13 Nights | 14 Days
- Deluxe, outfitted 3 days cultural trek
- Cultural touring and sightseeing in 6 different districts of Bhutan; visit ornately carved, splendidly painted ancient Buddhist monasteries, Dzongs (fortress-monasteries).
- Attendance at one of Bhutan’s largest and most colorful Jambay Lhakhang festivals.
- The enigmatic and gravity-defying Taktshang (Tigress’s Nest) monastery.
- Insight into one of the Himalayan’s most distinct and traditional culture.
Bumthang is an admirable valley where many people refer Bumthang as the “Switzerland of east” because of its spectacular open valleys, breathtaking scenery, beautiful rivers and mountains. And also the spiritual heartland of Bhutan where the entire valley is dotted with sacred temples and monasteries dating back to the 7th century.
Trekking is definitely the best way to discover the secrets of this magical valley of incomparable beauty. Like the people in the country, people of remote villages in Bumthang are warm and friendly and still live in harmony with their centuries-old traditions. On the first and third days of the trek, we follow the village trail along a trout filled river, past beautiful farmhouses and many old chortens (stupa), mani-walls, fluttering prayer flags and several 600-700 years old monasteries and temples, all bearing witness to the importance of Buddhism in the daily life of Bhutanese people. The trail winds up and down through thick forests of maple, fir, pine and rhododendron, as we cross Phephe-La pass at 3,350 meters, the highest point on this trek. We walk past the ancient fortress of Ugyen Choling, the home of one of the famous Buddhist saint and great scholar. The trek ends near Rimochen Lhakhang temple, which was founded by Guru Rinpoche (the Second Buddha) in the 8th century.
Most of our trips take place during busy and festival season so it is difficult to secure reservations on Druk Air and Hotels in every places. We request you to book as far in advance as possible to confirm the reservation you choose and do not hesitate to contact us at the last minute if free time suddenly comes your way.
14 Day Moderate Touring & Easy Trekking
|Trip Duration||14 days|
|Trekking Days||3 days|
|Season||April to June & September to November|
|Min. Group Size||2 participants|
- Day 1: Arrival in Paro
- Day 2: Paro to Punakha/Wangdi Phodrang
- Day 3: Punakha/Wangdi Phodrang sightseeing
- Day 4: Punakha/Wangdi Phodrang to Trongsa
- Day 5: Trongsa to Bumthang
- Day 6: Ngang Village (Distance: 12 km; Time: 4 – 5 hours)
- Day 7: Ngang to Tahung (Distance: 16 km; Time: 6 hours)
- Day 8: Tahung to Pangshing (Distance: 15 km; 5-6 hours)
End of the Trek
- Day 9: Bumthang Sightseeing/Festival
- Day 10: Bumthang to Wangdi
- Day 11: Wangdi to Thimphu
- Day 12: Thimphu sightseeing
- Day 13: Thimphu to Paro
- Day 14: Depart by Druk Air
Choosing a Trek by Trip Rating
Anyone who does not have problem with all day hike should find our easy treks manageable and anyone with backpacking experience with good shape generally should have no trouble with a difficult trek.
Trekking Grade: Easy
Ideal for most people in good health as they only include a short element of trekking (less than six hours). The pace is relaxed and it is always on good paths and predominately at low altitudes – less than 10,000 feet. These treks can be undertaken without much pre-trek preparation.
Moderate Touring with Easy Trekking Adventure
Trekking (with only a light daypack), 4-7 hours per day over varying terrain. Camping altitudes range from 7,500’ to 9,200’
2 nights tent camping during trek and 11 nights in best available hotels and resorts on double occupancy basis with private bath.
Our selected hotels and restaurants offer delicious Chinese, continental, Bhutanese and Indian Cuisine. On trek, well trained cooks prepare dishes suitable to western taste ranging from Continental to Chinese and Bhutanese to Indian.