Druk Path Trek – Embark on an Epic Adventure.

A Journey through Bhutan’s Majestic Mountains With Karma.

Nov 3 to Nov 11, 2023

The Druk Path Trek trail is a breathtaking journey that passes through spectacular rhododendron forests, alpine yak pastures, and beautiful lakes stocked with snowy mountain trout. It is one of the finest short treks in Bhutan, connecting the valleys of Paro and Thimphu via an ancient trading route over high mountain passes.

The trek begins with a walk through apple orchards and pine forests, past the ruined Jele Dzong fortress, which sits on a high grassy ridge with breathtaking views of Mount Jumolhari to the north. Over the next four days, we will climb above the tree line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m). Along the way, we will come across clear mountain lakes and numerous yak herder’s camps, and enjoy splendid views of the Himalayas along the Bhutan-Tibet border, including Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, and Gangkar Puensum.

Our final descent through pine and juniper forests via Phajoding monastery will lead us into Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The entire journey promises to be a memorable experience, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of Bhutan.

Day 1 – Arrival Paro Valley, Bhutan. Acclimatize.

Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will go through immigration formalities before being warmly greeted by your travel team. Afterward, you will be driven to Paro town, where you will enjoy a welcome lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will visit Paro Fortress and have the opportunity to explore Paro town. Once your sightseeing is complete, you will check in at your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in the scenic Paro Valley.

Day 2 – Tiger’s Nest Excursion. Acclimate.

In the morning, embark on a hike up to the iconic Tigers Nest. Take a break at the cafeteria for tea, coffee, and snacks before continuing your trek towards the monastery.

Explore and visit the revered Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Have lunch on your way back. Later, you will have a relaxing hot stone bath. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and spend the night in Paro Valley.

DAY 3 – Paro to Jele Dzong past Damchena village.

Today we will embark on a trek from Paro to Jele Dzong, passing through Damchena village. Though the trek is short, we will maintain a steady pace as the altitude gain is significant. After breakfast, we will drive to the National Museum road head (2487m) above Paro, which serves as the starting point of our trek. We will ascend uphill, passing through apple orchards, smallholdings of Damchena village, and pine forests.

Our journey will take us to Jele Dzong (3490m), situated on a ridge that resembles a whaleback. Although mostly in ruins, Jele Dzong boasts a Lhakhang with a Buddha Sakyamuni statue. On clear days, the breathtaking views of Paro town far below and Mount Ju

10KM | 4-5 HOURS | 1003M ASCENT | 10M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 3480M


DAY 4 – Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha.

Our trek will begin with a gradual ascent, followed by a descent below the ridgeline, where we will walk through a trail surrounded by thick alpine forests and rhododendrons. If we’re lucky, we may come across yak herders in the area. While trekking, we’ll be treated to fascinating views of Jumolhari and other snow-capped mountains. We may also hear the calls of monal pheasants during the day. Our uphill walk will continue until we reach a yak herders’ pasture at Jangchulakha (3780m), which offers outstanding views of the Himalayan range. We will camp for the night in a yak pasture situated near the hillside.

DAY 5 – Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho Lake.

As we trek, the trail will follow the ridge and occasionally pass through juniper trees and dwarf rhododendrons. The breathtaking views of the mountain valleys of Thimphu and Paro will leave us awestruck. After ascending and then descending steeply, we will reach Jimilang Tsho Lake (3880m), which is known for its giant-sized trout.

Near the campsite, we will have a great view of Jichu Drake, which is a 6989m peak representing the protective deity of Paro. We will camp overnight close to Jimilang Tsho Lake, surrounded by the serene beauty of the area.

11KM | 4-5 HOURS | 400M ASCENT | 300M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 3880M

11KM | 4 HOURS | 270M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 4110M

DAY 6 – Jimilhangtso via Janetsho Lake to Simkota .

The trail will lead you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetsho Lake. Along the way, you may come across some yak herders’ camps and gain insight into their way of life.

The trail winds and undulates, offering magnificent views of the Himalayas across deep valleys. After crossing one final spur, we will be able to see Simkota tsho Lake (4110m) below. Our trek will continue until we reach a yak pasture, where we will camp for the night.

