Bumdra trek

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Bumdra trek
  • Level: Moderate
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Location: Paro-Thimphu
Day 1.Bumdra Trek:

This new 3-days moderate to challenging trek on widely varied trails combines a region of remote and incomparable beauty with some of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the country. After breakfast, we'll take a short drive to Sangchen Chokhor, the most important Buddhist College in the Kingdom, where we begin our trek. The trail climbs steadily up the mountainside through thick forests of Himalayan blue pine, oak and rhododendron to Chochong-Tse, a small 17th century temple and meditation cave. From here, a short steep climb brings us to a spectacular panoramic viewpoint. Walking along a ridge line trail, high above the valley floors, we are awed by the solitude and awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding lush valleys and towering peaks. Winding through beautiful forests and meadows of wildflower we approach tree-line and our campsite, Bumdra. Enjoy this idyllic setting and marvel at the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas.(Approximate trekking hours: 5-6 hours) Bumdra: tented camp: Alt: 4000m

Day2.Bumdra Ridge Hike:

Today, after Breakfast at sunrise we take ridge hike above our campsite. The tall surrounded peaks raise the sky making the valley more beautiful and majestic. Once could fully enjoy the hike with endless summit which keep appearing one behind another. Once you reach up higher the panoramic view of lower valley changes. Bumdra: Tented camp

Day3.Bumdra Trek/Paro:

This morning, we visit Bumdra Gompa, a small meditation monastery that clings to the side of an immense cliff face, founded by the Tantric Buddhist Yogini Machig Labdron. After the visit, we begin our descent and the landscape changes from the high country of dwarf rhododendron and beautiful vistas, giving way to the low lands of pine and oak. En-route, we visit the magical monastery known as, Tiger’s nest” one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the entire Himalayan World. Set on a vertical cliff face at 2950m above sea level, it defies all engineering logic. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, founding father of the Bhutanese form of Mahayana Buddhism, arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery. The main structure was severely damaged by fire in 1998, but after many years of painstaking restoration work, the complex has now been fully restored to its former glory. Check into your hotel this afternoon and enjoy a relaxing hot shower and celebrate the magnificent adventure over an exquisite meal. (Approximate trekking hours: 5- 6 hours)

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