Bumdra Overnight Trek In Paro

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  The Bumdra Trek in Paro is a captivating journey that offers breathtaking views of the Paro Valley and an overnight stay at the Bumdra Monastery. Here's a detailed itinerary for the Bumdra Trek: Day 1: Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr) We welcome with khaddar and proceed to Hotel in Paro. In ...Read more
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The Bumdra Trek in Paro is a captivating journey that offers breathtaking views of the Paro Valley and an overnight stay at the Bumdra Monastery. Here's a detailed itinerary for the Bumdra Trek:

Day 1: Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr)

We welcome with khaddar and proceed to Hotel in Paro. In the afternoon we will go for site seeing in Paro.

Day 2: Paro to Tiger's Nest Base Camp

  • Morning: Begin your trek early in the morning from the trailhead located near the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
  • Ascend to Taktsang Monastery: Trek uphill through pine forests, enjoying occasional glimpses of the iconic Tiger's Nest clinging to the cliffside.
  • Tea House Stop: Take a break at the cafeteria located midway up the trail for refreshments and to enjoy the views.
  • Taktsang Monastery Visit: Reach Taktsang Monastery and explore its temples, caves, and shrines nestled into the rock face.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch with panoramic views of the Paro Valley.
  • Trek to Bumdra Base Camp: Continue trekking uphill beyond Taktsang Monastery towards the Bumdra Monastery.
  • Arrival at Base Camp: Reach the Bumdra Base Campsite, situated in a picturesque location surrounded by mountains and forests.
  • Camp Setup: Set up camp at the designated camping area near the Bumdra Monastery.
  • Dinner: Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared by your trekking team.
  • Evening: Relax and unwind as you soak in the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Overnight: Spend the night camping under the starlit sky at Bumdra Base Camp.

Day 3 : Bumdra Monastery and return to Paro

  • Sunrise: Wake up early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Paro Valley.
  • Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast amidst the stunning mountain scenery.
  • Visit Bumdra Monastery: Embark on a short hike to the Bumdra Monastery, perched on a hilltop with commanding views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Exploration: Explore the Bumdra Monastery complex, including its temples, meditation caves, and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.
  • Descend to Paro: Begin your descent back to Paro town, retracing your steps through the forested trails.
  • Lunch: Stop for lunch at a scenic spot along the trail.
  • Return to Paro: Arrive back in Paro town by late afternoon.
  • Rest and Relaxation: Check into your accommodation and take some time to rest and freshen up.
  • Evening: Explore Paro town at your leisure, perhaps visiting local markets or souvenir shops.
  • Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in Paro town.
  • Overnight: Spend the night at your accommodation in Paro.

Day 4 : Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr)

The route will follow Paro River until Chuzom from where we will bend towards Thimphu river taking us to the heart of capital city Thimphu.

  • Visit the weekend market (Thu-Sun): An interesting well organized permanent set of stalls built for vegetable vendors across the country.
  • Visit Takin reserve national animal: National Animal of Bhutan which has very unique story and its one of the never seen strange animal. It’s worth a hike to the place.
  • If time permits, Wangditse hike: From the start point, the trail heads up for a while and drops down gently through oak, blue pine and rhododendron until you will reach Wangditse monastery. The view of Tashichodzong, Thimphu city, and Buddha statue is stunning from here. 
  • In the evening we will explore the city by walk: If time permits, walking through the city gives you immense joys and understanding of modern city.
  • Overnight in Thimphu

Day 5: Site seeing in Thimphu

  • Visit Tashichho Dzong: Houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and government secretariat buildings, beautiful arts and crafts, built in 17th century. 
  • Cheri Monastery: In 1627 the first Buddhist Monastic School for Bhutan was started by Shabdrung in Cheri, which to these days has become a Meditation center for higher level Buddhist studies.

  • Memorial Chorten: It is located close to the center of Thimphu city and is one of its most iconic monuments. Visitors will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day.

  • Visit Buddha viewpoint: The Buddha Dordenma is located at a top of the hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and overlooks the southern entrance to Thimphu valley. 

  • Changangkha Lhakhang: Changangkha Lhakhang is located on a small hill overlooking the Thimphu Town below. The main relic of Changangkha Lhakhang is the Chenrigzi in an 11 headed thousand arms manifestation.

  • Visit textile museum: The National Textile Museum which opened in June 2001, is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living national art of weaving.

Day 6: Thimphu to Paro (1.5 Hr)
As we proceed to Paro, we will take an excursion to Dochula before heading to Paro. The entire stretch of drive will refresh your mind and give you chance to enjoy the great snowcapped mountain views of the Himalayas from Dochula Pass. 

  • Excursion to Dochula pass: The pass is at a popular location as it offers a stunning 180-degree panoramic view of the Great Himalayan Mountain ranges. 
  • Visit 17th century Paro Dzong: ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’, is ranked one of the best Bhutanese architectures. The massive, buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley, particularly when landing at Paro Airport.
  • Ta Dzong unique national museum: Perched above Paro Dzong it was watchtower built in 1649 to protect the undefended Paro Dzong located below.

Day 07: End of the Tour
Departure from the Kingdom of Bhutan


Day 3: Departure from Paro

This detailed itinerary ensures that you have ample time to savor the beauty of the Paro Valley and the tranquility of the Bumdra Monastery, making your Bumdra Trek experience in Paro truly memorable.



Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
Thimphu- This bustling little city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country. Thimphu is the most modern city with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers. However it still retains its cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization, often referred as world only city without traffic lights. 


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