• Home|
  • Contact Us|
  • Book a Trip|
  • Useful links|
  • Sitemap|
  • Questions|
  • Find us on Trip Advisor|
  • Testimonials
  • Call Our Nepal Office at:

    +977-1-5190300

    The Druk Path Trek - 13 days

    After leading several Himalayan expeditions myself, including the first American ascent of Annapurna I, I can attest to Chandra’s outstanding qualities as leader and organizer. He is an especially good guide for student groups. I first met Chandra when my daughter attended 8th grade at the Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal, and he was the guide selected by the expat community to lead the 8th  grade students on a week-long “Explore Nepal” trek.  The students and parents really appreciated Chandran’s thoughtful planning and leadership.
    In the last twenty years, I've enjoyed a dozen diverse adventures in Nepal with Chandra.  He always provides great food, gear, and guides as well as personalized itineraries and attention for individual travelers and small and large groups. His company is a good choice for any individual, school, group or family that wants to enjoy their own trek with a personal itinerary at a relatively low cost.
    If you might like a Nepal adventure customized to your interests, abilities, and schedule,  you can learn more at at  Himalayan Icefall Trekking or contact Chandra at himtrekzone@gmail.com.
     

    Ms. Arlene Blum PhD, Biophysical Chemist, Author, and Mountaineer

    UC Berkeley, United States

     

    Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia. Situated in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India. Bhutan imposes a daily tariff of US $250 each day on tourists that covers touring and hotel accommodation.  Like Nepal, Bhutan has also mountain ranges, beautiful landscapes and also equally beautiful Temple, Monasteries and cultures. Himalayan Icefall Trekking offers the amazing Druk Path Trekking; it is one of the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. Druk Path trek takes you around the ancient pilgrimage route of Bhutan.
    Druk path trek is regarded as a fairly easy trek and can be done by anyone with no age barrier and with minimal fitness. Most of the trail includes the forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at the altitude varying from 2,400 – 4,200 meters. The Jimling Lake and Paro tour is the main attraction of this trip.
    You may also get an opportunity to view the amazingly beautiful Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unclimbed peak in the world. Besides the trekking, you may come across some of Bhutan’s important and old fortresses, monasteries and authentic typical villages.

    Trip Hightlight


    The Druk path Trekking Itinerary (12N/13D) Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport. 

    Day-2:  Kathmandu city tour. 

    Day-3: Fly kathmandu to Paro and transfer to hotel.

    Day-4: Excursion around  Paro

    Day-5: Trek from Paro – Jele Dzong

    Day-6: Trek to Jangchulakhato

    Day-7: Trek to Jimgelang Tsho (Lake)

    Day-8: Trek to Simkotra Tsho

    Day-9: Trek to Phajoding

    Day-10: Trek to Thimphu (trek ends) and Transfer to Hotel

    Day-11:  Sightseeing tour of Thimpu and Drive to Paro

    Day-12: Fly back to Kathmandu and city tour 

    Day-13: International Departure.  
    The Druk path Trekking Itinerary (12N/13D) Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

     
    Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, Then welcome by our office representative, and transfer to the respective hotel.
     

    Day-2:  Kathmandu city tour.

    Day-3: Fly kathmandu to Paro and transfer to hotel.

    You will land at the only airport in Bhutan, Paro International Airport. On arrival, your visa is processed at the airport. From here, you’ll drive towards the capital city, Thimphu, in an hour long journey. You can spend the evening walking around the city and admiring its tidiness. Thimpu is a colorful place. Beautiful residences, markets, town square and monasteries dominate the local landscape.
     
    Day-4:  Excursion around  Paro
     
    After breakfast, we will drive towards the Ram thanka base for a hike to view one of Bhutan’s most respected pilgrimage site of the Buddhist world, the Taktshang Lhakhang, famously known as the “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery. The hike offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched precariously on a sheer rock face 3000 ft above the valley floor. During your return from the monastery, you can stop at the Cafeteria for lunch. En route, we can drive through the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. The Dzong was built in 1649 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan and Mongolian invaders.
     
    Day-5: Trek from Paro – Jele Dzong
     
    The first day of the Druk Path Trek can be difficult mainly because you gain the elevation rapidly. It starts from Ta Dzong (National Museum) and passes through graveled road and farm lands. You may trek along the vertically steep trail followed by a walk along the pines and firs forest to Damche Gom.
    The final stop will be made at Jele Dzong.


    Day-6: Trek to Jangchulakhato

    The treking starts with the steep ascend for about an hour and a half. The remaining part of the trek goes through dense alpine forest and rhododendrons to the camp site. You will gain the elevation of 260 meters today. While settling up the camp, you may get to see lots of yaks and herders.

    Day-7: Trek to Jimgelang Tsho (Lake)

    Today, you will follow the trail along the ridge. If the weather is favorable, you may get to see the highest unclimbed peak in the world, Gangkar Pensuem. After a short hike, which only covers 11 km, you will arrive at the camp site at the bank of Jingmelang Lake.
     

    Day-8: Trek to Simkotra Tsho

    You will cover nearly 11 km today. The easy trail makes the day relatively shorter. The day ends at Simkotra Tsho.
     

    Day-9: Trek to Phajoding

    After breakfast, the trek begins with a small ascent. While ascending up, you could see the wonderful views of spectacular Himalayan peaks, including the Mt Gangkar Puensum. The trek descends towards the Phajodhing where you can settle down and build the camp. The campsite nestles just above Phadjoding Monastery.
     

    Day-10: Trek to Thimphu (trek ends) and Transfer to Hotel

    The last day of the trek starts from the Phadjoding monastery. As you trek down to Thimphu the trail descends towards the forest mostly of blue pines. Three hours of hike will bring you to the Bhutan Broadcast Service (BBS) Telecommunication Tower that offers the wonderful view of Thimphu.
     
    Day-11:  Sightseeing tour of Thimpu and Drive to Paro

    At Thimpu, We will visit the Trashichhoedzong, The medieval time fortress/monastery is also the Bhutanese government’s integral building holding many government offices and King’s throne.
    Trashichhoedzong is also the summer home of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot in Bhutan. The cultural tour of Thimpu continues to the National Library which holds the wide array of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Explore Arts and Crafts School to witness the fantastic ongoing workshops of Thanka Paintings and encounter the living traditions of Bhutan at Textile and Folk Heritage Museums.
    After the lunch, the tour of Thimpu takes you to the Handicrafts Emporium followed by a visit to Stupa of Memorial Chorten (monument built in the memory of Father of Modern Bhutan- the third king of Bhutan). Later, you will drive back to Paro.

     
    Day-12: Fly back to Kathmandu and city tour

    After your breakfast at hotel in Paro, Fly back to Kathmandu and embark for Bhaktapur and Patan city tour. Overnight hotel at Kathmandu followed by typical Nepali farewell Dinner by Himalayan Icefall Trekking.

    Day-13: International Departure. 
    Includes
    • Entire land transportation during the tour.
    • Flight from Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu
    • Bhutan Permit/Visa
    • Entire Meals ( B, L, D) and accomodation in Bhutan
    • Kathmandu on BB plan
    • Certified, Experienced & Language versed Tour Guide
    • Tourist Standard Hotels in Bhutan
    • Heritage Sites/National park Entrance Permits
    • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
    Excludes
    • Nepal re-entry Visa fee
    • Evacuation Charges( In case Of Emergency)
    • Travel Insurance
    • Bar bills/Refreshments
    • Guide/Porter Tipping
    Start Date End Date Availability Price  
    The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows: 

    1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of  warm shocks
    2) Dawn Jacket - 01
    3) Sleeping bag- 01
    4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
    5) Sun glass  - 01
    6) Hat  - 01
    7)  Water Bottle  - 01
    8) Half Pant  - 01
    9) Trousers  - 02
    10 ) T- Shirts - 04
    11) Trekking Stick - 02
    12) Sunscreen  - 01
    13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 (in case in the low land areas)
    14) Rucksack - 01
    15) Gloves -01 pair
    16) Wind proof jacket- 1
    17) Warm Cap-1
    18) Personal Medicines

    Price Start From

    USD 2350

    Book This Trip

    Trip Facts

    Duration : 13 Days

    Grading : B

    Trip Start : Kathmandu

    Max. Altitude : 4110

    Trip Ends : Paro

    Trip Style : City tour and Trekking

    Group Size : 1

    Activity Per Day : Trekking and sightseeing

    Best Season : April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    Ask a Question

    Quick Inquiry

    *
    *
    *
    *
    *
    *

    You May Also Like