Drive to Paro
Overnight in a hotel in Paro.
Druk Path Trek Begins; Ta Dzong- Jele Dzong Your trek Starts from here; Distance: 10 km, 3-4 hours; Altitude: 3450 m. We will start early so that you can escape the heat and reduce the uphill challenge by not having to do it when it is warm and sunny. The area has a relatively less density of trees. The trail commences above the Ta Dzong (Museum). Since it is a 3-4 hour trek, it starts on an up-hill route and passes through temperate forests and vast farmhouses. By lunch time, the trail enters the thick coniferous belts. Here, watch out for wild animals & birds. As evening sets in, you will reach the Jelela Pass that is 2600 m from here. Just a hundred meters downhill is the campsite with large meadows – an area, where yak herder’s camp regularly with their assorted flock of yaks.
Distance: 10 km, 4-5 hours Altitude: 3780 m On the fourth day, you will head to the Jangchuk Lhakha camp. It is a 4-5 hours trek and the campsite is located at an altitude of 3780 meters. You gain about 300 meters in elevation. The trail starts 200 meters on the hill toward Jeli Dzong which was the rest house of Bhutan’s 2nd king and is now a monastic institute. It passes through up and down paths and offers lovely views of the Paro valley on your left as you walk along the ridges. Here you’ll encounter dense temperate forests and lush alpine meadows.
Distance: 11 km, 5-6 hours Altitude: 3880 m The fifth day of the trek takes you to Jimi Langtso Lake, which is located at a height of 3880 meters. This is the highest camp site on your trip. The trek will last approximately 6-7 hours and starts with about 500 meters uphill through coniferous forests and gleaming hillsides dotted with rhododendron flowers. You will also see other exotic species of flora and fauna that is exclusive to this part of the world. After all, trekking in Bhutan has its own rewards. This trail offers you some of the most scenic views. Alongside the trail, don’t miss the wild onions growing on the trail. After the first pass, it’s mostly up and down through rugged landscape with amazing natural views. You have to exercise caution if you are traveling on a pony. Just before you cross the last pass, you have to cross a ridge. On clear days, you can see Mt. Kanchenjunga and Bhutan’s Chomolhari, Jichu Drakey & Tsrim gang to your northwest. After crossing the last pass, you will see the lake on your left. You will Move down-hill now to reach the campsite. Trekking in Bhutan may require some fortitude but the proximity to nature you will experience every moment makes it worth the effort for thousands of Bhutan travel enthusiasts like you each year.
Distance: 20 km, 5-6 hours Altitude: 3870 m We will commence the trek early to be able to reach Phajoding in a timely fashion. You’ll go uphill on this trek. The trek is about 6-7 hours duration and the campsite at Phajoding is at an altitude of 3870 meters. You will encounter countless passes on the trail of which some are as high as 4000 meters above sea level. You will also come across the famous yak herder’s camp full of yaks grazing all around the nearby lake. You may also catch the carven of Blue Sheep. You will next arrive at Lake Janetso and Lake Semkotatsol famous for year round trout fishing. Take in not one but many spectacular views of the mountains during your Bhutan trek and expedition. Once you reach the Phajoding Pass, you can look onto the Thimphu capital valley in its entirety during your downward journey.
Distance: 5 km, approximately 3 hours Altitude: 2350 m On the last day of your most memorable and unforgettable trek in Bhutan; we will depart early in the morning so that we reach Thimphu in good time. You also have the option of departing late after visiting the old temples and other monuments in the area. The sunrise view overlooking the Thimphu valley in Phajoding is spectacular. You can watch the pheasants fluttering if you take a short stroll around the hillside. The walk down-hill passes through mixed temperate forests and takes about two hours to complete. Later drive towards Paro and overnight in a hotel in Paro or Thimphu(OPTION).
In the morning after early breakfast drive toward Phuntsholing onward your destinations.