7 Days Deluxe Bumdra Trek

7 Days Deluxe Bumdra Trek

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Paro to Thimphu

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your BBT guide and driver and transferred to Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, travelling through the spectacular countryside En-route you will see the houses and buildings in the Kingdom are painted and constructed in traditional Bhutanese style, and will visit the National Museum in Paro which has recently added a very good introductory audio-visual presentation and an invaluable tool for visitors on their arrival into the Kingdom.
On arrival into Thimphu check-in to your hotel and proceed for lunch. Enjoy the day exploring Thimphu, with an option to visit the Golden Buddha, which also offers a sensational valley views; the National Memorial Stupa; the celebrated new National Textile Museum, and the Takin Preserve.
Tonight Enjoy A Special Welcome Dinner with Bhutanese Hospitality

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All 3 meals & mineral water
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 2: Thimphu

Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District
This morning travel north up the Thimphu valley take a slow walk through the forest to either Cheri or Tango Goemba. En route view the majestic Trashichhoe Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and royal offices and, time permits, pay a view to Pangri Zampa – two 16th century building that now house a monastic training school for astrologers.
Other recommended places to visit are Zorig Chusum – the Institute of the 13 Arts & Crafts of Bhutan (sometimes closed for visitors); the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts; the hand-made paper making factory, the Folk Heritage Museum & the weekend market (Fri-Sun) where everyone goes to buy an array of fresh fruits and vegetables and many colourful local items such as yak tail duster, cups of butter tea, turquoise from Tibet, and musical instruments etc. After take a leisurely stroll along Thimphu’s main street, Norzin Lam. Your guide will advise you the best options.


Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All 3 meals with Tea & Snacks
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
After breakfast we will proceed to Punakha Valley. En-route you will visit Semtokha Dzong built in 1629 the oldest fortress of its kind that guarded the Thimphu valley, which today is a Theological university. Continue ascending to Dochu La (pass) to view 108 Stupas, commissioned by a former Queen as a memorial to those who lost their lives during a low intensity conflict in late 2002 when Bhutan evicted Indian rebels camped in the jungle on the Bhutan - Indian border. On a clear day you will witness a breathtaking view of the eastern Himalaya.
On arrival into the Punakha, you will visit Chimi Lhakhang, a monastery built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley (also known as the Divine Madman or Mad Monk) who has a very colourful history, and which is an, easy 20 minute walk across paddy fields. It is believed that childless women who visit the temple will conceive after receiving a “wang” (blessing) from the resident monk.
After lunch enjoy an orientation tour of the valley including the nunnery and the small village of Talo, original home to the 4 Queens (all sisters) of the previous 4th King. Enjoy a leisure walk on the serene grounds of beautiful gardens of the monastery.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 4: Punakha - Paro

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
This morning visit the dramatic Punakha Dzong, which formally served as the seat of government and is still the winter residence of the Dratsheng (Central Monk Body). This is Bhutan’s most spectacular Dzong and an excellent example of how a medieval fortress and a centre of both monastic and adminstrative functions, has adapted and evolved for modern day use. This afternoon we especially recommend you travel northwards up the Punakha valley and take a fascinating hike through fields of vegetables and tiny hamlets to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten. This Chorten holds very special significance being consecrated in 1999 and dedicated to the protection of the former Crown Prince – today’s current King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. After lunch we will leave Punakha and proceed to Paro Valley, once again we will pass Dochu La, and arriving in Paro Valley.

Special Picnic Lunch arrangement along scenic Po Chu River
Optional – Rafting
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 5: Paro - Bumdra Monastery

Stop At: Paro River, Paro Bhutan
Hike from Sang Choekor Buddhist College in the Paro valley (2,800 m) to Yak pasture where we camp below Bumdra Monastery (3,800 m)
The adventure begins with an early morning drive up to the Sang Choekor to meet our ponies; while they are being loaded we may pay our respects at the college. The initial one to two-hour ascent of a shady, forested ridge, brings us to a clearing with prayer flags and views down into both the Paro and Do Chhu Valleys.
Above and ahead the Chhoe Tse Lhakhang (temple) nestles on the mountainside a further one to two hour’s walk away. The trail undulates before the last steep section up to the pretty temple which offers commanding views south over Paro and northwards to the snowcapped Himalayas.
After a final 20-minute climb through ruins and fluttering prayer flags, we plunge back into ancient forest, and, after traversing for about 40 minutes, we come out onto a high wide meadow dotted with sacred chortens and prayer flags.
Our home for the night is tucked away just under Bumdra Monastery (Cave of a Thousand Prayers) and offers unimpeded views of the Himalayan range. After lunch we can visit the monastery (if it is occupied) and also climb the peak to the north (about 4000 m) for even better views, returning in time for a well-earned dinner.
Duration: 3–4 hours to camp, optional 2–3 hours return trek to peak - Difficulty: Moderate.
Overnight: Deluxe Camping

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 6: Paro

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Return hike from Bumdra Monastery camp via Zangto Pelri Monastery & Taktsang Monastery.
After a hearty breakfast, it is time to either head straight back into the valley or spend a little extra time soaking up the view. Eventually we have to drop back into the ancient pine and rhododendron forest on the monks’ zig-zagging trail.
After one to two hours of descent we catch glimpses of the golden roofs of temples below. The path snakes across the mountainside between these monasteries before reaching the gardens of Zangto Pelri (Heaven on Earth) from which you can, if you are brave, peer over the edge, straight down onto the ornate rooftops of Taktsang Monastery perched against the cliff-face far below.
An hour later and we are across the gorge from Taktsang Monastery. Follow a steep descent to a waterfall then up some steps and you’ll reach the Tiger’s Nest itself. Taktsang Monastery (aka as Tigers Nest) is one of the most scared and revered monasteries in the Kingdom and all Bhutanese Buddhists desire to make a pilgrimage visit to Taktsang at least once in their lives. Each step taken towards the monastery gains merit points towards their future. Tigers Nest clings impossibly to a cliff of rock at over 1000 meters above the valley floor and where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to subdue the local demons followed by 3 months meditation in a cave still visible in the monastery. Retracing our steps we begin the final descent of about 45 minutes to Paro Valley. After if time permits, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang – one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples boasting an orange tree that perpetually bears fruit.

Tonight Enjoy A Special Farewell Dinner with Bhutanese Hospitality.

Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 7: Departure

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
Paro Airport
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

$1,766.16 Per Person