Day 1: Bumthang – Ugyencholing
Drive to Ngang Lhakhang from hotel about 1 to 1.5hr. Altitude of Ngang Lhakhang 9500ft. The route follows the Chamkhar Chu, a river known for trout fish, coming across many villages and temples, meadows, forests of blue pine and shrubs bamboo. Ngang village (Land of the Swan) Ngang Lhakhang (Swan Temple) which lies in the centre. In by-gone days, the valley was populated by swans whence the name Ngang Yul.
The trek starts with a gradual climb to Phephe La Pass at an altitude of 3353 m, the highest point of the trek route. The trail passes through beautiful forested areas where many stops can be made to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. After the pass descend to Tang valley, finally arriving at Ugyenchholing village. Camp by the side of the river.
Walking distance is about 5 – 8 hours journey. Altitude of Ugyenchholing 9300 ft.
DAY 2: Ugyenchholing – Bumthang
Distance – 10 km. About 2 – 3 hours journey. Altitude 9000ft. Morning walk up to the Ugyenchholing Dzong. Visit the beautiful private mansion and eco museum, the trail follows the Tang Chu, another trout-filled river. On the bank of the river is the Tang Rimpoche’s Lhakhang. After visiting Ugyen Choling Dzong, Private mansion and eco museum, we have to walk down half an hour to the Ugyen choling kezam where the car with diver will be waiting for you. The route will pass the Mebar Tsho (Flaming Lake) where Terton Pemalingpa, is said to have discovered religious treasures in the 15th century. This lake is very sacred and visited by many Bhutanese on auspicious days to offer butter lamps. Overnight at hotel.