Bumthang Cultural Trek

Duration: 12 Days   |  

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 descend (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 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 Bumthang valley trek is from March to May and then again from September to November. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive Paro - (2250m / 7382ft)
  • Day 02Thimphu – (2320m/7610 ft): One hour/54 km,
  • Day 03Thimphu sightseeing
  • Day 04Thimphu-Punakha – (1250m/4100 ft):2-3 hrs/76 km
  • Day 05Punakha- Bumthang – (2850m/9350 ft): 7 hrs/214 km
  • Day 06Trek Bumthang-Ngang Lhakhang - (2895m/9500 ft): 5/6 hrs/20 km. Trek starts
  • Day 07Trek Ngang Lhakhang-Ugyen Choling - (2895m/9500 ft): 7/8 hrs walk/23 km
  • Day 08Ugyen Choling-Jakar - (2745m/9000 ft): 2/3 hrs walk/10 km. Trek ends
  • Day 09Bumthang sightseeing
  • Day 10Bumthang-Wangdue - (1240m/4068 ft): 6 hrs/197 km
  • Day 11Wangdue-Paro: 3/4 hrs/124 km
  • Day 12Depart Paro
Detail Itinerary


  • Airport pick up and transfer to the hotel.
  • Three-night accommodation in Paro on BB basis (3-star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Minibus / Bus 
  • Required Trekking porter /sherpa (two people will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Three-time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Bhutan visa fee
  • Bhutan travel permit 
  • Trekking permit as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Porter and pack animal services for trekking
  • Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties
  • All program as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Insurance for  staff ( Trekking guide,  Driver and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop
  • International flight ticket
  • High-risk medical insurance
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected). 
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Useful Information

Cost Information 

The trip cost will vary depending on the number of the persons in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

Clothing & Equipment 

During the day a light shirt or jumper and lightweight pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is recommended for the evenings. Sleeping bags for the trip also highly recommended. A comprehensive list of equipment will be provided by Alpine Eco Trek once you book your trip. 

Guide and Staffs arrangements

Throughout your time in Bhutan, you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Bhutanese way of life. All our Bhutan trekking trips are run in cooperation with our Bhutanese counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch. 


Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation.

Ram Kumar Adhikari
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