Bumthang Cultural Trek
DAY 1: TOKTU ZAMPA – NGANG LHAKHANG
Distance 12 km, 4-5 hours, 170 m ascent, camp altitude 2,800 m The route follows the Chamkhar Chu, a river known for trout and stops for lunch at Thangbi Lhakhang. From here the trek enters the Ngang Yul (Land of the Swan) at the centre of which lies the Ngang Lhakhang (Swan Temple).
DAY 2: NGANG LHAKHANG – TAHUNG
Distance 16 km, 6 hours, 750 m ascent, 670 m descent, camp altitude 2,720 m You’ll begin the day by crossing verdant meadows and with a beautiful view of the valley below. Then you climb gradually to Phephe La (3,360m), the highest point of the trek route.
DAY 3: TAHUNG – MESITHANG
Distance 16 km, 4-5 hours, 230 m descent The trail follows the Tang Chu, another trout-filled river. On the bank of the river is the Tang Rimpoche’s Lhakhang. The trek will pass the Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake) and lead you to Tang Ogyencholing.
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