Bhutan Druk Path Trek Via Kathmandu Nepal

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Trip Code: HDBT01

Trip Grade
  • Activities: Trekking & Walking
  • Max. Altitude: 4,210m/13,812ft [Simkota La]
  • Group Size: 02 - 12
  • Trip Seasons: March to June & September to November

This itinerary is designed to give you a hint of what is possible. We can adjust this trip to suit your specific requirements.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit Kathmandu City and its medieval historical heritage sites
  • Views of Mount Gangkar Puensum (world’s highest unclimbed mountain) and several other Himalayan peaks like Jhomolhari, Kang bum, Masang Gang etc.
  • Visit the ruins of Jili Dzong (Ancient Fortress)
  • Walk across forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons
  • Walk on nomadic yak-herders’ trails
  • Visit pristine glacial lakes of Jigmelang, Simkota and Janetso
  • Visit ancient monastery at Phajoding.
  • Trek one of Bhutan’s oldest trails
  • Visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Experience the rare hike to Lungchutse Monastery

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Bhutan Druk Path Trek Via Kathmandu Nepal

The concealed corners of Bhutan offer captivating sights and opulent ethnic heritage, making it a perfect place for a tour or trekking adventure. Bhutan's diverse scenery of soaring landscapes command our attention. To explore this, we take to alpine settings at the highest points and the primeval forests and mountains of Bhutan’s enchanting remote expanses, the core of Himalayas’ beautiful and tranquil settings and trails, untraveled and isolated.
Our cultural encounter begins at Kathmandu, Nepal where you will explore ancient monuments, stroll around palace squares and witness a sumptuous blend of culture, history and traditions. In Bhutan, we shall combine the exploration of Bhutan’s cultural heritage with the exceptional Druk Path Trek. Visiting the renowned Tiger’s Nest Monastery, we embark on our trek from Jangchu Lakha. To the highest points in the country, this trek touches a remarkable range of environs and thrilling trails with classic views of the soaring peaks of Mount Gangkar Puensum standing tall at (7570m/24835ft ).
This trek is followed by a tour of the capital and then a beautiful short hike will take us to Lungchutse Monastery and to a place that brings you fascinating views accessible nowhere else. Mountains like Jhomolhari, Kang Bum and Gangchhenta can be seen across the stark, vast stretch of Bhutan’s mystical wilderness that concludes this cultural yet adventurous trip.

Day by Day

  • Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4500ft)

  • Day 02 Kathmandu: Sightseeing

  • Day 03 Fly to Paro, Bhutan [2250m/7,500 ft]

    • Morning fly to Paro, Bhutan. Watch spectacular mountain view including Mt. Everest. Visit Paro Dzong & Museum
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 04 Hike To Taksang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery 3,110m/10,200ft - 4-5 hours.

  • Day 05 Half way drive and commence trek to Jangchu Lakha (3780m /12, 400 ft) – 5 -6 hrs

    • Blue pine & thick alpine forest, dwarf rhododendron trees & yak herders.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 06 Trek to Jimilang Tsho 3,956m/12,975ft

    • Mountain valleys, rhododendron and conifer forest, alpine ridge and meadows, small passes, prayer flags.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 07 Trek to Phadjoding Via Simkota La 4,210m/13,812ft - 5-6 hours.

    • Glorious high mountain countryside, high passes, mountain tracks. Thimpu Sightseeing
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 08 Walk to road and drive to Thimpu

    • Leisurely walk, clear view of eastern Himalayas.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 09 Thimpu Sightseeing Transfer to Dochu La (3,100m/10,200 ft)

    • Thimpu Sightseeing, 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 10 Hike to Lungchotse Monastery - Transfer to Paro

    • Hike through Incredible mountain views, Lungchotse Monastery.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu

  • Day 12 Final Departure for Home

    • Airport transfers for final departure.
    • Breakfast

Trip Info


  • International and domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary by private vehicle and check - in assistance.
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy
  • Guided sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Applicable entrance fees for the activities as mentioned
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepalese culture program at Bhojan Griha.
  • Provision of all meals on the trek
  • Lunch & Dinner with evening tea in Bhutan
  • Fully camping trek inclusive of 2 men tent, dining tent and table & seating chair, toilet tent
  • English speaking trekking guide, supporting Sherpas and necessary porters, cook and necessary kitchen equipment
  • Insurance & clothing for trekking staff


  • Nepal visa fee (check latest travel to Nepal link)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry, bar bills
  • Applicable incurred cost due to cancelled or delayed flights
  • Optional tipping or gratuities for guide, driver, porterage and baggage handling, room services.

Dates and Price

When To Go:

The best time or season to visit Bhutan are between March and May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However it is still possible to visit Bhutan throughout the year though for some months, you might not be able to catch the perfect glimpse of mountain peaks. Check monthly guide:

Bhutan Festival Calendar 2019:

Bhutan Festival Dates for 2019 are published. Any of these dates can be incorporated into a customized itinerary.

Transit Point:

Kathmandu, Nepal | Bangkok, Thailand | Delhi, India | Singapore | Calcutta, India | Bagdora, India

Tour cost and dates are subject to change. International airfare to Kathmandu and return not included.

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