Trip Highlights
  • Explore the finest adventure brief treks with the Druk Path Trek
  • Relish the views of the mesmerizing valleys.
  • Visit the ancient monastery of the Taktsang Monastery.
  • Visit the beautiful Sastam Chorten.
  • Visit the beautiful city of the country where the history meets the present “Thimphu.”
  • Head over to the ancient museum of the Thimphu “The National Postal Museum”
  • Visit to the Royal Botanical Park is rich in the floras and the fauna.
  • Head toward the amazing Jele Dzong.

Unstained splendor, conventional social framework and the cultural representation, Druk Path Trek is the “ultimate trek.”

Druk Path Trek is one of the finest adventure brief treks in the majestic Kingdom of Bhutan. Passing through the traditional route and majestic High Mountain passes, Druk Path Trek links the two great valleys of the Thimphu and the Paro. The path takes one to the forests of the alpine yak pastures and the forests of the rhododendron where lakes are filled with the mesmerizing snowy mountains.

The hike begins at the airport; our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive. After an early breakfast, we head to the domestic flight of the Paro. We visit the Ta Dzong after lunch, which is a traditional watch over and has been there since the 1967. It is also one of the national museums of the Bhutan. We then visit the Rimpung Dzong. We take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. Near the ancient Jele Dzong lays the campsite. One can visit the Dzong, if the caretaker is there. Then we head towards the camp which lies near to the Lake Jimilangtso. The day initiates with the visit to the National Postal Museum which is one of the ancient museums and is definitely the worth to try to get your own picture on the Bhutanese stamp where we do some Thimphu sightseeing. The path brings us to the trees of the rhododendron trees and lake of the Janetso. Then we explore around the Do Chula Pass which consists of the 108 Stupas where the altitude is about 1310m and it takes about 3 hrs drives. We then move to the Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Garden. On a beautiful and clear day the sights that we can see from the temple is absolutely stunny where one is surrounded by the 360 degree of the Himalays including the Masang Gang which les in the region of the Laya, Jumolhari and the Zongophu Gang as well as the Gangkhar Puensum. After Punakha we return to the Thimphu and then depart where we return back to home and end the beautiful journey.

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At the airport, our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive. After an early breakfast, we head towards the Badbalathnag airport and then to the domestic flight of the Paro. We visit the Ta Dzong after lunch, which is a traditional watch over and has been there since the 1967. It is also one of the national museums of the Bhutan. We then visit the Rimpung Dzong which is also called as the Paro Dzong which was established in the 1646 by the Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal. We then take a brief walk to the ancient bridge of the cantilever. You will be able to see the beauty of the archery match in the action as this is considered as the national sport.

We stay for Dinner and overnight in Hotel. 

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro

Today we take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. The hike then ascends towards the forests of the pine and the trees of the Spanish moss. The stupas are filled with the fluttering prayer flags and then we take some rest at the cafeteria of the Taktsang Jakhang. Built in the 1648 by the penlop of the Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, the main Lhakhang was built around the Guru Rinpoche’s Meditation Cave in the 1648. This splendid monastery lies to the crest of the rock cliff and plunges about 900 meters into the valley. Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort,Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan flew here on the back of a flying tiger.

NB: Near the Tiger’s Nest, you can hoist prayer flags and offer prayers inside the monastery. Or you can ask for lama to pray for you.

After lunch, visit to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is 16 km up to the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, by accidental fire, the dzong was destroyed and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) and explore the ramparts and on a clear day. Built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo, on the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang,.

-Srongsten Gampo was a Tibetan king who married a Chinese princess, Wenchen in 641, as a apart of her dowry was a statue called “Jowo” which was an Indian image of Buddha, Sakyamuni as a small boy. In 659, in a single day, he decided to build 108 Temples to pin the Ogress to the earth forever and, at the same time, convert the Tibetan people to Buddhism. 6 of these Temples lie in Bhutan, most prominent of them are Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. Kichu Lhakhang is believed to maintain the left foot of the Ogress and Jambay Lhakhang pins the left knee.

Hot stone bath: To unwind a lengthy day in the Bhutan, one of the best ways is the hot stone bath. It treats distinct alignments and not only as the comforting soak. One of the favorite activities for the Bhutanese is soaking in the Menchu which is the water for the medicinal properties mainly during the winters. One bath costs for about US$ 40.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Taktsang Monastery

Today we hike towards the brief trek to the National Museum where we ascend towards we reach the camp. We can witness a snow capped mountains if the weather is clear in the Paro Valley. Near the ancient Jele Dzong lays the campsite. One can visit the Dzong, if the caretaker is there

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Jele Dzong

The hike begins with a brief hike and then we cross through the forests of the rhododendron and the alpine as we ascend we reach to the camp where we can see some yak herders around the camp site.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Jangchulakha

The trail takes us to the crest where we can see the sight of the majestic peaks and the valleys. Our camp lies near to the Lake Jimilangtso. For the giant sized trout and stay at dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Jimilangtso

