Bumthang Cultural trek

Bumthang Cultural Trek


This 3- 4 day trek takes place in Bumthang, one of the most picturesque valleys and the heart land of Buddhism in Bhutan. It is an ideal trek for amateur trekkers as the altitude does not exceeds over 3,450m.

It passes through several villages and sacred monasteries, providing ample opportunity to experience rural life. A local festival could also be included in the trek to spice up your experiences.

DAY 1:  ARRIVE PARO

  • Arrive Paro Airport
  • Meet with representative from Bhutan Journeys.
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong. Archery and Paro town
  • Evening at leisure

 Overnight: Hotel

DAY 2: PARO VALLEY EXPLORATION

  • Day hike to Taktsang monastery
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Experience hot stone bath

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 3:  PARO –PUNAKHA ( 130 KM)

  • Transfer to Punakha, 4-5 hours drive.
  • Visit Iron Chain Bridge
  • Dochula pass. 10,000ft, 3050m, panoramic views of eastern Himalayas
  • Descend to Lobesa, Punakha

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 4:  PUNAKHA – TRONGSA ( 136KM) 

  •  Transfer to Trongsa, drive 5-6 hours
  • View Wangdue Dzong
  • Encounter beautiful sceneries of rural Bhutan, scattered settlement,
  • Pele La pass (3350m 11000ft),
  • Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park,
  • Valley of Yak herders
  •  Chendebji Chorten and impressive forest.
  • Several villages and stunning views of Trongsa Dzong.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 5:  TRONGSA – BUMTHANG( 68Km)

  • Walk to visit Trongsa Dzong, impressive sight
  • Ta Dzong, houses the most fascinating museum of the Nations.
  • Depart to Bumthang over Yongtong la pass( 3400m)
  • Descend to Chumey Valley and
  • Visit Weaving Center,( woolen clothes)
  • Drive to about 30 minutes to Jakar
  • Leisure

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 6: (TREK DAY 1): BUMTHANG – NGALAKHANG TREK START:

  • Distance: 14 km / 8.7 Miles
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • NgaLhakhang: 2,800m/ 9184ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 7 (TREK DAY 2): NGALAKHANG – TAKHUNG

  • Distance: 12 Km/ 7.4 Miles
  • Time: 6-7 hrs.
  • Phepela La: 3556m/11,693ft
  • Takhung: 2920m/9578ft
  • Experience local living at farmhouse

Overnight: Farm House

DAY 8 (TREK DAY 3): TAKHUNG – UGYENCHOLING –  (TREK END) JAKAR, BUMTHANG

  • Distance: 11-14.5 km/ 7-9 Miles
  • Time: 6-7 hrs.
  • Qgyen Choling: 2805m/ 9200ft

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9 : JAKAR –  PHOBJIKHA – WANGDUE (188Km)

  • Depart to Phobjikha Wangdue via Trongsa, drive 6-7 hours
  • Enjoying beautiful landscape, villages and pristine vegetarian.
  • Drive over Pelela pass and lawala pass.
  • Descend to Phobjikha Valley, winter habitat for black necked cranes

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 10:  PHOBJIKHA, WANGDUE – THIMPHU ( 134 Km)

  • Eco natural trail hike
  • Visit Gangtey Monastery
  • Depart to Thimphu via Punakha

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 11: THIMPHU – PARO ( 54Km)

Participate to visit following place of cultural interest.

  • Visit National Memorial Chorten,
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue)
  • TakinEnclosure
  • Handicrafts
  • 2 hours drive to Paro.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 12:  PARO DEPARTURE

  • Transfer to Paro international Airport

Price

For travel during high season

  • USD 3, 233 for 1 person
  • USD 3, 123 per person for 2 person
  • USD 2, 793 per person for group with 3 or more

For Travel during low season

  • USD 2, 683 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 2, 573 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 2, 243 per person for group of 3 and above

Included

  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • All meals included (B/L/ D) at 3 star hotels and restaurants
  • Transportation for the entire tour
  • Service of licensed English-speaking cultural and trek guide
  • Experienced driver
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government fee, Royalty and taxes & surcharge for group travelling as one or two person
  • Entrance fee museum, monument, permits etc.
  • Trek Equipment: Sleeping tent, Dinning tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, Chair and sleeping mat. You need to bring your own sleeping bag.
  • Pack ponies for carrying trek equipment.
  • Services of Trek cook, trek assistant and horsemen
  • Mineral water on cultural tour and boiled water on the trek

Not Included

  • Airfare for your desired flight sector fly into and depart from Bhutan
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips