Drukpath Trek in Bhutan
Kathmandu, paro ,JeleDzong,JangchukLakhang,JimiLangtsho,Phajoding,Nagarkot.
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.
*You will be heartly welcomed by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
*Soon you will be departed to Hotel or for lunch as mentioned.
Afternoon you get the chance to visit one of the world cultural heritage site of Nepal known as Kathmandu Durbar Square. One of the oldest monuments of the Kathmandu Valley. Its one of the three royal palace of the kathmandu valley all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Several buildings of the square were collapsed due to major earthquake on 25 April 2015
Overnight at Kathmandu
After breakfast, proceed to airport for flight to – Paro. During the journey offers fascinating views of the eastern Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest. Arrival Paro, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan. After having lunch you will be visiting following places:
The ParoDzong is probably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport and will probably be your first memory of Bhutan. The imposing Dzong is perhaps the finest example of Dzong architecture existing the world today, the massive buttered walls of the fortress dominates over the valley. The RinpungDzong's names translate to the “Fortress on a heap of Jewels ".
The National Museum of Bhutan is housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the RimpungDzong. The Ta Dzong was constructed in 1656 with a purpose to give advance warning to the ParoDzong in case of an approaching army, in fact the word Ta means 'to see' in Dzongkha. The future first king was imprisoned here for a brief period in 1872. In 1968 the Ta Dzong was converted into the National Museum of Bhutan. The Museum houses a priceless collection of textile, costumes, paintings, appliqué, wooden handicrafts, weapons, armor and jewelry. There is a small section dedicated to the natural history of Bhutan. There is a small chapel on the top of the building with icons representing Himalayan Buddhist Traditions.
overnight at Paro.
Ta Dzong- JeleDzong
Distance: 10 km, 3-4 hours
Altitude: 3450 m
Treks starts today. We will start early so that you can escape the heat and reduce the uphill challenge by not having to do it when it is warm and sunny. The area has a relatively less density of trees. The trail commences above the Ta Dzong (Museum). Since it is a 3-4 hour trek, it starts on an up-hill route and passes through temperate forests and vast farmhouses.
By lunch time, the trail enters the thick coniferous belts. Here, watch out for wild animals
Trek Starts from JeleDzong- JangchukLakhang
Distance: 10 km, 4-5 hours
Altitude: 3780 m
On the fourth day, you will head to the JangchukLhakha camp. It is a 4-5 hours trek and the campsite is located at an altitude of 3780 meters. You gain about 300 meters in elevation. The trail starts 200 meters on the hill toward JeliDzong which was the rest house of Bhutan’s 2nd king and is now a monastic institute.
It passes through up and down paths and offers lovely views of the Paro valley on your left as you walk along the ridges. Here you’ll encounter dense temperate forests and lush alpine meadows.
Trek Starts from JangchukLakhang – Jimi Langtsho
Distance: 11 km, 5-6 hours
Altitude: 3880 m
The fifth day of the trek takes you to Jimi Langtso Lake, which is located at a height of 3880 meters. This is the highest camp site on your trip. The trek will last approximately 6-7 hours and starts with about 500 meters uphill through coniferous forests and gleaming hillsides dotted with rhododendron flowers. You will also see other exotic species of flora and fauna that is exclusive to this part of the world. After all, trekking in Bhutan has its own rewards.
This trail offers you some of the most scenic views. Alongside the trail, don’t miss the wild onions growing on the trail. After the first pass, it’s mostly up and down through rugged landscape with amazing natural views. You have to exercise caution if you are traveling on a pony. Just before you cross the last pass, you have to cross a ridge. On clear days, you can see Mt. Kanchenjunga and Bhutan’s Chomolhari, JichuDrakey&Tsrim gang to your northwest. After crossing the last pass, you will see the lake on your left. You will Move down-hill now to reach the campsite. Trekking in Bhutan may require some fortitude but the proximity to nature you will experience every moment makes it worth the effort for thousands of Bhutan travel enthusiasts like you each year.
Trek Starts from Jimi Langtsho- Phajoding
Distance: 20 km, 5-6 hours
Altitude: 3870 m
We will commence the trek early to be able to reach Phajoding in a timely fashion. You’ll go uphill on this trek. The trek is about 6-7 hours duration and the campsite at Phajoding is at an altitude of 3870 meters. You will encounter countless passes on the trail of which some are as high as 4000 meters above sea level. You will also come across the famous yak herder’s camp full of yaks grazing all around the nearby lake.
You may also catch the carven of Blue Sheep. You will next arrive at Lake Janetso and Lake Semkotatsol famous for year round trout fishing. Take in not one but many spectacular views of the mountains during your Bhutan trek and expedition. Once you reach the Phajoding Pass, you can look onto the Thimphu capital valley in its entirety during your downward journey.
Trek starts from Phajoding-Paro
Distance: 5 km, approximately 3 hours
Altitude: 2350 m
On the last day of your most memorable and unforgettable trek in Bhutan; we will depart early in the morning so that we reach Thimphu in good time. You also have the option of departing late after visiting the old temples and other monuments in the area. The sunrise view overlooking the Thimphu valley in Phajoding is spectacular. You can watch the pheasants fluttering if you take a short stroll around the hillside. The walk down-hill passes through mixed temperate forests and takes about two hours to complete.
Later drive towards Paro and overnight in a hotel in Paro.
After breakfast, proceed to the airport for flight to Kathmandu.
After lunch at kathmandu, you will have the drive of approximately 1 hr toNagarkot.
Nagarkot is perhaps the best place to view the Himalaya from the comfort of your hotel balcony.
It is known for a magnifieient view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists.It is located approximately 7000 ft (2000 m) above sea level and 28 km from Kathmandu International Airport.
Overnight at Nagarkot
After admiring excellent himalayan sunrise view and breakfast, you will be visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Durbar Square holds the history of more than 1000 years. Durbar Square includes Nyatapola Temple,Bhairab Nath Temple, Dattatraya Temple and so on. Afterwards you will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa is also the cultural heritage site. Asia's largest stupa has the history of more than a decade. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfettered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and workshops producing butter lamps, ceremonial horns, Tibetan drums, monks’ headgear and the other paraphernalia essential for Tibetan Buddhist life.
Late afternoon you will be visiting Tourist Business Centre, Thamel where you can buy nepali products for your rememberance. Its a touristic sector where you can buy Nepali handicrafts.
After Breakfast you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International airport for departure.