Trekking in Bhutan is unique, unlike anywhere else in the Himalayas. The walks are long and arduous but crystal air, lonely paths, and views that defy description compliment them. The trails lead you through alpine meadows rhododendron forests around the foothills of the snow-peaked the Himalayas, emerald green valleys and crystal lakes. One also gets the opportunity to see a wide variety of flora and fauna. The treks vary from short 3 day walks over relative low altitudes to 3 week long treks which take through some of the highest passes in the kingdom of Bhutan. The Bumthang trek is a cultural trek that takes you through villages and heritage sites in the valley of Bhutan.
Bumthang Cultural Trek is through Choekhor and Tang valley, passing and visiting Bumthang's remote villages, ancient temples and even a manor of Ugencholing. This trek is so named because; the opportunities to visit villages and temples are greater than on most other treks in Bhutan. Though it is relatively easy and a short trek, there is one day of a long climb and descend (about 500m) to Phephe La (3360). However, there is no significant altitude gain as with other treks and your night halts are all below 3100m.
The 12-days Bhutan tour with Bumthang Cultural Trek offers cultural highlights of Bhutan in stunning 9-days cultural tour combined with 3-days Bumthang cultural trek. Our tour starts at the Paro Valley with a hike to famous Tiger's Nest Monastery. Visit Thimphu, the capital city and then drive on to the central Bhutan across picturesque high passes deeply forested valleys, interesting villages, and small townships. Then the 3-day trek starts from the splendid Bumthang valley, passing through several villages on its meandering route through Bumthang countryside. This trek provides an exceptional opportunity to discover Bhutanese rural life.
Day 01: Flight to Paro and Cultural Sightseeing Tour (2250m)
Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m) : 50 km, 1 hour, excursion to Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
Day 03: Sightseeing of Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m) : 76 km, 2 -3 hours
Day 05: Punakha to Bumthang (2,850m) : 214 km, 7 hours
Day 06: Trek Bumthang to Ngang Lhakhang (2,895m) :10Km, 2 - 3 hours
Day 07: Trek Ngang Lhakhang to Ugyen Choling (2,895m) :18Km, 6 -7 hours
Day 08: Trek Ugyen Choling to Jakar/Bumthang (2,745m) : 2Km, 1.5 hours
Day 09: Sightseeing of Jakar/Bumthang
Day 10: Bumthang to Wangdue (1,240m) : 197 km, 6 hours
Day 11: Wangdue to Paro (2,320m) : 124 km, 3 - 4 hours
Day 12: Flight paro to Kathmandu
The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Trip Starts/ Ends:Paro
Best Season:March -June and Sep - Nov
Accommodation :Standard hotels and tented campShow All