Prayer Flags & Buddhist Monasteries To Tigers Nest
2-day Bumdra Hike - Paro & Tigers Nest - Bhutan
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 – watching the sunset over the mountains of Haa. This hike may be a challenge for some, taking you up 4,000m in just one day, but you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of an intriguing cliff-face pilgrimage site, small chapels and Tiger's Nest itself.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people travelling
- All meals and local drinks (e.g. tea and coffee)
- Transport with private driver
- English-speaking guide at your disposal
- Entrance fees as applicable
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Paro - Bumdra Monastery (3,800m)
Today’s hike starts with a steep ascent in the cool shade, shortly reaching a clearing with prayer flags, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of both Paro and Do Chhu valleys. You’ll continue on to reach the last steep elevation, overlooking views of the snow-capped Himalayas.
After another short climb through ruins and fluttering flags, you’ll hike into the ancient forest before reaching a wide meadow with Sacred chortens (stupas) – a short walk from your campsite tonight. You’ll also be able to visit the monastery located not so far from the camp and climb towards the north of the peak for a better view of the Himalayan ranges.
Bumdra - Tigers Nest - Paro
After a hearty breakfast overlooking the vast landscape, you have the option to linger a while and soak up the view and even hang a few prayer flags of your own. In your own time, you’ll drop back onto the ancient route of pine and rhododendron forest of the monks’ zigzagging trail. After a few hours of descent, you’ll catch glimpses of golden temples below and soon come upon the first of many.
After passing gardens and waterfalls you’ll end the trip with a visit to the majestic Tiger’s Nest, sure to be the highlight of your trek! Once you’ve finished taking in the stunning views of this spectacular temple – your driver will pick you up, taking you to your hotel for tonight. When you’re all checked in, you can spend the evening taking a stroll through Paro town.
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