For generations, the Druk Path Trek linked Paro and Thimphu. The four-day trek is challenging and begins with an ascent through apple orchards and ancient pine forest past a pre-Buddhist temple to Jele Dzong perched on a grassy ridge dotted with yaks. Day two provides the biggest challenge and promises a magnificent day in the mountains, crossing a small pass marked with prayer flags. The trek then follows a ridge through dwarf rhododendron and pine, passing a series of small lakes before heading up above the treeline (getting as high as 4,100 metres). The final descent via the monasteries at Phadjoding leads into Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, where you can enjoy a brief sightseeing program before returning to Paro.
In Paro, you will have two days to explore the city, all of which is tailored to your personal interests. Many guest love the walk to the iconic Tigers Nest Monastery.
When to travel
Best time to visit is October to December and February to May. There are a number of festivals celebrated in Bhutan, in particular Tshechu, which takes place during late summer and autumn with Thimpu Tshechu being the most popular. Losar, or lunar New Year, is also a much celebrated event but exact dates are difficult to predict, it tends to be celebrated around February or March.
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Location and directions
Paro & Druk Path Trek
Uma Paro is set in the stunning Paro Valley overlooking Paro, one of the main cultural centres of Bhutan and is surrounded by gorgeous natural beauty. The Trident, Gurgaon is located in the central business district of Gurgaon, a part of the New Delhi National Capital Region.
How to get there
11-hour 30-minute international flight (via Delhi) to Paro Airport. It is a 15-minute transfer by road to Uma Paro.