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Bumthang Owl

Bhutan
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Duration

3 Day 2 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Bumthang Owl is an untouched, lush green district in Bhutan, nestled within nature’s bounty. The exotic fauna and flora here is what captures one’s attention while the gently flowing lakes, rivers and deep valleys will leave a tourist in awe!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On your 3-day Trek to Bumthang Owl you'll enjoy fantastic views of dense forests with rare blue pine, bamboo, fir and maple trees. The visit from Dhur to Schonath leads one through the quaint villages of the Kheps and Brokpas, who are the local tribes of Thimphu.
  • Further down is that the Drangela Pass at an altitude of 3600m and you'll inhale the sweetness of Mt. Gangkar Phuensum, the world’s highest peak at 7541m, yet to be conquered. While on the last leg of your journey via the Royal Heritage Trail, take a halt at the colourful , peaceful Zambhalha, Chuedak and Thappaling monasteries.
  • Between April and June the world looks splendid, covered with beautiful rhododendron flowers. Bumthang also has some interesting wildlife and plump owls hooting into the night, that lend their name to the present trek. The destination is sort of a piece of paradise to be marvelled at, and positively to not be missed

Itinerary

Day 1

Menchugang to Dhur

The tour begins with a pick-up from Paro International Airport after which you are transferred to Menchugang.

You will begin your trek from this point and walk 7kms (approx. 4-5 hours) to your destination.

On the way you shall stop by the Dhur village which is home to the wandering tribes of the Kheps and the Brokpas.

Following this, get set for an uphill climb through a forest rich in blue pines, something that you’ve probably never witnessed before!

End your day with camping in cold weather tents, at Schonath, situated at an altitude of 3450m.

Day 2

Dhur to Kitiphu

On the second day, we set out on a trek 8kms long and again a 4-5 hour walk.

Walk through dense bamboo forests, admire the hemlock, spruce and fir, and if you’re lucky you’ll spot the delightful rhododendron flowers, a unique sight in Bhutan.

Tread along the path and arrive at the Drangela Pass, as you climb higher to an altitude of 3600m.

Move along further and reach the stunning Kitiphu Ridge, which shall be your stopover for the night.

Kitiphu Ridge is at a height of 3870m and it is from here that you can enjoy an undisturbed view of the magnificent Mt. Gangkar Phuensum, in all its glory!

This peak is the world’s highest unconquered one, at a height of 7541m.

Day 3

Kitiphu - Kikila - Bumthang

After spending a night at Kitiphu, we shall head to our final destination, Bumthang.

Day 3 calls for a 7 km walk with enchanting views, which is the best way to end your trip!

On the way, you shall explore Bhutanese culture and visit the serene monasteries of Zambhalha, Chuedak and Thappaling.

Don’t forget to sip on the holy water and purify yourself here.

Head to the ridge of Kikila and follow the traditional trail route also called the Royal Heritage Trail which is one of the finest trails offering scenic views!

You shall enjoy a grand view of the Jakar Dzong, which is when you know you’ve reached your final destination, the beautiful Bumthang.

End your tour by being transferred back to Guwahati Airport, Paro International Airport, or Jaigaon if you’re travelling by road.

Included/Excluded

  • Group medical kit
  • 7
  • Return airport transfer and transport to/from the trek
  • 7
  • Horsemen and helpers
  • 7
  • Food, Transport and Accommodation
  • 7
  • Camping in twin sharing tents
  • 7
  • Bhutan visa services and fees
  • 7
  • Trekking expedition leader
  • 7
  • Sleeping bags and insulated mat
  • 7
  • Entry fees and trekking permits
  • 7
  • English speaking guides and for other languages like Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and German, there will be a surcharge.

Tour's Location

Bhutan

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