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Maximum - 11 Days
About This Trek:
This short 5-day Druk Path trek
goes from Paro valley to Thimphu (or vice versa), crossing a chain of mountains
that separates the two valleys. Although there are v very few villages to see,
there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish at 4000 meters (13,000 feet) and
spectacular rhododendron forests that bloom in May. In clear weather there are
magnificent views of the high Himalayan peaks.
The Druk Path trek can be done in
all seasons, but the best times are from October to November and March to May.
Bhutan's best short trek. Although this is a short trek, it still goes to high
altitude at an elevation of 4210 meters / 13,808 ft., making it moderately
strenuous. This trek with panoramic views of northern Himalayan ranges and
sacred lakes with beautiful scenic views of lush green valleys is a paradise for
natural lover. Beginning from Paro Valley and entering into Thimphu valley, this
trek also offers visits to the monuments of these two valleys.
I t i n e r a r y
All the treks of Bhutan (Neighboring
State of India) is connected by 'Air'
Fly From Delhi To
Kathmandu - Paro
Flight to Paro is breathtaking, with views of snowcapped peaks and the lush
pristine valleys of Bhutan as you approach Paro. Your Bhutanese escort will
greet you on arrival, and then drive to the Hotel.
Sightseeing in Paro
After breakfast visit, Drukgyal Dzong, Satsam Chorten, Kyichu Temple, National
Museum (Ta Dzong) and other places of interest. Overnight at hotel.
DOPSHARI -JILI DZONG, 10 Kms, 5
Start with a short walk to Jili Dzong, which you can see atop a ridge above Paro.
From Dobshari the trail crosses a brook and makes a long gradual climb to a
wooded crest. It's then a gentle walk along the ridge to campsite in a Yak
pasture at 3,450m/11,488ft.
Jili Dzong - Jangchup Lakha, 10
Kms, 3-4 hours
After crossing the pass the route stays below the ridge, climbing through thick
alpine forest and rhododendron to a saddle at 3,590m/11,954ft. The trail goes
from one side of the ridge to the other, following it north to a Yak herders
camp at Jangchu Lakha, 3,780m/12,587ft. Overnight at Camp.
Jangchup Lakha - Jimilang Tsho,
11 Kms, 4 hours
The trail follows the ridge for about one and half-hours to a saddle at
4040m/13,453ft, then drops a bit and follows the ridge back to Jangchu La at
4,180m/13,919ft. Descend to a camp at 3,880m/12,920ft, close to the large
Jimilangtsho Lake (Sand Ox Lake), Overnight at Camp.
Jimilangtsho - Simkota Tsho, 11
Kms, 4 hours
The trail climbs through dwarf rhododendron to the lake of Janye Tsho, another
yak herder's camp. It's a short climb along the side of the ridge and then a
short, steep descent to camp at 4040/13,453ft. close to Simkota Tsho, where
there is another chance to fish for trout. Overnight at Camp.
Simkota - Phajoding-Thimphu, 15
Kms, 5/6 hrs
The day begins with a gradual climb to a saddle at 4,180m/13,919ft. A short
descent leads past another small lake, then the trail climbs to Phume La
4,210m/14,019ft, where you are greeted by array of prayer flags. During clear
weather if you look straight ahead you will see the views of Gangkar Puensum
(the highest unclimbed peak in the world) and other Himalayan peaks here. Below
you will see the view of entire Thimphu valley the capital city. The route then
descends pass Thujidrag temple, a retreat center that hangs on the side of a
precipitous rock face. The descent continues through juniper trees until you
arrive at Thimphu (2500m/8200ft). Overnight at hotel.
Sightseeing in Thimphu
The day begins with visits to the National Memorial Chorten, Dupthop Lhakhang (
Monastery for the nuns), National Library, painting school, Indigenous Hospital
and other places of interest. Overnight at hotel.
Thimphu – Punkha Dzong
3 hour drive to Punkha across the Dochula Pass. Light refreshment will be served
at Dochula Cafe.
Lunch at Hotel Zantopelri. After lunch visit the Punkha Dzong. O/N at Hotel
Punkha Dzong – Thimphu
In the morning drive 3 hour to Gantay Gompa. Pack lunch will be served. After
lunch drive back to Thimphu. O/N at Druk Hotel.
Thimphu - Paro – Kathmandu
Early morning drive to Paro for departure to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
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