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Bumthang Cultural Trek

The Bumthang cultural trek

Several unique cultural immersions await you as you get ready for your Bhutan travel experience. The one that we recommend highly especially to those who wish to view Bhutan culture from up close is the world famous Bumthang Cultural Trek.

Bumthang is one of the main cultural centers of 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 Pele La, where you have to ascend a height of about 500 m


Duration: Three days
Maximum Elevation: 3,360 m
Highest Camp: 2,800m
Level: Easy to medium
Best Seasons: March to May & September to November

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport
Day 2: Paro - Sightseeing
Day 3: Paro - Thimphu
Day 4: Thimphu - Sightseeing
Day 5: Thimphu - Punakha
Day 6: Punakha - Trongsa
Day 7: Trongsa-Bumthang
Day 8: Bumthang- Sightseeing
Day 9: Toktu Zampa - Ngang Lhakhang
Trek Starts from here Distance: 12 km, four - five hours Altitude: 2,800 m
Day 10: Ngang Lhakhang - Tahung
Distance: 16 km, 5 - six hours Altitude 2,720 m
Day 11: Tahung - Mesithang
Trek ends Distance: 16 km, four - five hours 230 m descent
Day 12: Bumthang to Wangdi via Gangtey
Day 13: Wangdi - Thimphu - Paro
Day 14: Departure
  • Sustainable Development Fees
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Accommodations in 3/4/5 star hotel/Resorts on Double Occupancy basics.
  • Lunch, Dinner, Evening Tea and Snacks(Dinner & Lunch will be served at Tourism board certified restaurent only)
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees to the sights visited.
  • Local English Speaking Tour Leader/Guide.
  • Full time luxury SUV or luxury Coaster Bus.
  • All necessary permits and their fees.
  • Plenty of drinking mineral water.
  • All necessary trekking arrangements (1 tent for 2 guest for trekkers).
  • Individual’s special gifts hamper.
  • Free Bhutan tourist maps and other information pamphlets.
  • Wearing of Bhutanese dress during your stay in Bhutan only if you are interested.
  • Visit traditional Bhutanese house and dinner with Bhutanese locals.
  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended)
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

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One of the most unique features of our tours is that all the itineraries are fully customizable. At Pinda Bhutan Travels we don’t do standard tours, you have the power to customize your trips from A to Z, for example, accommodation, transportations, trip length, activities, places of interest, the pace of travel and more.

Bumthang cultural trek is relatively simple, it involves a few major ascents like the one which will take you to Pele La & ascend the height of about 500

The Bumthang cultural trek

Belly Bridge in Bhutan
Belly Bridge in Bhutan

Several unique cultural immersions await you as you get ready for your Bhutan travel experience.

The one that we recommend highly especially to those who wish to view Bhutan culture from up close is the world-famous Bumthang is one of the main cultural centers of 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 Pele La, where you have to ascend a height of about 500 m

This is a fairly easy three-day trek that takes you through beautiful valleys and along clear, trout-filled rivers. Bumthang is often known as the ‘cultural heartland’ of Bhutan and there are plenty of ancient temples to visit during the hike.

In addition to the numerous lhakhangs, there are also a number of small villages where you can stop and rest. The only segment of the trek that may prove challenging is a 500m ascent to Pephe La pass. The best time to embark on this trek is in spring or autumn.