Bumdra Trek - 8 Days

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.

Day 1
Arrival in Paro, Bhutan

Drive to Thimphu, the capital City of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1hr.

we will do some sightseeing in Thimphu like visit to Memorial Chhorten, Motithang Minizoo, to see the National Animal of Bhutan, Takin and the Nunnery or Drupthop Lhakhang. Then stroll around the Thimphu town. In the evening, we will visit Thimphu Trashi Chhoe Dzong.

Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu Hotel.

Day 2
Thimphu - Punakha

Today we will make day excursion to Punakha via Dochula pass (3150m). The pass is adorned with 108 small stupas and many kinds of prayer flags. From the pass, we can see the Eastern Himalayan Mountain Ranges so beautifully on clear days. Continue our journey to Punakha and on reaching Punakha, we will visit the glorious Punakha Dzong/Fort and hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility, which is located at a hilltop. The hike will take about 15-20 minutes from the road end through paddy fields and farmhouses. Then we will have lunch at Lobesa.

Overnight at Punakha.

Day 3
Punakha Khamsum yuelly stupa Hike

Walk amidst the rice fields to reach the Khamsum stupa. Later you can explore the Punakha valley do a village hike and visit a farm house.

Visit the Khamsum stupa and later drive back to Paro.

Day 4
Punakha - Paro

Drive to Paro via Thimphu, enroute visit the Semtokha Dzong and the Tachog monastery. On reaching Paro free to explore the Paro town and also visit the Paro Dzong.

Day 5

After an early breakfast, we will drive to Paro, 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 6
Bumdra - 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 7
Haa valley excursion

Haa valley is one of the remote districts of Bhutan that borders Tibet. The road reaches heights of 4000m and is one of the highest road in Bhutan. Weather permitting you have some great views of the Eastern Himalayan range.

Day 8

Your holiday concludes after breakfast and on onward departure transfer to Paro Airport for your international flight

Cost Includes

  • All meals, tea and snacks (Full board meal).
  • Government approved required category hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All airport pickups and drops in Kathmandu and Paro.
  • Ground transport in comfortable private vehicle.
  • Experienced English speaking guides and local staff.
  • All city tour with permits and entrance fees for museums and monuments.
  • All government taxes.
  • Bhutan Visa fee.
  • Our service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan (Tickets are arranged upon request).
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry etc.).
  • Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance.
  • Tips for Staff (guide and driver).

Frequently asked Questions

Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country and is known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.  

Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel?

It is a government regulation that you must use a licensed Bhutanese tour operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international partners.  

Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator or one of their international partners. Visa clearance must be obtained through your tour operator prior to travel. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry.   

How much does the visa cost?

For International tourist visas, a cost of USD 40 is applicable. This can be paid in advance to your tour operator or travel agent. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives, there is no cost incurred.   

How do I get to Bhutan?

There are a number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan from (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.). At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom overland. All crossings are along the Indian border only – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar. All travel arrangements to Bhutan must be made through a local tour operator. A list of tour companies operating in Bhutan is available on this website. Your selected tour operator will make all the necessary arrangements.  

What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is widely accepted in the country. 

What’s the food like in Bhutan?

The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillies are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that is not spicy.  
Rice forms staple Bhutanese diet. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are consumed most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country. 

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Bumdra Trek
From $ 3,600
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 8 days
  • 3800M
  • Easy
  • SUV Car
  • 1-12 People
  • 3* Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner