Bumdra Trek

4 Days

The Bumdra trek is more of a hike, and you’ll spend 2 days walking the area around Paro, through the vast valley, passing temples and monasteries – and watching the sunset over the mountains of Haa. Bumdra Trek, near Paro, Bhutan, is a short yet rewarding hike. Reach the iconic Bumdra Monastery, nestled in the Himalayas, offering stunning panoramic views. The trek combines natural beauty with cultural exploration, making it an ideal adventure for those seeking a memorable experience in a condensed timeframe.

Where does the Bumdra Trek Start from?

Bumdra Trek in Paro route starts from Paro and ends at Paro. The trek is a combination of Tiger Nest Hike and beautiful Bumdra. The challenging Bumdra trek brings rewards of breathtaking views, waterfalls, gardens and mountains, charming chapels, & the famous Tiger’s Nest. Embark on the Bumdra Trek in Paro—a captivating Himalayan escapade. This renowned trek offers a rewarding journey through stunning landscapes, passing by ancient monasteries and picturesque valleys. The trail leads to the iconic Bumdra Monastery, perched on a hilltop, offering breathtaking panoramic views. With its moderate difficulty level, the Bumdra Trek is an ideal choice for both seasoned trekkers and beginners looking for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Bumdra Trek Itinerary Over View

  • Day 1 Arrival Paro International Airport and Acclamatisation.
  • Day 2 Bumdra Trek Begins from Base to Sunchokhor Monastery and arrives at Bumdra. Over night
  • Day 3 Bumdra to Paro
  • Day 4 Paro to Airport and See Off.

Bumdra Trek Cost

All our trek cost covers SDF of USD 100 per person per night, Tour Cost which includes meals, Transport, Guide and Trekking Tents.

  • Solo travellers Cost USD 1090
  • 2 Pax Group Tour cost USD 870 Per Person
  • 3 to 4 Pax Cost USD 790 Per Person

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Bumdra Trek Itinerary

Arrival Paro and acclamatisation. Upon arrival, you shall be greeted by our team from Tour Bhutan. Paro Sightseeing includes visit to Taa Dzong the only museam in bhutan followed by Paro Rinpung Dzong.

Distance: 7 Km
Walking Time: 4 Hours

Camping Altitude: 3500M

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Sang Choekor Bhudhist College from where we will start the trek. While we prepare to trek with the backpack, pay the respects at the Sangchoekor Sedra Buddhist College.

The initial climb up from the temple through the thick alpine forest takes about 3 hours to reach the base of the old temple. The trail undulates for a while before the last steep pull up to the pretty temple which boasts commanding views of southern Paro valley including the airport.

After a final 20 minutes climb through ruins and fluttering prayer flags, with a last glance southwards we plunge back into ancient forest traversing for about 40 minutes then come out onto a high wide meadow dotted with sacred Chortens and prayer flags.

Our home for the night is tucked in under Bumdra Monastery (cave of a thousand prayers) making the most of the awesome views of the Himalayan range. If time permits we can visit the monastery and also climb the peak to the north (about 4000m) for even better views, night halt at camp.

Distance: 15 Km
Walking Time: 6 Hours

Camping Altitude: 3500M

After a hearty breakfast in the jaw-dropping landscape, it is time to either head straight back into the valley or linger awhile soaking up the view and perhaps hang some prayer flags of our own. Eventually, we have to drop back into the ancient pine and rhododendron forest on the monks’ zig-zagging trail.

After 1-2 hours of descent, we catch glimpses of the golden roofs of temples below and soon come upon the first of many on our way back from the wilds. The path snakes across the mountainside between the monasteries and temples before reaching the gardens of Zhangtopelri (Heaven on Earth) from which you can bravely peer over the edge and straight down onto the ornate roofs of Taktsang in the cliff far below.

An hour later and we are at the gates of Taktsang looking across the gorge a steep descent to a waterfall then ascent on steps and you are passing into the Tiger’s Nest itself. Retracing our steps we begin the final descent of about 45 minutes to reach our vehicle and drive back to the hotel not forgetting to stop on the other side of the valley and look back at what we have achieved. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

The beautiful Bumdra Trek ends here today. Our team from Tour Bhutan will assist you to the airport and seeing you off. Trashi Delek.

Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion

  • Trekking Cook and Helpers
  • Trekking Guide
  • All Camping Equipments
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Exclusion

  • Any Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages

FAQs

How Long is Bumdra trek?

The Bumdra trek typically takes two days to complete. On the first day, you hike for around six to seven hours to reach the campsite near Bumdra Monastery. On the second day, you descend back to the starting point, which takes about four to five hours.

What is the difficulty level of Bumdra trek?

The Bumdra trek is considered moderately difficult. The trail involves uphill climbs, steep sections, and some rocky terrain. However, it is manageable for people with a reasonable level of fitness and hiking experience.

Can I do Bumdra trek independently?

No, you cannot do the Bumdra trek independently. All trekkers in Bhutan are required to be accompanied by a licensed guide. The guide will ensure your safety, provide assistance, and help with logistics during the trek.

What permits do I need for Bumdra trek?

To do the Bumdra trek, you need to obtain the necessary permits through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator. The permits include the Bhutan visa, the trekking permit, and the entry permit for the Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) area.

What should i pack for Bumdra trek?

Some essential items to pack for the Bumdra trek include comfortable hiking boots, warm clothing layers, rain gear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a headlamp, insect repellent, and a first aid kit. It’s also advisable to carry some snacks and energy bars for the trek.

Are there any accommodation during Bumdra trek?

Accommodation during the Bumdra trek is in the form of camping. You will spend the night at a designated campsite near Bumdra Monastery. Tents and basic camping facilities are provided by the tour operator.

Is it possible to combine with other Bhutanese attraction?

Yes, it is possible to combine the Bumdra trek with other attractions in Bhutan. Many tour operators offer customized itineraries that include visits to popular destinations such as Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Wangdue Phodrang. You can extend your trip to explore more of Bhutan’s cultural and natural treasures.

Are there any age restriction for Bumdra trek?

There are no specific age restrictions for the Bumdra trek. However, it is recommended for individuals with a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. The trek involves long hours of walking and some challenging sections, so it may not be suitable for very young children or elderly individuals with mobility issues.

What are the tour cancellation policies?

  • 10% deposit – refunded if canceled outside 60 days of arrival date
  • 90% balance – forfeited if canceled within 30 days of arrival date.
  • No refunds on prepayments of the entire program (i.e. including tax, service charge, and any relevant daily government taxes), will be extended if canceled within 30 days of arrival date.
  • No refunds will be extended on early departures for any reason whatsoever.

What is the flight cancellation policy?

  • 70% refund for cancellation made before 30 days prior to arrival date (Documentation charge USD 25 applicable)
  • 30% refund for cancellation made between 15 to 30 days of travel date
  • NO refund for cancellation made less than 15 days of travel date Documentation charge applicable for the change of dates, sectors etc (issued tickets only, USD30/ticket)

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Bumdra Trek
From $790
/ Adult

Trek Info

  • Professional English-speaking Guide
  • Full board
  • 3500M