As one of the more sought-after treks in Bhutan, The Druk Path follows a five days’ foot trail that connects Paro and Thimphu and passes through forests, yak pastures and lakes.
From the village of Damchena, a climb through the forest and encounters with yak herders will take you to your campsite below Jele Dzong where the calming sound of monks playing instruments in the Ihakhang during prayer sessions might fill the air. Continung from Tshokam, Mt. Jomolhari and several other mountains and monasteries come stunningly into view. Along the trail are beautiful lakes like Jimilang Tsho and Simkotra Tsho, where locals go knee-deep in the cold water to fish for trout. A rare visit to Phajoding Monastery’s meditation centre might offer some insight into how the monks live and pray.
As the trail takes you up and around the high Bhutanese Himalayas to visit ancient monastaries and isolated dzongs amid beautiful nature and breathtaking views, crossing the chain of mountains that separate the valleys of Paro and Thimphu on foot most definitely is one way to form an instant and intimate connection with the Kingdom.
Surrounded by many prayer flags, this impressive fort is situated on a hill. The fortress boasts terrific views of Paro far below and snow-capped mountains that border Tibet and Jomolhari in the far distance.
A sacred lake where bamboo spears are used to catch trout.
Ice stalycites form during the colder months in a sacred cave of this complex founded by a Tibetan monk.
Dungtsho Tsho & Dungtsho Sama
These 'male' and 'female' lakes are set against a backdrop of rocky mountains and rhododendron flowers.
Get close to wilderness and nature without compromising on comfort.
COMO Uma Paro
10 minutes away from Paro Airport, COMO Uma Paro sits on a lush hill overlooking the town of Paro. Apart from some wonderful views, the property boasts excellent food and an indoor swimming pool.Visit Website
Get close to nature and the wilderness without giving up on comfort. Camping trips include serviced tents and an experienced team of cooks and guides to assist you.
Surrounded by pine forests, this 24-Suite retreat combines rustic charms with contemporary design. Suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, a banquette window seat, a reading chair and a traditional bukhari wood-burning stove.Visit Website
Return flights to Paro on Drukair and/or Bhutan Airlines
Camping equipment, personnel and horses
Meals & Mineral Water
Bhutan visa and route permit
All tours and entrance fees
A licensed Bhutanese guide proficient in your preferred language
Private vehicle with driver
Wooden walking poles for hikes
Additional amenities for stays in local lodges