Royal Heritage Trek

12 Days Bhutan Itinerary

Royal Heritage Trek, The trail boasts of a blend of valued history, traditional mores, and royal anecdotes which date back to as early as the 1950s. The trek traces the historical route King Jigme Wangchuck, the 2nd King of Bhutan, used when moving from his summer residence, Wangdicholing Palace in Bumthang, to his winter residence, Kuenga Rabten Palace in Trongsa. It was the first King who shifted the government seat from the old winter capitals in Punakha and Thimphu to Wangdicholing palace in Bumthang. In 1928, after the death of the first King, his successor built a new palace in Kuenga Rabten. With its warmer, more temperate climate the valley provided a welcome relief from the harsh winters of Bumthang. The Royal Family and its entourage moved in a majestic procession with hundreds of followers and riding horses trekking over the mountains. The journey took just three days then and we are introducing this route to all our visitor to Bhutan.

Trip Facts

  • Tour Name: Royal Heritage Trek.
  • Tour Duration: 9 Days.
  • Trip Cost: US$ 1840
  • Start and End Point: Paro to Paro.
  • Trek Guide: Licensed Tour Guide.

Trip Highlights

  • The Royal Heritage Tours offers the visitors a unique look at some of Bhutan’s Royal Family palaces.
  • Introduced to commemorate 100 years of monarchy.
  • Covers best of Royal Palace from Central Bhutan starting from Bumthang to Punakha.

Trip Outline

  • Day 01 Arrival Paro.
  • Day 02 Paro Tiger Nest Hike.
  • Day 03 Paro to Bumthang by flight.
  • Day 04: Wangdichholing Palace – Domkar Tashichholing Palace.
  • Day 05: Domkar – Jamsapang.
  • Day 06: Jamsapang – Bjobshisa
  • Day 07: Bjobshisa – Kuenga Rabten Palace
  • Day 08 Trongsa to Paro
  • Day 09: Departure from Bhutan

Detail Tour Program

Day 01 Land at Paro International Airport from KTM/BKK/DEL

Arrival at Paro airport.

Day 02 Paro Tiger Nest Temple Hike

Hike the popular Tiger Nest temple.

Day 03 Paro to Bumthang via Domestic Flight

The flight to Bumthang from Paro to Bumthang is about 25 minutes. Enjoy the most amazing flights. Our team at Batpalathang will receive you at the airport and drive you to Hotel.

Day 04 Trek begins from Bumthang wangdicholing palace to Tashicholing Palace.

Our team from Tour Bhutan will be ready for the most amazing heritage trek that begins today. Wangdicholing Palace was the first palace in Bhutan that was not designed as a fortress but as the principal residence of the first king of Bhutan, King Ugyen Wangchuck.

Day 05 Domkar to Jamsapang(4019m)

Today we walk towards jamsapang through the pinewood forest. The trek is leisure and takes about 4 hours. The hike begins with the crossing of the Duegang chhu. The trail is mostly uphill and after climbing for about 3½ hrs you reach a 

Day 06 Jamsapang to Bjobshisa

After early breakfast, we begin our trek. The day begins with a slight ascend towards Tungli La which is about 1hr walk away from the campsite.

Day 07 Bjobshisa to Kingarabten Palace

Today we reach the most amazing palace of Kuenga Rabten Palace at Trongsa.

Day 08 Trongsa to Paro

The drive takes about 7 hours from Trongsa to paro

Day 09 Paro to Airport

Royal Heritage Trek ends here today. Our team from Tour Bhutan will drop you to the airport and see you off.

Heritage Trek Cost US$

Tour Cost Inclusion

  • All meals are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Trek Guide for the Tour.
  • Visa fees.
  • Special entrance permit.
  • Airport Pick and Drop.
  • All transportation/porter/pony during the trek.
  • Camping Equipment.
  • Cooks

Tour Cost Exclusion

  • Insurance premiums.
  • Bills of personal nature like alcohol, shopping.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Any extra cost incurred during the tour.

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