Druk Path Trek is one of the most beautiful and popular short-distance treks in Bhutan. This 10-day-long journey runs through an ancient trading route scaling high mountain passes connecting the picturesque valley of Paro and Thimpu.
Druk Path Trekking takes us through colorful rhododendron forests, beautiful lakes, and alpine yak pastures. This popular trek sees over 1200 trekkers each year. The monasteries, alpine landscape views, the trek’s marathon-like nature, and short duration attract trekkers from all over the world.
Bhutanese soldiers raced this course in a single day as a punishment in the past. So, the trek also has a historical significance.
We arrive at Paro airport (2,235 m) the first day and take an acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest the next day. Our trek begins on Day 3 with a climb up through pine forests and apple orchards which open up to ruins of Jele Dzong sitting on a high grassy ridge. The ridge gives us breathtaking views of Mt. Jomolhari.
The following 4 days bring even more excitement- we trek above the tree line, cross high mountain passes like Phume La ( 4,210 m), tranquil mountain lakes and views of mountains like Mt. Jomolhari, Gangkar Punsum, and Jitchu Drake running along the Bhutan-Tibet border.
Over the course of the last three days of our Druk Path Trek, we make descents through pine and juniper forests and phadjoding monasteries bring us to Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital.
Druk Path Trek is best enjoyed from September to December and late February to May. Days are mostly nice and warm but the nights can be very cold with high chances of snow at higher altitudes.
Adventure Club Trek also organizes various other tours and treks in Bhutan. For an even shorter Bhutan trip, consider our Glimpses of Bhutan Tour- 4 Days, Journey to Druk Yul Tour- 5 Days and 6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour among others.
Laya Gasa Trekking-20 Days and Chomolhari Trekking-12 Days are two of the most beautiful long-distance trekking options in Bhutan.