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Bumthang Owl Trek
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Tour duration : 08 days 07 nights (3 days trekking)
Tour types : Trekking and Cultural Sightseeing
Departs : Everyday
Destination : Paro, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangduephodrang and Thimphu.
Accommodations : 3 star hotels / Camping
Difficulty Grading : Easy
Trek starts at : Manchugang
Trek ends at : Tharpaling
Max Elevation   : 3870 m
Highest Camp    : 3870 m
Best Season       : March, April, May, September, October & November
Transport : SUV cars, Toyota mini bus, Toyota coaster bus, Domestic flight
Entry : Paro
Exit : Paro
Day 01: Arrival at Paro- Paro Vicinity tour (Cultural sightseeing)
Fly into Paro either from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata. Representatives (guide and driver) from See Bhutan Travels will receive you from Paro international airport. Transfer to your hotel and if time permits, enjoy sightseeing around Paro valley.
Sites to visit in Paro: Paro Ta Dzong (national museum), Paro Rinpung Dzong, Drugyal Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang.

Day 02: Paro – Bumthang (35 minutes domestic flight)
Take a flight from Paro international airport to Bathpalathang domestic airport. Towards after noon pay visit to Jakar Dzong.

Day 03: Manchugang – Schonath (trekking)
Trekking distance : 7 km
Trekking time : 4-5 hours
Campsite location : Schonath
Campsite altitude : 3450 m
Trek begins from Manchugang and will lead you through Dur village and then to your campsite at Schonath The silent nights will be filled with the hooting of owls, hence deriving the name Owl trek.

Day 04: Schonath- Kitiphu (trekking)
Trekking distance : 8 km
Trekking time : 4-5 hours
Campsite location : Kitiphu
Campsite altitude : 3870 m
Trial for the day will lead us via Drangela Pass (3600 m) to our campsite at Schonath. You will be treated with the spectacular view of Bhutan’s tallest mountain; Gangkar Puensum (7541 m). 

Day 05: Kitiphu to Tharpaling monastery – Bumthang (trekking).
Trekking distance : 7 km
Trekking time : 4-5 hours
Overnight : Hotel at Bumthang
Our trekking journey will come to an end today. Trail for the day will lead us through Tharpaling and finally to Jakar Dzong viewpoint. Hop into your vehicle and drive to your hotel.

Day 06: Bumthang - Gangtey via Trongsa (188 km, 6 hours drive)
Our next stop over is at Gangtey, a beautiful glacial valley. Gangtey is known for its unique visitors, the globally threatened Black necked cranes, which migrates from Tibetan plateaus and northern India during winter months (November – March).

Day 07: Gangtey - Thimphu - Paro (200 km, 6 hours drive)
Drive to Paro via Wangduephodrang. Spend some time at Dochula pass (3100 m), before descending down to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Stroll around Thimphu city for a while and drive towards Paro for the night.

Day 08: Departure
Your wonderful trekking tour of Bhutan comes to an end today. After breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for you onward destination.
Fly out either to Bangkok, Singapore, Katmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata

Cost of booking Bumthang Owl Trek is as follows:

Single Traveler : $2840
Dual/ 2 Travelers : $2120 Per Person
3 travelers : $1925 Per Person
4 Travelers : $1825 Per Person
5 -6 Travelers : $1770 Per Person
7 and above Travelers : $1745 Per Person

Note: Mentioned price does not cover the domestic airfare from Paro to Bumthang.

The above mentioned price covers the following:

  • Tour vehicles with experienced driver – (SUV cars for single and dual travelers, Toyota Mini buses for group of 3 – 9 travelers and Toyota coaster buses for group consisting 10 or more travelers).
  • All meals – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All accommodations in 3 star hotels/ guest houses in twin sharing basis – (Up gradation to 4 stars and 5 stars available on paying the extra premium).
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide – (Language speaking guides for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai are available on paying extra premium of $60 - $100).
  • Sustainable Development fee of US $65 per person per night spent in Bhutan – (This money goes for a very good cause of reducing poverty, rural development, free medical services and free education for Bhutanese people).
  • Entrance fees to all tourist sites
  • Tea and snacks during the day
  • Bottled water during the day
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of US $40
  • Trekking Equipments as follows:
    1. Horses/ potters and ponies
    2. Toilet tents with toilet pots and toilet papers.
    3. Sleeping tents (A-shaped) with pillows and mattress
    4. Dinning tents with tables and chairs
    5. Kitchen tents with whole set of kitchen items to prepare meals.
    6. Trekking/camping cooks
    7. Trekking/camping staffs
    8. Hot water bags in bed.
The above mentioned price does not cover the following:

  • Airfare (both international and domestic)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Beverages and tips
  • Any cost incurred due to flight cancellation, delayed flight or road blockage