The Bumthang cultural trek is one of the thrilling and fascinating treks in Bhutan that takes you through villages and heritage sites in the valley of Bumthang.
The beautiful Bumthang valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist stupas and monasteries. Bumthang Cultural Trek goes through Choekhor and Tang valley, passing and visiting Bumthang’s remote villages, ancient temples and even a manor of Ugencholing. This trek is so named because; the opportunities to visit villages and temples are greater than on most other treks in Bhutan. Though it is relatively easy and a short trek, there is one day of a long climb and descent (about 500m) to Phephe La (3360). However, there is no significant altitude gain as with other treks and your night halts are all below 3100 meters (10,100ft).
Bumthang valley's cultural trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through the Bumthang countryside and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life. The best season for the Bumthang valley trek is from March to May and then again from September to November.