Druk Path Trek

"A great seven day trekking through the beautiful high mountain landscape combined with the cultural attractions of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha."
7 Days
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • City Sightseeing Tour
  • Experience Bhutan Culture
  • Stay at Tent
  • 6 Breakfast
  • 6 Lunch
  • 6 Dinner

Price starts from

US$ 2000

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

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Druk Path Trek Highlights

Druk Path Trek is one of the best, short and easy treks in Bhutan. It takes you along an ancient trade route into the natural forest at the highest mountain pass connecting the Paro and Thimphu valleys. It offers a spectacular view of the Himalaya, lakes, valley, and snow-capped mountains in Bhutan. The path leads through beautiful rhododendron forests, beautiful lakes with alpine yak pastures, and frozen mountains. The main highlights of the Druk path trek are as below.

Main Highlights

·       Enjoy a first-class camp and a well-equipped hotel

·       Visit one of the most important festivals in Bhutan

·       Check out the top cultural sites in Thump and Paro Valley

·       You will Hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery and visit Punakha Dzong

·       The ancient routes in Bhutan which offer a spectacular and magnificent view of the mountains.

Itinerary Highlights

Druk Path Trek itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.

 Day 01: welcome in Paro and city sightseeing tour

Day 02: Hike in Takhtang monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Day 03: Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong. Walking duration 4 - 5 hours

Day 04: Trek Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha: Walking Duration 4 hours

Day 05: Trek from Jangchulakha to Langrithang: Walking Duration 4-5 hours

Day 06: Trek from Langrithang to Tsaluna and drive to Thimphu: Duration 4 hours

Day 07: Finally departure to Paro Airport 

Overview of Druk Path Trek

Druk Path Trekking is one of the best hikes in Bhutan. It connects the Paro and Thimphu valleys through an ancient trade route, and It leads through beautiful rhododendron forests, Alps and lakes. The hike begins walking through apple orchards and pine forests to the north in a tall meadow with a breathtaking view of Mount Chomolhari. Over the next four days, you will climb the tree line and crossed several paths, including the Phume La. Along the way, You can see stunning views of many clear mountain lakes, water fields, and The Himalayas on the Bhutan-Tibet border, including Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, and Gangkar Puensum. Your last descent enters the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, through a Phadjoding monastery through the cedar and juniper forests.

Important Note

Your safety is vital when you travel with us. Please note that your leader has the right to change or cancel part of the trip for security reasons. Every effort is made to organize the previous trip. Since this adventure trip revolves around remote mountains so we cannot guarantee that we will not be abstracted by Weather conditions, the health status of group members, and unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader tries to make the trip as planned, but you should be flexible if necessary

Druk Path Trek Itinerary

When you reach near to Bhutan on the flight, you can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas, including the sacred peaks Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will welcome you and will take you to your hotel and check-in. Today, you are going to visit Rinpung Dzong, which was built in 1646. Now it is house in Paro Jongkhag Monastery and office of Bhutan government. You will also visit the oldest temple in the country, built-in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders in the 17th century, and the Kichu Lhakhang in Drugyal Dzong. 

After breakfast, you walk for approximately 4-5 hours at the Takasinga Monastery, the most famous monastery in Bhutan at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the backs of the tigers to meditate in the cave. Where the Takhtasang Monastery is located now. We serve lunch in a cafe restaurant in the middle of the mountain. The ashram is situated on the edge of a cliff about 900 meters above the Paro valley. After exploring the monastery, you reach the down of the valley.

At first, drive to Jele Dzong (3400m), where you start your trek. From there, you walk to the Dzong for about an hour. The path slowly climbs through the forest before reaching your camp. At the top of the hill is the Jele Dzong camp. From here you can see the Paro valley with snowy mountains. Jele Dzong was built in the 15th century and is mostly destroyed, but the Lakhan (Buddhist temple) with the Buddha Sak statue

Today, you spend about 2 hours of walking. You start with a gradual ascent and then descend. The path leads through dense alpine forests and rhododendrons and reaches Jangchulakha. You will go a little further and arrive at the camp, which offers a beautiful view of the impressive landscape. You can see the yak herders around your campsite at an altitude of 3,600 meters.

Today, you climb 330 meters and descend 310 meters. The trail starts walking uphill and follows a cliff. On a nice weather, you will have a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountain from the top, including Chomolhari and other areas. After a short walking, you reach Lake Jimilangtsho and have lunch. Then you go the path through the cedar forests to Langrithang.

Today, you will find descent 800 meters. The path leads through the forests and follows a stream before getting the Tsaluna Monastery, the holy site of the 8th century. The street in front of you is the town of Tsaluna Village with beautiful fields. Then you go to Thimphu. During your stay, you visit King's Memorial Chorten and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. In the evening, you can walk the streets of Thimphu and enjoy the local lifestyle.

Today, you will say goodbye to the small empire of the Himalayas and its friendly people. After an early breakfast, you head to Paro airport from Thimphu for boarding to your next destination. 


  • Bhutan entry visa fees

    Pick up and return from hotels and airports

    Category A and B hotels in cities and camps (tents) during the trek

    Full board meals( 3 meals a day) including tea and coffee.

    Ground transportation in a deluxe private vehicle.