DAY 7 – Simkota via Phajoding (3870m) to Thimphu city.

Today’s trek will begin with a gradual climb to a small saddle at 4150m, where we will be rewarded with majestic views of Mount Gangkar Puensum and other Himalayan peaks in clear weather. We will then descend to another small lake before climbing to the Phume La pass (4210m), which is adorned with beautiful prayer flags. From here, we will enjoy a great view of Thimphu city, far below. The trail will slowly descend through juniper trees until we reach a community hall near Phajoding (3870m). We will then make our way downhill through a forest of blue pine and juniper until we arrive at the roadhead of Sangaygang on the outskirts of Thimphu valley. Your vehicle will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day in Thimphu. Overnight at Thimphu. 

14KM | 7 HOURS | 100M ASCENT | 1800M DESCENT

Afterward, visit the Arts and Crafts School, where you can witness traditional Bhutanese art and crafts being made. This school is dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional Bhutanese art forms, and you can see students practicing skills such as wood carving, weaving, and painting. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor authentic Bhutanese cuisine or try international dishes. Visit the Bhutan Post Office, where you can personalize your own stamps with your photos or designs. This is a unique and fun souvenir to bring home from your trip to Bhutan.

Explore the local markets, crafts bazaar, and Kaja Throm, which is a vibrant street lined with shops selling everything from handicrafts to traditional clothing to fresh produce. Attend a farewell dinner with a cultural show, which is a perfect way to cap off your last day in Bhutan. You’ll enjoy traditional Bhutanese music, dance, and costumes while savoring a delicious meal. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 8 – Thimphu Sightseeings and Experiences.

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and is filled with fascinating cultural landmarks and natural wonders. Start your day by visiting the iconic Big Buddha statue, located on a hill overlooking the city. This impressive statue stands at 169 feet tall and offers a breathtaking view of the Thimphu valley.

Next, head to the Mini Takin Zoo, which is home to the national animal of Bhutan – the takin. This unique creature has a goat-like head and a cow-like body and is considered a spiritual symbol in Bhutanese culture.

Day 9 – Farewell and Departure.

Start your morning with a delectable breakfast served at your hotel. After that, it will be time for you to depart and head to the airport for your flight back home.

Before you leave this beautiful country, you will have the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to the travel team in Bhutan who have made your trip an unforgettable experience. This will mark the end of your journey, leaving you with precious memories of your time in Bhutan.

Karma Dorji, the founder of Druk Heritage, is a true embodiment of Bhutanese hospitality and warmth. His passion for showcasing the beauty and culture of Bhutan to the world is contagious, and his attention to detail ensures that every guest of Druk Heritage receives a personalized and unforgettable experience.

With over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry, Karma’s knowledge of Bhutan and its customs is unparalleled, making him the perfect guide for anyone looking to explore this mystical land. His dedication to sustainability and responsible tourism practices also make him a true ambassador for Bhutan’s commitment to preserving its natural environment and unique cultural heritage.

Whether you’re interested in trekking through the Himalayas, experiencing Bhutan’s traditional festivals, or simply soaking up the serene beauty of this enchanting country, Karma and his team at Druk Heritage will go above and beyond to ensure that your journey is nothing short of magical.

What’s Included:

  • Private guided tour.
  • Visas for Bhutan.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants, hotels.
  • Accommodation at 3 star Bhutanese boutique hotels and resorts. 
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide & trekking guide.
  • An experienced driver.
  • A tour vehicle.
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government Sustainable Development Fees, royalty, taxes & surcharges.
  • Mineral bottled water, snacks and refreshments. 
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip.


  • Daily 3 meals, tea, coffee, snacks.
  • Sleeping tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags & pillows.
  • Dining tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tent.
  • Tables, chairs, utensils, hot water bags.
  • Trekking chef & assistants.
  •  Horses to carry trek equipment.
  • Food supplies/ essentials, medicals, emergency equipment. 

For Indian Nationals – Rs 130,000

              For Other Nationals – USD 3200

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