This Druk Path Trek is offered by Ammonite Adventure. The details in this Druk Path Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.
- Trip Code: DP9
- Duration: 9 Days
- Trip Level: Strenuous
- Max Altitude: 4,090m / 13,415 ft
- Starts at: Paro
- Ends at: Paro
- Best Season: March to May & September to November
- Day 1 Arrival at Paro Airport
- Day 2 Paro – Taktsang Monastery
- Day 3 Taktsang Monastery – Jele Dzong
- Day 4 Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha
- Day 5 Jangchulakha – Jimilang Tsho
- Day 6 Jimilang Tsho – Simkotra
- Day 7 Simkotra – Phazoding – Thimphu
- Day 8 Drive from Thimphu to Paro
- Day 9 Departure from Paro (by Druk Air)
Included In Package
- Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Guided city tour in Paro
- Hotel accommodation when in Paro including Breakfasts
- Tented accommodation and all required equipment during the trek.
- Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
- Briefing on the evening of Day1 with welcome drinks.
- Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
- Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
- Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
- All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
- Government royalty (35% of $225), which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
- All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Druk Path Trek Follows the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimpu, the “Bhutan Trek & Tour” which is also called as “Druk Path Trek” is an excellent short trek, ideal for those who are in Bhutan only for a short duration.
You will experience the countryside, mountains, alpine meadows, glacial lakes and monasteries.
The first day’s walk leads to the ruined Jeli Dzong which sits on a high ridge above the Paro Valley and commands breathtaking views across to Chomolhari.
During the succeeding 4 days of trekking, we climb above the tree-line and cross several passes. En route, we camp beside clear mountain lakes, visit yak herders encampments and enjoy splendid panoramas of the peaks on the border with Tibet, including Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum.We visit the ever impressive Taktsang Monastery in the Paro Valley and to visit the Tashichho dzong at Thimpu.
Druk Path Trek Level
Manaslu Trek is considered Demanding. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised. In a scale of 1 to 10, the Druk Path Trek is rated 8. The Druk Path Trek is described as having undefined tracks making it quite difficult at times to navigate.
Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all strenuous treks, the Druk Path Trek is treated as an expedition.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »