Bumthang Valley Cultural Trek
Bumthang is one of the most beautiful District in Bhutan. Here you can see a large number of temples and small Bhutanese villages along the trek route. Although the trek is relatively simple, it involves a few major ascents like the one which will take you to Pela La, where you have to ascend a height of about 500 m.
Duration: 13 days.12 Nights
Maximum Elevation: 3,360 m
Highest Camp: 2,800m
Level: Easy to medium
Best Seasons: March to May & September to November
Our well trained Guides of Yelha Bhutan Tours & Travels will receive you as you arrive in paro air port and take you to the hotel for the arrival Refreshment followed by sight seeing in paro Dzong and National museum. After the lunch visit to Kichu Monastery and Drugyal Dzong.
Day 2 Taktshang Hike
For the acclimatization today you will be hiking to the famous Tiger’s nest Paro Taktsang. It is three hour hike and the fascinating location of the temple has remained as a luring factor for most of the tourists. Evening, hang around in the main town of paro and night halt at hotel.
Day 3 Paro Thimphu
Drive to pele la pass to see the morning rising sun as well as hike to Kila nunnery centre. Later break fast in the hotel and drive to Thimphu. Spend sometimes visiting the local shops in the main town and night halt at hotel.
Day 4 Thimphu Sight Seeing
Break fast in the hotel followed by cultural sight seeing to folk heritage museum, painting school, national library and National memorial chhorten. After the lunch visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, Motithang mini zoo and sangaygang view point. After the office hour visit to the main shrine of the Thimphu Tashichhoe Dzong. Night halt at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 5 Thimphu- Bumthang
Drive along the mountain pass of Dochula, Pelela and Yotongla pass offers you the best chance to see the Himalayan Mountains Ranges. Mostly the mountain pass will be clothed with flying prayer flags and stupas. So is the journey from the capital city to the Bumthang, the historical heart land of Bhutan. It is eight hours drive with lunch break at Chendibji cafeteria. On the way visit Trongsa Dzong and Chummey yathra centre. Night halt at hotel in Bumthang.
Day 6 Bumthang Sight Seeing
Sight seeing in Bumthang will include your visit to Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjay Temple, Koenchogsum Monastery and tamshing Lhankhang. Evening leisure time in the main town of Chamkhar.
Day 7: Trek Commences
Distance: 20 km
Duration: 6 hours
The trek starts form the stop point near by Kurjay Temple and the trail is plain and straight. Lunch will be served near Thangbi valley. Night halt at camp.
Day 8: Nganglhakhang-Ugyenchholing
Today you have to do a gradual climb towards Pele -la standing at 3353m above the sea level. The pass is through the alpine forest and at your nearing point to the second day camp you will see the Ugyen Chhoeling palace. Night halt at camp.
Day 9: Ugyenchhlong-Jakar, Bumthang.
Your trek will follow Tang River which is rich in trout. On the bank of the river is the Tang Rimpoche Lhakhang.
Day 10 Bumthang –Wangdue
Early break fast in the hotel and drive back to Wangdue en route Pelala pass which show cases the high altitude animals, The Yak. Also the alpine floral aspects will add up the charm of the journey. Picnic lunch at Phobjikha and visit to Gangtay monastery there after. Night halt at hotel in Wangdue.
Day 11: Wangdue-Thimphu
At nine in the morning visit Wangdue Dzong and then hike to the Matalungchu Village where you will see the typical Bhutanese farm houses. The trail passes though the terraced paddy field crossing a temple on the way. After the lunch drive to Thimphu for night halt.
Day 12: Thimphu paro
Morning hour shopping in the town and then proceed to Paro after the lunch. Night halt at hotel in Paro.
Day 13: Exit
With early break fast in the hotel, drive to paro international air port to board your flight for your onward journey .The whole team from Yelha Bhutan Tours & Travels will come to bid you farewell.