Bumthang Trek (11 Days)
Bumthang trek is for average and nature lovers. The best option for the average trekker as the altitude does not go over 11,155 ft. This trek is relatively easy and beautiful as you pass occasionally through barren land and thick forests, beautifully adorned with crystal clear stream to cross across, several villages providing an excellent opportunity to interact with the rural life of Bhutan.
Season: March to May and September to November
Day 01: Arrive Paro
On your arrival, you will be greeted by the staff from Mysterious Bhutan. And after having completed your arrival formalities and some briefing by your guide, you will be driven to the hotel at Paro. Overnight in the hotel at Paro.
whole day sightseeing at Paro. In the morning, Hike to Paro Taktsang(Tiger Nest) which takes about 4 hours.
After lunch, visit Rinpung Dzong, Ta-Dzong(National Museum), Kyichu Lhakhang (7th Century temple), and Drugyal Dzong. Overnight at Paro
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, the Capital city of Bhutan. We pause for few minutes about 7 km before reaching Thimphu to take a glimpse of Simtokha Dzong on the small hilltop on the right side of the road. It was built in 1627.
After lunch at Thimphu, your guide will take you to see National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, Zorig Chusum, National Library and Folk Heritage. Overnight Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu – Trongsa
Drive to Trongsa via Dochula pass at an elevation of 3,088m. On a clear day, you can have a view of Bhutan’s highest peaks. The peaks can be seen from the pass (left to right): Masagang 7,158m, Tsendengang 6960m, Terigang 7,060m, Jejegangphugang 7,158m, Kangphugang 7,170m, Zongkhaphugang 7,060m, Table Mountain and Gangkar Puensum 7,497m.
Continue your journey to Wangduephodrang and then proceed to Trongsa over Pele-La pass 3,300 m, which is the traditional boundary between the east and west. Overnight at Hotel in Trongsa.
Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang
In the morning after the breakfast, visit Trongsa Dzong, Ta-Dzong(watch tower) and then continue to Bumthang. When in Bumthang, visit Kurjey Lhakhang, built in 17th Century and Jakar Dzong. If time permits, you can also visit Jampey Lhakhang 7th century temple.
Day 06: Bumthang to Ngang Lhakhang -14km
The trek begins from Thangbi, which follows the Chamkhar River through meadows and blue pine, passing through villages and temples. Overnight camp at 2,900m.
Day 07: Ngang Lhakhang – Ugyenchholing -19km
The trail gradually ascends through thick rain forest of junipers, bamboo towards Phephe-la pass 3,340m. From there, then it continues in a gradual descend to Tang valley, and then to Ugyenchholing village. Camp by the river side at 2,900m.
Day 08: Ugyenchholing to Bumthang
In the morning, hike to Ugyenchholing Palace, and then drive to Jakar. On the way, visit Mebartsho (flaming lake), where Terton pema Lingpa is said to have discovered hidden treasure from the lake in 15th century. This lake is considered sacred and it is said one should visit this lake at least once in life time.
Day 09: Bumthang – Punakha
Morning visit to Tamshing Lhakhang, across the river, is also an important place to visit as it houses old and interesting religious paintings. Continue drive to Punakha with lunch en route. Overnight at Punakha.
Day 10: Punakha – Paro
Today we drive to Paro. It will be a relaxing day, as we reach Paro by lunch time.you will have enough free time for leisure or last minute shopping in the afternoon. Take a stroll around the market in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Paro depart
We will have early breakfast in the hotel and drive to the Airport for flight to onward destination.
Package for 11 days from US $ 1,815 – 2,750. This package is inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Hotels and internal transportation and necessary requirements on the treks (One time Visa fee of US $ 20 + TDF US $ 10) excluded in this package.
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