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Bumthang Owl Trek


This 3-day trek skirts around Bumthang valley offering a luxury of scenic landscapes, cultural and religious sites and a diverse array of flora and fauna. The trail takes you through a forest of varied vegetation.

One could also view Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan and the highest unclimbed peak in the world.

DAY 1: PARO

  • Arrive Paro International Airport
  • Meet with representative from Bhutan Journeys
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Visit Paro Dzong, fortress
  • Archery
  • Paro town
  • Evening at leisure

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 2: PARO VALLEY EXPLORATION

  • Day hike to Paro Taktsang, Tiger Nest, most venerated site in Bhutan
  • Kyichu monastery, the oldest monastery in Bhutan

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 3: PARO –PUNAKHA ( 130Km)

  • Transfer to Punakha via Dochula pass, 3050M/10,000ft, panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
  • Descend to Lobesa, Punakha
  • Drive to visit Punakha Dzong “Palace of Great Happiness”
  • Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility- Drukpa Kunley, Divine Madman)
  • Visit Lobesa Village

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 4: PUNAKHA – TRONGSA ( 135 Km)

  • Transfer to Trongsa, 5-6 hours drive
  • 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.
  • Check in your hotel

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 5: TRONGSA – BUMTHANG ( 68Km)

  • After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong,
  • Ta Dzong ( watch tower)
  • Drive toward Bumthang via Yotong la pass (11,600 ft.)
  • On the way you will visit Weaving ( “Yathara “ woolen cloths)
  • Check in your hotel

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 6: (TREK DAY 1): BUMTHANG – MENCHUGANG – SCHONATE(TREK START)

  • Distance: 10 Km/ 6 miles
  • Time: 5 hrs.
  • Menchu Gangang: 2,900m/ 9809.71 ft.
  • Schonate: 3450m/ 11.319ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 7: (TREK DAY 2): SCHONATE – KITIPHU

  • Distance: 12 km/ 7.4 miles
  • Time: 5 – 6 hrs.
  • Brangela las : 3600m / 11,811ft
  • Kitiphu: 3870m / 12,697ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 8: TREK DAY 3: KITIPHU – CHUMEY, BUMTHANG (TREK END)

  • Distance: 11 Km/7.9 miles
  • Time: 5-6 hrs.

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 9:  CHUMEY, JAKAR – PHOBJIKHA WANGDUE ( 122Km)

  • Transfer early morning to Phobjikha via Trongsa
  • 5-6 hours drive
  • Visit Trongsa Dzong,
  • Drive over Pelela pass to Phobjikha Valley.
  • Leisure

Overnight: Hotel / Farm House

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

  • Hike eco natural trail with
  • Drive to visit Gangtey Monastery
  • Drive to Thimphu via wangdue over Dochula pass
  • Check in your Hotel
  • Evening at leisure

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 11: THIMPHU – PARO (54Km)

Visit following places of cultural interest

  • Memorial Chorten, dedicated to 3rd King of Bhutan
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha statue, 169 ft.)
  • Art and craft Institute
  • Depart to Paro, 2 hours
  • Check in your hotel
  • Leisure

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 12: PARO AIRPORT

  • Transfer to airport for your onward flight destination

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