Druk Path Trekking

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4040 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-10280
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  • Operated in Bhutanese, English
  • Starts Paro, Bhutan
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
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  • Cross a chain of mountains that separates two valleys
  • Revel in beautiful valleys, dense forests and snow capped mountains
  • Experience Bhutan's unique culture and village excursions
  • Observe ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples
Bhutan is well-known for some of the best and most exciting trekking trails in the Himalayan region. Many tourists visit Bhutan to explore the untouched beauty of the mountains – best experienced on foot. The Druk Path trek is one of the finest short trekking routes in Bhutan. Connecting the valleys of Paro and Thimpu, the trail leads over high passes on an ancient trading route, passing through spectacular rhododendron forests, alpine yak pastures and beautiful lakes stocked with snowy mountain trout.

The trek begins via apple orchards and pine forests past a ruined Jele Dzong (fortress), which sits on a high grassy ridge overlooking breathtaking views of Mount Jumolhari to the north. In the next four days, we climb above the tree line and cross several passes including the Phume La (4210m). En route, we come across amazing clear mountain lakes, a number of yak herder’s camps and the splendid view of the Himalayas. At the end of the trail, descend through the pine and juniper forests via Phadjoding monasteries and head to the capital of Bhutan.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Paro
  • Day 2: Paro valley sightseeing & hike to Taktsang Monastery
  • Day 3: Trek Paro – Jele Dzong
  • Day 4: Trek from Jele Dzong – Tshokam
  • Day 5: Tshokam – Jimilangtso
  • Day 6: Trek from Jimilangtso – Simkota
  • Day 7: Trek from Simkota – Phajoding
  • Day 8: Trek from Phajoding to Thimphu
  • Day 9: Drive Thimphu – Paro
  • Day 10: Farewell
  • Airport transfers
  • A minimum of 3 star base twin sharing accommodation (4/5-star may require additional costs) and tented camp where necessary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and tea/coffee with snacks
  • Mineral water during the tour and at meals
  • Services of a government licensed and experienced English speaking Bhutanese tour guide
  • Tours / sightseeing specified in the itinerary
  • Temple, monastery and museum entrance fees
  • Medical facilities (consulting doctors and medicine)
  • Trekking Guide and trekking cook along with supporting staff
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Pack ponies as and when required for trekking
  • Bhutan visa fee of US $ 40 per person
  • Tourism Development Fund of US$ 10 per person
  • International flight (to/from Paro)
  • Domestic flight within Bhutan
  • Your travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses, including laundry, telephone, bar and beverage bills
  • Tips for guide and driver
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Marius Tokarski
  • From Germany
  • On Nov 14 2019
4 - Very Good
great experience
we very much enjoyed the trek. nature was stunning and we learned heaps about buthanese culture.
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  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


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    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


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    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


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