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  • Royal Bhutan Airlines: Druk Air
  • Start of Druk Path trek in Paro above National museum
  • View of Paro valley and farmhouses at start of Druk Path
  • Archery competition seen on Druk Path trek
  • Mani wall at Damche Gom
  • Walking in blue pine forest on Day One
  • Blue pine forest
  • Guides, Tashi and Tashi, walking through yak pastures towards the pass
  • Pass below Jili Dzong
  • Campsite below Jili Dzong
  • Jili Dzong
  • View of Paro from Jili Dzong
  • Walking on ridge near Jili Dzong
  • View of Mount Chomolhari
  • Tshokam camp
  • Taking a break above Tsokam camp
  • High trail to Jimi Lang Tsho
  • Minor pass on high trail to Jimi Lang Tsho
  • View from ridge of Mount Chomolhari
  • High trail on ridge to Jimi Langtsho
  • Walking along the ridge on high trail to Jimi Langtsho
  • Jimi Lang Tsho (lake)
  • View of Jana Tsho (lake)
  • Camp at Jana Tsho
  • Pack horses on the trail
  • First minor pass on the trail to Phajoding
  • Walking with a dog
  • View of Mount Chomolhari
  • Himalayan view from Thujedraj pass
  • Himalayan view from Thujedraj pass
  • Thujedraj pass
  • Walking towards Phume La pass
  • View of Thimphu valley
  • Chorten on Phume La
  • Phajoding monastery

Druk Path

This will appeal if you looking to experience the unique culture of Bhutan as well as going on a short Himalayan trek.

Our itinerary in Bhutan the ’Land of the Thunder Dragon’ combines seeing the main cultural highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan with five days of scenic trekking. The Druk Path trek connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu following the old trading route between the main towns in Bhutan. You will follow a quiet forest trail and up to alpine yak pastures, once above the tree line you see the spectacular view of the Himalaya along the Bhutan - Tibet border including Chomolhari, Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Punsum.

You have several days visiting Bhutan’s main cultural sites, before the trek you will explore Paro Valley with a walk to Taktsang or ’Tigers Nest’ monastery. After the trek we explore Thimphu and Punakha’s 17th century Dzong.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 10 days from Paro
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2018 - £1,995 (US$2,695 or €2,295) 2019 - £1,995 (US$2,695 or €2,295)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • All transfers including airport collections at Paro
  • Twin share room at all hotels in Bhutan
  • All meals included while in Bhutan
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Bhutanese guide, pack animals and cook
  • Bespoke weather forecasts from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Bhutan Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Paro
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Moderate

Trip Grade Moderate

Suitability: a good choice for most hill walkers, reasonable level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 5 to 7 hours walking per day for up to 14 days usually with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails, there will be daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Dates

  • April 13th to 22nd 2018
  • October 5th to 14th 2018
  • November 2nd to 11th 2018
  • November 23rd to December 2nd 2018
  • April 12th to 21st 2019
  • October 4th to 13th 2019
  • November 1st to 10th 2019
  • November 22nd to December 1st 2019

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Fly to Paro (2,280m) 
  • Day 2Morning walk to Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest) 
  • Day 3Trek to Jele Dzong (3,400m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Tshokam (3,950m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Jana Tsho (3,950m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Phajoding Gompa (3,700m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Thimpu (2,320m) 
  • Day 8Drive to Punakha (1,300m) 
  • Day 9Drive to Paro 
  • Day 10Fly back home 
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