Bumthang Cultural Trek

Overview of the tour

Bumthang Valley Trek

Embark on a 2-day trek through Bumthang, the spiritual heart of Bhutan, rich in Buddhist heritage.

Village Exploration

Meander through villages and sacred monasteries, experiencing the tranquil rural life of Bhutan up close.

Cultural Enrichment

Enhance your journey by timing your trek with a local festival, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Bhutan.

Heart of Buddhism

Immerse yourself in the essence of Buddhism as you explore Bumthang Valley, gaining insights into the spiritual heritage of Bhutan.

Itinerary and Tour Cost

  • 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 hike to Taktsang monastery, the most venerated site in Bhutan
  • Kyichu Lhakhang, the 7th century temple
  • Paro town
  • Overnight Hotel
  • Transfer to Punakha, 3- 4 hour’s drive.
  • Visit Iron Chain Bridge, ancient craftmanship
  • Dochula pass. 10,000ft, 3050m, panoramic views of eastern Himalayas
  • Descend to Lobesa, Punakha
  • Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility- Drukpa Kunley, Divine Madman)
  • Visit Lobesa Village.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • White water Eafting
  • Visit Punakha Dzong “Palace of Great Happiness”
  • Suspension bridge
  • Punakha Kaja Throm and weekend market
  • Drive to your hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • 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.
  • Walk to visit Trongsa Dzong, architecturally impressive
  • Drive back to hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Depart to Bumthang over Yongtong la pass( 3400m)
  • Descend to Chumey Valley
  • Visit Weaving Center,( woolen clothes)
  • Drive to about 30 minutes to Jakar
  • Afternoon visit Kurjey Monastery, Tamshing Monastery and Kenchosum Lhakkang
  • Leisure time
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to through picturesque valley of Thangbi to Ngalhakhang: 2,800m/ 9184ft
  • Start your trek
  • Time: 6-7 hours
  • Phepela La: (3556m/11,693ft)
  • Experience local living
  • Overnight: Homestay
  • Depart Takhung village
  • Walk about an hour to Gamling village
  • Hike to visit Ugyencholing Musuem
  • Depart to Jakar
  • En-route visit Merbartso (Flaming lake)
  • Drive to Jakar
  • Overnight. Hotel
  • 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
  • Visit Gangtey Monastery
  • Walk through small shops
  • Hike to eco natural trail , 1,30 minutes
  • Depart to Thimphu via Wangdue, Punakha over Dochula pass
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Participate to visit following place of cultural interest.
  • Visit National Memorial Chorten,
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue)
  • Takin Enclosure
  • Stroll through main street of Thimphu
  • Depart to Thimphu
  • Overnight: Hotel
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