Day 1: Bumthang – Gorsum (Distance: 18km, time: about 6 ½ hours). After breakfast drive to the trek starting point. The trek route follows the Chamkhar Chhu, a river known for its abundance of route. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,120m.
Day 2: Gorsum – Lungsum (Distance 12km, time: about 5 hours). The trail leads through dense forests of spruce, hemlock, cypress, Juniper and maple. The trail is little muddy and ascends gradually till you reach the campsite. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,160m.
Day 3: Lungsum – Tsochenchen (Distance 15km, time: about 6 ½ hours).The vegetation from Lungsum to Tsochenchen is similar until you reach near the campsite, which is above the tree line. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,100m.
Day 4: Tsochenchen- Dur Tsachu (Distance: 17 km, time: about 7 Hours.) The trek from Tsochenchen ascends till the julila pass at an altitude of 4,700m. If the weather permits, the surrounding mountains can be viewed. After the pass, the trek trail decends to the campsite. Musk deer, herds of blue sheep’s and Himalayan beer may be seen en route. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,400m.
Day 5: Dur Tsachu (Dur hot spring).
After a late breakfast, relax in Dur Tsachu or hike around the area near camp. Overnight camp.
Day 6: Dur Tsachu- Tsochenchen (Distance: 17 km, time: about 7 hours)The trek trail from Dur Tsachu is up hill to Julila Pass, after crossing the Pass, the trek trail descends to the campsite. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,100m.
Day 7: Tsochenchen – Gorsum (Distance: 27 km, time: about 9 hours.)
It is an early start for a long walking day. The trek trail descends gradually all the way to the campsite. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,120m.
Day 8: Gorsum – Bumthang: From Gorsum descend to the bridge near Dur village. Then follow the new motor road till you meet your transport. Drive to Hotel for lunch and leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
NOTE: It is also possible to reach Dur Hot spring Via Trongsa and then enter into Bumthang. Ask for a detailed itinerary if you plan to take this route.
Examples Trek from Lhuntse.