Druk Path Trek

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Day 01:  Paro  –  Jele Dzong
This is a short trekking day.  The trail ascends gradually through the forest of chirpine, spruce, silver fir, etc. to the camp below Jele Dzong.  If weather permits, Paro valley can be seen with snow-capped mountains behind. Altitude 3150m, distance 11km and takes about 5 hours

Day 02: Jele Dzong  –  Jangchulakha
The trek begins with climb and head past the Jele Dzong (if care taker is present, you can visit the temple inside) and enter the thick forest of junipers. The trail then takes you through thick temperate forests and Rhododendron trees. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Alt. 3750m, distance 13km

Day 03:  Jangchulakha  –  Jynetsho
The trail follows a ridge, and on a clear day, there are beautiful views of the mountains and the valley. The trail passes through lake Jimilangtsho. After the lake, the trail ascends till you reach the campsite at Lake Jynetsho. If you are lucky, you might enjoy trout for dinner. Alt. 3890m, distance 15km and takes about 6 hours

Day 04:  Jynetsho – Phajoding
The trail passes just above the Lake Simkota through dwarf Rhododendron trees. You might see a camp of yak herders en route depends on time of year. The trail continues with a gradual climb with stunning views of the mountains all around. After the pass, you descend to Phajoding Monastery. Overnight in camp far above the monastery. Alt. 3400m, distance 15km and takes about 6 hours

Day 05: Phajoding  –  Thimphu
The trek to Thimphu is downhill through an area forested with blue pine. Taking it leisurely, you reach your hotel in Thimphu about 2 hours for a hot showers and a nice lunch.  Evening at leisure. Alt. 2,300m, distance 8km

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