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Name of Trip :

Bumthang Cultural Trek

Trip Length : 11 Nights 12 Days
Difficulty Level :
Rating : Popular
Destination(s) : Bhutan
Highest Altitude : 3353m/11000ft.
Max Elevation : 2900m
Highest Camp : 3000m
Group Size : Any
Best Season : March, April, May, September, October & November
Trip Start From : Paro, Bhutan
Trip Ends : Paro, Bhutan
Accommodation : Hotels and Resorts
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Bumthang Cultural Trek


Bumthang Cultural trek takes you through some of the most beautiful villages in Bhutan providing you with sneak peek into the rich culture and tradition of Bhutan. The highlight places of this trek in Bhutan are: the Mebar Tsho(Burning lake), Ngang Yul (Land of the Swan), Ngang Lhakhang (Swan Temple) and Ugyen Choling Palace.
  • Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro -  Thimphu
  • Day 02: Thimphu – Thimphu
  • Day 03: Thimphu - Trongsa
  • Day 04: Trongsa – Bumthang
  • Day 05: Bumthang – Bumthang
  • Day 06: Bumthang - Nga Lhakhang
  • Day 07: Nga Lhakhang - Ugyen Chholing
  • Day 08: Ugyen Chholing - Tang Valley
  • Day 09: Bumthnag – Punakha
  • Day 10: Punakha – Thimphu
  • Day 11: Thimphu - Paro
  • Day 12: Exit Bhutan

Destinations :

Paro-Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa and Bumthang

Activities :

Hiking, Visit Farm House , Monastery, Museums, Weekend market (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) Stroll around the City etc.

Tour Highlights :

  • Visit the impressive Dzong (fortresses), former palaces, Hindu Temples and Buddhist monasteries!
  • Hike through the ridge top Goembas (monasteries) and meet the monks.
  • Hike through the terraced farmlands and villages, visit the farmhouses and meet the villagers.
  • Attend the local festivals and events.
  • Visit the vibrant markets and towns.
  • Exciting jungle safari rides.
  • Explore the cave, gorge and hike the mountain viewpoints!
  • Visit the traditional arts and crafts workshops, meet the artisans, weavers and painters!
  • And much more...

Bumthang Cultural Trek


Day 01

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Arrive Paro, Paro -  Thimphu

During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jhomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representatives of Bhutan Majestic Travel who will escort you to the hotel. Visit the National Museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Afternoon drive to Thimphu. Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu

Day 02

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Thimphu – Thimphu

Full Day Thimphu Sigh seeing. Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu

Day 03

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Thimphu - Trongsa

The drive would take about 7 Hours. Overnight: Hotel in Trongsa

Day 04

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Trongsa – Bumthang

Drive would take about 3hours. Lunch in Hotel, Bumthang. Afternoon: sightseeing. Overnight: Hotel in Bumthang

Day 05

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Bumthang – Bumthang

Full day sightseeing. Overnight: Hotel in Bumthang

Day 06

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Bumthang - Nga Lhakhang

(First Day of Trek) Distance 5Hours. Overnight: Camp in Nga Lhakhang

Day 07

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Nga Lhakhang - Ugyen Chholing

Distance 5 Hours. Overnight: Camp in Ugyen Chholing

Day 08

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Ugyen Chholing - Tang Valley

Distance 5 Hours. Overnight: Hotel in Bumthang.

Day 09

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Bumthnag – Punakha

Driving distance is 8Hours. Picnic Lunch at Chendebji, Overnight: Hotel in Punakha

Day 10

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Punakha – Thimphu

Distance 3hours. Overnight: Hotel in thimphu

Day 11

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Thimphu - Paro

Distance: 2hours Overnight: Hotel in Paro

Day 12

: Escort by Guide to Paro International Air port, Thanking you for visiting Bhutan with us, wich to visit Again

Bumthang Cultural Trek


Cost Includes:

  • Receive and Transfer to Airport
  • Double/Twin in 3 Star Hotel
  • 3 Meals every day with Evening Tea
  • Toyota SUV for FIT & Toyota Bus for Group with Driver
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All Sightseeing
  • Museum Fees
  • Bhutan Visa
  • All Permits
  • Bottled Mineral Water
  • Walks and Hikes

