Bumthang Cultural Trek is deliberate for both sightseeing and trekking activities. Bumthang, a beautiful valley with its exclusive nature site, temples, monasteries, and palaces that periods back to years. This valley also well-known for the heartland of Buddhist.

Bumthang and trek in Bhutan are totally different where you can explore its unknown resources of earlier wonders augmented with ancient splendid architecture, religion, and culture and natives traditional way of life. Also here you can watch Bhutan’s past which is still its existing and tantric Buddhism way of life. Here, you can explore the rural life of natives with their attractive cultural trek along with the beautiful valley Bumthang. Bumthang is a totally religious region where you got marked in its several monasteries, shrines and stupas and place surrounded by stunning scenery and nature. The trail leads you through attractive villages, breathtaking mountainous vistas, and fascinating cultural heritage.

Bumthang cultural trek contains three days of the trek (Bumthang to Nga Lhakhang, Nga Lhakhang to Taichung, and Taichung to Gamling/Mesithang). Besides trek, we will have the program of sightseeing and cultural tour. This is the perfect purpose where you can discover the highlights of Bumthang valley. It is the true bliss for nature lovers. This consecrated valley flourishes with famous sacred sites that pull thousands of pilgrims each year. Through this trek, you can enjoy all types of environment as you can able to make the best memories for further days.

The tour begins in Paro, a beautiful town contain many temples and monasteries situated in the flat valley bottom. Here we visit the crumbling castle, Ta Dzong and the national museum of Bhutan. We start our trekking expedition from Bumthang with representatives of Himalayan scenery after an enlightening sightseeing in Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. At Bumthang, we explore the different roomy valley different others unsettled from (8,000ft to 13,000ft) altitude. Next, you can enjoy with the witness of the highest point of the trek at Phephela pass showed by attractive forested area with plenty of ease and halts.

You will feel tough and stimulating day on the 3rd day of the trek where you walk about 6 to 8 hours and finish the trek at Mesithang. In the trial, you found the destination towards heaven because the route includes beautiful villages, rivers and rivulets, and the stunning nature. You get easy ease with Bhutanese life, cultural and tradition during these days of Bhutan trek. Throughout the Bumthang trek, you will be pleased with the shocking view of Himalayan ranges, deep valley, charming high passes, and inaccessible settlement.

During spring and autumn, the weather is fair with stunning nature as it is supreme one. If you are really interested then this season is perfect for Bhutan tour.  Also, major religious events and festivals are whispered during this seasons which helps you to be familiar with the cultural insight of Bhutan simply. On the other hand, it is possible to travel Bhutan all-round the year and each season is atypical but it has its own specialty. This remarkable trip to the mystical land of Bhutan will make memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights of Bumthang Cultural Trek

  • The stunning Bumthang valley offers interesting and diverse trekking terrain, fascinating culture and scenic views.
  • Discover exciting festivals, spiritual monasteries in unexplored regions, regal palaces and mountain panoramas.
  • Visit Taktsang monastery (tiger's nest), Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang and Punakha Dzong.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro Airport:
  • Day 04: Preparation and Sightseeing Around Paro:
  • Day 05: Drive to Thimpu:
  • Day 06: Exploring and Sightseeing around Thimpu:
  • Day 07: Drive to Bumthang:
  • Day 08: Explore Bumthang Valley:
  • Day 09: Trek to Ngang Lhakhang:
  • Day 10: Trek to Tahung:
  • Day 11: Trek to Gamling/Mesithang:
  • Day 12: Drive to Bumthang:
  • Day 13: Drive to Punakha:
  • Day 14: Drive to Thimphu:
  • Day 15: Drive to Paro:
  • Day 16: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu:
  • Day 17: Farewells and departure:

Cost Includes:

  •     Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  •     All meals, tea, and snacks
  •     English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
  •     Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

 

Cost Excludes:

  • International Flight
  • Meals in Nepal
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport tax
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, an illness which are not under our control
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade or any other unexpected circumstances.
  • any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section

Note

In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Best Season:

The best season to tour Bhutan is during spring and autumn when the weather is fair, and nature is decorated at its finest. Furthermore, major religious festivals are held during this season which helps you to acknowledge the cultural insight of Bhutan easily. However, it is possible to travel Bhutan all-round the year and each season is peculiar and has its own specialty.

Hotel and Accommodation:

In cities and large towns, you will be accommodated in good quality properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.

We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 2 Nights). During your Bumthang Culture Trek in Bhutan, we provide you with the standard hotels (also 2 to 3-star hotels) for your accommodation.

In Bhutan Tour beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

Meals:

A variety of meals are available in most hotels that we stay for the overnight. Among the food served in the hotel, some of the most popular are Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Tibetan and the more common continental food. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are also available in every restaurant and hotel.

All the food and Beverages included on the package are provided by the company itself. We will be served all meals in Bhutan. We will have breakfast and lunch at the hotel where we stay for the night. On the everyday tour, the tour leader will decide the available place and stop for the lunch.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

Transportation for the Trip:

We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up. We also provide all private ground transportation facilities during your trip in Bhutan.

Guide, Crew Member, and Group Size:

The Bumthang Culture Trek; in the Land of Thunder Dragon is organized for a lonely traveler to the maximum of 15 people at once. In case of more number of travelers, we split the group into two as per the number of travelers. Each group is accompanied by the well experienced and professional English speaking tour guide.

Booking and payment:

For the trip outside Nepal; such as- Bhutan, Tibet, and India you will need to pay 50% of total cost as advance payment. Once you have paid the 50% of total cost along with the copy of your passport and flight details we can confirm and book your trip to Bhutan, Tibet, and India. The remaining cost can be paid after you arrive in Nepal for your trip. You will have various options to pay i.e. either you can pay by cash or you can do bank transfers and use credit cards. So, you can check on our website for bank details and if you are willing to pay by using cards you can navigate to our website or contact us for more info.

Dress Code in Bhutan:

Bhutan has a fairly formal dress code for both Bhutanese and visitors. Below mentioned dress code is mandatory in order to visit fortresses, monasteries, and temple in Bhutan. 

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Language:

The national language of Bhutan is “Dzongkha” which means the language (Kha) spoken in Dzong. Dzongs are the fortresses established throughout Bhutan by religious leader Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century.

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours:

Hello: Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)

Welcome: Joen pa Leg So

How are you: Ga Day Bay Zhu Yoe Ga?

Good wishes: Tashidelek!

Thank You: Ka din chey la

See you: Lok jey gay

Goodbye: Lus la “or” Laso la

Personnel Expenses:

Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Bhumthang Cultural Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail of Bhutan. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more.

Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

Visa Processing:

Bhutan visa is pre-processed by our company itself. We just need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. We will
send you an electronic visa on your mail. You need to print and carry the e-visa to fly to Bhutan. At Bhutan immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.

Your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time of travel in Bhutan

* Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, to Bhutan. for flights and package please contact us now*

 

Trip Information

  • Destination Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Tour
  • Max Person 02 - 12 Person
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Min Person: 02
  • Mx.Altitude: 3, 120 Meter
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