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 Cultrual 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).

This three day Bumthang valley cultural trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through 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

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Cost Information:
The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person 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.


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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