Bumthang Tour

Bumthang TourBumthang to Central Bhutan tour assist you to explore additional places of interest in paro, Thimphu and Punakha, another fascinating destination is the sacred valley .The lovely Bumthang valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. The picturesque drive to Bumthang takes you through regions profuse in flora and fauna several magnificent mountain passes and places of great historical importance. The Tangsa Dzong is a prime example. It is by far the largest Dzong in the country and was in olden times the seat of the dominant power in feudal Bhutan.

Bumthang countryside, and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life. Three hours drive from Tongsa takes you up to a height of 12000 feet (Yotolg pass) and then down to 9000 feet to the valley of Bumthang. Considered the most sacred valley, Bumthang has a rich variety of religious historical sites and ancient palaces of the ruling family of the valley. The cultural trip of Bumthang also includes a three days walking excursion to the sanctified spot where Guru Padmasambhava meditated. He was the great saint who converted the Bhutanese from pagan worshippers to peace loving Buddhist.

 

Trip Facts

Tour Destination: Bhutan Bumthang Valley
Transportation: Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and Overland by Toyota Land Cruiser
Type of tour: Standard
Duration: 14 Days
Accomudation: Three Star Hotel/ Tent Camp

Bumthang Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro by Druk-air
During this flight one will enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari & Mt. Jichu Drakey in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport the representative of Bhutan Takin Trails will receive you and transfer you a hotel for the overnight halt.

Day 02 Paro – Sightseeing
Drives the winding road northwest up the Pa Chu to Drugyel Dzong, from here one can have the view of sacred Mt. Chomolhari on clear days. On the way back make a visit to a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. After lunch drive to Ta Dzong former Watch Tower which now houses the National Museum and then walk down passing close by the Paro Dzong, crossing the typical Bhutanese wooden roofed bridge on Paro Dzong. After a short stroll in town drive back to hotel for the night halt.

Day 03 Paro – Thimphu
This morning follow the winding road beside the Paro Chu (Chu meaning river or water) downstream to its confluence with the Wang-chu then up the valley to Thimphu capital. After lunch, you can drive to Thimphu town and stroll around. / Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Thimphu – Sightseeing
Morning drive for the sightseeing of the Thimphu valley with the Nunnery, National Library, Painting School and Handicraft Emporium and then drive back for lunch. After lunch visit Memorial Chorten (Stupa) of His Late Majesty the 3rd King of Bhutan. Visit Simthokha Dzong, the first fort built by Shabdrung who unified the kingdom in the 17th century, now also houses the school for study of National Language – Dzongkha / Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Thimphu – Trongsa
The journey to central Bhutan begins today. The drive to Trongsa takes approximately 7 to 8 hours. Pack lunch will be provided at the hotel. Stop for lunch at Chendebjee Chorten / Overnight at lodge/camp in Trongsa.

Day 06 Trongsa – Bumthang
After breakfast, sightseeing of the Trongsa Dzong from outside and also visits the Ta-Dzong and stroll in Trongsa town. After lunch drive to Jakar (Bumthang) which is about 3 hours drive from Trongsa. Tales of the great teacher Guru Padmasambhava dominates this holy valley. From the viewpoint you can see Jakar Dzong “Castle of the White bird”/ Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 07 Bumthang – Halt
Walk in the town and do shopping for those interested or drive round the valley. Make a visit to the dairy farm, Swiss cheese factory and apple juice factory / Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 08 Bumthang – Nganglhakhang
The trek route takes you along the Chamkhar-chu, a river known for its richness in trout. Lunch stop at Thangbi Lhakhang – from where you enter the “Swan Land” (Ngang Yul) with the “Swam temple” (Nganglhakhang). This part of the valley was at first inhabited only by Swan who gave their name (Ngang) to this place. The Lama Namkha Samdrup having had a vision as to how to build a Gompa shot an arrow and at the spot where the arrow landed, the Ngang Lhakhang was built. Overnight in camp, alt. 9,500ft, distance 14 km, about 4 to 5 hours walk.

Day 09 Nganglhakhang – SA-serbo
The day starts with a gradual climb to Phephela pass, alt. 3,625 m/11,965ft. The highest assist point on this trek route. Then you follow the trail through the pass, which takes you through one of the most beautiful forested areas of this region. Allowing for many stops to enjoy the natural beauty you reach the campsite which is on the pastureland. 2,965m/9,790ft Distance 19 km.

Day 10 SA-serbo –Ugyencholing
After late breakfast start the trek through the mini bamboo pasture with the view of Ta-hung village and Ugyen-chholing Palace on the way, built by the great saint “Longchen Rabjampa” in the 14th century AD. And restored by Trongsa Penlop Tshokye Dorji in the 19th century, this place now shelters the descendants of the saint.  Tented camp 2,820m/9,300ft distance - 12 km and about 4 to 5 hours walk.

Day 11 Ugyencholing – Jakar
The trail you follow takes you along the Tang-chu another river filled with trout. Along the banks of this river Tang Rimpochen Lhakhang whose first foundation is ascribed to Guru Rimpoche and its second foundation to the “treasure finder" Terton Pemalingpa. On the way to Jakar you visit Member Tsho “Burning Lake”. At Pangshing transport will be waiting for the onward journey to Jakar, Alt. 9,000ft. (Approx.) distance 10 km and 2 to 3 hours walk.

Day 12 Jakar – Wangdi
Drive to Wangdi, on the way you may fish if you wish. Lunch at trongsa tourist lodge after lunch continues the journey to Wangdi / Overnight at Wangdi Guest House/camp.

Day 13 Wangdi – Paro
Drive to Paro, approximately 5 to 6 hours with lunch stop in Thimphu. After lunch continue to Paro / Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Departure to Airport
Paro to Kathmandu/Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport to board the flight

Trip Cost

Please find this trip cost as per your group size.

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Cost Includes

  • All Accommodation on Twin Share on Full Board Basis.
  •  All Arrival/Departure Transfers,
  •  Drives Sightseeing Tours By Private Transportation.
  •  Local English Speaking Guide for Sightseeing Tours.
  •  Monastery Entrance Fee.
  •  Bhutan Visa & Permit Fee
  •  Air Fare [Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu] on Normal Fare.
  •  Departure to Kathmandu Airport & Arrival from Kathmandu Airport.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Expenses And Personal Equipments
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Insurance, Medical Expenses, Emergency Evacuation/Rescue In Any Form.
  • In Case Of Landslides, Blockage Of Road, War, Political Unrest And Other Uneventful Events The Extra Charge For Porters And Transportation Should Be Borne By You At The Spot.