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The Druk Path Trek is the most popular trek among foreign hikers. It is because the route will take you through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges, and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient Lhakhangs, dzongs, and villages. The path is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between the rest camps are not too far. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine, and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200m. This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unconquered peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June and September-November.

Day 1: Arrive at the Paro International Airport.
Arrive at Paro International Airport after flying over the mighty Himalayas, including Mt Everest.Transfer to your hotel.
If your arrival time is in the morning hours, then after lunch, visit the National Museum, Paro Rinpung Dzong, and Kyichu Lhakhang—one of the oldest temples built in the 7th century.

Overnight stay at Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar) 

Day 2: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Lair Monastery)
After breakfast, begin hiking to the Taktsang Monastery. It is nearly a 2-3 hour hike. The monastery is one of the most revered religious sites in Bhutan.
If possible, visit some temples nearby after coming back from Taktsang Monastery.

Overnight stay at Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar) 

Day 3: Paro – Jili Dzong-Jangchulakha (Distance 7 km, 4-5hrs, camp altitude 3,770m)
After a 45 minutes drive, we will begin scaling up the mountain. Once you reach the ridge below Jili Dzong, steep climb for about an hour and a half, and then the slope evens out a bit and the ascent is more gradual till we reach the campsite.

Overnight stay at Jangchulakha campsite.

Day 4: Jangchulakha – JimilangTsho
(Distance 15 km, 5hrs, camp altitude – 3,870m). Resume hiking after breakfast. Our overnight camp is close to Lake JigmelangTsho. This lake is known for its giant-sized trout, and if you are lucky you may enjoy well-prepared trout for dinner.

Overnight stay near JigmelangTsho

Day 5: JigmelangTsho – SimkotraTsho-Laban
(Distance 11 km, 4hrs, camp altitude 4,110m) Begin trekking after a peaceful night nearby the beautiful lake. You will have to call it a day when you reach the next campsite at Laban.

Spend the night at Laban campsite.

Day 6: Laban – Phajoding-Mothitang
(Distance 15 km, 4-5hrs, descent to 1,130) The trek begins with a gradual climb. From this pass, the trek takes you gradually downhill toward Phajodhing, where a monastery and meditation retreat center is located. After passing the Phajodhing monastery, we will descend to Thimphu.

Overnight stay at Hotel Tara Phendeyling (or similar)

Day 7: Departure
Leave for Paro International Airport early. Then head back to your respective countries.