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3D2N Bumthang Owl Trek

Green valleys and high mountain tops

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Let the amazing natural countryside, stunning mountain views and lush flora tell you the story of Bhutan on a three/four day, 22 kilometer trekking expedition

  • Trek the pristine natural valleys and forests of Bhutan on the Bumthang Owl Trek
  • Visit local villages and Buddhist monasteries, exploring ancient culture and customs
  • Catch a glimpse of the world's highest unclimbed peak - Mt. Gangkar Puensum
  • Explore abundant local vegetation: blue pines, hemlock, fir, spruce and more
  • Tours are led by an experienced expedition leader with helpers, horses, tents, sleeping bags, medical kit and permits all included
  • Visa, airport pick up, accommodation, transportation and food for the duration of the trek are all provided
What We Love:

Enjoy fantastic views, an unspoiled natural environment and exotic flora and fauna on a three day trek around Bumthang. Walk along tranquil trails passing thick forests, rich in rare blue pine, majestic maple and strong bamboo. Visit ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries and marvel at the unobstructed view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum - the highest unconquered peak in the world. Catch a glimpse of the rare Himalayan Tragopan, a brightly plumed pheasant, typically spotted from April to May and complete the journey by trekking the scenic Royal Heritage Trail on the third day of the tour to round off a challenging but rewarding and beautiful trek. Expeditions are led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a team of professionals, including horses to carry all personal gear. Meals along the trail are provided and well as sleeping bags and mats, so all you really need to think about is committing the spectacular views to memory (or camera memory card!)

Activity Details

3-4 Days


Min 2

Pick Up

48 Hours

30 Days


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Everything you need during the entire duration in Bhutan, including all trek necessities
  • All food, transport and accommodation
  • 2/3 nights camping in twin sharing, double occupancy cold weather tents
  • All meals on the trek (a certified chef will prepare Bhutanese dishes and organic vegetables with Western food available on demand)
  • Return airport transfer and transport to/from the trek

Including the following but not limited to:

  • Bhutan visa services and fees
  • Trekking expedition leader
  • Horsemen and helpers
  • Group medical kit
  • Quality sleeping bag, insulated mat
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Horses to carry 20kg personal equipment
  • English speaking guides are included in the tour fees, for other languages like Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and German, there will be a surcharge

Not Inclusive Of:

  • International airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips/gratuities (optional)
  • Insurance (you should get your own travel insurance before arriving in Bhutan)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a sample 2 nights itinerary, our operator will customize and finalise the itinerary with you, please email support@klook.com for assistance:

Day 1 Menchugang to Dhur

  • Walking distance: 7km (4-5 hours walk)
  • Camp altitude: 3,450m
  • Visit to Dhur village, home to the nomadic Kheps and Brokpas
  • Uphill climb through blue pine forest
  • Camping at Schonath (3,450m)

Day 2 Dhur to Kitiphu

  • Walking distance: 8km (4-5 hours walk)
  • Camp altitude: 3,870m
  • Walking through bamboo forest, hemlock, fir and perhaps rhododendrons
  • Arrive at Drangela Pass (3,600m)
  • Camping at Kitiphu Ridge (3,870m)
  • Enjoy the view of Gangkar Phuensum (7,541m)

Day 3 Kitiphu - Kikila - Bumthang

  • Walking distance: 7km (4-5 hours walk)
  • Visit the monasteries of Zambhalha, Chuedak and Thappaling
  • Sip and cleanse with holy water
  • Ridge of Kikila, the traditional trail route, and scenic views along the Royal Heritage Trail
  • Grand view of Dakar Dzong

Additional Information:

  • A good level of fitness is necessary
  • Not suitable for children aged under 13 and dependent on fitness levels
  • Not suitable for those with a respiratory, cardiac, or circulatory disorder or a disability that limits mobility
  • You will be required to send a scanned copy of your passport (with 6 months validity) in order to apply for the visa - the rest of the application procedure is taken care of for you
  • Tour begins with pick up at Paro International Airport and ends at Gauwahati Airport in India or Jaigoan of India (border town to Bhutan) if by road, or Paro International Airport
  • Fees are calculated based on number of nights. For example, for a 5 day 4 night tour, you will be paying based on 4 overnight stays in Bhutan and not for the number of days

Insider Tips:

  • You're sure to spot some fantastic wildlife on this trek from trails of rhododendron flowers (April to early June) to owls hooting at night (hence the name of the trek). But remember to keep an eye out for the Himalayan Black bears!

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and duration specified
  • Our land operator will coordinate further on the required documents and flight confirmation
  • Please plan your flights before booking

Recommended Packing List:

During the Trek

  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Water bottles of at least 3 liters total capacity
  • Cap/hat
  • Hiking poles (to lessen the impact of walking on your joints)
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes (lightweight, waterproof and broken in before the trek)
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Tip: wearing layers is always preferable to thick clothes

At the Camp Site

  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Thermal underwear


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 30 days prior to the activity
US$ 710 760
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    US$ 760 US$ 710

  • 3 Night Package

    US$ 1120 US$ 1045

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