Trekking in Bhutan is one of the best anywhere else in the Himalayas. The walks are long and arduous but crystal air, lonely paths and views that defy description compliment them. The trails lead you through alpine meadows rhododendron forests around the foothills of the snow peaked Himalayas, emerald green valleys and crystal clear lakes. The Bumthang trek is a cultural trek that takes you through villages and heritage sites in the valley ...See more
Trekking in Bhutan is one of the best anywhere else in the Himalayas. The walks are long and arduous but crystal air, lonely paths and views that defy description compliment them. The trails lead you through alpine meadows rhododendron forests around the foothills of the snow peaked Himalayas, emerald green valleys and crystal clear lakes. The Bumthang trek is a cultural trek that takes you through villages and heritage sites in the valley of Bumthang. This three day Bumthang valley cultural trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through Bumthang countryside, and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life.
Bumthang cultural trekking itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Paro airport. Our representative will transfer hotel. Overnight at Paro hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Paro. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Overnight at Paro hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing around Thimphu. Overnight at Thimpu hotel.
Day 05: Thimphu - Trongsa.Overnight at Trongsa.
Day 06: Trongsa - Bumthang.Overnight at Bumthang hotel.
Day 07: Explore Bumthang. Overnight at Bumthang hotel
Day 08: Bumthang - Ngang Lhakhang (Start of trek).
Day 09: Ngang Lhakhang - Ugyen Choling.
Day 10: Ugyen Choling – Bumthang.
Day 11: Bumthang - Punakha.
Day 12: Punakha - Thimphu - Paro.
Day 13: Paro - Airport.
Day 14: After breakfast, transfer to airport for onward destination.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,
Eco Trip Nepal representative will transfer to hotel, Bumthang cultural trekking briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
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What makes this trip different?
Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.
Financial support to direct beneficiaries: In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.
Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.
Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.
For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org