Trekking in Bhutan
Trekking In Bhutan
Trekking in Bhutan

Druk Path Trek

from $2,510.00$2,210.00

Experience the incredible beauty of Bhutan’s Druk Path Trek, as you discover ancient cliff side monasteries, dwarf rhododendron forests, and follow the trails of nomadic yak herders. Spend each night in your deluxe mobile camp where cottage tents, delicious meals and warm Bhutanese service accentuate your deluxe trekking experience

Trip length: 10 Days tour (7 Days Trek)

Level: Moderate/Hard

Maximum altitude: 4200m

Suitable month: March to June & September to November

Description

Experience the incredible beauty of Bhutan’s Druk Path Trek, as you discover ancient cliffside monasteries, dwarf rhododendron forests, and follow the trails of nomadic yak herders. Spend each night in your deluxe mobile camp where cottage tents, delicious meals and warm Bhutanese service accentuate your deluxe trekking experience

Bhutan, famously known as the ‘Dragon Kingdom’, is the last remaining Vajrayana Buddhist Kingdom in the world. Moreover, Bhutan is also recognized by UNESCO as one of the most bio-diverse centers in the world. Therefore, in order to fully enjoy the Bhutanese grandeur, the Bhutan Tour with seven Days Druk Path Trek would be an ideal choice.

The trip begins with sightseeing of Rinpung Dzong (fortress) and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro Valley followed by a hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. From Paro, we trek to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Langrithang and Tsaluna. We end our Bhutan Tour with Four Days Druk Path Trek by going back to Thimphu where we visit famous landmarks including the magnificent Tashichho Dzong and King’s Memorial Chhorten.

  • Reviews 3 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Culture, Cycling, Family, History, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    4-8
All about the Druk Path Trek.

Druk Path Trek 10 Days tour

Trip length: 10 Days tour (7 Days Trek)

Level: Moderate/Hard

Maximum altitude: 4200m

Suitable month: March to June & September to November

Experience the incredible beauty of Bhutan’s Druk Path Trek, as you discover ancient cliffside monasteries, dwarf rhododendron forests, and follow the trails of nomadic yak herders. Spend each night in your deluxe mobile camp where cottage tents, delicious meals and warm Bhutanese service accentuate your deluxe trekking experience

Bhutan, famously known as the ‘Dragon Kingdom’, is the last remaining Vajrayana Buddhist Kingdom in the world. Moreover, Bhutan is also recognized by UNESCO as one of the most bio-diverse centers in the world. Therefore, in order to fully enjoy the Bhutanese grandeur, the Bhutan Tour with seven Days Druk Path Trek would be an ideal choice.

The trip begins with sightseeing of Rinpung Dzong (fortress) and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro Valley followed by a hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. From Paro, we trek to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Langrithang and Tsaluna. We end our Bhutan Tour with Four Days Druk Path Trek by going back to Thimphu where we visit famous landmarks including the magnificent Tashichho Dzong and King’s Memorial Chhorten.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Trekking equipment provided –
  • A Cook
  • Camp assistances
  • Horses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
  • Brand new Bus, SUVs’ (not exceeding 4-5 years)
  • 1 complimentary Bhutan air ticket if group exceeds 17 Pax
  • Tea, coffee and snacks during the long drive and tour.
  • Complimentary 1 Hour cultural program and farewell dinner for 8 plus pax.
  • All Trekking Equipments (2 men sleeping tents, Kitchen Tents, Dining tents, Toilet Tents, Cooking Utensils etc.
  • Trekking Guide and trekking cook along with supporting staffs
  • Medical Facilities on free of cost (consulting doctors & medicine)
  • Mineral water on long trips both on trek and cultural tours
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airfare
  • Health insurance
  • Airlift insurance
  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.
  • Tips and Gratuities
  1. Day 1 Arrival at Bhutan

    Arrival at Paro by Air. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our members. Afternoon or, evening time at leisure and visit Paro Dzong and the national museum. Overnight Paro valley resort

  2. Day 2 Day Hike to Taktsang monastery

    Day hike to Taktsang Monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra US $ 5/- The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery which clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley was devastated by fire in 1998 but the Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore the monastery to its original structure

  3. Day 3 Paro - Jela Dzong

    This is a short trekking day with approximately 7 km at the elevation of 2576 m. The trek trail is rather gradual till the camp. Scenic Paro valley with snow capped mountains standing behind the valley floor is the characteristic featureTrekking In Bhutan

  4. Day 4 Jela Dzong - Jangchulakha

    Stretching for about 10 km at the elevation of 2879 m, the trek begins with about an hour and half climb and then gradually ascend up the gentle slopes. The trek passes through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may see yaks and yak herders along the way and around your campsite

  5. Day 5 Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso

    Covering 11km at the height of 4040 m, the trail follows the ridge. On a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are beautiful. The campsite is close to the Jimilangtso Lake, known for existence of giant trout

  6. Day 6 Jimilangtso - Simkota

    At the altitude of 3, 485 m, the trek extends to 11km. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s campgrounds where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake, popular for trout fishing

  7. Day 7 Simkota - Phajodhing

    Requiring a gradual climb through the ridges, the trek is about 10 km at the height of 2, 879 m. Under a clear sky; you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and highest unclimbed in the world. Conquering Dochula Pass, one can also have a sight of Himalayan mountain ranges. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill to Phajodhing for a night’s halt

  8. Day 8 Phajodhing – Thimphu

    After trekking for about 8km on the day at the elevation of 2, 439 m, the trek ends at Thimphu, the State’s capital. Passing through the blue pine forest, the trek involves descending to the Thimphu valley. The walk at leisurely pace takes about three hours. Upon arriving Thimphu, you head for hotel for a shower and lunch of tasty Bhutanese cuisine. In the evening, you may walk freely in the town

  9. Day 9 Thimphu

    Visit the Craft and Painting school where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. The Post office.

