2 Days Bhutan Hiking.

Bumdra (Monastery) Trek

Bumdra Trek is a shortest 2 days Bhutan hiking, starting from Sangchekhor Monastery and ending at the base of the Tiger’s Nest. It provides a great view of the Paro valley and is romantic in the sense that hikers can soak in the gorgeous sunsets over the mountains of Haa. It also provides for an interesting cliff-face pilgrimage site and one can look at all the chapels above Taktshang Monastery, not to forget the spectacular view it offers of the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

The camping accommodation on this 2 days Bhutan hiking (Bumdra trek) is the most luxurious in Bhutan but to get to the camping site is an uphill battle on the first day. The second day, however, you’ll be walking downhill.

Sketch Itinerary for 2 Days Bhutan Hiking:

Day 01. Arrive Paro and sightseeing:

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Rinpung Dzong

Meet and Greet at the Paro airport and drive to the hotel.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Ta Dzong, the tower of Paro built in1656 and renovated in 1968. This monument is an ancient watchtower which now houses the National Museum.
  • Rinpung Dzong built in 1644 on the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong houses the administrative offices of Paro valley.

In the evening, visit to:

  • Bhutanese farm house to see a typical Bhutanese way of life.

Dinner and over night in Hotel.

Day 02. Trek to Bumdra Monastery:

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Camping at Bumdra.

In the morning, drive to Sang Choekor Buddhist College in the Paro valley (2,800 m). We walk up hill for 2 hours. We walk past Chhoe Tse Lhakhang and approach the Bumdra Monastery.

In the afternoon, we can visit the monastery or climb a peak nearby at around 4000 meter. We return to the camp.

Dinner and overnight in camp.

Duration: 3–4 hours to camp, optional 2–3 hours return trek to peak, Difficulty: Moderate

Day 03. Return hike from Bumdra Monastery via Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – Thimphu (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr. drive):

In the morning, start the trek from Bumdra via the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

Tiger’s-Nest-(Taktsang)-Monastery

Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

Visit the Monastery. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche flew to this cave on the back of a Tigress, Dorji Drolo.

Walk down to the base of the hill where our vehicles will pick us.

Duration: 5 – 7 hours, Difficulty: Moderate.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Drukgyal Dzong which is under re-construction. This fort was built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.

Then drive to Thimphu. On the way, visit to:

  • Tamchog Monastery built in the 15th century by Thangthong Gyalpo, popularly known as “the Iron Bridge builder”.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Thimphu Sightseeing:

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National Memorial Chorten.

In the morning, visit to:

  • National Memorial Chorten built in honor of the Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Dupthop Lhakhang, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.
  • National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts.
  • School of Arts and Crafts (Painting School).

After lunch, hike to:

  • Cheri Monastery in upper Dodena valley.
  • Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 3 hours drive):

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Dochu La pass (3100 m).

In the morning, drive to Punakha via Dochu La Pass at 3100 m.

On the way, visit to:

  • Dochu La Pass with 108 stupas and enjoy the view of Higher Himalayas.
  • Chimi Lhakhang built in 1499 by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as “The Devine Madman”. This Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Punakha Dzong is the winter residence of Je-Khenpo, the chief Abbot of Bhutan.

In the evening, walk across the longest Suspension Bridge in Bhutan spanning 160 m.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Punakha sightseeing – Thimphu (via Wangdiphodrang):

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Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

In the morning, hike to:

  • Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery built by Her Majesty the Queen, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.

Then drive to Wangdiphodrang. On the way, visit to:

  • Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Tallest Statue of Buddha in the world (51.5 m).
  • BBS Tower view point.
  • Takin preserve center.
  • Changangkha Monastery, the oldest temple of Thimphu.
  • Dupthob nunnery.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Thimphu – Paro (Departure):

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.