10-D Trekking the Dragon Kingdom: Bhutan Cultural & Druk Path Trek

Unforgettable journey through Bhutan's cultural heritage and stunning landscapes

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Bhutan’s cultural heritage and stunning landscapes on our well-known Bhutan Trekking Tour – Druk Path Trek. This tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan while exploring its breathtaking natural landscapes. Begin your adventure in Paro, where you’ll visit historic sites like the Ta-Dzong museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong. The highlight of the tour is the renowned Druk Path Trek, where you’ll trek through forests, cross high ridges, and encounter pristine lakes along the way. Experience the charm of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, and explore its vibrant markets and iconic landmarks. Visit Punakha, home to the majestic Punakha Dzong and picturesque suspension bridges. Marvel at the panoramic views from Dochula Pass and embark on a memorable hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Conclude your journey with cherished memories of Bhutan’s cultural richness and natural beauty.

Bhutan Culture and Nature

Tour Details

Country

Bhutan

Price

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Easy, Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Explore ancient monasteries, visit historical sites, and engage with the warm and friendly Bhutanese people
  • Trek through breathtaking Himalayan landscapes
  • Uncover the awe-inspiring Tiger's Nest Monastery, and explore majestic dzongs like Punakha Dzong
  • Discover vibrant Bhutanese cities (Thimphu, Paro)
Paro Tsechu Festival in Bhutan
Day 1

Arrival in Paro

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted by our representative with a traditional Bhutanese Khadhar (white scarf) as a welcome gesture. After the airport formalities, transfer to your hotel or a local restaurant for a Bhutanese lunch cuisine. The first day includes visits to the Ta-Dzong museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong/Fortress.
Bhutan Architecture
Day 2

Trek Starts: Paro – Jili Dzong

The trek begins from Ta Dzong in Paro and follows a gravel road before climbing a steep ridge and passing through blue pine and fir forests to reach Damche Gom. From there, you descend to the campsite below Jili Dzong.

Trekking Distance: approx. 7km

Elevation: 3,480m

Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bhutan Nature
Day 3

Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha Trekking

The trail starts with a steep climb for about an hour and a half and then continues through alpine forests and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may encounter herders and yaks near the campsite.

Trekking Distance: approx. 10km

Elevation: 3,770m

Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hymalaya Mountains, views in Bhutan
Day 4

Jangchulakha – Jimgelang Tsho Trekking

The trail follows a ridge, offering stunning views of the Himalayas and valleys on a clear day. The campsite is located near Jimgelang Tsho Lake, known for its giant-sized trout.

Trekking Distance: approx. 11km

Elevation: 3,870m

Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Prayer Flags Bhutan
Day 5

Jimgelang Tsho – Simkotra Tsho Trekking

The trail passes through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may encounter yak herder camps and get a glimpse of nomadic life. The campsite is near Simkotra Tsho Lake.

Trekking Distance: approx. 11km

Elevation: 4,110m

Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Druk Path Trek, Phajoding
Day 6

Trek Ends: Simkotra Tsho – Phajoding – Thimphu

The day begins with a gradual climb, offering a view of Mount Gangkar Puensum and other Himalayan peaks. The trek takes you downhill to Phajoding, where you have lunch. From there, you trek downhill through a forested area and reach Thimphu. Transfer to your hotel.

Trekking Distance: approx. 15km

Elevation: 3,750m

Kuenphen Rabten Resort or Similar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dochula Pass in Bhutan
Day 7

Thimphu – Punakha

After breakfast, visit Buddha Point, Memorial Chorten, and explore Thimphu town or the Local Craft Bazaar. Then drive to Punakha, stopping at the Dochula Pass for breathtaking views. Check into the hotel in Punakha and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Punakha Dzong, Bhutan
Day 8

Punakha – Paro

Visit Punakha Dzong and take a short walk across the suspension bridge nearby. After lunch, drive back to Paro via the Dochula Pass again, approx. 130km (4-5hrs). In Paro, visit a local farmhouse for an authentic Bhutanese experience and have dinner with the host family.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan
Day 9

Paro – Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Embark on an excursion to the iconic Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest. The hike uphill takes around 3 hours, with a 1.5-hour hike down. After the hike, you have free time to relax or explore Paro town.

Elevation: 3,120m

Walking Hour: approx. 4-5hrs

Bhutan Scenery
Day 10

Paro Departure

Free at leisure till transfer to the airport for your onward departure flight.
N/A Breakfast

Share this tour!

10-D Trekking the Dragon Kingdom: Bhutan Cultural & Druk Path Trek

from

10 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Mineral water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Government SDF (Sustainable Development Fee), Visa Fee ($40)
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast, 4 nights in campsites on the trekking days
  • Complimentary Traditional Dresses to try (Kira for women & Gho for men), Archery game in Paro if interested

Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Trekking Services Inclusions: 

    • Two-men tent (high altitude – north face and A-shaped tents)
    • Dining Tents/Toilet Tents/Shower Tents 
    • Sleeping bags
    • Toilet tents / Shower Tents / Dining Tents 
    • Mattress / Blankets for additional Warmth over sleeping bags
    • Trekking Poles
    • Three hot meals a day + tea and snacks 
    • Hot water bags for feet
    • Trained Trekking Guide / Trekking Cook / Assistant Cook
    • Pack mules
    • First Aid Kit
    • Camping fees included
  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

Similar Adventure Tours

Bhutan

Bhutan Culture and Nature

Easy

Unforgettable journey through Bhutan’s cultural heritage and stunning landscapes

Chat with a Travel Expert

Kindly reach out to us through one of the channels provided below, and our team of experienced travel experts will promptly assist you.

Tour Enquiry

Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Send us a Message