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Druk Path Trek

Day 01: Paro – Jele Dzong (distance: 7km, time: about 4hours). This is a short trekking day. The trail ascends gradually through the forest of chirpine, spruce silver fir etc to the camp at Jele Dzong at an altitude of 2,590 m. Paro valley with snow –capped mountains in the background can be seen on a clear day.

Day 02: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha (distance: 13km). Being with climb and cross a pass at 3,900 m. The trail then takes you through thick temperate forests and rhododendron tress. You may see Yak herders around your campsite at an altitude of 3,250m.

Day 03: Jangchulkha – Jynetsho (distance, 15km, Time: about 6hours). The trial follows the ridge. Beautiful views of the mountains and the valley can be seen on a clear day. The trail passes through Lake Jimilangtsho. After the lake, the trail ascends till you reach the campsite at Lake Jynetsho at an altitude of 3,700m. If you are lucky, you might enjoy trout for dinner.

Day 04: Jynetsho – Phajoding (Distance -15km, Time: about 6hours). The trail passes just above the lake Simtokha through dwarf rhododendron trees, you might see camps of Yak herders an route depending on time of year. The trail continues with gradual climb with stunning views of the mountains all around. After the pass, you descend to Phajoding Monastery. Overnight in camp above the monastery at an altitude of 3,200 km.

Day 05: Phajoding – Thimphu (Distance: 8km). The trek to Thimphu is downhill through blue pine forest. Taking it leisurely, you reach hotel in Thimphu (2,300m) in about 2hours for a hot shower and a nice lunch. Evening at leisure.