Druk trek path & tiger nest hike
The Druk Path Trek is a 4-day trek that begins at Dopshari (Ta Dzong), Paro and ends at Thimphu or vice versa.
Connecting the arid Paro valley to the lush forests above Thimphu, the Druk Path trek stands as the most popular hiking expedition in Bhutan, attracting approximately 1200 trekkers annually. Its alluring features include mountain monasteries, breath taking alpine landscapes, and the advantage of commencing your trek right from your point of entry into Bhutan, eliminating the need to waste days on lengthy drives to reach the trailheads.
This trek is feasible from late February to May and from September to December. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that snow can sometimes obstruct the higher segments of the path in late autumn and early spring, and April ,May and September are prone to afternoon showers. So, when preparing for your adventure, ensure you pack for both warm days and chilly nights, and be ready for encountering snow at higher elevations. The majority of trekkers complete the journey in six days, but those in excellent physical condition can accomplish it in just five days by combining the last two stages.
For those seeking a shorter alternative, we can also provide shorter trek as
Day 1: Ta Dzong– Jela Dzong- Tshokam
Day 2: Tshokam – Jangchublakha – Jimilangtsho
Day 3: Jimilangtsho Lake – Simkotra Tso – Labana
Day 4: Labana – Phajoding – Motithang – Thimphu
Druk Path Trek Itinerary
It begins above Ta Dzong (at 2500m) and on the first day, you climb 1000m to your campsite just below Jela Dzong ( at 3,500m). The dzong dates back to the fifteenth century and the large Lhakhang has an impressive 4-meter tall statue of Sakyamuni Buddha.
On a clear day, there are stunning views of Jomolhari and other peaks from here. Your next day’s walk takes you to Jangchulakha where you camp at 22,300ft/3,750m.
The following day’s walk also promises a good view of Jomolhari and Jichu Drakye, ending up on the shores of a scintillating lake – Jimilang Tsho (Sand Ox Lake) at 12,694ft/3,870m. You then walk past Janye Tsho at the camp above Simkotra Tsho at the end of the day. This is your highest camping point at an altitude of 13,448ft/4,100m. The lastday of your trek are spent descending into Thimphu valley and visiting the Phajoding monastery and Thujidrag gompa.
Druk Path Trek Difficulty
. The difficulty level is medium.
Highest Altitude: 4235m
Average Walking Time: 5 Hours
Average Walking Distance: 11Km
In this tour, apart from the Druk Path trek in Bhutan, you will also be visiting the famous Tiger’s nest located at an elevation of 10,000 feet above ground level . You will also be visiting few cultural sites in the given tour itinerary.
Duration: 7 Nights/ 8 Days
Location:Thimphu – Druk Path Trek – Paro
Trek the most popular and gorgeous landscape of the Drukpath trek.
Be rewarded to the breathtaking landscapes
Traverse the ancient trails from Paro to Thimphu
Enjoy the tranquility of the pristine lake
Experience the undisrupted calmness of nature
Meet the monk at Thuji Dra Monastery
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery or the Taktsang Goemba. Perched on a mountain cliff at 900 meters off the ground, it is stunning and beautiful. It is Bhutan’s most religious site and iconic landmark
Explore Paro valley, the hillsides dotted with temples- enables you to find peace & tranquility just up any hills.
Visit Historical Sites: Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang
Spend a night at the valley of Thimphu, the only capital in the world without a traffic light. It is also said the eight lucky sign is embedded in natural features to the left of Thimphu Valley.
Sustainable Development Fee to the Government of Bhutan which goes towards the development of schools. hospitals. etc.,
Accommodations in 3- star properties. (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5-star with additional Premium)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Certified English Speaking Bhutanese Guide.
All ground transportation
All internal taxes and charges including Entry Fees
Mineral Water while traveling
Complimentary from company:
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver