Bhumthang Bhutan Tour

Starting From $ | Duration: 13 Days
  • Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Activities: Tours
  • Best Seasons: All Season
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  • Bhumthang, officially known as Jakar, is a valley in central Bhutan gifted with magnificent beauty and remarkable legends associated with Guru Padmasambhava. The excursion takes you to ancient temples, aesthetic monasteries, and fortresses. Besides, you will also the trek to Ugyencholing and Nanglakhang. The 13-day package will help you to acquaint with the picture of Last Shangrila from a closer perspective.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro International Airport
    After arriving at Paro International airport, you will be received by our representative who’ll carry a placard bearing your name and driven to your hotel in Paro. In the evening, you may want to saunter around the streets and markets of Paro.
    Overnight at Paro. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
    After breakfast, you will visit the ancient relics of DrugyelDzong, a fortress built in the mid-17th century. The fortress defended the land of Paro against then Tibetan regime. The name of the fortress itself holds a patriotic significance, translating as “The Bhutanese Conquerors”. If weather permits, you will be able to behold the breathtaking view of Mount Jhomolari. On your way back to the hotel, you will visit other attractions like the perched-up monastery of Thatsang, ancient temple KychuLakhang and Ta Dzong, the national museum of Bhutan originally built  as a watch tower.

    Overnight at Paro. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 03: Paro to Thimphu
    You will be drive to Thimpu via the road meandering along Paro Chu or Paro River, and after its confluence with Wang Chu River, along the latter. You will visit Thimpu Chorten, also known as Memorable Chorten situated in the southern part of Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. The chorten was built by the mother of the third king of Bhutan JigmeDorji Wangchuk in his honor. The shrine holds a great religious significance along with its aesthetic grandeur. You will overnight at Thimpu.
    Overnight at Thimpu. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 04: Thimphu Sightseeing
    You will spend another full day in Thimpu, sightseeing colorful attractions of the city. These include Tashichho Dzong, which is the seat of the royal government; Arts and Crafts School; Handicraft Emporium; National library with ancient manuscripts; and SitokhaDzong, which seats the largest monastic school of Bhutan.
    Overnight at Thimpu. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 05: Thimphu to Trongsa
    You will start your journey to the “new village” or Trongsa situated on central part of the country. The rustic town almost untouched by modernity is reached within 8 hour’s drive from Thimpu. The road crests a pass – Docula Pass at 3000m and then descends down before again climbing up to and across Pelela pass (3300 m), and finally to Trongsa. A chorten constructed in a similar fashion to that of Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal is one of the main attractions of the place. You will overnight at Trongsa.
    Overnight at Trongsa. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 06: Trongsa to Bhumthang
    It will take approximately 2 hour’s drive to reach Bhumthangor “Dzakar” from Trongsa. Bhumthang in the local dialect means the plain of ghosts. The land is associated with legends related to an important figure of Buddhism- Guru Padhmasambhava. DzakarDzong or the castle of white bird is well observed from this place. It is told that a white bird once pointed out the appropriate location for the establishment of a monastery here.
    Overnight at Bhumthang. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 07: Bhumthang to Halt
    The day will be spent exploring Bhumthang, followed by the visit to a Swiss cheese factory in the premises of Kurjey and Jambey monasteries. A little walk will prepare you for the trek starting on the next day.
    Overnight at Halt. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 08: Bhumthang to NangLhaKhang
    You will start your trek from Bhumthang. The route passes Chamkharchu River, famous for Trout fish. If you have time to spare, you may enjoy fishing here. The route then leads you to the temple of NgangLhakhang at NgangYul or the land of swans. It is said that the place abounded with swans in the past. You will camp at a suitable spot for the night. 
    Overnight at Nanglhakang. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 09: NgangLhakhang to UgyenChholing
    You will commence your 2nd day of trek with a gradual climb to Phepala pass situated at an altitude of 11000 ft. You will pass through dense forests. You will overnight in the camp.
    Overnight at Ugyenchholing. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 10: Ugyenchholing to Bhumthang
    Last day of the trek follows Tang Chu, another river famous for Trouts. A bank of the river seats Tang Rinpoche Lakhang which is also associated with Guru Rinpoche or Padhmasambhava. En route to Bhumthang, you will pass MembarTsho or the flaming lake. As you reach Panshing, you will end your trek and will be driven back to Jakar or Bhumthang. You will spend your night in Bhumthang.
    Overnight at Bhumthang. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 11: Bhumthang to Punakha:
    You will drive to Punakha– the old capital of Bhutan. You will explore the valley of Punakha for the rest part of the day.
    Overnight at Punakha. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 12: Punakha to Thimpu or Paro
    Early in the morning, you will drive to Paro or Thimpu from Punakha which will take about 3 to 4 hours.
    Overnight at Thimpu/Paro. 3-course meal is included.

    Day 13: Departure

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