Druk Path Trek


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druk path short trek in Bhutan

Druk Path Trek Summary

    1. Hike duration: 6 Nights 7 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. Top Altitude: 4,420m/14,502 feet
    4. Average Walk Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 2 – 20 People
    6. Trip Mode: Lodge Basis Group Tours
    7. Best time to hike: March, April, May, June, September, October, and November
    8. Foods on trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Druk Path Trek is the most popular hike in Bhutan, known for its relatively easy climbs with short distances between rest camps. This trek takes you through forests of fir, blue pine, and dwarf rhododendrons, with altitudes ranging from 2,400 to 4,200 meters.

On the third day, trekkers will reach Jimiling Lake, whose crystal-clear waters are home to large trout. Additionally, you can traverses with a beautiful landscapes, including high ridges, pristine lakes, and gentle hills. It also offers the opportunity to visit ancient lhakhangs, dzongs, and traditional villages.

At this journey provides you also a rare and stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. However, the best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are during the autumn and spring seasons, specifically from March to June and September to November, when the weather is most favorable.

Druk path trail in Bhutan

How much is the Druk path trek package Cost?

The cost of the Druk Path Trip Package with Gokyo Treks Agency ranges from US$ 2198 to US$ 2510, covering transportation, a guide/porters, hotels, food and accommodation, and hiking permit facilities. The final tour cost depends on the service level, including the hotel category chosen.

This standard package price is for a week-long trek in Bhutan. For two tourists, the Druk Path trek costs US$ 2390 for a 7-day trek plan. We can customize the trip route and prices according to your preferences. Please find the price list for Bhutan Druk Path trek as given below.

Price Per Person for 7 days Druk Path trek in Bhutan for 2024 and 2025.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2510
2 PersonUS$ 2390
3 PersonUS$ 2330
4 to 6 personUS$ 2270
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 2210
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 2198

For the details on what is inclusions and exclusions from the trip price, please refer to the cost breakdown given in the tab button.


The classical Druk Path Trek itinerary details

Our 7-day express Druk Path trek itinerary is ideal for tourists of all ages. Our team consists of guides, porters, and accompanying staff who are local experts with comprehensive knowledge of the locations we traverse. Explore our special Druk Path trek itinerary provided here.

1 Day Landing in Paro, Bhutan and explore the Paro Valley.

After visa conventions at the Paro air terminal, your aide will meet you and drive you into town for lunch. After lunch you can visit the accompanying authentic spots:

Paro Rinpung Dzong is in a real sense deciphered as the Fortress of the store of gems. It is the managerial seat of the Paro District and the yearly Paro celebration is held here.

Ta Dzong: It worked as a lookout. It was changed over into a public exhibition hall in 1968. You can see the best example of Bhutanese workmanship, show-stoppers of bronze sculptures, and artistic creations. In the evening all of you can visit Namgay Artisanal Brewery and evaluate various kinds of lager made there or you can walk around Paro town. Stay overnight in Hotel.

2 Day Druk Path Trek Begins/Paro To Jele Dzong (3,450m/11,319 feet), 5 hours

The primary day of the trip is a continuous move from Dopshari, Paro at 2,300 meters above ocean level till 3,450 meters at Jele Dzong. Camp the night at Jele Dzong and assuming the climate favors you can see Paro valley with Mt. Jumolhari (7,314 meters) and snow-covering mountains behind the valley. The distance today that we cover is about 10-kilo meters. Stay overnight in Jele Dzong.

3 Day Jele Dzong to Tshokam Trek (3,692m/12,113 feet), 6 hours

The trip begins with a short ascension and afterward goes through a thick snowy woodland of rhododendron and slowly moves till we arrive at the camp where you might see yak herders around your campground.

Following 3 hours is a potential campground (Dorjo Lakha or Jangchu Lakha at 3,770m). After an hour’s climb is the better campground. Tshokam is reached, soon after a little seat. The distance from Jele Dzong to Tshokam is about 9 kilometers. Stay overnight in Tshokam.

