DRUK PATH TREK:
|Arrival on:||Paro, Bhutan|
|Meals:||All Meals Including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner|
|Accommodation:|| 3* Hotel Accommodation in Cities
and Teahouses during the Trek
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
Activities: Trekking in Bhutan
Duration: 10Nights/11Days Trek Name: Druk Path Trek
|It is a 5 days Trek, goes to High Altitude (the highest point is 3800 Meters) and is moderately strenuous. The Trek route passes through some beautiful High Altitude Lakes. It starts from Paro and ends in Thimphu. It is a popular Trek route. The highest point is 3800 Meters.
|Day 01. Arrive Paro
Day 02. Excursion to Taktsang Monastery
Day 03. Paro – Jele Dzong (Start of Trek)
Day 04. Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha
Day 05. Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso
Day 06. Jimilangtso – Simkota. (4-5hours)
Day 07. Simkota – Phajoding – Thimphu (4-5hours)
Day 08. Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 09. Thimphu – Punakha
Day 10. Punakha –Paro: (124 km. 4 hrs. drive)
Day 11. Departure
|Day01:||Arrive Paro: Arrival at Paro airport. Your guide from Tsenden Travel Services will receive you and then drive you to the hotel.
After Lunch, visit Ta Dzong built in1656 an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley.
In the evening drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m).
Dinner and over night in Hotel.
|Day02:||Excursion to Taktsang Monastery: – After early breakfast, excursion to Tiger Nest. (5hrs. total time). The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest.The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684 by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.
In the Evening visit to the Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.
Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
|Day03:||Paro – Jele Dzong (Start of Trek): Today is a short trek. The trek begins above the National Museum; If the weather is clear the Paro valley and the snow-capped mountains can be seen clearly. The campsite is near the old Jele Dzong. If the caretaker is there you can visit the Dzong. Altitude 3,350m; Distance 10 Km; Time 3 – 4 hours.
|Day04:||Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha: The trek starts with a short climb and then passes through a thick alpine forest of rhododendron and gradually climbs till we reach camp. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Altitude 3,700m; Distance 12 Km; Time 4 – 5 hours.
|Day05:||Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso: The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valleys are beautiful. Camp is close to Lake Jimilangtso. Altitude 3,800m; Distance 16 Km; Time 6/7 hours.
|Day06:|| Jimilangtso – Simkota. (4-5hours): The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees past the lake of Janetso. Overnight camp.
|Day07:||Simkota – Phajoding – Thimphu (4-5hours): From here we slowly descend down to Phajoding Monastery from where Thimphu town is clearly visible at the valley floor. Our Car will pick and drive to Thimphu.
Evening relax time.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
|Day08:||Thimphu Sightseeing: After breakfast visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Buddha point. We then visit the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).
After Lunch visit to Mini zoo to see National Animal TAKIN. In the evening, visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan).
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day09||Thimphu – Punakha (72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. Lunch at Punakha. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.
In the evening, visit Chime Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. He subdued the demons with his “ Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.
Overnight in Hotel.
|Day10:||Punakha –Paro: (124 km. 4 hrs. drive) After breakfast, drive to Paro
Evening free time. Over night in Hotel.
|Day11:||Departure: Early morning, drive to the airport. Departure.|
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private Car.
· 3* Hotel Accommodation in the cities & Tea House During the Trek.
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients;
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
· All necessary paperwork & Permits.
· All government and local taxes.
· Airfare for International Flights
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/helpers e.t.c
· Any Travel Insurance
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.