Druk Path Trek – 8 Days

Country Bhutan Max-Altitude 4,210m/13,812ft
Trip StartParo, Bhutan Trip End Paro, Bhutan
Group Size Min 2, Max 12
Meals All meals, tea and snacks throughout the trip
Accommodation A and B category hotel throughout the trip
Starting At $ 3,750 USD
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    Druk Path Trek introduces you to one of Bhutan's ancient foot trails that traders and yak caravans used in the bygone days. The trail weaves past lush forests of juniper, pine, rhododendrons and sacred mountain lakes. The route offers outstanding views of Bhutan's highest peaks – Gangkhar Puensum, Jichu Drake, and Jomolhari. The remote trail also offers you a perfect disconnect from the stress of the modern world.


    After an unforgettable acclimatization hike to Tiger's nest or Taktsang Monastery in Paro, you begin your Druk Path Trek. The first day's trek takes you past traditional farms and apple orchards to a grassy meadow below the Jele Dzong, an ancient fortress that served as a pit stop for travelers in the ancient days.


    The trail goes up and down with some steep ascents and descents. Camp near the mountain lakes of Jimilangtsho and Simkotra Tsho, which are home to giant trouts. Walk past yak herders' camps and alpine meadows filled with grazing yaks and chirping Himalayan birds. You will reach the highest point of your trek while crossing Phume La (4210m), a mountain pass. Your Druk Path Trek ends with a descent from Phajoding Monastery to the capital city of Thimphu.


    Druk Path Trek is graded easy to moderate. This is a high-altitude trek that can be done by novice as well as experienced trekkers. One has to be physically fit to tackle the ups and downs, tiring ridge walks, and mountain pass crossings.


    Druk Path Trek could be the ideal adventure for you if you are looking for a short and slightly difficult Himalayan trek in Bhutan. The five-day trek offers an authentic trekking experience with camping in the wild. There are no villages or human habitation en route, and you can enjoy your walk through a scenic alpine landscape in peace.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Trek past an ancient walking trail used by traders and yak herders
    • One of the shortest Himalayan treks of moderate difficulty in Bhutan
    • Acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest
    • Stunning views of Bhutan's tallest peaks from the trail
    • Camp on the shores of crystal clear mountain lakes – Jimilangtsho and Simkotra Tsho
    • Connect with nature while walking past forests of fir, blue pine, and rhododendron
    • Stay at the campsites of nomadic yak herders
    • Fully organized camping trek. Sleeping and dining in tents set up by the support crew.
    • Nutritious meals prepared by kitchen staff while on the trail
    • Experienced and knowledgeable local guide

    When Is The Best Time To Go?

    The ideal seasons for Druk Path Trek are spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. The weather remains generally stable (clear skies and warm days) during this time.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • You should be physically fit and have a high endurance level
    • The trek takes you to a remote area where there is no human habitation
    • You will be sleeping in tented camps
    • There are no shops, internet connection, or electricity along the trail
    • You will be sleeping at altitudes above 3000 meters
    • The highest elevation you will reach is 4120 meters

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Bhutan Visa Fee
    • Government's Sustainable Development Fee USD 200 per night per person
    • Government-approved 3-star deluxe hotels with breakfast
    • Tented Camp stay while trekking
    • All transport by comfortable private vehicle and bottled water in car
    • English speaking government license holder Bhutanese guide
    • All necessary travel permits, entrance fees for museums, monuments and sightseeing
    • Company services charges and all government taxes
    What's Not Included
    • International Airfare to/from Bhutan
    • Personal expenses, drinks and beverages, laundry, phone, insurance
    • Tips for guide/driver
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Other services which are not in services included section

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    Accommodation and meals

    During your travel, you will be staying at Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, Namgay Heritage Hotel in Thimphu and Tented Camp while trekking, All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost USD 350. Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government-approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of the booking, A and B category hotels will be provided in this tour. You will be accommodated in A category hotel in Paro and Thimphu and B category hotel in Punakha.

    All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan. A variety of meals are available in most hotels – the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Bhutan. A Bhutanese Visa must be obtained prior to your arrival i.e. before entering in Bhutan because Druk Air allows boarding only after your visa clearance from Bhutan government. Since, no embassy abroad or foreign mission can grant a tourist visa, your visa needs to be processed by local tour operator, thus we will be assisting you to obtain tourist visa. Your passport must be at least 6 months valid after you leave Bhutan. Please send us a copy of your passport in order for us proceed to apply for the visa. Also, bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Bhutan Visa, Entry permit, etc.)

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    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      You need to keep extra money to cover miscellaneous expenses. It is advised to carry US$ for personal expenses. This would be for travelers’ spending money for requirements like beverages both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, purchasing toiletries, souvenirs, paying for laundry service, bar bills, phone bills, extra porters, bottled water, tipping, and other services not listed and recreational expenses. You need to consider your own spending habits when it comes to using money for the above mentioned expenses. There could be unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, flight cancellations etc that are beyond Extollo Adventures' control, for which emergency funds will be highly recommended.

    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Bhutan. On request, you will be provided a single room in Bhutan with a single supplement charge.

    • Couple of Rules

      Dress Code: One should remember to dress appropriately while visiting Dzongs, monasteries and temples.

      Must wear:

      Collared shirt (either full or half sleeve)

      Full-length pants/long skirt

      Shoes with socks

      * Tie is not required.

      You will not be allowed to enter if you are wearing:


      Shorts/short skirt



      Photography: Bhutanese in general pose for photographs. However, make sure to ask for permission from the concerned person before you take a shot. Taking pictures inside dzongs, temples, monasteries and museums are prohibited.

      Smoking/Tobacco prohibition: Bhutan bans smoking in public places, and prohibits growing or importing tobacco. You must always be able to produce proof of purchase of products such as Invoice or bill at the airports or entry points (borders). On demand, you must also produce a receipt of tax payment, failing to adhere to this rules will result in third degree felony punishable by three years in prison.

      The maximum number of tobacco or tobacco products a person can carry for personal consumption at a single time includes:

      200 sticks of cigarette or

      30 pieces of cigar or

      150 grams of other tobacco and tobacco product

      *Tobacco products imported from India shall pay 100% Sales Tax and from countries other than India shall pay 200% duty.