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7 reasons to go on ‘Druk Path Trek with Cultural Tour’


Rich cultural history and stunning landscape

This last Shangri-La on earth is a sacred land with deeply spiritual people. You witness the sheer cultural and natural brilliance of this country as you submerge in the rich culture, ancient history, century old traditions warily and diverse natural landscape warily secured within this mystical kingdom. This trip not only takes you through a spiritual journey but also allows you to delve in unparalleled natural marvels which include blue pine forests, high ridges, black mountain ranges and pristine lakes.

Surreal monasteries

Standing tall at 3,180 meters, Taktsang monastery is precariously perched atop a cliff face which gives it a surreal look. Surrounded by breathtaking panoramas, you can feel peace and tranquility enclosing you as you ascend the glorious Taktsang monastery, popularly known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. You also visit Druk Wangyal Monastery which is popular for its elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works.

Druk Path Trek

Known as Bhutan’s finest short trek route, this scenic trek across the mountains separating Paro and Thimphu passes through blue-pine forests, alpine lake, and dwarf rhododendrons forests. While at the same time, the trek offers the opportunity to visit some of the ancient lhakhangs (temples), dzongs (fortresses) and villages.

Glorious mountain vistas

If these trails don’t take your breath away, the spectacular views of Himalayan panorama will! This popular short trek crosses the chain of mountains that separates the two beautiful valleys offering you stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world, Jichu Drake known as the protective deity of Paro, Mt. Chomolhari and more.

Turquoise brilliance

The trek not only offers you the breathtaking views of lofty mountains, but also some of the turquoise brilliance. Home to giant- sized trout; you encounter some of the pristine lakes while en route.

Exotic cities

Your adventure further embarks on some of the exotic towns of Bhutan including Thimphu and Punakha. Stroll around the major townships in Bhutan and experience the cultural extravaganza as you go through the ancient dzongs (fortresses), traditional temples and King’s Memorial Chorten.

Institute for Zorig Chusum (Art and Craft)

The traditional Bhutanese School of Arts and Crafts (also known as Painting School), offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. During your visit, you can see students at work as they learn and practice the skills taught at the school.

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Sanju G.C

Sanju G.C

An avid wanderer, observer and a travel writer, Sanju loves to share her experiences through words. She has extensively traveled in the South Eastern Regions. Sanju now plans to travel the world, “travel does not make connections, it build relations,” she quotes.
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