On the Bumdra Trek, trekkers will spend two (or 3) days traversing the area around the Bumdra Temple. After driving to the trek point from your hotel, trekkers climb up to the temple and enjoy lunch and beautiful views. Higher up is the campsite and it is here that guests may learn why this trek is also called the “Trek of Thousand Dakinis (celestial female beings.)” Trekkers have the opportunity to explore the caves where the thousand dakinis had convened. In the descent from camp, guests will visit a number of temples including a hill top nunnery. Beautiful views of the temple complex may be seen on the way home.
Day 1Trek starts from Paro
Paro - Bumdrak Monastery
The adventure begins with an early morning drive up to the Sang Choekor Buddhist College for two hours of hike. The trail undulates before the last steep section up to the pretty temple which offers commanding views south over Paro and northwards to the snow-capped Himalayas.
Our home for the night is tucked away just under Bumdra Monastery (Cave of a Thousand Prayers) and offers unimpeded views of the Himalayan range.
After lunch we can visit the monastery (if it is occupied) and also climb the peak to the north (about 4000 m) for even better views, returning in time for a well earned dinner.
Day 2Trek to Paro via Taktshang Monastery
Bumdrak Monastery - Paro
After breakfast we will decent back to zangto Pelri (Heaven on Earth) from which you can peer over the edge rooftops of Taktshang Monastery. Following a steep descent to a waterfall then up some steps and you’ll reach the Tiger’s Nest itself.
Later afternoon we will begin the final descent of about 45 minutes to Paro Valley floor to reach our vehicle from where you will be transferred by road to your overnight accommodation.