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The trip to Bumthang Owl Trek takes you an amazing journey which is short but full of excitement and adventure. Bumthang is one of the best places in Bhutan to explore its rich cultural diversity and religious centers. The trekking goes through some of the most beautiful landscapes and refreshing environment that would stay in your memories forever. We would start the trekking from Menchugang and go through the valleys, forests and landscapes before reaching Tharpaling Dratsang, the final destination of our journey.
One of the unique attractions of Bumthang trekking is the site of owls for the most part of the trek. This is the reason why the term owl has been added to the Bumthang Trekking. If you are lucky, you can also get to see a few black bears on the journey. The other attractions of the trip are the stunning view of the glaciers and mountains; the fields covered with rhododendron flowers and exotic flora.
We would arrange for the transfer to Paro Airport at the scheduled departure time of your flight.
The trekking might be over but the trip continues as we visit some
beautiful destinations in Thimphu. This day of the trip would be
dedicated to sightseeing at Thimphu that would include the Tango
Monastery, a mini zoo at Motithang and the Tashichho Dzong. In the
evening, we would leave for the city of Paro where we would be taking
the dinner and spending rest of the night.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we would take a long drive from
Bumthang to Thimphu. We would be taking dinner at the hotel and spend
the night in Thimphu.
This would be a special day of trekking as we would be visiting
some of the oldest and the most beautiful monasteries on the way. The
trekking would get easier as we start to descend from the top to explore
the monasteries like Tharpaling, Choedak and Zambhala. By the
afternoon, you would have finished visiting the monasteries and
traveling through the beautiful hills and forests to reach Bumthang by
the night where we would have dinner and stay at the hotel overnight.
The trekking becomes more enjoyable as we start to move to the Drangela Pass. The trek takes you through the amazing forests with variety of trees including spruce, fir, rhododendrons and hemlock. The trek takes you upwards to the Drangela pass at the altitude of 3600m. We would be spending the night at a camp in the Kitiphu ridge at the altitude of 3870m. The trek gives you a wonderful view of the tall and beautiful white peaks including the Mt. Gangkar Puensum with an altitude of 7541m. We would take the dinner and set up camp at the Drangela pass.
We would be starting to trek from the near the nearby village
of Manchugang. The first destination would be the Dhur village, located
at the altitude of 2900m. The trek goes through the dense pine forests.
The Owls are the special attraction of the trek that would be hovering
over you all the way. That is why, the trek is known as ‘Owl Trek’.
After dinner the Dhur village, we would spend the night in the camp.
In Trongsa, we would be visiting two spectacular destinations, the
Trongsa Dzong and the Ta Dzong. In the afternoon, we would leave the
hotel in the afternoon for Bumthang. After the dinner, we would be
spending night at the hotel in Bumthang.
The drive from Punkha to Trongsa gives you lots of
opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the place. We would first
drive first 7 km via road and then take a walk of about half an hour to
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten (Stupa). We would be crossing the
suspension bridge on the way built over the Mochu River. The Pelela Pass
would take you to the final destination of Trongsa town. After the
dinner, we would be spending night at the hotel in Trongsa.
We would leave Thimphu early in the morning for the next
destination, Punakha. The road to Punakha gives you a spectacular view
of the Himalayan Mountain peaks covered with snow. We would be going
through the Dochula Pass touching the altitude of 3140 m going through
the beautiful forests. In the Punkaha, we would have enough time to
visit Punakha Dzong located at a beautiful location in the middle of the
two rivers, Mo Chu (Female River) and Pho Chu (Male River). After the
dinner, we would be spending night at the hotel in Punakha.
On the next day, we would leave Paro and travel to Thimphu. It would be
an amazing ride traveling along the Paro and Wang rivers downstream and
then taking an upward ride to Thimphu. After reaching the beautiful city
of Thimphu and having dinner at the hotel, we would be visiting
Memorial Chorten. In the evening, we would explore the central monastic
body, the Tashichho Dzong. After the dinner, we would be spending night
at the hotel in Thimphu.
We would leave early in the morning for the Taktsang Monastery or the
Tiger’s Nest, traveling through the beautiful pine forests. The rest of
the day would be dedicated to exploring some of the best places in
Our representatives will greet you at the Paro International
Airport. In the afternoon, we will be visiting Drugyal Dzong which is
about half an hour ride from the hotel. In the evening, we would spend
some time at the Ta Dzong, exploring the National Museum. After the
dinner, we would be spending night at the hotel in Paro.
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