The path brings us to the trees of the rhododendron trees and lake of the Janetso where we stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Simkota

Today we head towards the Phajdong Monastery where we view the Thimphu town can be seen at the valley floor. Then we rest in the hotel after lunch. Then we stay for an overnight in the Hotel Pedling.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

The day initiates with the visit to the National Postal Museum which is one of the ancient museum and is definitely the worth to try to get your own picture on the Bhutanese stamp. Get the picture of your dear ones or you can get yours clicked. One can also visit the National Memorial Chorten built by the late Majesty Jigmi Dorji Wangchuk who is also the father of the modern Bhutan and was the third king. Adding to the list of the sights includes the tallest statue of the Buddha, Taking Preserve Center, Dupthop Lhakhang which is one of the few surviving nunneries in the Bhutan as well as the beautiful Sangaygang . After lunch, we head for the excursion to the Cheri Monastery which is 18km. We get some time to do shopping and even stroll for a while in the evening. We stay for an overnight and then have some dinner in the Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

Arranged in the Himalayan mountain ranges, we head towards the Hongtsho village and then explore around the Do Chula Pass which consists of the 108 Stupas where the altitude is about 1310m and it takes about 3 hrs drive. We then move to the Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Garden.

The Royal Botanical Park is rich in the floras and the faunas with the wildlife species like the musk deer, leopard cat, tiger, leopard cat, monal pheasant and the leopard. The theme of the botanical garden is the 46 species of the plant in the rhododendron garden. The park has the mesmerizing lake, viewpoints and a canteen and is located 30km from the capital. One can be a part of the rich biodiversity with this amazing park. As we ride further down to the Punakha, we can see the beautiful sight of the Chimi Lhakhang which is renowned as “The Divine Madman” built by the Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the year of 1499. The temple also named as the “The temple of the fertility” was built on the top of the hill lock and he killed the demons with his magical thunder bolt.

Lama Drukpa Kuneley was born in Tibet and was one of the Bhutan’s favorite Saints. He was a disciple of the Pema Lingpa and was trained at the class Ralung Monastery. As a Yogi also called as the Neljorpa, he travelled at the entire Tibet and Bhutan and used his humor, songs to the teachings.

After lunch we shall explore around the Punakha Dzong which is situated between the Male and the Female River also called as the Pho Chu and the Mo Chu respectively. Back in the 1637 it was built by the Shabdrung Ngwanag Namgyal. It is served as the seat of the government for many years until the time of the second king. Punakha is the winder home of the King Jigme Dorji and the Je- Khenpo. In 1952, Wangchuk convened the First National Assembly.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Punakha

Today we trek up to the Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery. Then we head towards the Yabesa village where built by her majesty queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk, the Khamsum Yeley Namgyal Chorten is truly beautiful. The mesmerizing chorten houses paintings belongs to the Nyingmapa Traditions. After a lunch we head towards the Lungchutse trek which is a brief trek and is one of the theatrical hikes in the regions of the Thimpu. We initate the hike from the Dochula and then complete the trek at the Hongtsho village where we will also visit the Trashigang and the Lungchutse trek.

On a beautiful and clear day the sights that we can see from the temple is absolutely stunny where one is surrounded by the 360 degree of the Himalays including the Masang Gang which les in the region of the Laya, Jumolhari and the Zongophu Gang as well as the Gangkhar Puensum. There is also the gomba of the Trashigang which was built in the year of the 1786 which is an amazing place today for the meditation and the house statues of the Khenpos who here meditated. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

After an early breakfast, we head to the airport and then bid the farewell to the beautiful kingdom Bhutan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu

What's Included

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee.
  • Guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.
  • * Air fares.
  • * Insurance Premiums,
  • * Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • * Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head".
  • * Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • * Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
13 Mar, 2020 - 23 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$3900
19 Mar, 2020 - 29 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$3900
21 Mar, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$3900

USEFUL INFORMATION

While on Trek, the cost covers:

- Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) nu.1000

- 3 meals a day,

- Service of cook & Helper,

- Guide, Sleeping Tent,

- Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent,

- Ponies to carry supplies,

- Royalty.

- We will provide you with sleeping mats but you have to bring your own sleeping bags.

Things to bring for a trek in Bhutan:

• Personal clothing: strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably cotton, even for summer, woolen clothing for the evening and winter.

• Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period-June-August.

• Sunscreen

• Flash light

• Rain coat (especially for rainy period –June-August)

• Head gear/hat/cap; sun and rain protection

• Water pills – for extra caution in purifying stream; (boiled water is provided at all times during the trek)

• Aspirin – incase of altitude sickness

• Lots of socks

• Warm clothes.

Optional Items to bring for trekking in Bhutan.

• Sunglasses

• Head gear

• Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)

• One towel

• Pillow case

• Wet-packed tissue paper.

• Pillow.