Druk Path Trek



Welcome to Bhutan, Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon, and now more popularly known as the Land of Happiness. Thank you for choosing to travel with Aaron Ace Bhutan Tours And Trek. We will ensure you and your group have a most memorable and happy trip. We will take care of all your needs, safety and luxury on your trip to Bhutan. A dedicated English speaking Bhutanese guide and a chauffeured driven car will be with you during your trip              . 


DAY 03: PARO – JELE DZONG (5 hrs)

The Druk Path Trek is a moderate, six-day trek. This popular trek offers beautiful views as you cross the chain of mountains that separate the Paro and Thimphu valleys. This route is also famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests and wonderful high altitude lakes teeming with fish. There will be a number of temples and dzongs to visit on the way, and in the clear weather of late autumn and winter there are great views of the Himalayas. As well as being able to visit the sites of Paro and Thimphu before and after the trek, you may also enjoy a day excursion to the Punakha valley to visit the imposing Punakha Dzong.



Tour Type: Trekking 

Tour Highlights

  • Tiger’s Nest/Taktsang Monastery. Hanging onto a precarious almost vertical mountain cliff, it’s a spectacular sight in terms of location, setting and history and is one of the holiest sites in the Buddhist arena.
  • Excursion of Thimphu Valley – The combination of the ancient and the modern
  • Punakha valley excursion – the old capital of Bhutan
  • Punakha Dzong / Fortress of Great Bliss
  • Visit Dochula Pass and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayas
  • Visit Tashi Chodzong or the Fortress of the Auspicious Religion – the office of the Dragon King of Bhutan
  • Traditional farmhouse experience
  • Included quality wining and dining : a welcome reception with drinks at every hotels of your stay,
  • Throughout your holiday to Bhutan, escorted by one of the Aaron Ace Bhutan Tours & Treks expert tour guide- your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Baggage handling everywhere on your tour.
  • Free Wi-fi and internet in most of the hotel rooms and lobbies.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Aaron Ace Bhutan Luxury air conditioned SUV and coach with extended leg room.
  • Airport Transfers as per the scheduled flights.

Complementary from Aaron Ace Bhutan Tours & Treks

  • Traditional Hot stone bath : White round stones picked up from the riversides are roasted in fire until red hot and then immersed in a wooden tub of fresh spring water sprinkled with herbs. These hot stone bath are supposed to be very curative with numerous medicinal and healing properties and it has been practice since the ancient times in Bhutan.
  • we provide drinks and wine made in Bhutan
  • Archery game and wearing of gho and kira (national dress of Bhutan)
  • Tourist SIM card supporting 4G and 5G network.
  • cultural program/ River Rafting as of your choice : A professional troupe of 10-12 men and women will perform masked dances and traditional folk dances just like in the festival.



The vehicles of Aaron Ace Bhutan are all luxurious with air conditioning / heating systems catering to the comforts of our guests as well as ensuring a smooth ride over the mountainous and winding roads of Bhutan. With high ride quality and extended legroom you can enjoy the beautiful landscape from the inside of our cars. We have Toyota SUVs, Hi Ace buses and coaster buses with carrying capacity of up to 30 people in one bus. Driven by experienced and licensed drivers we will make sure you enjoy your holiday to Bhutan and the comforts of our luxurious fleet of cars.

VISA to Bhutan

All tourists Visa has to be applied through a local tour operator and the only document required for this is a scan copy of your passport with a minimum validity of 6 months and scan copy of Passport size Photograph prior to entering Bhutan. This is the only document required from your side for us to apply for your Bhutan Visa. Visa approval only depends on your imminent travel dates.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paro International Airport
3* Accommodations Visa Fees
AP Meal Plan Professional English Speaking Guide
Internal Transportations Evening Tea
Sustainable development fee
Medical Insurance Personal Expenses such as Bars & Beverages
Travel Insurance Laundry and Telephone Bills Monument Fees Tips/ Gratuities cost arising out of cancellation of flight/ roadblockades/landslides and events beyond our control




The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. Our representative will meet you at Paro airport. After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the National Museum, Ta Dzong. This museum houses many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical and cultural past. Next, visit the RimpongDzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa, considered as the master of meditation by the Bhutanese and believed to have attained enlightenment in a lifetime. Dzong’s are large monasteries and district administrative centers, which were once strategic forts. Afterward walk to the beautiful cantilever wooden bridge still in use.
Overnight at your hotel in Paro.



After breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours uphill takes you high above the Paro valley. The view of Taktsang Monastery built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor is a spectacular sight. The great Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. Nearby there is a teahouse where you can stop for lunch.

In the afternoon drive to the ruins of the 17th Century DrukgyelDzong, an historic monument built by the Shabdrung to commemorate his victory against invading Tibetans in 1644. In fine weather, the towering peak of the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) appears as a stunning backdrop. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century KyichuLhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king SongtsenGampo. Kyichu is built in a manner similar to the Jokhang in Lhasa.
Overnight at your hotel in Paro.


DAY 03: PARO – JELE DZONG, 8km, 4-5 hours. 1090m ascent

Today is a short trekking day. The journey starts with a climb up to JeleDzong. The trek trail ascends gradually up to the camp, and if the weather is clear Paro valley can be seen surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Above the camp isJele La (3400m) and JeleDzong. There is also a Lhakhang containing a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni.
Overnight at the campsite. Altitude 3480


DAY 04: JELE DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA, 10km, 3 – 4hours. 310m ascent, 50m descent

Begin with a one and a half hour climb and then ascend more gradually upwards. The trail takes us through thick alpine forests of rhododendrons. We will have fine views of Mt. Chomolhari and other snow capped peaks if the weather is right. We may hear some pheasants calling during the day. We may also see yak herders around your campsite.
Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3770m.


DAY 05: JANGCHULAKHA – JIMILANGTSHO, 11km, 4 hours. 230m descent, 330m ascent

The trail follows the ridge, and when the weather is clear views of the mountains and valley are sensational. We will enjoy a great view of Jichu Drake (6989m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro. Our camp is close to Jimilangtsho lakes, famous for their giant sized trout.
Overnight at the campsite. Altitude 3870m.


DAY 06: JIMILANGTSHO – SIMKOTA, 11km, 4 hours. 820m ascent, 400m descent

The trail takes us through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Janeetsho. Today we may come across some yak herder’s camps and get an idea of how these people live. We camp overnight close to Simkota Lake. If you are lucky you can catch a lake trout for your dinner.
Overnight at campsite.


DAY 07: SIMKOTA – PHAJODING, 10km, 4 hours. 130m ascent, 680m descent

Today begins with a gradual climb and if the weather permits you will enjoy majestic views of Mt.GangkarPuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. You may also view a host of other peaks from Phume La (4080m). The trail slowly descends through juniper trees to a campsite.
Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3610m.


DAY 08: PHAJODING – THIMPHU, 5km, 3 hours

The trek to Thimphu is downhill all the way, passing through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Taking a leisurely pace, you reach Thimphu in about 3 hours. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.


DAY 09: THIMPHU, (Day excursion to Punakha)

After breakfast, drive over the Dochu-La Pass (3100 m), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (about 3 hrs total driving time). The drive through the countryside affords a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote of Himalayan kingdoms. In the Dochu-La area there are vast Rhododendron forests that bloom in late April/early May covering the mountains in a riot of glorious spring colour.

Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan. On arrival, visit PunakhaDzong, built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’ as predicted by the great Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava). It is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu Rivers and is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move en masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three story main temple of the PunakhaDzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver.

After lunch, enjoy a walk to ChimiLhakhang, temple of the DrukpaKuenly who is also known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it’s not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and most childless couples go to his temple for blessing. Return to Thimphu.
Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.



Enjoy sightseeing in Thimphu beginning with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten depicting the Buddhist faith in the form of paintings and statues. This temple was first initiated by the Third King as a protection from the negative elements of modernization. The Royal Queen Mother completed it as a memorial stupa for the third King who passed away in the year 1972. Other highlights include the 12th Century Changangkha Temple, Drubthob monastery housing the Zilukha nunnery, the School for Arts and Crafts where the students are taught to master the 13 types of Bhutanese art, the National Library housing a collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century, and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. If there is time, you may also visit the nursing pen for the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan and Tashichhodzong. In the early evening depart for Paro.
Overnight at your hotel in Paro.



Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.


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