    English speaking, experienced and trained local guides and other staff

    All necessary entrance fees for museum and monuments

     Services charge, necessary taxes, and Bhutan government royalties

  • International flight ticket including to and from  Bhutan

    Personal nature Items such as personal equipment, drinks, laundry, etc.

    Personal camping equipment like sleeping bags, flashlights, etc.

    Cancellation, accident and medical insurance

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Fixed Departure

All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not suit your travel plans, the cost and duration of the trip, please contact us for your individual private trip, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group that fits your travel needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination. Thank you and Namaste!

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Druk Path Trek Accommodation

Hotels are permitted and category by the government of Bhutan as Grade A, B, and C. These hotels are equal to 3-4 star hotels. You will stay in class A and B hotels in Paro and Thimphu and camp during the trek. All accommodations are shared by two. Single room supplement is available upon request paying

We offer full board meals during the trip. Most hotels have many types of food, which are the most famous continental, Indian, Chinese, and more regular. Non-vegetarian dishes are typical in most parts of Bhutan, like beef, pork, chicken, and fish. 

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Essential Information

People and culture

Once you arrive in Bhutan, you will find that it is very different from anywhere you have been. You see, people dressed as Gho for men and Kiara for women. Monks often wear red robes around temples and monasteries. Children also wear these clothes in their schools. People do not measure their happiness according to the standards of others, but belief in spiritual and internal growth. Most of the Bhutanese live on agriculture, commerce, crafts, and regular employment. These people are also friendly and helpful and are known for their incredible hospitality. Their culture and traditions conform to their daily activities and belief systems. The people of Bhutan pay homage to their gods by praying, meditating, spinning prayer wheels, and hanging prayer flags. Tibetan Buddhism is predominant in Bhutan.

When is the best travel time for Bhutan?

October to December is the best travel time to Bhutan as the air is clean, bright, and fresh with the sunny blue sky. January and February are cold, but from April weather is dry and pleasant, and the famous rhododendrons bloom beautifully in late spring and fill the valleys with colour. Heat and humidity increase from May, and the rainy season from June to September cover the mountains. If you are interested in a rare black-necked crane, you should visit the Phobjikha Valley.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is a prerequisite for booking a vacation with us. At least for trekking and mountaineering, you need to be repatriated and emergency health insurance to cover the costs of maintaining the mountain. We highly recommend Cancellation insurance as all advances paid are non-refundable.

You most check the terms of your insurance policy. Necessarily, you should make sure you have covered the following: 1) activity (i.e. tourism, trekking, or mountaineering) 2) mountaineering summit 3) evacuation of the helicopter in an emergency. It is your responsibility to take out adequate insurance for this trip.

We recommend using a specialized insurance company for your travel adventures. If you only have a regular travel policy, then it is not insurance for adventure travel specialists, check 1 of 2) of the 3 above. Even if you cover these points, the main downside to a typical travel policy is that the insurer must make decisions about retirement plans in a remote area and must obtain your prior approval to cover these costs.

It is essential to understand that the responsibility for the cost of the withdrawal and return is ultimately your responsibility and that you are responsible for the cost of the resignation of medical treatment. You must be fully aware of the effects of managing your travel insurance and know the limits and exclusions of your policy.

Please note that in some medical emergencies, we may initiate a helicopter rescue process (or other necessary means) without first seeking approval from your insurance company.


October to December is the best travel time to Bhutan as the air is clean, bright, and fresh with the sunny blue sky. January and February are cold, but from April weather is dry and pleasant, and the famous rhododendrons bloom beautifully in late spring and fill the valleys with colour. Heat and humidity increase from May, and the rainy season from June to September cover the mountains. If you are interested in a rare black-necked crane, you should visit the Phobjikha Valley.

Druk Path Trek Reviews

Total Reviews: 1

by Madeleine Huard, France

A great trip to Bhutan: Druk Path Trek Review

We had a great time visiting Bhutan and didn't want to leave! The country is spectacularly beautiful and the people we met were incredibly friendly and helpful. The success of the trip was largely thanks to our guide who looked after us and made sure we got the most of our experience. The Trip was prepared by Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd in Kathmandu

We made this trip with a bit of fear and apprehension as it was our first time going on a high altitude trek. We were dying to visit Bhutan before it was modernized and we also hoped to see the rhododendron in full bloom in the Himalayas. We had trained quite a bit for the hike and it was worth it as we were fit enough for the grade of the hike. We love the country, the people, the Buddhist culture, and the government's philosophy of "increasing national happiness". This is evident everywhere and looks very real. From the moment you land in Paro, you know that you are in a very special place. It is wonderful to be immersed in their culture the entire time you are there. The hike was not what we expected as we had snow every night and had to walk on icy surfaces for a few days and it was maybe colder than we expected. Excellent travel advice suggested that we bring suitable sleeping bags and down jackets so that we are always comfortable at night. We may have missed some of the spectacular views due to the weather and the rhododendrons were in bloom. If you want to see them, plan your hike in May instead of April. However, we were able to be part of the Paro festival and that was fascinating. We had a very good and varied itinerary, in comfortable accommodations, with excellent guides, good transport options, and excellent food. You are well used to the altitude and trekking is not too difficult. There are plenty of hikers on the Druk path and if you want solitude on the hike you have to do one of the longer hikes. This is a great introduction to hiking in the mountains and we feel very well taken care of. The main food is rice and vegetables and many different ways of cooking them. Breakfast was always wonderful. We recommend this trip and agency Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd


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