Bumthang Cultural Trek in Bhutan

Bumthang Cultural Trek in Bhutan

The kingdom of Bhutan lay in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north, and the Indian territories of Assam and West Bengal to the south, Arunachal Pradesh to the east and Sikkim to the west. The kingdom has a total area of about 47,000 square kilometers and spreads between meridians 89°E and 93°E, and latitudes 27°N and 29°N.

Bumthang Cultural Trek in Bhutan is one of the best treks to explore the Butanes culture, the oldest, most carefully guarded and well-preserved cultures in the world. For the people of Bhutan realize that other than their centuries old culture and revered values, there is little else that is exclusive to their small and less developed country. In a bid to prevent their ancient customs from being influenced by the West, the Bhutanes' government has made it mandatory for all Butanes to wear only their national dress in public.

In Bhutan, all trekking supplies - camping equipment, kitchen implements, food - are all carried by pack animals. Porters are rather unusual in Bhutan, with loads usually carted by horses or, in higher regions, yaks. All trekkers are accompanied by a guide, a cook and usually at least one horseman or yak herder. With the surest footing; they lead trekking groups across the passes. The horseman and cook will usually run ahead during a trekking day. They will have prepared a packed lunch for hikers and will go on to the night’s resting place to set up camp. They set up tents, cook dinner and ready the area for arriving trekkers. When trekkers reach the campsite, they are greeted with a hot cup of tea and biscuits in the dining tent. After six hours on the mountains, no drink will ever taste sweeter. For dinner, the cook will usually prepare a buffet of dishes that are as welcome as they are delicious.


Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Paro International Airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Paro - Sightseeing.

Day 03: Paro - Thimphu.

Day 04: Thimphu - Sightseeing.

Day 05: Thimphu - Trongsa.

Day 06: Tongsa - Bumthang.

Day 07: Bumthang - Halt.

Day 08: Bumthang - Nganglhakhang.

Day 09: Ngang Lhakhang - Ugyen Choling.

Day 10: Ugyen Choling - Jaker.

Day 11: Jaker - Tongsa.

Day 12: Tongsa - Thimphu.

Day 13: Thimphu - Paro International Airport.