Druk Path Trekking is considered to be one of the shortest as well as fairly easy one, as compared to other treks in the kingdom of Bhutan. This is a- 7 day cultural trekking that offers you beautiful scenery of the countryside, spectacular views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks, Phadjoding monastery en route, exploring beautiful lakes abundant with fish and a visit to Dzongs (fortresses). At the beginning of the trek the trail is not so difficult; however in case of emergency the trail is easily accessible to the national highway from various places. First few days of the trekking the trail to Druk Path is sparsely inhabited and we need to follow traditional mule track used by the early inhabitants. However, this off-the-beaten track is linked with the lush valleys of Paro and Thimphu.
In this specially designed itinerary we begin our trek at Ta Dzong( National Museum) in Paro and end in Thimphu or vice versa as per interest of trekkers. We spend one full day for sightseeing around the Paro valley visiting to the Tiger’s Nest locally known as Taktsang Gompa. This incredibly beautiful monastery clings to the edge of a vertical rock cliff that plunges 900 meters below into the valley. Then, we trek through the less visited areas of Bhutan that include villages, Buddhist monastery, and ancient fortresses along the trail. We keep continuing our walk through dwarf rhododendron, blue Pine and fir forests as high as the altitudes between 2,250 m and 4,110 m. Other significant advantage of this trek is that you can find campsites within easy walking distances, either nearby lakes or at the base of mountain. While trekking, we come across friendly Bhutanese people in villages, a mani wall dotted in a large green fields and as we ascend high altitudes we notice much contrast with the vegetation and landscape. The countryside that we visit at a lower altitude is truly fascinating and heart-touching. The best time to do Druk Path Trekking is from Feb to June or from Sept to Dec. If good weather permits, you can enjoy a clear view of the Himalayan Mountain Range. After arriving in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, you will go sightseeing tour of all major cultural and historical places.
What is Included
- Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu with airport transfer.
- International arrival/departure transfers (Paro)
- Guided sightseeing tour in Paro and Thimphu escorted by local Bhutanese guide
- Private vehicle while sightseeing in Bhutan
- Bhutan Monuments entrance fees
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels/resorts with breakfast in Bhutan
- All meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) in Bhutan during trekking
- Porters and pack animals to carry trekking gear in Bhutan
- All necessary trekking permits
- Bhutan government royalty and local taxes
What is Excluded
- International airfare and airport tax
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Single supplement in hotel during entire trip.
- Travel/medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Expenses of personal nature like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks, laundry, international phone call etc.
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Upgrade of airfare and type of accommodation
- Tips for guide and driver after sightseeing in Bhutan
- All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’