Druk Path Trek is a revitalizing trek that comprises of lush and Himalayan scenery along with sightseeing of two culturally rich cities of Bhutan – Paro, and Thimpu. It lets you wander around the beautiful monasteries, dzongs, museums and other heritage sites around these cities. Bhutan is well known around the world for its unique culture and preserved natural heritage. Druk Path Trek takes you along the lush and wild alpine jungles, rhododendron forests to the beautiful valley with the inspiring views of mountains in abundance. The views of Mt. Jhomolhari along with other neighboring peaks and sunrise/sunset views amidst the hills is a fantastic experience that you will be able to enjoy during the trek.
Bhutan Cultural Tour and Druk Path Trek!
Druk Path Trek start with a sightseeing tour in Paro. As soon as you land at the Paro airport in Bhutan, you will escort to your hotel for check-in. Sightseeing Tour around Paro starts with a hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery which is a beautiful monastery perched into a dramatic location on to the top of the hill. You can further visit Jele Dzong and walk through beautiful dzongs, villages, and forests along the way to Jangchulakha. You can explore the tranquil Jimilang lake along with glorifying the beauty of nature around. As you trek ahead, you will be blessed with the captivating views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum which the highest unscaled peak of the world.
So, as a whole Bhutan Cultural Tour and Druk Path Trek is a rejoicing journey where you can walk through the fantastic villages, forests, lakes, and pastures in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas and Himalayan terrain, you can also experience the cultural aspect of the country in the dzongs, monasteries, and museums of Paro and Thimpu in Bhutan. The best time of the year to visit Bhutan for Druk Path Trek is March to June and September to November. If you are willing to join this most awaited journey to Bhutan, we – Everest Hiking Service P. Ltd is ready to help you with our outstanding services.
- Scenic flight over the Himalayas to Paro
- Paro sightseeing / Hike to Tiger’s Nest monastery
- Hike up to Jele Dzong
- Visit Jimilang Tso lake and other dzongs and monasteries on the way
- Amazing views of Mt. Jomolhari and other peaks throughout the trek.
Fly to Paro above the scenic Himalayan ranges down below. As you arrive in Paro airport, a representative of our company will pick you up and escort to your hotel for check in. Freshen up and enjoy your lunch for a sightseeing journey ahead. First of all, you will be escorted to Ta dzong museum, a treasure of many historical and religious antiques and art crafts. Next we head to Paro Rinpung dzong and then to Kichu Lhakhang. Kichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temple of Bhutan. Last we head to visit the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, an old fortress and stay at the hotel for the night.
Today is an exciting day as we will visit the famous – Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro. It is a beautiful monastery perched on the top of a cliff, in a dramatic location. We should hike up to the monastery for one to one and half hours until we reach the monastery. From the cliff, you can get some spectacular views of Paro city as well. The monastery lies on the place where the great Guru Rinpoche had flown in the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave. After visiting the monastery, you will be escorted to some important visiting sites in Paro if you weren’t able to visit it in day 1 due to time constraints. You can then enjoy rest of the time on your own.
Get set for a short trekking journey ahead. From Paro, we start climbing up to Jele dzong. The trail to the dzong gradually ascends up until we reach the camp. On a clear weather day, we can get an amazing views of snowcapped mountains around with Paro valley beneath. As we climb up to the dzong, we will be able to views the remains of the dzong. A Lhathang with a statue of Budda Sakyamuni has been built here which can be explored. We spend our night at Jele dzong today.
Leaving the dzong, we start climbing up to Jangchulakha today. We climb for an hour and half along the thick alpine and rhododendron forests until we reach our destination for the day – Jangchulakha. Our walk for the day is full of scenic views. We can see our campsite, herds of yaks grazing along the pastures. We stop at our camp at 3600 meters and stay there for the night.
We continue our climb up through the ridge. As we climb up, we will be showered with the wonderful views of Mt. Jumolhari along with other neighboring peaks. From the top of the ridge, we descend down to the Jimilang Tso lake and enjoy our lunch. We further descend down through the lush forests of fir to Langrithang, our stopping point for the night.
Today, we leave Langrithang and walk through the forests of fir and rhododendron to Tsaluna monastery. The monastery is considered to be a sacred site of Guru Rinponche. From the monastery, we descend down along the Tsaluna village and drive to Thimpu. Upon arrival, you can rest or walk through the streets of Thimpu. Stay at the hotel for the night.
- Airport pick up and drop
- All the ground transportation during the trip
- Experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide
- Necessary travel permits, entry fees to different sites during sightseeing tour
- Accommodation in a three-star category hotel as approved by the Bhutanese government.
- Three board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
- Applicable government taxes and service charges
- Surcharges to be paid to government for travelling solo or in group
Price Not Include
- International flight fares
- Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc.
- Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc.
- Travel insurance
- Tips for support crew members
- Airport taxes