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Bumthang Cultural Trek

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September 21, 2019

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Tour Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 1PARO

* 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 3PARO –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 4PUNAKHA – 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 5TRONGSA – 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.
* Ugyen Choling: 2805m/ 9200ft

Overnight: Hotel

Day 9JAKAR – 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 11THIMPHU – PARO ( 54Km)

* Participate to visit following place of cultural interest.

* Visit National Memorial Chorten
* Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue)
* Takin Enclosure
* Handicrafts
* 2 hours drive to Paro.

Overnight: Hotel

Day 12PARO DEPARTURE

* Transfer to Paro international Airport

Tour Cost

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

Price Includes

  • 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 tour guide
  • Experience driver
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government fee, Royalty, Taxes and Surcharge for group travelling as one or two person
  • Entrance fee museum, monument, permits etc.
  • Mineral water
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Airfare for your desired flight sector to fly into and depart from Bhutan
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Insurance fees
  • Tips
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