Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
This wonderfully scenic high-altitude walk along the ridges accesses remote alpine lakes, yak herders and boasts views of Bhutanese Himalayas. For most part, it follows the traditional mule route between Thimphu and Paro, walking along the ridges. Because it departs or ends in Paro or Thimphu, it logistics make it a great choice as an add-on to any cultural tour of Bhutan.
One of the variation of Druk Path called Tsaluna trek is quite easy, short and can be done late into winter and starting from early Spring.
DAY 1: Arrive Paro
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalaya Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan.
Visit the Paro Dzong.
You can then tour the National Museum which houses a collection of fine arts, paintings, thankas, statues, and antiques.
Visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country
DAY 2: Paro – Thimphu
Hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery.
Visit some interesting handicraft shop.
DAY 3: Sightseeing at Thimphu
Sightseeing at Thimphu.
Visit the King’s Memorial Chorten.
Visit the National Library, School of Arts and Crafts, Changgangkha Monastery
Stay overnight Punakha.
DAY 4: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang
Drive to Wangduephodrang.
Afternoon excursion to Punakha and visit Metshina Village, Chimi Lakhang.
On the way back from Punakha, you will stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lakhang, which is a fertility temple, where you may receive a special fertility blessing if you wish.
Afternoon drive to Thimphu.
DAY 5: Trek from Thimphu to Phajoding
Today it’s a gradual climb through the pine forests and visit a monastry.
Overnight stay in camp.
DAY 6: Trek from Phajoding to Simkota
After a gradual climb In clear weather you will be able to see the spectacular view of Mt. Gangkar Phuensum, the highest mountain in the country and her sister mountains.
Overnight in camp beside the Simkota lake.
DAY 7: Trek from Simkota to Jangchulakha
Today the trek is easy and mostly downhill.
Evening hot stone bath and a Bhutanese dinner in a farm house.
DAY 8: Departure
Get deopped back to the airport and depart for home.
The tour comes to an end.
- Hotels and camps on sharing basis
- Veg and Non Veg
- 9 Breakfast
- 8 Lunch
- 8 Dinner
- Shared Vehicle
- Pick up from the Paro airport Bhutan
Things To Carry:
- Comfortable Clothing
- Trekking Shoes
- Winter Clothing
This activity can be availed as a private or group tour