Druk Path Trek

Name:      Druk Path Trek
Type:       Trek
Trek Days:  6 Days
Total Days: 10 Days
Note: The trek can be done over 4 to 6 days depending on fitness
Day 01: Paro
Arrive at Paro International Airport where your guide will meet you and take you to Thimphu. Sightseeing in paro such as Paro Rinpung Dzong, national museum and Drukgyel Dzong, after lunch you will visit Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) and Dumtse Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. Overnight in Paro
Day 02: Paro to Jele Dzong
Today’s trail is a long but fairly gentle ascent. A clear day offers a bird’s eye view of Paro valley. Camp at 3536 m. (10 km)
Day 03 :Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha
Walk through thick alpine forests and rhododendron trees. In winter yaks graze in the pastures along the path and around the campsite. (Altitude 3627 m, 10 km)
Day 04: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtso
Today’s trek follows mountain ridges with spectacular views of distant valleys and mountain ranges. The camp is near the Jimilangtso Lake at about 3706 m. (11 kms)
Day 05: Jimilangtso to Semkotha
The path continues past dwarf rhododendron trees, the Janetsho Lake and through yak herders’ camps. Camp by the Semkotha Lake at an altitude of around 3834 m. (11 kms)
Day 06: Semkotha to Phajoding
The day begins with a gradual climb. If weather permits there will be a beautiful view of Mount Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest mountain, as well as of further peaks from the Doupchu La Pass. The path gradually descends to Phajoding Gompa, where a monastery and retreat centres for meditation are located. Camp at about 3536 m.  (10 kms)
 Day 07: Phajoding to Thimphu
The final day’s trail to Thimphu descends steeply through blue pine forests (2 to 3 hours) Night at Thimphu.
Day 08: Thimphu
Sightseeing in Thimphu where you can visit the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the National Painting School and Changangkha Temple. Browse the striking collection of intricate textiles at the National Textile Museum and visit the Folk Museum. You may also be able to visit the weekly market. Overnight in Thimphu
Day 09 Hike to tiger nest
Hike to the Tiger’s Nest and have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria. On the way back you can visit Dumtse Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. Overnight in Paro
Day 10: Departure

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