Cultural Bumthang Trek


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWB043
Trip Duration
12 Day(s)
Activities
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
Paro
End Point
Paro
Max Altitude
3600m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
March-May, Sep-Nov
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3N 3-Star Hotels in Paro
  • 1N 3-Star Hotel in Thimphu
  • 2N 3-Star Hotel in Wangdi
  • 5N Guesthouses in Bumthang
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Lunch and Dinner
Location Covered

Overview


Cultural Bumthang trek provides you to the remote life of Bhutanese and the mysterious Bhutan that has amazed and attracted the world. This Cultural Bumthang Trek 12 Days is considered as a much-diversified trek to Bumthang (2600m) and abounded with unique culture and scenic landscape.  The Bumthang cultural richness and off the beaten trekking paths amaze every traveler from the world, you will begin your trek from the altitude of 2600m in Bumthang, leading to Ngang Lhakhang then trek to Ugyenchholing crossing Phephe - La Pass (3600m) and finally reach to Mebartsho and back to Bumthang. Apart from the Cultural Bumthang Trek, you will be acquainted with the most popular destination Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s nest and well-preserved cultural heritage landmarks, wow-factor mountainous panorama in Paro, Thimpu, and other towns. HimalayanWindows puts all of its efforts in making your Cultural Bumthang trek as smooth as possible…

Cultural Bumthang trek provides you to the remote life of Bhutanese and the mysterious Bhutan that has amazed and attracted the world. This Cultural Bumthang Trek 12 Days is considered as a much-diversified trek to Bumthang (2600m) and abounded with unique culture and scenic landscape.  The Bumthang cultural richness and off the beaten trekking paths amaze every traveler from the world, you will begin your trek from the altitude of 2600m in Bumthang, leading to Ngang Lhakhang then trek to Ugyenchholing crossing Phephe – La Pass (3600m) and finally reach to Mebartsho and back to Bumthang.

Apart from the Cultural Bumthang Trek, you will be acquainted with the most popular destination Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s nest and well-preserved cultural heritage landmarks, wow-factor mountainous panorama in Paro, Thimpu, and other towns. HimalayanWindows puts all of its efforts in making your Cultural Bumthang trek as smooth as possible by adjusting all possible attractions.

Itineraries Expand All


Arrival in Paro, transfer to the hotel

Day Hike to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s nest (2-3 hours hiking)

Drive to Thimpu from Paro (2 hours)

Drive to Wangduephodrang after some exploration in Thimpu; En-route enjoy the view from Dochu-La Pass (4-5 hours)

Drive to Bumthang via Trongsa (6-7 hours)

Sightseeing in Bumthang city including Jakar Dzong

Trek from Bumthang to Ngang Lhakhang (300m), 4-5 hours

Trek from Ngang Lhakhang to Ugyenchholing (3100m), 6-7 hours

Trek from Ugyenchholing Dzong to Mebartsho or drive to Mebartsho and arrive at Bumthang. You can also extend your trek to Ura Village from Ugyenchholing

Drive back to Wangduephodrang (5-6 hours)

Visit Punakha Dzong and drive back to Paro exploring Punakha and Dochu-La Pass

Transfer to the Paro International airport – Departure

What's Included


  • Private transportation
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide
  • Accommodation Plan: 1 Pax - Single, 2 Pax - Twin & 3 Pax - Triple
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded


  • Insurance of any kind
  • Single Supplement ($35 per night)
  • Flight fare to and fro Paro
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc.

Customer Reviews


JU
John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel? Yes, it… Read More »

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