4 DayTshokam to Simkotra (4,040m/13,255 feet), 6 hours

The trip that we are following will be a steady plunge till we arrive at Pangrithang which will take us somewhat more than 60 minutes, we will reach by the stream then there is a few steep moving through brambles for two hours, after some time a decent view will open up and we will arrive at Jane Tsho (Lake 3,956m). It is typically involving by yak herders. Once more, we climb a delicate incline for an hour and after an additional two hours of journey, we will arrive at our campground. The total distance that we walk today is about 9.5 kilometers.

5 DaySimkotra to Thimphu (2,340m/7,677 feet), 7 hours

The path is great however there are not many minor trips to little passes before you at long last peer down to Phajoding Monastery and Thimphu city. Priests much of the time elapse from here en route to ruminate at the consecrated lake Jimilang Tsho. About 3 hours journey, tourists arrive at the most noteworthy pass (4,420m/13,190 feet). There is a decent view in the course of the last piece of the journey: a precarious plunge to Phajoding cloister. From here the path begins with the lofty plunging gradually through thick woods for another 2-3 hours until we arrive at the engine street. Bid goodbye to the traveling group and afterward drive to the lodging in Thimphu passing the Royal Takin save where the National Animal of Bhutan should be visible.

You might arrive at Thimphu towards the evening-in the event that is not drained you can go for a walk in Thimphu town and visit a real art market where you can purchase Bhutanese trinkets. The distance that we cover today is about 14 kilometers. Stay overnight in the hotel in Thimpu town.

6 DayThimphu – Paro (Paro Taktsang Hike), 5 to 6 Hours

In the first part of the day drive to Kuenselphodrang where the world’s tallest Buddha Statue (169 feet) sits neglecting the Thimphu Valley. Partake in the fabulous perspective on Thimphu city.

Circumambulate the National Memorial Chorten prior to heading towards Paro. Climb to Taktsang Monastery: The Taktsang, prominently known as the “Tiger’s Nest” is roosted on the bluff edge at a tallness of 900 m over the Paro valley. It is viewed as the marked spot for sightseers visiting Bhutan. Catch the sensational perspective on the religious community.

Later we will evaluate a customary hot stone shower which could be unwinding following a day’s climb. Try farmhouse dinner and play a hands-on game of archery. Stay overnight hotel accommodation in Paro, Bhutan.

7 Day Final Departure

We will drop you at the international airport for your further flights. Druk path in Bhutan Trip finish.

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How much does the Druk path Trek Package Price?

The Druk Path trek price basically starts from US$ 2390 per person on double occupancy basis. However, WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

The Druk path short hiking price includes:-

  • Visa for Bhutan Travel
  • Accommodations in 3 star Hotel basis. (possible to upgrade to 4 to 5 star with additional price)
  • All Meals full board plan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip.
  • Druk Air airfare from Kathmandu to Bhutan and return and departure taxes.
  • English Speaking Certified Bhutanese Guide.
  • All ground transportation en route
  • Sightseeing spot entrance fees
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of USD 65 per person per night.
  • Mineral Water while traveling
  • Complimentary from a company [ Traditional Hot Stone Bath and 1 Bhutan Sim Card with zero Balance]
  • Facilities provided on the trek
  • First Aid Box
  • Sleeping tent / Dining tent / Toilet tent with toilet pot/toilet paper.
  • Hot water bag with cover.
  • Cook and supporting staff.
  • Bhutan Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Gokyo Treks Company service charge.

The short Druk path Trek price excludes:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature.
  • Gratuities for camping crew [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Hike Druk path is the most beautiful trip in Bhutan. We can organize a private or group joint trip at Druk path Bhutan to start at any date if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival time in Bhutan?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick you up.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect?

Answer: We do provide you with 3-star category hotel accommodation in the city and also Tent accommodation along the Druk trip. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while on tour.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on the Druk path camping trip?.

Answer: We have a professional cook who cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as potatoes, eggs, Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Tourists can find a variety of fresh vegetables depending upon the traveling month.

Question: What opportunities will I have a hot shower along treks?.

Answer: As you are on a camping trek, we provide you hot water bucket, and you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Druk path trek route?.

Answer: We suggest you bring Aqua tablets to clean the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite and on the hiking route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the camping tour, there are no chances to recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on the Druk path short trek?.

