Trip facts

Activity Trekking

Embark on a journey along the Druk Path, following a traditional mule route through some of Bhutan’s most breathtaking high-altitude alpine wilderness. This trek allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of remote lakes, quaint yak herder camps, and the awe-inspiring peaks of the Bhutanese Himalayas. Ranging from easy to moderate difficulty, this trek is now enhanced with state-of-the-art trekking gear, adding a new dimension of comfort and experience to your adventure.

Day 1: Arrival in Paro(D)

Arrive in Paro, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Exploring Paro (B/L/D)
Spend a full day touring the Paro valley. Visit Bondey village, hike to Dzrongdrakha monastery, and drive to Chele Pass for a chance to see Mt. Jumolhari on a clear day and hike to Kila Nunnery. Return to Paro for overnight stay.

Day 3: Paro’s Cultural Icons (B/L/D)
Dedicate the day to hiking the renowned Taktsang Monastery. In the afternoon, visit Drugyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Prepare for the upcoming trek. Overnight in Paro.

Day 4: Trek to Zele Dzong (B/L/D)
Begin your trek from Taa Dzong at Damchuna, ascending gradually to Zele Dzong, then descend to the campsite. Trek duration: approx. 3 hours. Camp overnight below Zele Dzong.

Day 5: Journey to Jangchulakha (B/L/D)
Trek along the ridge with views of Thimphu and Paro. Camp overnight at Jangchulakha (3570 m).

Day 6: Toward Jimilangtso Lake (B/L/D)
Trek for about 7-8 hours, covering 15km, to camp near Jimilangtso Lake at 3950m. Overnight in camp.

Day 7: Phajoding Trek (B/L/D)
Gradually ascend to 4150m and descend to Simkota (4 hrs). Continue uphill to Laban La pass (4210m) and then steep descent to Phajoding (3750m). Trek duration: 7-8 hours, 21km. Overnight in camp.

Day 8: Descend to Thimphu (B/L/D)
Visit temples at Phajoding and trek downhill to Motithang (5km/3hr). Visit the Takin sanctuary and other sites in Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu hotel.

Day 9: Thimphu Cultural Tour (B/L/D)
Visit Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Monastery, National Library, and the Institute of Traditional Medicine. Post-lunch, explore the Textile Museum, Handicraft Emporium, paper factory, and Tashichho Dzong. Evening free to explore Thimphu. Overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Departure from Paro
Transfer to Paro Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your memorable Bhutanese trekking adventure.