This is a fairly easy three-day trek that takes you through beautiful valleys and along clear, trout-filled rivers. Bumthang is often known as the ‘cultural heartland’ of Bhutan and there are plenty of ancient temples to visit during the hike.
In addition to the numerous lhakhangs there are also a number of small villages where you can stop and rest. The only segment of the trek that may prove challenging is a 500m ascent to Pephe La pass. The best time to embark on this trek is in spring or autumn.
- Toktu Zampa – Ngang Lhakhang: Distance 12 km, 4-5 hours, 170 m ascent, camp altitude 2,800 m
- Ngang Lhakhang – Tahung: Distance 16 km, 6 hours, 750 m ascent, 670 m descent, camp altitude 2,720 m
- Tahung – Mesithang: Distance 16 km, 4-5 hours, 230 m descent