Bumthang Owl Trek
The Bumthang Owl Trek offers an invigorating experience of the culture and environment of the country. It is a moderate 3 day hiking route which starts from Menchugang and ends in Jakar Dzong. The trail has an abundance of flora and fauna, and the panoramic views of the valleys beneath the hill tops and the Himalayas spread over a broad horizon would be an experience that one shall cherish for a lifetime. This trek could be a substitute for the Bumthang Cultural Trek that has been deteriorated to a great degree by the farm road constructions.
On this trek you have the opportunity to see:
-Village life in a very big village like Dhur
-The virgin temperate forest of blue pine, hemlock, fir, spruce, juniper with undergrowth of bamboo spices, rhododendrons, birch, maple, chestnut and many
others. In spring the rhododendrons flowers are in bloom that beautifies the whole trek route.
-The valley views and the Himalayan snow capped mountains in the north.
-Birds of different spices, among them the big monal pheasants can be sighted around the second camp and Tharpaling area during mornings and evenings.
-The Monastry life in Tharpaling, Choedak and Zhambala are yet very interesting.