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Druk path trek has always attracted the highest number of trekkers compare to rest of the trekking trails in the country, credit to its moderate nature in terms of both number of days required to trek and the elevation (averaging 3000m to 3800m). While trekking on these routes, you will have an opportunity to visit nearby villages, monasteries and numerous beautiful lake.

Difficulty grading: Moderate Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November and December. It’s Doable all year round despite its best seasons. Nature of Tour: Trekking and cultural sightseeing.

Day 01: Arrival at Paro– Paro vicinity tour (cultural sightseeing)

Your guide and driver will pick you up from Paro international airport and transfer you to the hotel. After checking in, get refreshed, enjoy your lunch and set out for visiting following places:

Paro Rinpung Dzong: Located on the bank of Pachu River, Paro Dzong, formally known as Rinchen Pung Dzong (shortened to Rinpung Dzong), was built in 1644 under the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is one of the most beautiful and historically importantdzongs in the country. Today, it houses both district administration and monastic body.

Paro Ta Dzong (national museum): Located on a spur above Rinpung Dzong, five and a half kilometers’ drive from Tshongdu town, the dzong was built in the mid-17th century as a watchtower overlooking Rinpung Dzong by Lanyongpa Tenzin Drukdra and Chogyal Migyur Tenpa. The circular dzong houses the National Museum of Bhutan. Kichu Lhakhang: Located about 10 minutes’ drive from Paro town, the temple is one of the two among 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century to subdue a demon that lay supine across Tibet and Bhutan. The temple contains sacred relics dating back to the 7th century like a statue of Lord Buddha and four statues of Chagtong Chentong. It also contains the statues of Guru Nangsi Zilnon, Dolma Kukuli (a manifestation of Tara), Zhabdrung, the bone relic of his Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Overnight: At hotel in Paro

Day 02: Paro – Jili Dzong (trekking)
The trail starts from Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan, in Paro. On the first day, we will have an altitude gain of more than 1,000 m till we reach our campsite located below Jili Dzong.
Time: 4-5 hrs Distance :7 km Trial: 1,090 m ascent Campsite altitude: 3,480 m
Day 03: Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha (trekking)
It involves climbing uphill for about an hour from Jili dzong. The trail then remains constant till we reach our stop over at Janchulakha.
Time: 4-5 hrs Distance :10 km Trail: 310 m ascent, 50 m descent Campsite altitude: 3,770 m
Day 04: Jangchulakha – Jimgelang Lake (trekking)
Today we will be spending our night nearby Jigmelang Lake. From here, one can enjoy a spectacular view of mountains, valleys and Lakes. The trail for the day remains constant without much gain or loss in its altitudes.
Time: 4 hrs Distance: 11 km Trail: 230 m descent, 330 m ascent Campsite altitude: 3,870 m
Day 05: Jimgelang Tsho – Simkotra Lake (trekking)
The trail today will lead us through few yak herders’ camp. We will spend our yet another night nearby a lake (Simkotra).
Time: 4 hrs Distance: 11 km Trail: 820 m ascent, 400 m descent Campsite altitude: 4,110 m
Day 06: Simkotra Lake – Phajoding (trekking)
Our stop over for a night will be at Phajoding. From here we will have a spectacular view of Bhutan’s tallest mountain, the Gangkar Puensum.
Time: 3-4 hrs Distance :10 km Trail: 130 m ascent, 680 m descent Campsite altitude: 3,750 m
Day 07: Phajoding – Thimphu – Paro (trekking)
Your trekking journey will come to an end today at Sangaygang. Meet your driver and car here and drive towards Paro for the night.
Time: 3 hrs Distance: 4-5 km Trail: 1,130 m descent Overnight: At hotel in Paro
Day 08: Departure
After your breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for your onward destination.

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