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Bumthang Trekking in Bhutan

Bumthang trek

Bhutan is one of the beautiful countries in Asia. It is located in between two giant countries India and China. Bumthang trekking is a most popular trekking route in Bhutan

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Trips facts 

Group Size: Any

Trip Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

Transportation: Flight/Private Vehicle

Best Season: Spring & Autumn


Bhumthang Trek is one of the trending treks of Bhutan. Bhutan is one of the beautiful countries in Asia. It is located in between two giant countries India and China. Bumthang trekking is a most popular trekking route in Bhutan which passes through several villages providing an excellent opportunity to interact with the rural life of Bhutan. On this trek we will take a visit to Memorial Chorten, National Museums and Dzongs.

Bumthang Trekking also offers you the best cultural tour of the Last Shangri La also exploring the flora and faunas along the way. In this trek you will visit the must visit places of Bhutan. Bhumthang Trek is a blend of trekking and tour in Bhutan. For anyone who wants to have a beautiful trekking experience in Bhutan along with experience the typical lifestyles, villages and intact cultures this Bhumthang Trek is supposed to be an ideal one. The original Bhumthang trek can normally be completed in 3 Days of trekking. The rest of the day you will be exploring the unique and hidden gem of South Asia where the wellbeing of the population is based on the basis of happiness. The best time for Bhumthang Trekking is during spring and autumn. During this season you will get the most favorable environment for trekking with incredible views of Bhutan. 

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Kathmandu Paro Fly

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing

Day 03: Paro to Thimphu

Day 04: Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 05: Thimphu to Trongsa

Day 06: Trongsa to Jakar (Bumthang)

Day 07: Bumthang to Halt

Day 08: Bumthang to Nganglhakhang

Day 09: Nganglhakhang to Ugyenchholing

Day 10: Ugyenchholing to Jakar

Day 11: Jakar to Trongsa

Day 12: Trongsa to Thimphu

Day 13: Thimphu to Paro to Kathmandu Fly

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

After arriving in the Tribhuwan international airport representative of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd will help you to transfer to your respective hotel. And also brief you about the trip in Bhutan.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Paro

We will fly from Kathmandu to Paro by flight. During this flight we can have a bonus view of the mountains like Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and many more….

Day 03: Paro to Thimpu

Visit Taktsang Monastery and also roam around Paro. At afternoon we will drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Thimpu

Then this day we will roam around Thimpu. National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Simtokha Dzong are some place. Overnight Thimphu

Day 05: Thimphu to Trongsa

We will have our early morning breakfast at Thimpu. After having breakfast we will drive to Trongsa. The drive is about 6-7 hours from Thimpu. Trongsa is situated in on a steep ridge from where you can admire the spectacular views of the deep surrounding valleys. You can see numbers of restaurants hotels and guest houses in Trongsa. Overnight at Trongsa.


Day 06: Trongsa to Jakar (Bumthang)

We will have our breakfast at Trongsa and then drive to Jakar. The drive takes about 2 hours from Trongsa to Jakar. The drive today is one of the easiest and fines drive in Bhutan. The drive passes through numbers of villages and gumbas. You will get to see stunning views along the way. You will also cross Yotongla Pass (at 17000ft) which is one of the highest passes. Bhumthang is the land of mysteries and myths of the tales of Guru Padmasambhava. We can see the beautiful view of Jaker Dzong Castle of the White Bird. After having lunch we will hike to Lame Gompa which was built by the frist  King of Bhutan for his two nun sisters. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Bumthang to Halt

We will have our breakfast and then we will move to Halt and visit the Dairy Farm, the Swiss Cheese Factory and apple Juice factory. After that we will walk around Bumthang valley. The rest of the time we will be doing preparation for the excursion to Nganglakhang.

Day 08: Bumthang to Nganglhakhang

We will have our early morning breakfast at Bhumthang and start our trek. We will start the trek following the route of Chamkhar Chu River continuing further we will trek to Thangbi Lakhang where we will stop for Lunch. After than walking further trek enters the Ngang Yul (Land of the Swan) at the center of which lies the Nganglhakhang (Swan temple). Overnight in a camp.


Day 09: Nganglhakhang to Ugyenchholing

We will have our breakfast at Nganglhankhang and start our trek to Ugyencholing. We will start the trek with a gradual climb to Phephe La Pass which is situated at an altitude of 3353 m. The Phephe La Pass is the highest point of this trek. We will walk through beautiful forested areas where we can explore the beautiful sceneries and the beautiful view of the Ugyenchholing Palace. Overnight at Camp.

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Day 10: Ugyenchholing to Jakar

We will have our breakfast and trek to Jakar. Our todays trail follows the Tang Chu, another trout-filled river. On the bank of the river is the Tang Rimpoche's Lhakhang. After that we will pass the Mebar Tsho (Flaming Lake). From Pangshing, the group will be picked up by transport and driven to Jakar. Overnight at Bhumthang.

Day 11: Jakar to Trongsa

We will have our breakfast at Bhumthang and then drive to Trongsa via the East - West Highway.We will stop at some places to enjoy the beautiful sceneries. Upon reaching Trongsa we will have our lunch. At the leisure time you can roam around the market. Overnight in Hotel

Day 12: Trongsa to Thimphu

Today we will have our breakfast at Trongsa and drive to Thimpu. The drive takes about 5 hour from Trongsa to Thimpu. On your drive you can see the beautiful forests and landscapes of Bhutan. Overnight at Trongsa.


Day 13: Thimphu to Paro to Kathmandu Fly

After having early morning breakfast at Thimpu we will drive to International airport Paro. From there we will fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Our representatives will pick you from the airport and take you to the hotel. You are free until your departure from Nepal. If you want to extend your trip in Nepal or want any help for sightseeing and shopping then you can ask us. We are always ready at your service. 

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation during the trek in twin sharing basis. 
  • All meals per day in Bhutan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All ground transportation by private transport within Bhutan 
  • English speaking guide local guide with all his expenses. 
  • All permit fees and fees for sightseeing of museums and monuments. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Visa fee(USD 20)
  • International Airfares
  • Personal expenses 
  • Personal Trekking equipments. 
  • Tips
  • Fees for Tourism development Fund(USD 10)

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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