Answer: You will get a Bhutan local SIM CARD. Buy a data pack if you want to use the internet en route.

Question: Can I use credit cards in short Druk path Lodge Trek?

Answer: No. to maintain your daily extra expenses, you should walk with the local currency of Bhutan Ngultrum. The symbol for the Ngultrum is Nu.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any mistakes. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-second bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit [not refundable] of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your booking. And the remaining part of the money, you pay us on your arrival.

Question: Who will carry my luggage?

Answer: We do provide porters to transfer your luggage for the Druk path hiking route.

Question: How to reach Bhutan?

Answer: There are various connecting flights to reach Bhutan. At present two transporters work in Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Likewise, there are three landline intersections in which you can go into the realm overland.

Question: How Much is the Bhutan Visa Cost?

Answer: Worldwide vacationer visas at an expense of USD $40 applies. This can be paid ahead of time from the Gokyo Treks Agency travel planner. For Indian visa (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals, and people from the Maldives there is no expense caused.

Question: What Does The $200/$250 Per Day Minimum Daily Package Include?

Answer: The $200 each day (low season) and $250 each day (high season) bundle incorporates at least 3-star facilities, costs for food, an accomplished aide, and transportation (with driver) inside the country. Additionally remembered for the cost is a $65 each day Sustainable Development Fee that goes towards free instruction, free medical care, and neediness easing.

Question: Is There A Limit On The Number Of Tourists That Can Enter Bhutan Each Year?

Answer: There is no restriction on the number of travelers conceded into the country every year. To secure our way of life, customs and indigenous habitat the public authority has embraced a severe approach of High Value, Low Impact Tourism. This strategy is pointed toward drawing in knowing vacationers that will regard the exceptional culture and upsides of the Bhutanese individuals while additionally furnishing the guests with a remarkable stand-out experience.

Question: What celebrations are ideal to watch in Bhutan?

Answer: Bhutan has the top 10 Festivals to watch every year. They are Thimphu Tsechu Festival, Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival, Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu Festival, Punakha Drubchen, and Punakha Tshechu Festival. Likewise, Paro Tshechu Festival, Haa Summer Festival, Matsutake Festival, Jomolhari Mountain Festival, Nimalung Festival, and Imperial Highland Festival.

Question: Besides Druk path hikes, what are the best other trips in Bhutan?

Answer: Bhutan offers both magnificence and assortment with regard to travel in Bhutan. The realm is home to a portion of the world’s most troublesome high-height journey, just as plenty of moderate climbs in the woods. Regardless of whether you’re a prepared explorer or a total novice, Bhutan has a multi-day excursion to suit your necessities. Attempt the 27-day Snowman Trek, which traverses various high-elevation passes and requires setting up camp in the snow, in the event that you’re searching for a requesting high-height trip that could not be overestimated. Assuming that you’re searching for a more limited test, the Laya Gasa Trek gives large numbers of similar awards as the Snowman walk yet with fewer downsides. Look at the Jumolhari Trek, and Owl Treks to extend your legs all the more tenderly.

Question: When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

Answer: Bhutan is open all around the year. Although, Spring and summer fill the scene with a heap of widely varied vegetation. Pre-winter projects a radiant Golden shine on the scene. The fresh winter air and the unmistakable skies make it ideal for catching the absolute best Mountain sees. And throughout the entire year, there is a special feeling of harmony and satisfaction in the climate set apart by conventional celebrations as individuals praise the celebrations in old neighborhood customs.

The most unbelievable Druk path Trek route highlights

  • Partake in the quietness of the immaculate lake.
  • Experience the undisrupted tranquility of nature &amp: visit Thuji Dra Monastery.
  • Climb to Tiger’s Nest Monastery or the Taktsang Goemba. Roosted on a mountain bluff at 900 meters off the ground, it is staggering and delightful. It is Bhutan’s most strict site and a notable milestone.
  • See the Paro valley, the slopes spotted with sanctuaries empower you to discover a sense of reconciliation and serenity simply up any slopes.
  • Visit Historical Sites: Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang.
  • Go through a night in the valley of Thimphu, the main capital on the planet without a traffic signal. It is likewise said the eight fortunate sign is implanted in regular elements to one side of Thimphu Valley.

