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Bumdra Trek Cost, Route, Distance, Map, Altitude, Difficulty, Review, Intergity

Posted By: Simran Subba , June 2021

The Bumdra trip covers the most well-known monasteries, Bumdra and Taktshang, as well as the natural beauty of the flora and fauna and mountains along the way. The Taktshang Monastery is 3100 meters above sea level, while Bumdra is 3800 meters above sea level. The name Bumdra means "Rock with a Hundred Thousand Footprints."

Book Your Trip To: Bumdra Tour & hiking (7 Days)

According to legend, a hundred thousand Dakinis (angel-like beings) landed here 800 years ago and imprinted their imprints on the rock.

Bumdra Trek Overview

Bumdra Trek combines a moderate labelled hike around Paro with a guided tour of Paro and Thimphu. This is the shortest accessible trip in Bhutan, starting and finishing in Paro and taking you from the north to the north-west of the valley, terminating at the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the "Tiger's Nest," one of Bhutan's holiest sites. The first day of the journey requires a lot of climbing, but you will be rewarded with some beautiful views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains; the second day of the trek is much easier, with primarily descending.

Bumdra Trek

The journey begins with a flight to the beautiful green valley of Paro, where you will get a bird's eye view of the world's highest mountain range. The day begins with a colorful Paro city tour that includes stops at Ta Dzong and Paro Rinpung Dzong, followed by a drive to Thimphu. Allow one day in Thimphu for sightseeing before returning to Paro. The journey continues on the third day with an expedition ridge climbing around Bumdra, before concluding at the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger's Nest' and returning to Paro by car. Bumdra Trekking is a short trek inside the Dragon Kingdom, stopping at some of Bhutan's most famous sights and taking in some spectacular panoramic views of the Bhutanese scenery and snow-capped mountains.

Highlights of the Bumdra Trek, Bhutan

  1. During the trip to the beautiful green Paro Valley, see the world's tallest mountains.
  2. A guided city tour of Paro is offered.
  3. Thimphu's teeny-tiny capital.
  4. The trek into the Bumdra area is simple.
  5. Taktsang Monastery, often known as the 'Tiger's Nest,'  on a sheer cliff.
  6. Learn about Bhutanese culture and customs that have been passed down through the generations.
  7. Panoramic vistas of the Bhutanese countryside and snow-capped mountains are breathtaking.
  8. Take a walk to Jowo Temple, one of Bhutan's oldest temples, which is located near Kichu Lhakhang in Paro Valley.
  9. The Dobji Dzong, Bhutan's first model monastery, was erected in the 15th century.
  10. See the exquisite wood carvings on the outside of the Rinpung Dzong, which was erected in the 15th century.

Bumdra Trek Altitude

At an elevation of 3,895 meters above sea level, Trek Bumdra is one of Bhutan's greatest mountain locations. It's a location where visitors may enjoy both physical activity and spiritual growth while being surrounded by breathtaking scenery. 01.

Bumdra Trek Best season of Bhutan

Low-altitude treks are the best way to spend a winter in Bhutan from November to early March, when the climate is warmer and showers are more common than in the north. Low-altitude walks may be done at any time of year, except during the summer, when monsoon rains can make the trails muddy and hazardous.

Autumn is also a wonderful time to go hiking, but it only lasts from mid-October until the middle of December. Because there are few clouds in the sky and temperatures in the higher Himalayas are tolerable, this is the most popular period for trekking in Bhutan.

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Although the spring season is not suitable for high-altitude trekking, it is suitable for low-altitude hikes in Bhutan's north-central and southern regions. From March through May, the weather is perfect for trekking along the meandering paths that weave their way through all of central Bhutan's hills and valleys, with temperatures that are cooler than in the summer.

Bumdra Trek Distance

The Bumdra hike is only about 11 kilometers from Paro's valley. You can continue on to the Bumdra Monastery, which is the highlight of the tour.

Despite its short duration, the journey is packed with exciting days that include excursions to a variety of tourist attractions. On each of these days, you will have the opportunity to visit various holy sites. The Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, Dobji Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, Sang Choekor Monastery, and Tiger's Nest Monastery will all be visited. These pilgrimage locations clearly represent the Buddhist religion.

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From vistas such as Chele La pass at 3,988m, Haa Valley, Chhuzom, Bumdra, and Tiger's Nest Monastery, you will be treated to some of the best views of Mt. Jumolhari, lush slopes, and rapid rivers. This is the hike for you if you are a fan of Bhutanese culture and customs as well as natural beauty.

Bumdra Trek Cost 

March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best months to visit Bumdra Trek. The pricing for 1 pax is US$ 1350 per person + a $40 per person per night surcharge. US$ 1350 per person per night + a $30 surcharge per person per night for a total of US$ 1350 for two people.

Bumdra Trek Itinerary

The following details is the itinerary for your 7 days Bumdra trek, Bhutan.

Day 1 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (2400 m)

With magnificent views of sacred Mt. Chomolhari and Mt. Jichudrakey, take a flight to Paro. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and taken to Thimpu, Bhutan's capital, where you will check into a hotel. In the afternoon, we visit the Memorial Chorten, which was erected in remembrance of the late 3rd king, and then travel to Buddha's perspective, where we see the world's largest Buddha statue.

Day 2: sightseeing at Thimpu

Changgangkha Lhakhang, Takin's small Zoo, Painting school, national library, folk heritage museum, textile museum, and handmade paper factory are some of the attractions to see in Thimphu in the morning. In the evening, we will visit TashichhoDzong, a stronghold that houses His Majesty the King's throne room as well as the summer residence of the central monk body.

Day 3:  From Thimphu - Paro (2200 m)

Drive to Paro after breakfast. Check into your hotel when you arrive in Paro. We'll go to the National Museum in the afternoon. The monastic body is presently housed at the ParoDzong, a huge castle constructed in the 17th century.

Day 4: drive from Paro - Sangchokor - Bumdra Trek Hiking Duration: 5 hrs 3900m

Drive to Sang in the morning. It takes around 3 hours to hike up from the temple through the alpine wilderness to the base of the ancient temple. You can view Bumdra Monastery and a high broad meadow studded with holy chortens and prayer flags after ascending past ruins and fluttering prayer flags (cave of a thousand prayers).

Day 5: Hike from Bumdra - Paro Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs 2250m

We have views of golden temple roofs after 1-2 hours of descent. Before reaching the gardens of Zhangtopelri, the road twists around the slope, passing by monasteries and temples. Later, we arrive at the gates of Taktsang, with a view over the canyon, followed by a sharp plunge to a waterfall and a climb on stairs to the Tiger's Nest itself. Then it's back to the motel for a good night's sleep.

Day 6: Travel from Paro-Haa-Paro Travel Duration: 4 hrs 2740 m

Visit Dzongdrakha's temples in the morning. Continue driving to Haa via the Chelela Pass, which has a height of 3988 meters. We can view Mt. Jomolhari, the country's holiest mountain, if the weather is clear.

Day 7: Departure day

Have breakfast and pack your things in the morning because our office representative will meet you at the hotel and transport you to the airport for your departing flight.


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