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 trek to explore the Bhutanese 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 Bhutanese government has made it mandatory for all Bhutanese 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 Paro International Airport

Day 02 Paro - Sightseeing

Day 03 Paro - Thimphu

Day 04 Thimphu - Sightseeing

Day 05 Thimphu - Tongsa

Day 06 Tongsa - Bumthang

Day 07 Bumthang - Halt

Day 08 Bumthang - Nganglhakhang

Day 09 Nganglhakhang - Ugyenchholing

Day 10 Ugyenchholing - Jaker

Day 11 Jaker - Tongsa

Day 12 Tongsa - Thimphu

Day 13 Thimphu - Paro International Airport