BUMTHANG OWL TREK 2019
Max Elevation of the trek is 4000 m
Min Elevation of the trek is 2, 250 m
The trek is easy Easy
Best season is March, April, May, June, November, December
Duration of the trek 3 Days
This three day trek around Bumthang valley with varied vegetation. You will get chance to visit old Buddhist sanctuaries and religious communities. The trail takes you forest of blue pine, birch, maple, spruce, juniper, bamboo and rhododendrons forest. As you go on you will see mount Gangkar Puensum the unclimbed mountain on the planet.
Trace the traditional trail used by people moving between Thimphu & Punakha through stunning landscapes. Visit remote villages, monasteries, temples and other sacred monuments along the trekking route as well as throughout the western valleys of Punakha, Thimphu and Paro.
The trek starts from Manchugang and takes you to Dhur village at altitude of 2900m. The nomadic of this region two distinct dialects. on the trek you can see a traditional water-driven flour mill on the riverside. The trek takes you an uphill climb through blue pine forests. Camsite at Schonath with elevation of 3450m. Night time you will observe with hooting of owls.
The second day of this trek is through forest of hemlock, fir, spruce and numerous types of rhododendrons. After couple of hours you will see the base of Drangela Pass with elevation of 3600m. Starting here you can have a new perspective of snow topped mountains and valleys underneath. You can see the mount Gangkarpunsum at elevation of 7541m.
The last day of the three days trek will take you to religious communities of Zambhalha, Chuedak and Tharpaling. Chuedak religious community has 100 Avoloketeshvaras as Chukchizhey (eleven heads). By evening time you will see the edge of Kikila. At last you see view of Jakar Dzong and reach end of the trek at Bumthang.