Druk Path Trek – Discover The Wonders Of Bhutan


On this page you will find a comprehensive and impartial guide to the Druk Path Trek in Bhutan.

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As this is a very long and detailed article on the Druk Path Trek, we recommend using the quicklinks below to navigate to the sections that interest you most. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page for future reference.

Route Overview

The amazing kingdom of Bhutan boasts some of the worlds most beautiful and breath taking treks. They range from the arduous Snowman Trek (which fewer people have completed than have ascended Everest) to the Druk Path Trek, a trek that offers a great introduction to hiking in Bhutan.

Regional Map

The Druk Path trek leads from Paro to Thimphu. The map shows the trekking regions in Bhutan. The Druk Path follows well trodden trails in the west of the country.


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As with most Bhutan Treks, the starting point of the 6-day Druk Path Trek is the gateway to the Happy Kingdom – Paro. This is mostly due to the fact that it’s home to one of the only airports in the country, unless you want to take a bus through India as there are no trains operating in Bhutan.

Click each day to

Day 1: Paro to Jela Dzong

Day 2: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha

Day 3: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho Lake

Day 4: Jiminlangstho to Simkota

Day 5: Simkota to Thimpu City


Video Overview

Cool timelapse of shot at Jigmelang-tsho on the Druk Path trek! Video by Wanderers Travelust.


Like most treks in Bhutan, routes can be very intricate and even when they are not it’s still advised to join a guide or a tour in case of getting lost. Most amenities aren’t readily available as soon as you set out of Paro and if you compound this with injuries on the route, there is no question you should have company whilst attempting the trek. 

For a detailed Bhutan guide we recommend the Bhutan Lonely Planet.

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