    Visit the World’s tallest Buddha statue, The Art and craft center, the paper factory and Kezang weaving center at changzamtog.

    You can wear Bhutanese traditional costumes which will be provided by the company and then attend the farewell in the evening with Bhutanese cultural program.

    Overnight in Thimphu

  10. Day 10 Departure from Paro Airport

    After the breakfast drive to Paro airport for your departure

     

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Trekking in Bhutan

Experience the incredible beauty of Bhutan’s Druk Path Trek, as you discover ancient cliffside monasteries, dwarf rhododendron forests, and follow the trails of nomadic yak herders.

Druk Path Trek

Bhutan is also recognized by UNESCO as one of the most bio-diverse centers in the world. Therefore, in order to fully enjoy the Bhutanese grandeur, the Bhutan Tour with 10 Days Druk Path Trek would be an ideal choice. The trip begins with sightseeing of Rinpung Dzong (fortress) and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro Valley followed by a hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery. From Paro, we trek to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Langrithang and Tsaluna. We end our Bhutan Tour with seven Days Druk Path Trek by going back to Thimphu where we visit famous landmarks including the magnificent Tashichho Dzong and King’s Memorial Chhorten.

Trekking In Bhutan

Trekking in Bhutan is a beautiful adventure.

Bhutan Photo

Images from Bhutan

Accommodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains
  • Village Homestay
  • Camping

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

 

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mats
  • Blankets
  • Camping Tents
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
Whats not included in this tour.Whats not included in this tour.
  • Airfare
  • Health insurance
  • Airlift insurance
  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.
  • Tips and Gratuities

Your Bhutan Visa and Bhutan tour will be 100% confirmed once the company receives your full payment. You will receive you Bhutan Visa and confirmed tickets 24-48 hours after you transfer us the full tour payment

Tourist can buy mobile sim cards. It can be activated within minutes and will cost only about USD$2.  Internet connectivity of 3G-4G will be available. Yelha Bhutan tours will be providing free Wi-Fi access in the resorts for the guest.

All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country. Bhutan doesn’t have travel insurance facilities

Bhutan uses a 240 v system. Electrical supply is generally good, but can be less stable in the smaller towns outside the capital, Thimphu. If you are using computers and other sensitive equipment, be prepared for fluctuations and power surges. Many rural areas are still without electricity although some farms have solar electrification

Bhutan uses the Indian round pin sockets. You can find adaptors in many of the hardware shops in the capital, Thimphu

There is a ban on the sale of cigarettes in Bhutan. Smoking is also prohibited in public places, hotels and offices

The export of antiques is prohibited by law. Tourists should buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal to certify that artifacts can be taken out of Bhutan

Bhutan is perhaps one of the most photogenic places in the world. The landscape, nature, architecture and the people make it a photographer’s paradise. People are generally happy to pose for pictures, but do ask before you do so if you are focusing on one person. Photography is not permitted inside Dzongs, monasteries and temples as they are considered living institutions

It is advisable to bring your own photographic equipment and needs.  Films and camera batteries are available generally only in major towns. Slide film is generally not available so bring plenty of slide rolls if you’re shooting slides

Credit cards are accepted in very few hotels and shops in the capital and towns. All credit card transactions take extra time and are cumbersome to use. For convenience, it is preferable to have traveler’s cheque and cash

Yes, if you have visa, masters and Maestro with a pin code, you can en-cash money from all the banks in Bhutan. We have lots of money changers shops in town. It is better for the guest to exchange their currency at such stores since the guest can get higher exchange rate

Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum. Nu.1 = Indian Rupees. Rs. 1

Generally, cotton clothing is recommended for summer days, light woolen clothes for evenings and heavy woolens for winter. Keep in mind that even in the summer, evenings can be cool. Days can be quite warm, especially in the lowlands of Punakha. It is best to use the layering system, starting with thermal underwear and adding a shirt, jacket or parka as necessary.

Tourist hotels generally present meals in a buffet selection, and provide a choice of Bhutanese, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Continental food.

Most meals are served with rice, either white or the wholesome local red variety and dal. Although traditional Bhutanese food is heavily seasoned with red chilies and can be quite hot, dishes at hotels are tempered to tourist’s tastes.

Licensed Bhutanese travel guides will introduce you to the many facets of this interesting country. The English-speaking guides undergo regular training and, where required, specialized guides will lead you on bird watching, botany or other special tours.

Overall Rating
5/5
Phurpey
Reviewed On 09/05/2018
5/5

Trekking in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most memorable trip of my life. Druk Path trek is the most popular trekking route in the Himalayan Kingdom

Victor
Reviewed On 09/05/2018
5/5

Amazing travel service. A adventure every should take while in Bhutan

Mr Chris Chan
Reviewed On 09/05/2018
5/5

Beautiful trekking experince ever. Thank you Yelha Bhutan Team for arranging this tour and special thanks to Guide Tashi Dorji, Cook Pema and the 4 teams who were with us for the trekking. Really appreciated the journey and the company with you guys,. Cheers!

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