Bumthang Cultural Trek – Bhutan
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination Covered: Paro - Thimphu – Trongsa - Bumthang – Ngang Lhakhang - Punakha – Paro
Bumthang Cultural Trek is an ultimate holiday destination for people who want to explore the lovely Bumthang valley to the fullest. This religious heartland of the nation has been the home for some of the oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. This trek tour passes through several villages on its rambling route. Bumthang countryside provides you with an exceptional opportunity to understand and feel deeply connected with Bhutanese rural life.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.
- Visit to Ta Dzong, the National Museum.
- Excursion to Drukgyel Dzong, a war memorial.
- Explore Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monastery of the Kingdom.
- Day trip to the Institute for Zorig Chusm, the National Memorial Chorten , the National Library.
- Visit to Trongsa via Dochula pass to visit various peaks including a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana and Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan.
- Visit Trongsa Dzong, to get the glimpse of the lifestyle of Bhutan’s royal families.
- Visit the old and popular Kurje monastery in Bumthang.
- Explore ancient religious paintings at Tamshing Lhakhang.
- Enjoy trek to Ngang Lhakhang.
- Visit the sacred Membertsho Lake visited by many Bhutanese people to offer butter lamps on an auspicious day.
After arriving Paro airport, complete immigration & custom formalities. You shall be received by our representative who would arrange a comfortable transfer to the hotel. Spend overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Start your morning by paying a visit to Ta Dzong, the National Museum. The museum showcases huge collection of ancient Bhutanese weapons, art and artifacts, stamps , coins. It also exhibits small natural history collection. Later in the day visit the Rinpung Dzong. After having lunch, drive straight to Drukgyel Dzong, which was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal as a memorial to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Then visit 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monastery of the Kingdom. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
In the morning start up for Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. On the way stop for a while to visit Bhutan’s most ancient fortress Simtokha Dzong . After lunch, get a chance to visit the Institute for Zorig Chusm, the center to learn 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the National Memorial Chorten , the National Library which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature in block-printed format and Trashichhodong. Spend overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Head straight to Trongsa via Dochula pass to enjoy a superb view of some of the Bhutan’s highest peaks. On a clear day the one can easily visit the following peaks: Kangphugang, Masagang, Zongaphugang, Tsendegang , Terigang , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana, Jejegangphugang, and Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. Enjoy your lunch at Wangduephodrang town. Later on proceed to Trongsa over Pele-la pass and spend overnight at the lodge.
In the morning, leave to visit the striking Trongsa Dzong, where you’ll get the glimpse of the lifestyle of Bhutan’s royal families. Then proceed to visit the Ta Dzong that was built as watchtower to guard Trongsa Dzong. Later in the day proceed to Bumthang and visit the Kurje monastery Which is believed to be the place where Guru Padsambhava had meditated in the 8th century, leaving his body imprint on the rock and also visit the 17th century Jakar Dzong. Halt for the night at the lodge in Bumthang.
Today, in the morning, start your trek to Ngang Lhakhang. Following the trek route you’ll get a chance to visit the Chamkhar Chhu river and the forests of blue pine and scrub bamboo. On this relaxing and easy day We will pass by many villages and temples. Enjoy overnight camping at Ngang Lhakhang village.
On the 7Th day we trail down gradually through juniper forest towards Phephe-la pass. On the route visit Tang valley before finally reaching Ugyenchholing village. Camp overnight at the bank of the river near the Ugyenchholing village.
In the morning, start for the Ugyenchholing Palace, that houses a small eco-museum and is a beautiful private mansion. Later in the day visit the Membertsho Lake, the sacred lake on an auspicious day is visited by many Bhutanese people to offer butter lamps. Spend overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
In the morning visit Jambey Lakhang. Then visit Tamshing Lhakhang, as this place houses old and interesting religious paintings. Drive to Punakha, enjoying lunch on the way. Spend overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Today is a relaxing day, as we start for Paro and reach there by lunch time. Take a stroll around Paro market in the evening for last minute shopping. Spend overnight at the hotel in Paro.
After having breakfast, drive to the airport to board flight for onward destination.
- 11 Days / 10 Night
- Paro - Thimphu – Trongsa - ...