Druk Path Tsaluna Trek

Druk Path Tsaluna Trek

Druk Path Tsaluna trek is a variation of Druk Path that is easy, shorter and not as high as Druk Path trek.   It follows the lower path crossing Pumola pass into villages of Tsaluna and Jay Dekha and then climbs upto Jele Dzong. As the areas of the overnight are lower than Druk Path, the trek can be done for most part of the year.

Drukpath Tsaluna Trek Facts:

Trek Duration: 3 days
Max. Elevation: 3570 at Jili La pass
Max. Campsite: 3,200m
Difficulty: Easy.
Seasons: Best from March till May & from Mid Sept till Nov. Can be done in all other months too.


Day 1: Begin trek from Thimphu – Trek beyond Pumela Pass
(Approx. 5hrs.). Start your trek above Thimphu valley through pine forest, following old mule track used in the olden days between Thimphu and Paro. There are two trails to Pumola; one going directly to Pumola pass and other going via Phajoding monasteries. This can be decided when you there, depending on the fitness, weather and so forth.  It’s a gradual climb about three hours to the Pumela Pass (3000m) then descend to the cow herder’s camp for about an hour and a half. Overnight Camp.

Day 2: Trek Jay-dikha
(Approx. 5 to 6 hrs.) In the morning you descend to Tsaluna village through coniferous and bamboo shrubs forest for two hours. When you pass through the village, you will see self-sufficient farmers, who produce all their basic necessities in their small farm. Later, you will gradually climb up to Jay-dikha village through cold broad-leaved forest for about three hours. Overnight Camp.
Day 3– Trek Jili Dzong – Trek ends at Ta Dzong
(Approx. 5 to 6 hrs.) About two hours gradual climb through spruce, hemlock, fir and giant rhododendron forest to Jili la pass (3570m). On a clear day, from the Pass, you can see panoramic views of the Himalayan range bordering Tibet along with Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake & Tserim Gang. You will also see spectacular ridge views and view of Paro valley. Later, descend to Paro by trekking for three hours. At the end of the trek, if time permits, you may visit the National Museum. Check into Hotel Gangtey Palace or Similar.

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