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Trip Type:
Maximum Altitude:
4110 m
9 Day(s)
Group Size:
Arrival On:
Paro Airport
Departure From:
Paro Airport

Trip Details

    Following the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimpu, the “Bhutan Trek & Tour” also known as “Druk Road Trek” is an excellent short trek, suitable for those who are in Bhutan for a limited time only. 

    You’ll encounter forest, valleys, alpine meadows, glacial lakes and monasteries on the druk trail trek. The first day’s walk leads to the ravaged Jeli Dzong who sits above the Paro Valley on a high ridge and controls spectacular views over to Chomolhari.

    We ascend above the tree-line for the next 4 days of trekking and traverse multiple passes. On the road, we camp alongside clear mountain lakes, visit yak herders camps and appreciate breathtaking panoramic views of the peaks on the Tibetan border, like Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum. We visit the ever-impressive Taktsang Monastery in the Valley of Paro and visit the Thimpu Tashichho Dzong.


    1. Taktsang Monastery/ Tiger’s Nest.
    2. Views of Mt. Gangker Phuensum.
    3. Lake Jimilangtsho
    4. Sightseeing around Thimphu.
    5. Trek to Simkotra (4,090m)


Day 1 Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280m).

Once you reach Paro Airport, the Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will receive you from there then check-in in the hotel. Paro is the only airport in Bhutan so not to worry about getting lost. 

Overnight at a hotel.

Day 2 Day excursion from Paro to the Taktsang Monastery

Early morning after breakfast we started our 2 hours hike to Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest. Once we reach there, we will explore the majestic antique Monastery. Then back to the hotel of Paro. You can explore around Paro if you want otherwise take a rest. 

Overnight at a hotel.

Day 3 Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,436m) – Distance: 8 kms – 5 hrs

The first day of the trek starts with a warm breakfast at the hotel of Paro. After breakfast, we head towards our next destination Jele Dzong, which follows above the National Museum and climbs gradually up to the camp near the old Jele Dzong. Above there are Jele-La and Jele Dzong, where you should hire a local guide to explore the area. If you are lucky to have clear weather, then you can see Paro village.

Overnight at tented camps.

Day 4 Trek to Jangchulakha (3,962m) – Distance: 9 kms – 5 hrs.

Today we start with a one-and-a-half-hour ascent to acclimatize! We then slowly climb across a plateau via a dense alpine forest and rhododendron. If the weather is clear, we will see Jomolhari and other snow-capped peaks, and we will see some monal pheasants singing during the day. If we’re lucky enough then we could see yak herders at our campsite.

Overnight at tented camps.

Day 5 Trek to Jimilang Tsho ( 3,880m) – Distance: 10 kms – 6 hrs

The day starts by leaving the camp behind and gradually ascends across the dense alpine and rhododendron woods. On the way, you can witness panoramic views of Mt. Jhomolhari and the other snow-capped peaks that encircle Jangchulakha. After spending some time there, we will resume our trek along a high ridge. If the weather is clear, then we can view the mountains, especially Jichu Drake. After a few hours walk we will reach our destination Jimilang Tsho. 

Overnight at tented camps.

Day 6 Trek to Simkotra (4,090m) – Distance: 7 kms – 4 hrs.

Leave the camp at Jimilang Tsho and take the trail that winds across dwarf Rhododendron trees beyond Jane Tso’s lake. We gradually descend thru juniper forest to Phajoding Monastery, through which Thimphu town can be seen on the valley floor. If the weather cooperates, you will be able to see Mt. Gangkhar Punsum, Bhutan’s highest mountain, as well as other Himalayan peaks.

Overnight at tented camps.

Day 7 Trek to Thimphu via Phazoding – Distance: 14 kms – 7 hrs.

Today, after a quick ascent, gradually descend via the forest to the Phajoding. On a clear day, you will be able to see Mt. Gangkar Puensum and other Himalayan peaks from the route. After that, you’ll descend to another small lake before ascending to the Phume La pass, ornamented with beautiful prayer flags. Then descend through pine forest to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital. The trek ends here. 

Overnight at a hotel.

Day 8 Drive from Thimphu to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

Early morning after a decent breakfast at Thimphu, we drove back to Paro. Remaining time you can explore around Paro. 

Overnight at a hotel.

Day 9 Departure from Paro (by Druk Air)

On this day we depart from Druk air located at Paro to the respective home country.

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