Bumthang Cultural Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Paro.

    Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 2 Sightseeing.

    After breakfast, visit Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) and Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery). Catch towering view of Mount Jhomolhari from the base of Drukgyel Dzong.

    Afternoon, visit Ta Dzong (now National Museum) and then Paro Dzong. Then drive to Thimphu (about 1 hr 30 m drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 3 Sightseeing.

    Morning, visit National Library, Institute of Traditional Arts, Folk Heritage Museum and National Institute of Traditional Medicine. After lunch, visit Tashichhoedzong, Textile Musuem and Handicrafts Emporium. Evening drive back to Paro. Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 4 Drive to Punakha and Wangdue.

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive). Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yuela Chorten. Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 5 Visit Chimi Lhakhang.

    After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang (about 20 minutes leisure walk across the rice fields from the road) and Wangdue Dzong. After lunch, drive to Trongsa (about 4 hrs drive) and upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 6 Visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong.

    Morning visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. After lunch drive to Bumthang (about 2 hrs drive) and on arrival transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 7 Visit Jakar Dzong, Jampel Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamzhing.

    Visit Jakar Dzong, Jampel Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamzhing monastery and walk in sacred valleys. Evening, stroll through town. Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 8 Trek starts from Bumthang to Ngang Lhakhang ( about 4-5 hrs trek). Overnight camping at Ngang Lhakhang.
  • Day 9 Ngang Lhakhang to Ugyenchholing (7-8 hrs trek). Overnight camping at Ugyenchholing.
  • Day 10 Ugyenchholing to Bumthang ( about 2- 3 hrs trek). Trek ends and transfer to Bumthang hotel for over night halt.
  • Day 11 Drive to Wangdue (about 6 hrs drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for over night.
  • Day 12 Drive to Paro (about 3 hrs 20 m drive). On arrival, check into hotel for overnight halt. Evening take leisurely walk through town.
  • Day 13 Transfer to Airport for your next destination.