Druk Path Trek - 12 Days
Location: Bhutan, Asia
During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representatives of our tour operator, who will escort you to the Hotel where arrangements have been made for two nights halts.
This is a short trekking day. The trek trail is rather gradual till the camp and if the weather is clear, the Paro Valley can be seen with the snowcapped mountains behind the valley. You begin with about an hour and half climb and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may seek yaks and yak herders around your camp site. The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are beautiful. The campsite is close to the Lake Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout and if lucky you may enjoy a well-prepared lake trout for dinner. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and lake of Janetso.
You may come across some yak herders camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomads life. The campsite is close to Simkota lake and if you are lucky, you can do some trout fishing!. The trek begins with a gradual climb . If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount "Gangkhar Punsum", the highest mountain in Bhutan as well other Himalayan mountain ranges from Dochula pass. From this pass, the trek takes you down hill to Phajoding Cafeteria for a nights halt. The trek to Thimphu is all the way down hill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours. Back to hotel for a hot shower and delicious lunch. Visit Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building where the office of the government ministries, the office of the King and the Throne Room, and the office and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot are housed.
Day 01: Arrive Paro International Airport by Druk Air
Day 02: Paro - Sightseeing
Day 03: Paro - Excursion to Taktsang
Day 04: Paro - Jele Dzong Distance - approximately Alt. 2576m.
Day 05: Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha. Alt. 2, 879m.
Day 06: Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso Altitude.
Day 07: Jimilangtso - Simkota Alt - 3, 485 m.
Day 08: Simkota - Phajoding Altitude - 2,879m.
Day 10: Thimphu - SightseeingDay - 9 Phajoding - Thimphu , Altitude - 2,439m
Day 11: Thimphu - Excursion to Punakha/Wangdi.
Day 12: Thimphu - Paro International Airport.
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