A short trek following the Druk path is one of the most scenic trek in Bhutan. Trail leads through traditional villages and farm land, thick alpine forest of rhododendron to the high altitude lake and Alpine meadows where Yak herders lives with their herds. This trekking route provides an incredible view of Bhutanese Himalaya and insight to the rural villages life of Bhutan and rich culture heritage and architecture of Bhutan.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Day 2: Flight to Paro
Day 3: Paro visit:
Day 4: Paro to Jangchulakha, 3700m ,18Km, 6-7 hrs, trek 1
Day 5: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtso , 3706m 11km-4hrs, trek 2
Day 6: Jimilangtso to Phajoding, 3536m 18km) 6-7hrs, trek 3
Day 7: Phajoding to Thimphu, 2454m & 8km, 3-4 hrs, trek 4
Day 8: Thimphu
Day 9: Thimphu to Punakha
Day10: Punakha to Paro
Day11: Paro-Delhi and departure
Day 1: Arrival Delhi.
On arrival reception at airport, Transfer to hotel, night in Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi — Paro
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Paro. During the journey, you will experience from the left side of the plane a spectacular view of Mt. Everest, and other famous Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. Assistance upon arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to the hotel.
afternoon lunch , Visit Drugyal Dzong (a ruined fortress), has its great historical importance for the people of Bhutan. It was a place where the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetan invasion and drove them back. Evening stroll in Paro streets to Mingle with local folk. Night in hotel.
Day 3: Paro visit
Hike to Taktshang monastery as good acclimatisation for the trek. Take a day walk to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery.
Later in the afternoon will visit Ta Dzong (‘the watch tower’) now housing the National Museum. Built on top of the hill above Rinpung Dzong, it was originally used to defend Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war. Its unusual circular construction resembles a conch shell and it now contains a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artifacts paintings and textiles etc. Visit the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. Night in hotel.
Day 4: Paro to Jangchulakha, Trek 1
Today’s trail is a long but fairly gentle ascent. A clear day offers a bird’s eye view of Paro valley. 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, 13 km) Night in camp.
Day 5: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtso, Trek 2
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) Night in camp.
Day 6: Jimilangtso to Phajoding, Trek 3
The path continues past dwarf rhododendron trees, the Janetsho Lake and through yak herders’ camps. with a gradual climb. If weather permits there will be a beautiful view of Mount Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest mountain as well other peaks from 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). Night in camp.
Day 7: Trek : Phajoding to Thimphu, Trek 4
The final day’s trail to Thimphu descends steeply through blue pine forests (2 to 3 hours) Night in hotel.
Day 8: Thimphu
Sightseeing in the morning. We will visit the Weekly farmers vegetable market and then visit the revered Memorial Chorten, and the traditional paper making factory. In the afternoon we wil visit Tashichho Dzong, the ‘’fortress of the glorious religion.’’ This massive building was constructed completely by hand and without a single nail it houses government offices, the king‘s audience chambers, the Je Khempo (head of the Drukpa Kagyu line of Mahayana Buddhism in Bhutan) And a multitude of temples, and many monks. Afternoon Relax and walk around the Thimphu town by yourself to enjoy the city. Night in hotel.
Day 9: Thimphu to Punakha
Today after breakfast in Thimphu hotel we will drive to Punakha, on the way we will stop at Dochula to see the views of the Himalayas if the weather is clear. Lunch in the hotel. After Lunch take a pleasant walk for half an hour or so across terraced fields to see Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Madman’ (Lama Drukpa Kuenley) [2 hours total for walk and temple]. Then we will visit the old capital, Punakha the imposing Punakha Dzong, “Palace of Great Happiness”. Built in 1637, it is strategically placed at the confluence of two rivers, the Po Chu and the Mo Chu. Night in hotel.
Day 10: Punakha to Paro
Today after breakfast in the Punakha hotel we will drive back to Paro. Lunch in Paro. After lunch you can visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple of historical significance and one of the most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Later in the afternoon free time to explore most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Discuss with your guide what takes your interest, or you may prefer to spend some time relaxing at the hotel. Night in hotel.
Day11: Paro-Delhi and departure on onward destination
Early in the morning your guide will accompany you to the airport to see you off onto your flight , in delhi you will again welcome by our representative, sub to your international flight you will be transfer to airport or if time allows you will have visit of Delhi before leaving to airport .Night in hotel in Delhi.
Activity: Trekking in Bhutan Himalayas
Season: Mar — May, Sep — Dec
Duration: Days (9 Days in Bhutan, 4 days of trek )
Contact us for the price of this tripTaksang monastery and Dzong with its impressive architecture ,
Rural villages life of Bhutan
Alpine meadows and mountain lake,
Breath taking view of majestic mountain of Bhutan Himalaya
Yak herders in higher pasture land (sub to season)
Bhutanese culture and old traditional legacy.
Hospitality of worm hearted peoples