Druk Path Trek

The Kingdom of Bhutan is located at the southern slopes of the Himalayas on the east. The Tibet Autonomous Region and Indian states (Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal) are neighbors to Bhutan. Bhutan is rich in cultural heritages and isolation of the country from rest of the world makes it unique too. The culture and traditions of Bhutan act as an attraction in the tourism sector. Buddhism is the dominant religion of Bhutan and Hinduism ranks second.

The first place we land in, Paro Airport, is the only international airport of Bhutan.

The Ta Dzong is the watch tower of the Paro Dzong. Potential invasions are kept eye on from the tower. This dzong was built in the 17th century. Numerous thanka paintings and weapons are displayed in the dzong. The Ta Dzong is now a national museum.

The Rinpung Dzong is wholly named as Rinchen Pung Dzong. This dzong was used by Bhutan to defend itself from Tibetan invaders. Currently, the dzong functions as government offices.

The Taktsang monastery is also commonly known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. It is believed that Padmasambhava arrived to this place on a tiger’s back and meditated here for three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. So, this place is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).  Padmasambhava introduced Buddhism in Bhutan.

The Phajoding Monastery was built in the 13th century by a Tibetan Lama who spread the teachings of Buddhism in Bhutan. Meditating in Phajoding Monastery is believed to provide self-gratification. A saint named Phajo Drugom Zhigpo meditated in this place in the 13th century.

Thimphu, the capital city, is also the largest city of Bhutan. 

The Memorial Chorten, also known as Thimphu Chorten was built in 1974 as an honor to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the 3rd king of Bhutan. The Chorten stands as one of the most visible religious structures in Thimphu, Bhutan.


PARO – ARRIVAL                                                                                                                     (-/L/D)

 

DAY 1               You will be received by the representative of our company who will be your guide throughout your tour. Visit the Ta Dzong, built in the 17th century as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. This Dzong was converted into the National musuem in 1967 and is filled with antique thankha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor. Drive to see the Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now use as an administration center and school for monks.

 

Overnight at hotel – Paro

 

Meals included: Lunch

Dinner

 

PARO – SIGHTSEEING                                                                                                            (B/L/D)

 

DAY 2               Morning hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The climb up to the view point will take around three hours. Enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambava landed on the back of a tiger in the 8th century, and mediated for three months. Lunch will be arranged in the cafeteria and after lunch in the cafe, walk back to the road point and drive back to the hotel. Drive to Drukgyal Dzong (fortress) now in ruins, which was built in 1646 by Shabdrung to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders, led by Mongolian Warlord, Gushri Khan.

 

Overnight at hotel – Paro.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

 

PARO - JELE DZONG                                                                                                               (B/L/D)

 

DAY 3               Distance 6/7 kms, altitude 8500ft. Today is a short trekking day. The trail is rather gradual till the camp and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with its snow capped mountain backdrop.

 

Overnight – Camp.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

JELE DZONG - JANGCHU LHAKHA                                                                                          (B/L/D)

 

DAY 4               Distance 10 kms, altitude 9500ft. You begin with about an hour and half's climb then ascends gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and rhododendrons. You may see yak herders around your campsite.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

JANGCHU LHAKHA - JIMILANGTSHO                                                                                                 (B/L/D)

 

DAY 5               Distance 11 kms, altitude 11000ft. The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valley are beautiful. Camp is close to the lake of Jimilangtso.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

JIMILANGTSHO - SIMKOTA                                                                                                     (B/L/D)

 

DAY 6               Distance 11 kms, altitude 11500ft. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and bypasses the lake of Janetso. Today you may come across some yak herder’s camps and get an idea of how these people live. Camp is close to Simkota lake.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

SIMKOTA - PHAJODING                                                                                                           (B/L/D)

 

DAY 7               Distance 10 kms, altitude 9500ft. Today you begin with a gradual climb and if the weather permits you will enjoy a majestic view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest in Bhutan, and other peaks from the Dochula pass. The trail slowly descends till you reach the Phajoding cafeteria. Overnight in cafeteria or camp

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

PHAJODING – THIMPHU                                                                                                          (B/L/D)

 

DAY 8               Distance 7-8 kms, altitude 8050ft. The trek to Thimphu is all the way down through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Taking a leisurely pace you reach Thimphu in about 3 hours. Free evening to relax.

 

Overnight in hotel

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

THIMPHU - PARO                                                                                                                     (B/L/D)

 

DAY 9               After breakfast, visit the Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of our third King. The Folk Heritage Musuem, Visit the Bhutan Post known for its world famous stamps where you can buy postcards and stamps. Drive to Paro.

Overnight in hotel

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

PARO DEPARTURE                                                                                                                    (B/-/-)

 

DAY 10             Paro Departures


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