THE DRUK PATH

HIGHEST ALTITUDE

4210m

AVG.WALK TIME

5 Hours

Avg.Walk Distance

10km

BEST TIME

Spring/Fall

DIFFICULTY

Easy-Moderate

TREK DAYS

3N4D

Sign up for our short and sweet trek that takes you across alpine forests, lakes and up to ridges from where you will be treated with excellent views of the tallest Himalayan peaks in Bhutan. On this trek you will cross over two mountain passes: Phume La at 4,210m and Simkota at 4,110m. The highest camp altitude is Sikota Tsho (lake) at 4,110m.

Highlights

 

Arrive at Paro International Airport, check-into hotel, sightseeing in Paro

 

Elevation: 2,200m

Highlights

 

Steep uphill along dirt track reaching half point cafe, gradual sloap and downhill on steps and back up stairs to the monastery

 

Elevation: 3,120m

Elevation Gain: 520m

Hours Hiking: 4hrs

Milage: 6.4km

Highlights

 

30min drive on feeder road to base, gradual ascend on grassy and dirt trail to Jele Dzong, gradual walk & short steep uphill on rocky trail , gradual ascend to campsite

 

Elevation: 3,780m

Elevation Gain: 1300m

Hours Hiking: 4-5hrs

Milage: 12km

Trek Days: 1

Highlights

Gradual and steep climbs along ridge through juniper and rhododendron forests, then descent to Jigmelangtsho lake and camp beside with view of Mt. Jitchudrake

 

Elevation: 3,880m

Elevation Gain: 400m

Hours Hiking: 4-5hrs

Milage: 11km

Trek Days: 2

Highlights

Long gradual climb through dense forest and out to straight path via Janetsho Lake, climb to an open field with spectacular views of Himalayan peaks, straight path & short descend to campsite

 

Elevation: 4,110m

Elevation Gain: 270m

Hours Hiking: 4-5hrs

Milage: 11km

Trek Days: 3

Highlights

Gradual walk with uphill sloaps along rocky path to Phume La pass (4210m) with panaromic views of snowcapped Himalayn peaks. Steep descent past Thada Goemba and Phajoding monastery through pine forest until roadhead.

 

Elevation: 2,300m

Elevation Gain: 100m

Hours Hiking: 7hrs

Milage: 14km

Trek Days: 4

Highlights

 

AM:Largest Buddha Dordenma statue (54m), Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Craft Bazaar
PM: Kaja Throm Farmers Market, and Free Time

Starting from $2890 per person

INCLUSIONS :

  • Accommodation at 3* standard hotels during non trek days
  • All meals
  • Private vehicle transfers
  • English speaking tour/trek guide
  • Permits/Entrance fees
  • Sleeping Tents and Mats
  • Dining Tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent
  • Camp Tables, chairs, utensils, hot water bags
  • Trekking chef & assistants
  • Horses to carry equipment’s

EXCLUDED :

  • Airfare
  • Visa fee $40 per person
  • Sustainable Development Fee $200 per night per person (payable to the government)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, transfers
  • Anything not included in inclusions
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