Druk Path Trek

- note the trek can be done over 4 to 6 days depending on fitness -

Day 1

Arrive Paro.

Day 2

Hike to Taktshang monastery as good acclimatisation for the trek

Day 3 - Trek Day 1: 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 is at 3536 m. (10 km)

Day 4 - Trek Day 2: 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 5 - Trek Day 3: 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 6 - Trek Day 4: 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 7 - Trek Day 5: 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 8 - Trek Day 6: Phajoding to Thimphu

The final day’s trail to Thimphu descends steeply through blue pine forests (2 to 3 hours)

Day 9

Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 10