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The Druk path trek in Bhutan is a moderately tough 6 day trek in Bhutan starting from Paro to Thimphu or vice versa and is the most popular of all Bhutan treks. The trek leads up to altitudes above 4,000m, however walking distances between the camps are not too long. This trek will take you through thick alpine jungles, beautiful pine trees, various rhododendron trees and spectacular lakes. Incredible views of valleys, lakes, green Himalayan mountains and Himalayan snow capped mountains are the order of the days throughout the trek. You will also see some of the mighty Himalayan ranges like the Gangkar Phuensum, and mount Jhomolhari. Being on top of the mountain, sunsets and sunrises are absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing. Apart from the lakes, Phadjoding monastery and the view from there is one of the highlights of this trek. The Lonely Planet describes the Druk Path Trek as “One of the most scenic and popular treks in Bhutan, following a wilderness trail past several remote lakes. Although it is a short trek, it still goes to a high altitude making it moderately strenuous.”

Day 1 : Paro – Jili Dzong

You will start the first day of the trek from the Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro. The trek will take you through blue pine and fir forests. Once you reach the ridge below Jili Dzong you descend about 100m to the campsite below Jili Dzong

Walking Distance: Distance 7 Km (4-5 hours walk)

Camp Altitude: 3,480 m

Day 2 : Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha

The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and beautiful dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see yaks and yak herders around your campsite

Walking Distance : 10 KM (4-5 hours walk)

Camp Altitude : 3,770 m

Day 3 : Jangchulakha – Jimilang Tsho Lake

The trail follows the ridge and view of the mountains and valleys are beautiful. The campsite is close to the Jimilang Tsho Lake. The lake is known for its giant sized trout and if you wish, you may fish a trout or two for dinner and ofcourse with prior permission and approval from the concerned agencies.

Walking Distance: 10 KM (4-5 hours walk)

Camp Altitude: 3,870 m

Day 4 : Jimilang Tsho Lake – Simkotra TshoLake

The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s camps and may take some time to acquaint yourself on the life of the Nomad people. The campsite is close to Simkotra Tsho Lake

Walking Distance: 11 KM (4  hours Walk)

Camp Altitude: 4,110 m

Day 5 : Simkotra Tsho – Phajoding

The trek begins with a gradual climb. On a clear day, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan (and the highest unclimbed in the world) and other Himalayan peaks. The campsite is above Phadjoding Monastery

Walking Distance: 10 KM (4 hours walk)

Camp Altitude: 3,750 m

Day 6 : Phajoding – Mothitang

This is the last day of the trek. Watching the sunrise from Phajoding is a treat in itself. The walk downhill to Thimphu valley , at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours through blue pine and rhododendron

Walking Distance: 10 KM (3 hours walk)

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