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Days on trek: 6

Grading: moderate

Distance: 30 miles/48km

Highest altitude: 2256m/7400ft

Druk Path Trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It starts from the beautiful Paro valley and ends in Thimphu, taking you through some of the most beautiful sceneries of the Himalayan peaks, pass a monastery and lakes. Most of the time, the trail follows the ancient mule track that once linked the two valleys. 

Day 1: Arrive in Paro by Druk Air. You will be received by your personal guide to take you to the hotel. In the evening stroll in the town. 

Night halt : Paro

Day 2: After breakfast visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum which seats in an ancient watchtower. In the afternoon, visit Kyichhu Lhakhang en route to see the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. End the day with a visit to the local farm house and meet the locals.

Night Halt: Paro

Day 3: (Paro to Jele Dzong
Trekking begins today. Distance covered - 10 km (6.3 miles).  Short trek with a gradual climb. On a clear day, you will see the picturesque Mt. Jhomolhari and the beautiful Paro valley down below. 

Night Halt: Camping

Day 4: (Jele Dzong to Jangchu Lakha
Distance 10 km (6.3 miles). Altitude 3,500 meters. One and half hour of bit steep climb and then gradual ascend. The trek takes you through alpine forests and rhododendron shrubs and Yak herders. 

Night Halt: Camping

Day 5: (Jangchu Lakha to Jimi Langtsho
Distance 11 Km (6.8 miles). Altitude 3,700 meters. The trail follows the ridge and offers clear views of mountains and valleys. Camping at Jimi Langtsho Lake (Lake of the Ox). 

Night Halt: Camping

Day 6: (Jimi Langtsho – Simtokha
Distance 11 Km (6.8miles). Altitude 3850 meters. The Trail takes you through rhododendron shrub forests and yak herders. You will pass Janetso lake on the way. Camp is close to Simtokha lake. 

Night Halt: Camping

Day 7: (Simtokha – Phajoding
Distance 10 km (6.3 miles). Altitude 3,400 meters. Gradual climb with beautiful view of “Gangkar Puensum” mountain, the highest mountain in Bhutan. Slowly descend to reach Phajoding monastery, overlooking Thimphu city. 

Night Halt: Camping

Day 8: (Phajoding – Thimphu
Distance 8 km (4.9 miles). You descend down to Thimphu through mostly Blue Pine forests. After lunch sightseeing in Thimphu and drive to Paro in the evening. 

Night Halt: Paro

Day 9: Drive to the airport for your departure.