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Bumthang Trek

  1. 14 Days
  2. Moderate
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Destination:Bhutan

Bumthang is the sacred heart of the country due to the presence of the four valleys: Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura. It is located in the north-central Bhutan.

Bumthang TrekBesides natural beauty, the valley is bountifully blessed with numerous ancient temples and is the well-regarded birthplace of many saints. It was here that the legendary saint Pema Lingpa was born, to whom the Bhutanese Royalties trace their lineage. Bumthang is also distinguished in history as the first place in Bhutan, where Guru Rimpoche brought Buddhism. The valleys of Bumthang are generally wide and open with relatively gentle slopes, thus creating a unique feeling of spaciousness that may not be found in any other part of the country with the exception of the Phobjika valley in the Black Mountains. Bumthang is inter-spaced with many rural hamlets and is suitable to judicious hiking.

The word Bumthang means the plain shaped like a bumpa, a holy water vase. The religious connotation of the name pertinently applies to the sacred character of the region. It would be difficult to find so many important temples and monasteries in such a small area anywhere else in Bhutan. According to the mythology, Bumthang was one of the valleys where theTibetan King, Songtsen Gampo (7thc.), chose to erect the temple, Jampa Lhakhang, one of the 108 Buddhist temples that is said to have built all over the Himalayan world.



Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive at the Paro Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : In morning

Day 03 :Drive through the beautiful valleys of Paro and Thimphu.

Day 04 :Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 05 :In the morning

Day 06 :Visit the premises of Trongsa Dzong.

Day 07 :Drive to Ura - one of the four valleys of Bumthang.

Day 08 :The trek route begins along the Chamkhar Chhu

Day 09 :Climb to Phephela pass (3625m) will take you to the highest point on the trek.

Day 10 :The trail passes through mini bamboo pasture with the view of Ta-hung village and Ugyenchholing Palace on the way. Overnight at camp.

Day 11 :The trial follows the Tang - Chu, another trout filled river.

Day 12 :Drive to Wangdue Phodrang. Lunch at Chendebji. Visit to Wangdue Phodrang town

Day 13 :The drive to Paro takes approximately 5 - 6 hours. Stroll through Paro town.

Day 14 :Early morning , drive to Paro Airport to board the flight.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive at the Paro Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : In morning visit to Drugyel Dzong, 18 kilometers away from Paro town. On a clear day, you will be offered a glimpse of the sacred Mount Chhomolhari, Mountain of Goddess, (24,000 ft). Visit a typical Bhutanese farm house and sightseeing trip to the Paro Bazaar.

Day 03 :Drive through the beautiful valleys of Paro and Thimphu. Visit to the Memorial Chorten built in memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wang Chuck and later visit the Handicraft Emporium.

Day 04 :Sightseeing in ThimphuIncludes visit to the National Library, Zelukha Nunnery, Painting School, Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) and Memorial Chorten. In the afternoon, stroll around Thimphu town.

Day 05 :In the morning visit gold and silversmiths at work. Drive over Dochula Pass (3080m) where one gets the most spectacular views of the Himalayas and on to Wangdue Phodrang. The drive from Wangdue Phodrang to Trongsa goes over Pelela Pass (3,400m) in the Black Mountain ranges, which separate the western region from other regions of the country.

Day 06 :Visit the premises of Trongsa Dzong. Then, visit to the Ta Dzong (Watch Tower) and stroll through the small Trongsa town. After lunch, drive across Yutola Pass and on to Bumthang Valley. In the evening, see some weavers weave, the famous yathra which is a unique material woven from coarse sheep wool.

Day 07 :Drive to Ura - one of the four valleys of Bumthang. Drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang to see Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Kuenshusum Lhakhang. Visit the Swiss Farm in the evening.

Day 08 :The trek route begins along the Chamkhar Chhu A river known for its richness in trout. Lunch at Thangbi Lhakhang. You will then enter the "Swan Land" (Ngang Yul) with its center at the "Swan Temple" (Nganglhakhang). Overnight at camp.

Day 09 :Climb to Phephela pass (3625m) will take you to the highest point on the trek. The trial to the pass leads through one of the most beautiful forested areas of the region. Overnight at camp.

Day 10 :The trail passes through mini bamboo pasture with the view of Ta-hung village and Ugyenchholing Palace on the way. Overnight at camp.

Day 11 :The trial follows the Tang - Chu, another trout filled river. Along the banks of this river is Tang Rimpoche Lhakhang. Enroute to Jakar, visit Membar Tsho which is also known as the "Flaming Lake". From Pangshing, drive to Jakar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 :Drive to Wangdue Phodrang. Lunch at Chendebji. Visit to Wangdue Phodrang town

Day 13 :The drive to Paro takes approximately 5 - 6 hours. Stroll through Paro town.

Day 14 :Early morning , drive to Paro Airport to board the flight.

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