• Druk Path Trek commences from the Paro valley and concludes in Thimphu city.Stroll through the streets of Paro to observe the traditional buildings.
  • Visit the mystical and artistically majestic Tiger’s Nest Monastery sitting on a high cliff.Observe the National Museum of Bhutan- Ta Dzong.
  • Marvel at the beauty of Jimilangtsho Lakes, Janetsho Lake, and Simkotra Tsho Lake.
  • Get a chance to view the highest mountain of Bhutan - Gangkar Puensum (7497m).Experience the remote nomadic life of the yak herders on the trail to Simkotra Tsho.


The six day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.

The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.

This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Trip Name: Druk Path Trek Itinerary Grade: Easy to Exotic Type: Trekking

Max Elevation: 3870m Route: Paro - Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso - Simikot - Phajoding - Punakha - Thimphu

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Paro (2,280m/7,480ft)

    The tour begins with a scenic flight to Paro, the valley town, just west of Thimphu - the capital of Bhutan. As you look down from your window, you will witness the stunning views of Paro Dzong and the surrounding Himalayas. Upon your landing in Paro, our Bhutanese guide from Third Rock Adventures will come to welcome you and escort you to your hotel. After some rest and refreshment, you will be briefed on the trek itinerary.

    During the evening, you can stroll out in the town of Paro. As you pass the main streets, you can observe many traditional buildings. After returning to the hotel, you will prepare for the next day’s hike.

    Overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.

  • Day 2 - Sightseeing and Acclimatization Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,180m/10,433ft) - 4 to 5 hours (5km) trek

    Early in the morning, after having breakfast, you will hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The hike takes a 900m steep ascend and about four to five hours to reach the monastery. On the way to the monastery, you will be enchanted by the pine forest and the calming sound of the player flag fluttering with the swift wind. You’ll even walk past temples and a sacred pool.

    The mesmerizing monastery, seemingly sitting on the edge of a cliff, is perhaps the most famous in Bhutan. It is also known as Paro Taktsang or Taktsang Palphug Monastery. As per the mystical legend surrounding it, Guru Rimpoche/Padmasambhava flew to this very location on the back of a tigress after identifying it as a secret place to meditate three months after that. Guru Rimpoche is known to be a tantric who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It is in this cave of the monastery that he practiced Vajrayana - tantra teaching. It was built in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro and has become a place of worship and tourism.

    Return to Paro and overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 3 - Drive to Ta Dzong (2,487m/8,159ft) and trek to Jele Dzong (3400m) - 4 to 5 hours (10km) trek

    This day marks the commencement of your remarkable trekking journey. After breakfast, early in the morning, you will take a ride to Ta Dzong, where you will meet our trekking guides. Ta Dzong is a watchtower built in 1967 which has now become the National Museum of Bhutan. The museum holds some rare artifacts of high value. From Ta Dzong, the trekking trail begins with an ascent to the camp near Jele. For about 30 minutes, the trail follows a gravel path among farms and then ahead through lovely blue pine and fir forests. The trail eventually leads to Damche Gom. After a quick descent from the ridge below Jele Dzong, you reach the campsite.

    On a clear day, the peaceful Paro Valley can be seen vividly, with Mt. Jumolhari (7,314m) on the backdrop. The other snow-capped mountains look equally beautiful, almost like a wonderful landscape painting. Jele Dzong is of equal prominence to the Bhutanese as it was the residing place of Ngawang Chhogye, the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley.
    Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Jele Dzong (3,400m/11,154ft) to Jangchulakha (3,650m/11,975ft) - 3 to 4 hours (10km) trek

    Today the trek begins with a steep climb for an hour and a half, followed by a gradual ascent along the ridge. The silent trail through the thick alpine forest and rhododendron takes you to a place of solitude. Upon crossing Jele La at 3,490m/11,450ft, you begin to see yak herders around the campsite.

    Mt. Jomolhari, among other peaks, never leaves your sight. During the day, you may be lucky enough to hear the sweet callings of the Monal peasants, which will make you wonder whether you are in paradise. After the pleasant trek, you will rest in your camp for an overnight stay.

    Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Jangchulakha (3,650m/11,975ft) to Jimilangtsho (3,870m/12,696ft) - 4 to 5 hours (11km) trek

    The true beauty of Bhutan will slowly sink in as you begin your trek on this day. Your trail follows the ridge with panoramic views of mountains and valleys. After descending on the trail, you will arrive at the camp.

    Close to the camp, you cannot miss out on the wonderous Jimilangtsho Lakes. As mesmerizing as it is, Jimilangtsho is also popular for giant Trout fishes found there. As you sit by camp in the evening, you will slowly watch the sunset with striking views of Jichu Drake (6,989m/22,929ft) and Gangkar Puensum (7,497m/24,596ft). Both the peaks have their unique point of popularity; while Jichu Drake is known to represent the protective deity of Parom, Gangkar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan.

    Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Jimilangtsho (3,870m/12,696ft) to Simkotra Tsho (4110m/13,484ft) – 4 to 5 hours (11km) trek

    From our camp in Jimilangtsho, we move through the trail that ascends from the lower end of the lake. After crossing the side of the ridge, the route descends to a single stone shelter followed by an ascent to the summit at 4,050m/13,287ft. The walk takes you through the rhododendron forest and passes Janetsho Lake. You get a sense of a remote nomadic life as you come across yak herder’s camp. Being introduced to this kind of picturesque scene is something out of a dream.

    You will spot your campsite close to Simkotra Tsho Lake. Enjoying the lovely views and serenity, you will rest at the camp for the night.

    Overnight at Camp.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Simkotra Tsho (4,110m/13,484ft) to Thimphu via Phajodhing – 5 to 6 hours (14km) trek

    After a heavy breakfast, you will head towards Thimphu. The trail starts with a steady climb and enticing views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum in the backdrop. Then a downhill hike takes you to Phajodhing. From Phajodhing Monastery, Thimphu is visible. You continue taking a downhill trail and walk through the pine forest to reach the road above Takin Sanctuary. Your trek ends here as you hop on the ride with the driver towards the hotel.

    After the long trek, you would want to jump in the shower and take some rest at the hotel. You can spend the rest of the evening strolling around the town of Thimphu. Thimphu, the largest city and the capital of Bhutan, is home to the nation’s royal family. Unlike the rest of the places throughout your trek, Thimphu is a modern city with the hustle and bustle. You can roam the night streets to buy some souvenirs to take back home.

    Overnight stay at hotel

  • Day 8 - Drive from Thimphu to Paro and Departure

    On this day, you will be driven to Paro as it houses the only international airport in Bhutan; the Paro International Airport. After the amazing Druk Path Trek with AccessibleAdventures, we will bid you farewell. As you board the plane to your homeland, you will reminisce the exciting time you had and the amazing places you visited in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhuta

  • Assistance in acquiring Bhutan visa and visa fee
  • Accommodation at a 3-star category hotel in Paro and Thimpu, approved by Bhutanese Government
  • Single room surcharge when travelling 2 people in a group
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and tours
  • Tented accommodation during the trek,
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their meals, salary and insurance
  • Mineral water will be supplied during the tour and boiled water during the trek
  • All applicable government taxes and tourist service charges
  • Our office expenses and service charge
  • International airfares
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary” International flights
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Entrance fees at the temple and monuments during the tours
  • Tips for tour guide and driver

Important Information

This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

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