A gentle three-day trek with cultural tour.
Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa, Bumthang, Ngang Lhakhang, Ogyenchhoeling, Punakha
£979 per person
The Bumthang Cultural Trek explores the highlights of the Bumthang valley, the religious heartland of Bhutan. This gentle three-day trek through Bumthang’s countryside of meadows and forests is perfect for the average trekker who wants to enjoy breathtaking mountain views, visit remote sacred sites and meet with locals. It is especially recommended for nature lovers. This trek also features a cultural tour through the beautiful western valleys of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
"Everything happened as it was supposed to and we really had a great time." Martin & Alexis Barnes, Hong Kong
Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine, or taste one of a range of other dishes if you prefer.
Kathmandu | Paro
Morning & Afternoon: Fly to Paro in Bhutan, on arrival meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel.
Evening: Enjoy a visit to Paro market and town.
Morning: Visit Ta Dzong, the national museum, with your city guide, walk a short trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, the ‘Fortress of the Heap of Jewels’.
Afternoon: After lunch drive up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong, from here on a clear day you will have a splendid view of Mount Chomolhari, the second highest peak in Bhutan also visit the shrine Kyichu Lhakhang.
Paro | Thimphu
Morning: Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, on the way pause briefly to admire Bhutan’s oldest fortress Semtokha Dzong.
Afternoon: Enjoy a visit the National Memorial Chorten then see Tashichho Dzong Thimphu’s most impressive building. Later in the afternoon pay a visit to the Handicrafts Emporium.
Thimphu | Trongsa
Morning & Afternoon: Your journey to central Bhutan begins. Drive to Trongsa (7-8 hours). Packed lunch stop at Chendebji Chorten.
Trongsa | Bumthang
Morning: Visit Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture
Afternoon: Make your way to Bumthang, the religious heartland of the nation. The rest of the day is free.
Bumthang | Ngang Lhakhang
Morning & Afternoon: Your route follows the Chamkharchu river, lunch at Thangbi Lhakhang, walk into the Ngang Yul (Land of the Swan) and visit the Nganglhakhang (Swan Temple). Camp overnight.
Walking time: 5-6 hours
Nganglhakhang Swan Temple
Nganglhakhang | Ugyenchholing
Morning & Afteroon: A gradual climb to Phepela Pass (3353m), the highest point of your trek. Pass through beautiful forests to Ugyenchholing. Camp overnight.
Walking time: 7-8 hours
Ugyenchholing | Bumthang
Morining & Afternoon: Your trail follows the Tang Chu river, pass the Membar Tsho (Flaming lake). From Panshing drive to Bumthang. Overnight in a lodge.
Walking time: 2-3 hours
Bumthang | Punakha
Morning: Explore the ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries, Tamshing Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong.
Afternoon: Drive to Punakha with lunch en route.
Punakha | Paro
Morning & Afternoon: Drive to Paro, 5 hrs, en route visit Bhutan’s oldest fortress, Semtokha Dzong, built in 1627, which has a series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard. The rest of the day is free.
Paro | Kathmandu
Morning & Afternoon: Take an early breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Paro airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Meet our representative waiting for you at Kathmandu airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.
Evening: Enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner.
Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport
Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.
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Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.
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Time Zone: GMT +6hr
Language: Dzongkha also known as Bhutanese
Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.
The best time to go is April to May and then again from September to November.