Three days trek

bhutan three days trek

Bhutan three days trek

Bumthang Owl trek is a three days trek passing through the villages of Bumthang. Bumthang owl trek is an interesting trek as you will get to see rural life in Bhutan and at the same time enjoy the beautiful valley of Bumthang. Bumthang owl trek is best suited for light adventure lovers. Its an easy trek suited for all ages. This trek is mostly preferred during warm weather. We do not do this trek for a single person as its quite expensive in terms of logistic arrangement.

Best time for three days trek

March, April, May, September, October and November
Trek grade: Easy

Day 01: Arrival at Paro

Day 02: Paro – Paro

Day 03: Paro – Thimphu

Day 04: Thimphu – Trongsa

Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang

Day 06: start of Bhutan three days trek

Day 07: Trekking

Day 08: End of Bhutan three days trek

Day 09: Jakar – Jakar

Day 10: Bumthang – Punakha

Day 11: Punakha – Paro

Day 12: Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Paro

On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by the representative of Adventure Bhutan Travel who will then take you to your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Paro – Paro

Full day sightseeing in the Paro Valley. After breakfast drive to the Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The Dzong though in ruins holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea. Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Paro – Thimphu

Drive to the capital of the country after breakfast. Enroute you will be able to see the Tachogang Monastery. In Thimphu, visit the National memorial Chorten built in the loving memory of the Late King, His Majesty, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Also visit the National Library, Painting School ( week days) and the Changangkha Lhakhang. In the evening drive to the Sangay gang viewpoint to see the Thimphu valley in the evening sun. Your guide will be able to take you shopping if you so desire. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04: Thimphu – Trongsa

The journey to Central Bhutan begins early in the morning with pack lunch on the way. The drive to Trongsa takes about 7 – 8 hours and you will be passing through beautiful forests as well as high passes from where you can have breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang

The drive to Bumthang takes about 2 and half hours. Lunch will be served in the hotel. After lunch at leisure. A walk in the valley is recommended for acclimatisation. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06: start of Bhutan three days trek

The trek start at Manchugang. You will visit the biggest village in Bumthang, called Dhur at an elevation of 2900 meters above sea level. Dhur has 75 households and about 800 people living in this village. This is the largest number of people living in a village by Bhutanese standard. The people in this village are nomads and depend on their cattle. You will climb most of the day. You will camp in a place called as Schonath at an altitude of 3450mts.

Day 07: Trekking

Trekking through the virgin forest of huge temperate trees like spruce, hemlock, fir, birch and many species of rhododendron makes you breathe the real wilderness of Bhutan. Bamboos are the main undergrowth of this wild forest. During the months of April and May the rhododendrons are in full bloom. In about two hours, you will arrive at the Drangela Pass (3600m). Ascending the Kitiphu ridge brings you to an altitude of 3870m for the night camp. If weather favors you, have a wonderful view of the valley and the panoramic snow caped Himalayan Mountains. The highest mountain of Bhutan Gangkarpunsum (7541m) stands right in front of you when you are on the peak of Kitiphu (4000m).

Day 08: End of Bhutan three days trek

The magnificent sun rise in the morning is a new experience in Bhutan. Climb down to the monasteries of Zambhalha, Chuedak and Tharpaling which brings you to the religious life of monkhood, the historical Buddhist learning centre. Chuedak monastery has 100 Avoloketeshvaras in the form of Chukchizhey (eleven heads) that you will see nowhere else in the country. Afternoon, walk along the ridge of Kikila and finally follow the traditional trek route between Trongsa and Bumthang (the Royal Heritage Trail). The best view of Jakar Dzong will end your three day trek with many interesting and unforgettable memories.

Day 09: Jakar – Jakar

Bumthang is a land of myth and mysteries. This is probably the holiest of all the valleys in Bhutan. You can begin exploring the valley after a late breakfast. Drive to the Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang, the oldest monastery in the kingdom built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gambo in the 8th century. Drive to the kurjey Lhakhang and the Tamshing Monastery. Visit the Swiss Diary farm. Evening at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Bumthang – Punakha

The drive to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan takes about 8 hours. Catch up on the sights missed on the previous trip to Bumthang. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Punakha – Paro

After breakfast drive to the Paro valley. Enroute visit the Semtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in the country built by the Zhabdrung Rinpoche in 1627 ad. which now serves as a school for language and literature. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12: Departure

To airport and away. Tashi Delek!

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