an Indian Citizen and a regular trekker in the Himalayas. I want to do either a solo trekking or can join other team in Druk Path Trek in the 1st or 2nd week of November 2014. I shall be grateful if you kindly give me detail information regarding departure date and cost of the trek in either in Bhutanese Currency or Indian Rupees. Thanks
    Dr Biraj Saikia
    Guwahati, Assam
    +91 xxxxxxxxx

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