Druk Path Trek is a trek along with a cultural sightseeing tour which is done in the Kingdom of Bhutan where you trek for a number of days in the spectacular countryside and when it is done, you spend few days sightseeing the cultural side of what the country has to offer all in a matter of just ten days.
Bhutan, besides having a well-developed cultural side to it, it also has some fabulous trekking routes in the country. Druk Path Trek happens to be one of them but on the shorter side. For the longer trekking routes, please check these packages out like Bumthang Cultural Trek Gangtey Valley Trek Jomolhari Circuit Trek. What makes the trek on Druk Path all the more fascinating or any of the other is, that it is done in a cultural sound environment where nature is a large part of the country. The Druk Path Trek takes you through natural vegetation, having its own forms. Plus the trails pass by some villages, which give you what life is like in the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan on the rural side. In addition to this, your pass through and visit some places of cultural value while on the trek and pass by or stop at alpine lakes while you are trekking. Some might be old monasteries, other Dzongs (fortresses), or some caves in which people once meditated or still do. When the trek is over in a period of six days, the remaining days you are taken on a cultural tour of learning why Bhutan is such a culturally and traditionally a fantastic place when it comes to it.
Bhutan, the country in which you take the Druk Path Trek, is a country, which lies in the Himalayan Mountain almost completely. It is bound by India on the east, south and west with the autonomous region to the north. It is a Buddhist country with a wonderful cultural side to it which is manifested in whatever you see while in the country. Plus Bhutan is the only country in the world with a negative carbon rating as it has over sixty percent of the land forested and the remaining is used in a sustainable way for agriculture. All this stems from the fact that it follows the principles of Buddhism adherently. Plus, it is the only country that has an economic measurement of gross domestic happiness in contrast to other countries around the world being gross domestic production. As you will notice while in the country doing the Druk Path Trek, that all seems to be well with the system and because of this, it is able to provide a good cultural outlook and a pristine environment for any form of healthy outdoor activity such as the trek called Druk Path.
Trekking in the wonderful country of Bhutan as in this Druk Path Trek obviously brings with it memories and photographs for one to cherish. The foremost being, your entry into the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan, accidentally given the name from the distance thunder hear in the country, rather than dragons being in reality, by the National Carrier of the country along some of the breath-taking Himalayan Mountain scenes of snow-capped covered mountains and lush rolling hills and valleys that have fast flowing rivers and gorges in them. Then comes the trek, which is of about six days, but in those six days, you are taken to places like Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Jimilangtsho, Simkotra and Phajoding. Jele Dzong is got to bypassing farmhouses and from the top, one gets a bird-eye view of the Paro valley below and allows you the privilege of seeing what a Dzong was from the ruins of this once fortress. On the way to Jangchulakha you are taken through some of the most eye catching forests. Jimilangtsho just allows the mountains to take your breath away while on the way. Simkotra allows you to get a firsthand taste of nomads on the path with their herds of yak. And, finally it Phajoding, which from its elevated standpoint, gives you a peep into the Thimphu Valley where you would head soon. The next three days of culture will take you across, Dzongs, Temples, Monasteries and Shrines all portraying the best of what Bhutan on your Druk Path trek has to offer, making you wish, that you could spend a long time here and just as well you might be checking out either Bhutan Tour Packages or the Bhutan Trekking Packages we have on offer.
How difficult are treks in Bhutan?
Since Bhutan is a Mountainous country, obviously the trekking routes will be mostly ascending and descend, some moderate gradients and some quite steep. They are made in such a way, that you climb sharply and descend comfortably. Anybody, in proper physical condition with not much walking experience, will be able to do the daily hiking trips some with a bit of difficulty and others quite moderately. The best part of them, however difficult they might seem, they are ameliorated by the scenery one gets on any given day which takes away the pains of walking. You feel better at the end of the trek. The air is pure which cleanses the soul.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Druk Path Trek
Day 1: Arrival Paro (2,250m)
Day 2: Paro – Trek to Jele Dzong (3,450m)
Day 3: Trek from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (3,780m)
Day 4: Trek from Jangchulakha to Jimilangtso (3,880m)
Day 5: Trek from Jimilangtso to Simkota (4,040m)
Day 6: Trek from Simkota to Phajoding (3,690m)
Day 7: Trek from Phajoding to Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 8: Thimphu- Paro & hike to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
Day 9: Depart Bhutan
- Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests and snow capped mountains.
- Experience Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions.
- Spend time Marvelling at the ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
- Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
- Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
- Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.