Bhutan Bumdra Trek
Bhutan Bumdra Trek is the shortest available trek in Bhutan which starts and ends at Paro. The trek rewards you with the majestic views of snow-capped mountains and the amazing landscapes of the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon. The trek starts from the north of the Paro Valley and ends at the north-west of Paro Valley at the Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest, and is considered one of the popular landmarks of Bhutan. The trek traverses through colorful Paro, tiny capital Thimphu all along the way towards the spectacular Bumdra. Bhutan Bumdra Trek is the easy trek also includes the guided sightseeing tour around the popular cities Paro and Thimphu. Despite being the shortest trek in Bhutan the Bhutan Bumdra Trek allows you to visit the popular landmarks of Bhutan and provides with an opportunity to witness some great panoramic views of the Bhutanese landscape and the snow-capped mountains.
Trip Name: Bhutan Bumdra Trek
Trip Duration: 06 Days
Max. Altitude: 3,800m/12,467.19 ft (Bumdra)
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation: Government approved 3 stars and Above
Transportation: Private car, van or bus (Depends on group size)
Trip Type: Private Tour
Min Group: 2 pax
• Witness the world’s highest mountains during the flight to the lush green Paro Valley
• Explore Paro town with guided city tour.
• Explore the tiny capital Thimphu.
• Hike into the Bumdra Region.
• Hike towards the Taktsang Monastery.
• Discover age-old Bhutanese culture and traditions.
• Witness majestic panoramic views of the Bhutanese landscapes and snow-capped mountains.
Day 01: Arrive in Paro (2,250m) and drive to Thimphu (2,350m)
Your Bhutan Bumdra Trek starts within your arrival in Paro. Meet one of our representatives along with the professional Bhutanese guide and get transferred to Paro for lunch. After lunch start sightseeing around the beautiful Paro Valley. Pay visit to Ta Dzong which once was a watchtower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during the inter-valleys wars of the 17th century. Later during 1968 it was named as Bhutan’s National Museum. Also visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal which still seats as district administration, district court and the monastic body. Later in the afternoon drive towards the tiny capital Thimphu and check-in at hotel. In the evening, stroll round town and cisit handicraft emporium. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing and drive to Paro (2,250m)
After breakfast continue the sightseeing of Thimphu by paying visit to National Memorial Chorten, Institute of traditional Medicine, Folk Heritage Museum which reflects Bhutanese rural past and artifacts used in rural household, the Texttile Museum which shows the art of traditional weaving and has a good collection of old textiles rich in color and designs. Also make the way to Buddha’s Point where the biggest statue of Buddha is located and offers the stunning view of Thimphu valley and also visit Motitang Zoo to witness ‘Takin’ the national animal of Bhutan. Later drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Sangchen Chokhor & trek to Bumdra (3,800)
Sangchen Chokhor is the short drive from Paro and is the most important college in Bhutan. It serves as the trek-start-point towards Bumdra. The trail then climbs steadily up the mountainside through thick forests of Himalayan blue pine, oak rhododendron until reaching “Chochong-Tse”, a small 17th century temple and meditation cave. The trail then follows the short steep climb and reaches a panoramic viewpoint which offers great views of surrounding lush valleys and snow-capped peaks. You then pass through beautiful forests and reach your campsite which offers spectacular views of surrounding Himalayas. Overnight at Camp.
Day 04: Day excursion in Bumdra (3,800m)
Today’s hike offers you the two options. One goes with an easy hike conquering a small summit at 4,200 meters from 3800 meters base camp which takes about 3-4 hours. The other option goes with a bit difficult hike as the walking distance is longer and the altitude ranges to 4,600 meters and takes about 5-6 hours. The both options offer the spectacular panorama in a clear day. Warm clothes are recommended during this trek as the weather is cold and windy around this region. Overnight at Camp.
Day 05: Trek back to Paro via Taktsang Monastery (3,120m)
On the fifth day of Bhutan Bumdra Trek pay visit to the Mundra Gompa early in the morning. The Bumdra Gompa is a small meditation monastery tucked on the side of an immense cliff face and was founded by the Tantric Buddhist Yogini Machig Labdron. Afterwards, commence the hike descending towards the beautiful rhododendron forest following the beautiful pine and oak forest. Now the hike approaches towards the famous Taktsang Monastery perched in a vertical cliff and is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Bhutan. Later hike back towards Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Departure
Your Bhutan Bumdra Trek terminates today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears again behind its guardian mountains.
• Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
• 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium).
• Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
• Route Permit
• Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
• All land transportation by private vehicle
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Monuments entrance fees where applicable
• Drinking water
• All internal taxes and charges
• A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
• Airfare & Travel Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
• Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.