Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path
Where else but the happiest country in the world could you trek among the Himalayas, smiling the whole time at the sheer beauty of the temples and landscapes around you? This active tour will get you out and about to visit some of the most gorgeous temples and monasteries in this part of the world. Trek sacred mountain passes of the celebrated Druk Path, ascend to the profound Taktshang Monastary (Tiger's Nest), and explore the unique beauty of the city of Paro. Bhutan is the only place in the world just waiting for you to walk all over its happiness. (Warning, it's contagious here.)
Hike among mystical peaks in the Himalaya, visit various dzongs and Buddhist gompas, trek along the famous Druk Path, enjoy incredible views of Mt Jomolhari, take in stunning Himalayan mountain views
Private vehicle, walking
Hotel (5nts), camping (5nts)
Recharge: Institute of Traditional Medicine Services, Thimphu. Arrival and departure transfers. Paro orientation tour. Taktsang Monastery visit and hike. Druk Path hiking with camping (6 days). Folk Heritage Museum visit.
Day 1 Paro (1D)
Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Paro valley and gain a deeper understanding of the country's history.
Day 3 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).
Day 4 Paro/Jele Dzong (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the Ta Dzong National Museum, before beginning the hike along the Druk Path to Jele Dzong.
Day 5 Jele Dzong/Jangchulakha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue hiking from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha. Admire the spectacular mountain scenery and flowering rhododendron bushes around the trail.
Day 6 Jangchulakha/Jimilangtsho (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue the hike through the mountains, heading for the lake at Jimelangtsho.
Day 7 Jimilangtsho/Simkotra (1B, 1L, 1D)
Trek along the Druk Path route to Simkotra Lake.
Day 8 Simkotra/Phajoding (1B, 1L, 1D)
Climb up to Phume La, where there is an opportunity for impressive views across the towering Himalaya peaks.
Day 9 Phajoding/Thimphu (1B, 1L, 1D)
Leaving Phajoding, trek down to Thimphu where the trek ends.
Day 10 Thimphu/Paro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum. Later, drive back to Paro and enjoy a final night with the group.
Day 11 Paro (1B)
Depart at any time.