Bhutan Bumdra Trek

6 Nights/ 7 Days
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Bumdrak Trek:  In this Trek, we will be blessed by visiting the two most revered Buddhist Pilgrimage spot in Bhutan, Bumdra and Taktshang Monastery, besides enjoy the scenic beauty and Himalayan Mountains. Bumdra means ‘Rock of One Hundred Thousand Foot Prints’. The legend tells us that a hundred thousand Dakinis (angels) descended here and left their footprints on the rock 800 years ago. Bumdra is about 3800m above sea level and the Taktshang Monastery is above 3100m above sea level.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

7 Nights/8 Days

 

Day 1:  Arrival in Paro

Our Representative from Bhutan Everest Tours & Treks will receive you at the airport and visit to Drukgyel Dzong, Nation Museum and Paro town for lunch. After lunch drive to Thimphu (Capital of Bhutan)

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

 

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing

After an early breakfast, Visit National Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Kuensel Phodrang, where the largest statue of Sitting Buddha is located.

After lunch visit Tashichho Dzong (the administrative headquarters of Bhutan) and Craft Bazaar where craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts and National Textile Museum.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

 

Day 3:  Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha. On the way to Punakha, halt in Dochu-La Pass (3140 m) for photography. Visit Royal Botanical Park at LamPelri. Upon reaching Lobesa, visit Chimi Lhakhang – dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley also known as “Divine Madman”. We halt in Lobesa town for Lunch.

After lunch, visit to Punakha Dzong – Built in 1637, by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region.

Dinner and overnight halt at a hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which is located on the ridge above the Punakha Valley. It’s a unique Buddhist monastery of Bhutan. Overlooking the beautiful country side Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten was built in 1990. Under the instruction of the Queen Mother. It was dedicated for the Dragon king and for the well-being of the scenic kingdom of Bhutan. After lunch visit Talo Monastery, which is approximately one hour drive from Punakha and situated at an elevation of 2800 m. Talo Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in the hills above Punakha, Bhutan.

Dinner and overnight halt at a hotel in Punakha.

 

Day 5:  Punakha – Paro via Wangdue & Thimphu

After breakfast visit to Wangduephodrang dzong razed by fire and is under construction and drive back to Thimphu. After lunch drive to paro.

Dinner and overnight halt at a hotel in Paro.

 

Day 6:  Bumdra Trek

After an early breakfast, Sang Choekor, where our trekking crewmembers will be waiting for us. Our trek will start from here to Bumdra. Bumdra, which is blessed by 100,000 dakinies.
At Sang Chhoekhor, you can visit Sang Chhoekhor Lhakhang, which is a Buddhist College.
The trek to Bumdra for about first 1-2hrs walk will be 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.
The Chhoe Tse Lhakhang (temple) nestles on the mountainside about 2 hrs hike from Sang Chokor. 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 camp for the night is tucked away just under Bumdra Monastery (Cave of a Hundred Thousand Prayers) and offers unimpeded views of the Himalayan range. After lunch we can visit the monastery and mediate there for whole afternoon.
Dinner and overnight stay at Bumdra camp (3800m)

 

Day 07: Bumdra to Taktshang Paro.

After our breakfast, we will start our trek to Paro via Taktshang Monastery. 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 Zangtopelri (Heaven on Earth), from here you get views of the Taktsang Monastery.
An hour later you reach Taktsang Monastery. You can have your picnic lunch at the view point and further walk down hill for an hour will reach the road head where your vehicle will be waiting for you.
Dinner and overnight stay at Paro Hotel.

Day 08: After breakfast drive to Paro airport for your onward flight.

 

Peak Season - USD 1780

Lean Season - USD 1360

Include in this package

  1. Government Royalty: USD 65 per Person per Night.
  2. 2% Government Tax per Person per Night.
  3. All Meals.
  4. Daily Mineral Water.
  5. English Language Speaking Guide.
  6. Comfortable and Luxurious Imported Cars for Internal Transportation with Skilled Driver.
  7. Entrance fees for Museums.
  8. The Government set package rates are valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  9. A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).


Not include in this package

  1. Airfare international & Domestic.
  2. Travel Insurance.
  3. Personal shopping.
  4. Alcohol.
  5. Laundry.
  6. Tips for Guide & Driver.