Rigsum Goenpa Trek



12 days

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Explore Tours

Rigsum Goenpa trek in Bhutan. Its a 3 days circular trek starting from remote Trashi Yangse district. Legend has it that Lama Tshering Gyamtsho (Disciple of the 9th Je-Khenpo) from Punakha Drstshang lived during the 18th century founded a cave with clear body prints of Rigsum Goenpo when he reached a place called Pemaling located towards the north of Trashi Yangtse. A powerful local deity called Genyen Phanbu was the guardian of the sacred cave. The Lama befriended the deity with his spiritual power and built a small Lhakhang for his meditation. After the death of Lama, his nephew and spiritual heir Lama Jangchhub Gyeltshen renovated and extended the Lhakhang with unique mural paintings of the life history of Lord Buddha which can still be seen.

Trip Facts

  • Trek Name: Rigsum Goenpa trek
  • Trek Duration: 3 Days Circular Trek
  • Trek Route: Paro-Bumthang-Mongar-Trashiyangtse-Trek begins-Mongar-Bumthang-Paro
  • Trek Start and End: Paro to Paro
  • Guide: Licensed Tour Guide
  • Meals: Fullboard

Trip Highlight

  • Explore the hidden temples.
  • Visit the remotest district of Bhutan.
  • Enjoy the mountain flights.

Why Book the Trip with Us?


Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent. Ponies to carry supplies. Guide, Sleeping Tent. Service of cook & Helper. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]. Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night. All transportation within the country including airport transfers. Royalty & Govt. Taxes. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only.
Insurance Premiums. Payments for service provided on a personal basis. Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head". Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.

Tour Plan

Arrival at Paro Airport

Take a short Bumthang flight from Paro.

Drive to Mongar from Bumthang. It takes about 7 hours from Bumthang to reach Mongar. On the way visit zhongar Dzong.

Mongar to Tashigang is a beautiful Journey. You can hardly see people on the way as this area of the country is scarcely populated and least developed. Upon reaching Tashigang visit Tashigang dzong and evening leisure time.

The beautiful Rigsum Goenpa trek begins today.

The second day of the trek begins in the beautiful village of Tashiyangtse. The route follows the paddy field and dense forest until you reach Rigsum Gonepa.

Trek still continues towards the village where you can camp for the evening

Drive back to Tashiyangtse and over night at Hotel.

Take domestic flight from Bumthang to Paro

Hike the Tiger Nest.

Your trekking in Bhutan ends here today. Our team from Tour Bhutan will escort you to airport and see you off.

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