This moderately hard six days Druk Path trek, leads from Paro to Thimphu, or vice verse, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys.
- Destination: Nepal
- Group size: 02-08
- Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Level: Easy
- Max Altitude: (4040m./13255ft.)
- Activities: Tour and Trekking
- Transportation: Private Car / Van, International flight
Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and camping basis accommodation during trekking
This moderately hard six days Druk Path trek, leads from Paro to Thimphu, or vice verse, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. Starting from the museum, you trek through the Damchena Village up passing through blue-pine and thick alpine forests till Jela Dzong at 3560m, where you will camp for the first night. Then subsequent trail goes through high pasture lands, spectacular rhododendron forests with great views of Chomolari and other Himalayan peaks. On this trail, you will also have opportunities see yaks and yak herders on this trek, and to fish in some of Bhutan’s most beautiful lakes. The highest point of the trek is Phume La Pass (4,210m), from where you can see Gangkhar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan. Your last night camp will be near Phajodhing Monastery that offers great view of Thimphu Valley.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Pick up and drop to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Arrival Paro (Departure to Paro by Druk Air)
Day 04: Paro Sightseeing
Day 05: Paro Excursion to Tiger’s Nest
Day 06: Paro – Jela Dzong (Trek starts) (2576m / 7 km)
Day 07: Dzong – Jangchulakha (2879m / 10 km)
Day 08: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso (4040m / 11 km)
Day 09: Jimilangtso – Simkota (3,485m / 11 km)
Day 10: Simkota – Phajodhing (2,879m / 10 km)
Day 11: Phajodhing – Thimphu (Trek ends) (2,439m / 8 km)
Day 12: Thimpu Sightseeing
Day 13: Thimphu (Excursion to Punakha/Wangdue)
Day 14: Thimphu – Paro and depart
Day 15: Thimphu – Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure
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We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms in Bhutan, Standard basis we will provide two star standard rooms and deluxe basis we will provide 4 star basis accommodation in Bhutan. While trekking there will tented basis accommodation.
In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during Tour/trek in Bhutan including tea, coffee, food will be prepared by our cook while trekking. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Bhutanese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Druk Path trekk is a easy trek. Trekkers who can walk up to 4-5 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Druk Path should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in low altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure Trekking before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the Druk Path trek in Bhutan is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Date And Costs
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus (all airport transfers).
* 3 night’s hotel with Breakfast in Kathmandu
* 1 Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experience tour guide
* Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance
* Standard government approved accommodation (in twin share rooms) for the duration of tour.
* Service of licensed English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guides.
* All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum entrance Fees as per itinerary.
* All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
* Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on Day 1 evening with welcome drinks.
* Cultural afternoon/evening consisting of traditional mask dances & folk dances (with beverages) ~ For Group Tours
* Ground Transport according to the itinerary
* All our government taxes.
* Tourist service charge, vat.
* Tented accommodation and equipments during the camping trek. (You will be provided water proof two-three man dome tents, sleeping mattress, air pillows, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
* All trekking arrangements and required number of staff.
* All trekking permits logistics & fees.
* Route Permits & monument access permits
* Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations.
* Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service and a la cart meals.
* Your travel insurance (compulsory).
* International airfares and airport departure tax.
* Photography charges (if and when applicable).
* Items of a personal nature such as laundry.
* Personal Equipment.
* Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and trekking staff. (Tipping is expected.)
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
* Personal trekking Equipment.
* Airfare Kathmanu-Paro US$ 212 one way (round trip US$ 428 subject to change), airport departure tax
* Tourist development fee US$ 10 p/pax (guide will collect this)
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Price can be also customized. Group and Travel Agent discount available as per request.
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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.