Explore the many beautiful monasteries and temples that Bhutan is famed for.
Dive into the mysterious and intriguing culture of Bhutan.
Walk amongst giants, with superb views of the surrounding Himalaya.
The mysterious country of Bhutan is only accessible to visitors when booked on an official tour. One of the most isolated nations on earth, it can be considered one of the most beautiful and unspoilt. A demanding trekking adventure takes you through dense rhododendron forests, along mountain-top ridges, and on a cultural exploration of this fascinating nation, nestled in amongst the towering peaks of the Himalaya.
Explore the rich heritage and history of the country, learning about customs and culture.
Hike past pristine glacial lakes, with astounding views of some of the most impressive peaks on the planet.
Visit the incredible cliff top monasteries that Bhutan is famed for.
Paro International Airport - Bhutan
Fly to Paro. Optional tour of the city in the afternoon. Pre-trek briefing with lead guide in the evening.
Morning excursion to Taktshang Lhakhang, the Tiger's Nest Monastery, one of Bhutan's most famous monasteries, perched on a clifftop around 3100m high. After lunch, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple which marks the introduction of Buddhism to Bhutan.
A short climb to the camp at Jele Dzong, with potentially great views of the Paro valley. Above the camp, climb to the Jele-La pass at 3540m. After lunch, ascend to a ridge line which offers superb views of the valleys below and the surrounding Himalaya, hiking through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons.
Trek further along the ridge line trail, a day of many undulations, before descending down the valley in the direction of Thimphu. Enjoy spectacular views of Jichu Drake, a 6989m mountain. Overnight camp at Jimgelang Lake.
Leave the campsite, hiking through dwarf rhododendron trees, following a succession of ridges to reach Lake Janatsho, before a final climb to the overnight campsite near Simkota Lake.
Start the day with a gradual climb to the Phume La Pass, the highest point of the trek at 4210m, enjoying sublime views of Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7570m, and the highest unclimbed peak in the world. From here, continue to a campsite near Phajoding monastery, en route to Thimphu. In the afternoon, take a walking tour of the city, visiting the King's Memorial Chorten, Trashichhoe Dzong, the centre of government and religion in Bhutan, and seat of the Chief Abbot. Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu
Visit the National Library, home to a collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, and Zorig Chusum, a traditional arts and crafts school. After lunch take a drive to Dochu-La Pass, to enjoy incredible views of the 7000m peaks that dominate the skyline. Crossing the pass, the road descends into the Punakha valley to reach the overnight hotel.
Visit the Punakha Dzong, the religious and administrative centre of the region, before returning to Paro, taking a short excursion to Chimi Lhakhang. Time in the early evening to explore Paro on foot.
Take a transfer to the airport to start the journey home.
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All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
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All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
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I went on the Druk Path in Bhutan, 4 days and 3 nights. It was a hard hike but I’m glad I did it and will remember the experience for a long time. Our guide and trekking crew were excellent, the food was delicious, and the solitude while hiking was just what I needed to help rejuvenate and centre myself. Not many people go to Bhutan and I was grateful to hike for miles and not see anyone but my guide. My guide was attentive and did his best to make sure everything went smoothly. I will remember this trip for many years to come. | Allison
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