Druk path trek, Bhutan

Druk Path Trek

Trekking, history and culture in Bhutan.

Druk path trek, Bhutan

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11 days from £2400pp plus international flights.

A great combination of culture and a 5-day scenic trek in Bhutan from Paro to Thimphu.

  • Trek through alpine forest and rhododendron fields
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of the mountains
  • Camp in private sites with your own cook and guide
  • See the stunning Tigers Nest monastery
  • Watch students practise traditional painting

The Druk Path is a five day route from Paro to Thimphu, across the mountains that separate the two valleys. You'll be trekking in awe-inspiring views and majestic scenery. This itinerary also takes in the main cultural areas in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, too, for sightseeing.

The trek forms the core of this itinerary, but we've added some extras that we think are must-sees while you're in Bhutan, such as the famous Tigers Nest monastery just outside Paro and several formidable dzongs, a type of fortified monastery. You'll also get to see the eclectic collections at the National Museum and observe students honing their skills in traditional painting at the institute in Thimphu.

A reasonable level of fitness is required. The trek reaches altitudes of around 4200m and there are sections of both sustained ascent and descent. Whilst at first glance this may appear a gentle, easy trek the altitudes will add a challenge. The trails are easy to follow and pass through alpine forest and rhododendron fields up to trout-filled lakes and mountain ridges. You may come across traditional yak herders as you walk through these remote areas.

The trekking time is between about five to seven hours each day, so there will be plenty of time to stop and admire the views, You will be camping in private sites, all meals are included and you have the services of porters, a cook and an English-speaking guide. The main luggage and camp equipment is carried by mules, so you need carry only your day pack.

The trek can be undertaken at any time of year, but we especially recommend the months March to June and September to November, when the weather is generally clear giving great views of the mountains. If you want to see the rhododendrons in bloom, May is the best month to travel.

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Experiences you could have on this amazing trip

Reasons to come to Bhutan include the breathtaking landscape punctuated by equally breathtaking architecture and fascinating culture. You will find yourself visiting incredible monasteries and fortresses (dzongs), trekking in Himalayan landscapes, and being entranced by the traditions and cultures of the Bhutanese people.

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