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Bumthang Cultural Trek

10 Nights / 11 Days
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Bumthang Cultural Trek (10 Nights/ 11 Days)

The beautiful Bumthang valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. This three day trek passes through several villages on its route through Bumthang countryside, and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life.


The best season for this trek is from March- May and then again from Septembet to November.


Day 01:           Arrive Paro

                        Transfer to hotel in Paro

                        Overnight at hotel in Paro


Day 02:           Paro

Full day sightseeing of Paro. The visit includes Ta Dzong (monastery) a watchtower, now a National Museum, Rinpung Dzong, Drukyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries of the kingdom.

Overnight at hotel in Paro


Day 03:           Paro – Thimpu

                        Drive to Thimpu which takes 2 hours. On the way, catch a glimse of Bhutan's most ancient fortress Simtokha Dzong (built in 1627).

                        Thimpu is the capital city of Bhutan and has lot of interesting historical artifacts to view.

                        After getting to Thimpu, we go for sightseeing.

                        Overnight at hotel in Thimpu


Day 04:           Thimpu – Tongsa

                        Drive to Tongsa via Dochu- la pass (3,088m) and Pele- la pass (3,300m).

                        Overnight at the lodge in Tongsa


Day 05:           Tongsa – Bumthang

                        Early morning, visit to striking Tongsa Dzong, the ancestral abode of Bhutan's royal family, Ta Dzong (National Museum).

                        Afternoon, drive to Bumthang

                        Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang


Day 06:           Bumthang – Ngang Lhakhang

                        14km/ 6 hours

                        The trek begins today. The trek route follows the Chamkar Chu (river) taking us through meadows, forests of blue pine and scrub bamboos. We will pass by many villages and temples, on this very relaxing and easy day.

                        Overnight at camp in the village (2,900m)


Day 07:           Ngang Lhakhang – Ugyenchholing

                        19 km/ 7-8 hours

                        The trail ascends gradually through juniper forests towards Phephe- la pass (3,340m). From there, the path descends to Tang valley, finally arriving at Ugyenchholing village (2,850m).

                        Overnight at camp by the side of the river near the village


Day 08:           Ugyenchholing – Bumthang

                        11km/ 4 hours

                        Trek to Ugyenchholing palace, a beautiful private mansion which houses a small eco museum, then drive to Bumthang. On the way, visit the Mebar Tso Lake where Terton Pema Lingpa is said to have discovered religious treasures in the 15th century. This lake is very sacred and on auspicious days, many Bhutanese people go there to offer butter lamps.

                        Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.


Day 09:           Bumthang – Punakha

                        Early morning visit to Jambey Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo who is believed to be the reincarnation of Avalokitesvara (the Buddha of Compassion).

                        Drive to Punakha with lunch en route.

                        Overnight at the hotel in Punakha


Day 10:           Punakha – Paro

                        Drive from Punakha to Paro.

                        Evening at leisure

                        Overnight at the hotel in Punakha


Day 11:           After breakfast, drive to airport for departure


                                    ** End of Arrangement** 

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 10 Nights / 11 Days
Best time to travel January To December
Trip Grade Hard
Departure Date Every Day

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