Bumthang Valley Cultural Trek

Trek Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Trek Route: Paro - Thimpu - Bumthang - Jakar - Nagang Lakhang - Jakar - Bumthang - Paro

Day 01: Arrival at Paro (By Druk Air flight)
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort will greet you on arrival, and then drive to Thimphu. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Bumthang (9 hrs drive)
After breakfast, drive to Bumthang. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Bumthang.

Day 03: Jakar – Nagang Lakhang
The trekking route follows the Chamkhar Chu river, coming across many villages and temples. This is a very easy and relaxing day. Arrive at the village camp at the altitude of 2900 meters. Walking time around 6 hours.

Day 04: Ngang Lhakang – Ugyenchholing
The trail ascends gradually towards the Phephe la pass, going through the forest of junipers, until you arrive at the pass at an altitude 3340 meters. After the pass descend to Tang Valley, finally arriving at Ugyenchholing village. Camp by the side of the river at the altitude of 2850 meters. Walking time 7-8 hours.

Day 05: Ugenchholing – Jakar
Morning walk up to the Ugyenchholing dzong and the surrounding village, then drive to Jakar following the Tang chu river until you arrive at the main road junction. On the way visit the Membertsho Lake, where Terton Pemalingpa, the reincarnation of guru Padmasambava is supposed to have discovered religious treasure in the 12th century. This lake is very sacred and is visited by many Bhutanese during auspicious days to offer butter lamps. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06: Bumthang – Paro
One day Drive to reach Paro. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Paro.

Day 07: Departure
Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.

Note: This itinerary is customizable as per guest requirement.

Cost Includes:
· Necessary airport, hotel and airport transfers
· Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
· Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan.
· Entrance fees and permit
· Overland transportation within Bhutan
· Sightseeing as per itinerary
· English speaking local guide
· Trekking and Tour arrangement
· Drinking water
· Government royalty, tax and Fees
· Service Charge
Cost does not Include:
· Travel Insurance
· Airfares & Visa fees.
· Beverages
· Airport taxes
· Expenses of personal nature
· Excess baggage
· Tips to guides and drivers
· Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.