Druk Path 9 Day Trek
Druk Path Trek Follows the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimpu, the “Bhutan Trek & Tour” which is also called as “Druk Path Trek” is an excellent short trek, ideal for those who are in Bhutan only for a short duration.
You will experience the countryside, mountains, alpine meadows, glacial lakes and monasteries. The first day’s walk leads to the ruined Jeli Dzong which sits on a high ridge above the Paro Valley and commands breathtaking views across to Chomolhari.
During the succeeding 4 days of trekking, we climb above the tree-line and cross several passes. En route, we camp beside clear mountain lakes, visit yak herders encampments and enjoy splendid panoramas of the peaks on the border with Tibet, including Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum. We visit the ever impressive Taktsang Monastery in the Paro Valley and to visit the Tashichho dzong at Thimpu.
When trekking above altitudes of 9,800ft (3000m), it is important to ascend at a rate that allows your body to adjust to the lack of oxygen available in the air you breath. Often known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), Altitude sickness is the number one cause of illness on high treks. Although the Druk Path Trek isn’t at extreme altitude, care must still be taken.
As for most trekking companies, Ammonite Adventure trekking packages allow for slow ascent and acclimatization days where appropriate.
Included In Package
- Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Guided city tour in Paro
- Hotel accommodation when in Paro including Breakfasts
- Tented accommodation and all required equipment during the trek.
- Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
- Briefing on the evening of Day1 with welcome drinks.
- Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
- Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
- Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
- All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
- Government royalty (35% of $225), which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
- All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
The itinerary outlined is a guide based on previous treks but many factors such as weather, local transport, local politics etc can force Ammonite Adventure to amend the itinerary.
The itinerary outlined can also be customized at your request to accommodate specific needs such as group size, time constraints, physical requirements etc.