A classic 5 day trekking holiday including all Bhutan's unique and colourful cultural highlights
Combining a short 5-day trek along an ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimphu with visits to all of Bhutan's premier cultural sites, the Druk Path Trek is the perfect holiday for anyone looking for a complete and colourful experience in Bhutan: The Land of the Thunder Dragon. Offering a challenging but accessible short trek, through a pristine landscape, and a real taster of Bhutanese culture, this popular holiday provides an unforgettable introduction to the unique, welcoming and utterly fascinating Kingdom of Bhutan.
After flying to Paro from the Kathmandu, we will receive a warm welcome from our Bhutanese guides before setting off to hike to the gravity defying Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery, one of the most iconic Buddhist sites in the entire Himalaya. Next, we begin our journey along the Druk Path where our first day of walking will take us from Paro up to a camp just below the Jeli La and its tiny hilltop Dzong. During the succeeding 4 days, we trek above the tree-line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m), before descending down to Thimphu. En route, we camp beside clear mountain lakes and enjoy splendid panoramas of the snowy peaks on the border with Tibet, all whilst being taken great care of by our expert guides and our wonderful trek crew. Post trek we’ve time for sightseeing in Thimphu and in Punakha, including visits to the world’s largest seated golden Buddha (Great Buddha Dordenma), the Temple of the Divine Mad Monk (Chimi L’hakhang) and the intricately decorated Punakha Dzong, we'll even take time out watch some archery.
BOOK EARLY for BHUTAN! With only two airlines operating flights into Paro from Kathmandu, seats are limited and in high demand. Book early to guarantee your place on your chosen departure. We strongly advise booking a year in advance where possible.