The Druk Path trek is by far the most popular trekking route in the country. The trek follows an ancient trail which connects the two valleys of Thimphu and Paro. In days of yore, denizens of Thimphu and Paro would tread upon the very same trail while travelling between from one valley to the other.

The Druk Path trek is a relatively short but very scenic trek. On this trek, you will walk past beautiful glacial lakes, and remote hermitage sites. You can also find a variety of rhododendrons along the trail during late spring/early summer.

While the trek usually takes five days, it can also be done in a shorter duration (however, you will have to walk at least 8 hours a day if you wish to do it in less than five days).

Max elevation

4,210 m/13,812 ft

Standard Easy-Moderate
Feb-Jun & Sept-Dec

Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, and sightseeing in Paro

Day 2: Excursion to Bhutan’s cultural icon – the Tigers’ Nest

Day 3: Day 1 of trek (Paro to Jele Dzong)

Day 4: Day 2 of trek (Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha)

Day 5: Day 3 of trek (Jangchulakha to Jimilangtso)

Day 6: Day 4 of trek (Jimilangtso to Phajoding)

Day 7: Day 5 of trek (Phajoding to Thimphu)

Day 8: Sightseeing in Thimphu, and evening drive to Paro

Day 9: Departure from Bhutan