Druk Path Trek Difficulty

The Druk Path Trek in Bhutan is a moderate difficult level of hiking, requiring a reasonable level of physical fitness. The trek involves daily hiking for several hours, with some steep ascents and descents. You can prepare for varying weather conditions, including cold temperatures and the possibility of rain or snow, depending on the season.

While prior trekking experience is not necessary, it is recommended that trekkers engage in regular physical exercise in the months leading up to the trek to build stamina and endurance. It’s also important to acclimatize properly to the altitude, as the trek reaches heights of up to 4,200 meters.

Trekking poles are very useful for stability, especially on uneven terrain. However, it’s important to prepare physically and mentally for the challenges of the trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Notice for Druk path visitors:-

The 7-day Druk Path hiking information provided above is intended as a general guideline. However, the trip can be customized upon your request to meet your specific preferences. Please note that factors such as local politics, landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions, and transportation issues beyond our control may necessitate changes to the tour schedule.

While significant alterations to the itinerary are unlikely, if adjustments are required, the trip leader will determine the best alternative option, considering the group’s overall welfare. In the event of changes, we make every effort to minimize the impact, but we cannot be held responsible for the consequences of such alterations or delays.

What makes Druk path short trekking special?

This Druk Path Trek in Bhutan is special for foreign tourists due to its stunning mountain views, pristine landscapes, and cultural encounters. Additionally, this trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty and Bhutanese culture, passing through remote villages, alpine lakes, and ancient monasteries. It also provides an opportunity to experience the traditional way of life in Bhutan, making it a memorable and culturally enriching adventure.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we are committing to provide high-quality services. Our team consists of professional, and licensed local guides who possess extensive knowledge of the destinations we operate in. Additionally, we actively contribute to local communities and promote the conservation of natural resources, resulting in reduce costs and consumption.

Bhutan’s Druk Path Trek Review

Fantastic Druk Path Trip Experience !

November 17, 2023

Druk Path, a truly enchanting holiday destination! The scenic surroundings, well-kept facilities, and attentive staff made every moment delightful. Our guide, Dorji, and a driver Wangchuk, were incredibly polite and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for providing us with lasting memories and igniting a desire to return soon.

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Katherine William

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Katherine William,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We’re excited to hear that you had such a delightful experience at Druk Path tour package in Bhutan. It’s always our goal to provide our guests with exceptional service and unforgettable memories.

Dorji and Wangchuk are truly gems, and we’re glad to hear that they enhanced your journey with their knowledge and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another enchanting adventure!

Warm regards, Ammar Raj Guni, Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd

Amazing experience 3N/4D tour in Bhutan

October 11, 2023

We decided to book our Bhutan trip with Gokyo Treks and Expedition Agency, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. Their local agent in Paro organized our trip seamlessly. We had the opportunity to visit the breathtaking Tiger’s Nest, an incredible place in Bhutan.

Furthermore, we gained valuable insights into Bhutanese culture, met wonderful people, and experienced their way of life. From the moment we were picked up at the airport to our drop-off, everything was flawless. We highly recommend Gokyo company and their tours to Bhutan.

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Daniel Putnam USA

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Daniel Putnam,

Thank you for sharing your experience with Gokyo Treks and Expedition Agency in Bhutan! It sounds like you had an amazing trip, filled with unforgettable moments and cultural insights. The Tiger’s Nest must have been truly breathtaking, and it’s great to hear that everything, from the airport pick-up to the drop-off, went smoothly.

Your recommendation speaks volumes about the quality of service provided by Gokyo Treks, and we’ll definitely consider them for our future trips to Bhutan. Thanks again for sharing, and we hope to have our own memorable experience there soon!

Best regards, Ammar Raj Guni, Gokyo Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd

Best Druk Path trek

April 10, 2019

We booked a Bhutan trip with Gokyo Treks Agency. Our Guide Ammar’s local representative organized our 6 day Druk path trek in an excellent way. Our cook Sonam and his entire kitchen staffs were just friendly and helpful staff is highly appreciated. Miss you all, will definitely explore more of Bhutan with your awesome team. Thank you for giving us memorable moments for Bhutan.

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