Bhutan Bumdra Trek is one of the most specular tours and sightseeing spots in Bhutan Buddhist Pilgrimage and legends Historical place in Bhutan. In this Trek, we will be blessed by visiting the two most revered Buddhist Pilgrimage spots in Bhutan, Bumdra and Taktshang Monastery, besides enjoying the scenic beauty and Himalayan Mountains. Bumdra means ‘Rock of One Hundred Thousand FootPrints’.
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 Taktsang Monastery is above 3100m above sea level.
Bhutan Bumdra Trek short itinerary,
Day 01: Arrival at Paro
Day 02: Trek 7 km, 4 hours, 1000m. (Trek Begins)
Day 03: Trek 15 km, 6 hours, 100m, 1200m. (Trek ends)
Day 04: Gigantic Buddha Statue
Day 05: Final Departure
Arriving in Paro, there will be immigration formalities and meeting with the guide then will go to the National Museum of Bhutan at Paro. We will visit Paro Dzong. Evening, leisure in town.
In the morning we will drive to Sang Choekor Buddhist college at 2800 meters. Here we will load the luggage on our ponies and start the hike. First 2 hours is a quite steep climb, later getting more gentle with great views of mountains and Paro valley. Finally, we will reach camp below the Bumdra monastery, which is dubbed as a Cave of Hundred thousand Dakinis, the Buddhist female angels, who allegedly built that. 17th-century monastery’s beauty is second to only Tiger’s Nest. If the caretaker is present we will also visit the temples. If you still have energy, you can continue to 4000 meters high peak for better panoramic views. The round trip takes about 2-3 hours. Camping in 3800 meters.
Today we will start trekking back but soon we will take narrow side path to the forest. After some time we will reach Zangto Pelri lhakhang on the top of the cliff. From here you can glimpse the roofs of the Tiger’s Nest monastery to which we will soon start descending. We will visit this temple, which is most holy place in Bhutan. It was built in 17th century on the place where Guru Padmasambhava, 8th century magician saint meditated. Descend to the parking. Before going back to hotel we will still spend a time to visit and Kiychu lhakhang, one of two oldest temples in Bhutan .
Morning drive to Thimphu with stop at Tashog lhakhang to see the bridge reconstructed with old chains smoothed by ancient saint and bridge builder Thangton Gampo. Drive to gigantic statue of Buddha overlooking the valley and walk to striking city viewpoint. Visit to School of traditional arts, where the young men and women learn the arts and craft of their forefathers. Excursion to Takin zoo, where the national animal, the mysterious takin, is kept, After that Changankha lhakhang, the oldest place of worship in the valley. Evening visit of Tashicho dzong, the castle, which servers as seat of the king and government.
After breakfast, you will drive to the Paro Airport for your flight to your onward destinations. End of Tour Program
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