Bhutan Cultural TrekkingBhutan Cultural Trekking

Bhutan Cultural Trekking

  • Duration13 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Time March to May and September to November

This is a trek in the splendid Bumthang Valley, the cultural heart of Bhutan.The trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through Bumthang countryside. This trek provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life besides the nature.

Trip Itinerary

    During the journey, one will experience breath-taking view of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Mountain Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representatives from Yeoong Travel and escort you to the Hotel.


       Drive to Drukgyal Dzong, a ruined fortress which is 16 kilometers away from Paro Town. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Jumolhari ‘Mountain of the Goddess’ can be seen on a clear day (7,329 meters). After lunch visit Rinpung Dzong, National Museum and Kichu Lhakhang. Kichu Lhakhang is the oldest and the most sacred shrine of Bhutan built in 8th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. In the evening take a leisurely stroll in Paro town. Overnight at Hotel.


         This morning drive along the winding road along the Paro Chu (Chu means water or river) downstream to the confluence with the Wang Chu and then then turn upstream and travel along the Wang Chu to Thimphu, the Capital. Lunch will be served at the Hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Memorial Chorten, dedicated to the Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Overnight at Hotel.


           Visit Tashichho Dzong, the main Government Secretariat building, where the government ministries, the Office of His Majesty the King and the Throne Room, the offices and living quarters of the monk body and the Chief Abbot are housed. Wander in the town, visit shops and the Handicrafts Emporium, where Bhutanese textiles and other handicrafts are available. Visit the painting and woodcrafts schools where traditional painting and other arts are kept alive. Visit the National library and see the ancient manuscripts preserved there. Visit the Simtokha Dzong (6 kilometers from Thimphu), the oldest Dzong in Bhutan built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1629 A.D. Evening: Relax in the hotel.


             The journey to central Bhutan begins today. The drive to Trongsa takes about 7 to 8 hours from Thimphu. Packed lunch will be served on the at Chendebji Chorten. Overnight Hotel.


               Drive to Jakar, which takes about 2 hours 30 minute from Trongsa, is a pleasant drive through scenic forests and countryside. You also cross one of the highest passes named Yotongla along the East to West Highway on this drive. Bumthang is a land of mysteries and mystics and tales of the great Guru Padmasambhava who performed formidable feats and miracles in historical time in this place still hold sway. A beautiful sighting of Jakar Dzong (Castle of the White Bird) can be had from View Point. Lunch will be served in Hotel. Afternoon hike up to Lame Goenpa, a temple built by the First King of Bhutan for his two nun sisters. Outside Lame Goenpa one can see a workshop for traditional Bhutanese papermaking. Overnight Bumthang Hotel.


                 Visit the Dairy Farm, Swiss cheese Factory and Apple Juice Factory. Walk around Bumthang valley in preparation for the excursion to Ngang Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel.


                   The route follows the Chamkhar Chu, a river known for trout. Stop for lunch at Thangbi Lhakhang. From here the trek enters the Ngang Yul (Land of the Swan) at the centre of which lies the Ngang Lhakhang (Swan Temple). In by-gone days, the valley was populated by swans, and hence the name Ngang Yul. Overnight Camp.


                     The trek starts with a gradual climb to Phephe La Pass at an altitude of 3353 meters, the highest point of the trek route. The trail passes through beautiful forested areas where many stops can be made to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. Along the way, the Ugyenchholing Palace can be seen. Overnight at the camp, 7 to 8 hours walk.


                       The trail follows the Tang Chu, another trout-filled river. On the bank of the river is the Tang Rimpoche's Lhakhang. The trek will pass the Mebar Tsho (Flaming Lake). From Pangshing, the group will be picked up by transport and driven to Jakar. Overnight at Hotel, 2 to 3hours walk.


                         Drive to Trongsa along the East - West Highway. Stops can be made along the way to enjoy the scenery. Lunch at Hotel in Trongsa. Afternoon, leisurely stroll around Trongsa town. Overnight at Hotel.


                           Drive back to Thimphu along the East to West Highway. With picnic lunch. Overnight at Hotel.


                             Drive to Paro International Airport for you final departure.

                            Cost Details
                            Price Includes

                            To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

                            • Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle as your require.
                            • Standard accommodation for the duration of tour.
                            • Local licensed English speaking Bhutan Tour Guides.
                            • All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum entrance Fees as per itinerary.
                            • All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
                            • Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on arrival evening.
                            • Mineral water supply for the trek.
                            • Government tax which goes to the country's health & education projects.
                            • Private Transport & Driver within Bhutan.
                            • Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance
                            • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek.
                            • The required number of trekking staff.
                            • All trekking access, route permits logistics & fees.
                            • Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations.
                            • Official expense.
                            Price Excludes
                            • Your travel insurance.
                            • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks room service.
                            • International airfares and airport departure tax.
                            • Personal Equipment.
                            • Tips to staffs-Tipping is expected.
                            • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
                            Travelers Review
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                              CheloSpain,August 30, 2019
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                              Viaje perfecto de 16 días en Nepal y Bután

                              Ha sido uno de los mejores viajes. Todo ha salido perfecto gracias a la buena organización de Gokhul y a los grandes profesionales que trabajan con él. Adapta los viajes a las circunstancias y necesidades de cada uno y siempre está disponible para ayudar. El guía de los trekking a las montañas que nos ha acompañado se llama Santos y tiene muchísima experiencia a sus espaldas, es atento paciente y se adapta al nivel de los clientes, es muy agradable y hace las rutas muy amenas. Recomiendo su conocimiento y profesionalidad en las rutas. Siri fue el guía cultural y habla perfectamente español, es puntual y muy simpático. Rod fue nuestro principal conductor en las rutas y las conoce a la perfección. Su destreza conduciendo aporta seguridad, así como, su calma evitando obstáculos. Recomiendo está agencia Totalmente, el éxito está garantizado.

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