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Druk Path trek (Dragon Trail) is popular trek goes through the forest of conifer, passes, and pristine lakes. The trek starts from western Bhutan of Paro and ends at Thimphu. This trail were used in ancient days by the people for batter their products. Its five days trek, where altitude ranging between 2450-4300m with beautiful Himalayan Peaks including highest Gangkar Puensum Peak. The highest pass for this trek is Labana Pass (4300m).
The fight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred jumolhari and jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival in Paro Airport, you will be received by our guide and transfer to restaurant for lunch . After lunch, you will visit the Rinpung Dzong, the 15th century massive fortress which now serves as administrative and monastic center of the valley. From the Dzong, you can walk down to the road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. After that you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred temple built in 7th century. In the evening, you can stroll in Paro town.
Today, you will hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery, which is located at face of the cliff( 3100m) offering the best view of Paro valley. Today’s hike will be the acclimatization for the next day’s trek. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate. Lunch will be served at Cafeteria Restaurant halfway up on the mountain. Explore the monastery and hike back to Paro. Overnight in hotel
10Km | 4-5 hours | 1110 Ascent | 80 Descent | Camp altitude 3480m
After breakfast, you will drive to Ta Dzong(2450m), where you will meet your trekking crew and horses. Our trek ascents gradually follows unpaved road through the forest of Bluepine, oak and farm lands ,farm houses and apple orchards of Damche village. Down in the valley, we can see scenic of Paro valley. After an hour of walk on unpaved road, ends and see Mani wall(Bhutanese style Stupa). Then from here steep ascents in the forest of Rododendrons, fir, Hemlock andJuniper till the Jela pass (3560m). If weather is clear, Jomolhari and other Himalayan peaks can be seen. We will descend about 80m to the campsite below the Dzong. overnight in camp.
10Km | 3-4 hours | 290 Ascent | Camp altitude 3770m
Today begin gradual ascends for an hour and on the ridge JeleDzong sits. lhakhang containing a statue of Buddha Sakyamuni. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests, you may see Monal and Blood Pheasant while trekking. For several times accents and descends, before reaching to the campsite. You can see Yak herders camp nearby our campsite.
11Km | 4 hours | 380m Ascent | 280 Descent | Camp altitude 3870m
The trail climbs steeply following a ridge in the forest of Juniper and arrives at 4,070m. Trail becomes easy for an hour, where we can see bushes of Rhododendrons, Junipers and Edelweiss. For several times we will climb and descends, finally we will reach the highest pass for the day Jimilangtsho Pass(4150m), if the weather is clear we can catch stunning view of Jomolhari,Jichu Darke and other Himalayan peaks. From here, steep descents for one an half hour to reach Jimilangtsho Lake, where brown Trout can be seen.
14Km | 6 hours | 240m Ascent 470|90Descent Camp altitude 4110m
We start to climb up above the lake through the forest of Rhodondrons and Junipersfor 2 hours on the ridge, where we can catch amazing view Tsaluna village and Himalayan range. After some time, you will come across two more lakes, Janeytsho and Simkotra beautiful lakes. Lakes are very sacred in Bhutan. Then climb up a ridge for 2 hours to your camp.
9Km | 4-5 hours | 190m Ascent 470|1800Descent Camp altitude 4110m
Today you will begin with gradual climb till the Pass (4300m), the highest pass for the trek. If the weather permits, you will enjoy majestic view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum (Bhutan’s highest peak) and also other Peaks. From the pass descent to Phajoding, Explore the monastery and interact with monks. Continue trek downhill to the road point through bluepines forest. Your car will take you to the hotel in thimphu.
This morning, you will drive to Paro airport for your flight back home.
Whether you are looking for a day hike or a gruelling 31 day adventure, Bhutan has it all. Pristine mountain lakes, imposing glaciers and some of the world’s most endangered species await you in the mountainous amphitheatre of the Himalayas. Let us give you a selection of some of the country’s finest treks.