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Donations to Monasteries
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol & Beverages
  • Tips for Guide, Driver & Hotel Staff
  • Gifts & Souvenirs
  • International Telephone Calls
  • Round Trip Air fare
  • Inbound Airfare

Accommodations and facilities:

There are limited choices of accommodations in Bhutan. With a few exceptions of highly over priced international chain properties, hotels in Bhutan are small with 15 to 20 rooms. The hotels have been categorized by local authorities as Star 1, 2 and 3, with 3 Star being on the top level 1Star at the bottom and naturally we have pick the 3 Star category hotels and resorts which are local architecture with Bhutanese décor, well maintained and staffed with the friendly locals. There is disparity in the rooms in most of the hotels and travelers of the same group may end up in two different types of rooms although you have paid the same amount. You will have private bathroom with 24 hour running cold and hot water. They provide some fundamental toiletry supplies but hair dryers, iron and ironing board etc may not be available. Hotels in Paro and Thimphu do have internet access in office or reception areas. There are some new deluxe properties and international chain resorts which are above the traditional classification criteria and in the higher side in terms of price and can be booked with supplemental cost. Hotel listed on the itinerary are suggestions only and during peak season and tours timed with festival, we may not get the same hotels and in that case, we will book you in the similar property or upgrade you to the higher level.

Guide and Escorts

Our Tour Guides are local individuals with college degree, government certification, experienced and with knowledge on the destination, history, culture and religion and most importantly they are easy going, detailed oriented, patient and high level of customer service skills. They will uncover the wonders of the destinations for you which you would never find on your own. They ensure that everything goes well with your tour without a hitch.

Vehicle:

We use good condition Toyota SUV and Toyota Coaches for all transfers and tours. Driver and guide is not the same person. Driver may speak little or no English but they know the road and are skillful to fix the problem in case of mechanical breakdowns. Depending on group size, we will use Japanese made Sedan cars, SUVs or minivan for entire transfers and tours.

International and Internal Flights:

All internal flights are part of travel plan and are locally booked by us. You will be emailed e-ticket receipts once the reservation is booked and tickets issued. But you have liberty to book your international airfare on your own. We can certainly help you book international flight if that originates from the city that you live in. Once you receive itinerary, it's your responsibility to verify the itinerary and reconfirm the schedules.

Visa and Permits:

Passport should be valid for 6 months or more at the time of travel. We will take care of Bhutan Visa and permits. Bhutan Visa Fees of USD 20 which will be collected with the Tour Payment in advance. You will need to provide a copy of your passport which should be sent to us by email for Bhutan Visa Processing. Bhutan visa is preprocessed by us and we will provide you a copy the Visa Approval Letter before your trip which you will need to present at Druk Air counter at the time you check in for flight to Bhutan. You will get actual visa seal on your passport upon arrival at Paro airport.

Trip Activity Level:

This trip is basically motor vehicle based sightseeing with some short hikes and village visits and suitable for all travelers with regular health conditions. When we are driving from one city to another, we will be driving from 3-6 hours with occasional stops for photography and for refreshments. Roads are narrow and some portions may be rough and damaged. The itinerary allows enough acclimatization for you and it's advisable that you should keep physically fit and start mild exercises like jogging, swimming, cycling or practice some aerobics about 2-3 months ahead of the trip. It's your responsibility to determine that you are fit for this trip and if you have any health conditions, please consult with your physician before you sign up for this trip.

Note on Itinerary:

We do our best to adhere to the itinerary but it should be taken as a generic guideline in terms of what you expect to do or see during the tour and may differ in the practical ground from exact sequence or order of the sights to the overnight places depending on the local conditions.

Booking:

When you are sure you are traveling, please don't delay in booking so that we can confirm you in preferred hotels and flights. A 100% of both the Tour and Airfare is requested along with a completed trip application form plus copy of the photo page of your passport.

Cancellation:

  • 100% Refund if tour canceled within 60 Days from the start of the tour.
  • 50% Refund if tour canceled within 45 Days from the start of the tour.
  • 25% Refund if tour canceled within 30 Days from the start of the tour.
  • No Refund if tour canceled less than 30 Days from the start of the tour.

Final Trip Dossier:

A final trip dossier with local contacts, hotel lists, check lists, travel notes and relevant information will be sent about a month ahead of the trip.

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