Bumdra Overnight Trek

Bumdra Overnight Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Bhutan
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Total Duration:7 days
  • Best Time:All around the year
  • Group Size:Minimum 2

About Bumdra Overnight Trek

Want to try something new this holiday? Better set your mind on going to this trek. This will allow you to experience the thrill of trekking with minimal physical stress. Bumdra Overnight Trek is an easy. The short trek coupled with sightseeing in some of the most famous monuments in Bhutan. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. offers the magnificent itinerary as well as the logistics support to make this easy trek the luxurious travelling. This trip of seven days only has two days for trekking making it an ideal option for the beginners to experience the thrill of trekking before they start it up as their holiday custom.

The Bumdra Overnight Trek allows you to experience the stay in a luxury hotel in the major cities of Bhutan, leisurely stroll in the market areas, trek to the more isolated area in Bhutan accompanied by the ponies carrying your load and witnessing the mesmerizing view of first ray of golden sun kissing the mountains. Witness the marvelous Bhutan in the luxurious way. The hustle and bustle of the city is forgotten once you arrive at the peaceful and tranquil environment of the Bumdra Monastery adorned with the prayer flags fluttering with the wind.

What is more amazing is that you could hang your own prayer flag around the monastery if your desire so! Witness the tranquility and the serenity in the amazing trip of the Bhutan wonders via Bumdra Overnight Trek. Bharal Adventure and its strong connection with the Bhutanese people as well as the representatives of Bhutan make your trip the memorable experience. You will have the enchanting journey of tiny dragon Kingdom. Witness the majestic Bhutan with us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimphu: 1 hr 30 min
  • Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing
  • Day 03: Thimphu to Paro [2,200m]: 1 hr 30 min
  • Day 04: Paro to Sang Choekhor to Bumdra Monastery [3,500m]: 4 hrs
  • Day 05: Bumdra to Paro: 6 hrs
  • Day 06: Paro to Haa to Paro: 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimphu: 1 hr 30 min

Once you arrive at Paro airport, you will be received by one of our representatives who will take you to Thimphu in a private car that will take about an hour long drive. After arrival, you will check into your hotel and take rest and freshen up. Then in the afternoon, a visit to Memorial Chorten built in the memory of late 3rd king and drive to Buddha viewpoint for visiting the largest Buddha statue in the world will be arranged. You can either choose to relax at your hotel room or explore the city in the evening.

Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing

We will begin the exploration of the city after completing our leisurely breakfast. First, we will visit Changgangkha Lhakhang then we will go to Takin’s mini zoo followed by painting school, national library, folk heritage museum, textile museum and handmade paper factory. In the evening, a visit to Tashichho Dzong, a fortress housing the throne room of His Majesty the King and the summer residence for Central Monk Body will be arranged.

Day 03: Thimphu to Paro [2,200m]: 1 hr 30 min

The drive to Paro will begin after breakfast. We shall check into a hotel upon our arrival at Paro and relax for some time. In the afternoon, we will be visiting National Museum that provides a rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A lovely stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge will be a pleasant way to wrap up the day.

Day 04: Paro to Sang Choekhor to Bumdra Monastery [3,500m]: 4 hrs

After having an early morning breakfast, we will take a drive to Sang Choekhor to take our ponies. We might visit the temple here as our ponies are being loaded. The initial climb through thick alpine forest takes about three hours to reach the base of old temple. As we complete the last 20 minutes climb through ruins and fluttering prayer flags we then commence traversing through ancient forest for about another 40 minutes after which we come out onto a high wide meadow dotted with sacred chortens and prayer flags. We will stay under Bumdra Monastery (cave of a thousand prayers) to enjoy the most beautiful views of the Himalayan range. We might also visit the monastery and climb the peak to the north (about 4000m) if time permits.

Day 05: Bumdra to Paro: 6 hrs

We head straight back in the valley or perhaps hang our own prayer flags around the monastery after having a hearty breakfast. We then walk back into the ancient pine and rhododendron forest on the monk’s zigzagging trail. We can catch the first glimpse of the golden roofs of temples below as we descent a couple of hours. Following the trail snaking across the mountainside between the monasteries and temples, we reach the gardens of Zhangtopelri (Heaven on Earth) from where we can look over edge and straight down onto the ornate roofs of Taksang in the cliff far below. An hour long walk further takes us to the gates of Taksang that looks across the gorge from where a steep descent to a waterfall will bring us to another ascent on steps from where we pass into the Tiger’s Nest. We retrace our steps as we begin the final descent of about 45 minutes to reach our vehicle and drive to our hotel where we will stay for the night.

Day 06: Paro to Haa to Paro: 6 hrs

The visit to the temples of Dzongdrakha commences after breakfast. We drive to Haa over the Chelela Pass that stands at the height of 3,988m. On a clear day, we can catch the glimpse of the most scared mountain in the country, Mt. Jomolhari (7,314m). We then visit the peaceful and timeless valley of Haa where we will enjoy our packed lunch for picnic and mark the end of our weeklong tour in the dragon kingdom.

Day 07: Final departure

After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport for your final flight out of this mesmerizing kingdom of dragon hoping to see you again on your next holiday.

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Cost Includes

  • Visa arrangement and US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Government royalty and all the taxes.
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons.
  • Accommodations in 3 to 4 star hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.


Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!


Annapurna base camp

We did our trekking to Annapurna base camp & Muktinath with Arjun from Bharal Adventures. Quite a well-organized trip and both Arjun and porter Hari presented themselves with professionalism and we enjoyed the trip. It was awesome to watch Annapurna and Machhapuchare


Recommander l’Agence Bharal Adventure

Je tiens à recommander l'Agence Bharal Adventure que nous avons eu l'occasion d'utiliser dans le cadre de notre Trek au Népal.

En effet, nous n'avons eu qu'à louer le professionnalisme, l'accueil, le sérieux et la capacité d'écoute des différents interlocuteurs rencontrés au sein de l'Agence. Notre binôme Guide Sujan e a été omniprésent et rigoureux pour nous permettre d'atteindre nos objectifs personnels et de découvrir les charmes et secrets du Népal. La capacité d'adaptation, l'écoute, la sécurité, la gentillesse et la connaissance de leur métier sont les principales caractéristiques de ceux-ci. Notre satisfaction n'en ai que plus grande.

Au de-là d'un rêve qui a pu devenir réalité, ce trek qui partait de Shivalaya après Jiri jusqu' au Kala Patthar en passant par GokyoRi et le col du Cho La, est finalement une des meilleures approches de la découverte de ce pays et des paysages de haute montagne. 
C'est sur la recommandation de Base Camp que nous avons pu l'aborder, l'envisager et finalement le reussir. De fait, je retiens que si je devais avoir de nouveaux objectifs montagneux dans l'avenir au Népal, je n'aurai aucune hésitation à les contacter pour envisager avec eux ce projet


Everest Base Camp – Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2017

Me and my friends did EBC trekking from 26 Nov to 7 Dec and we had the best experience with Arjun from Bharal Adventure. I am The Snail Queen and I am not a strong climber and hiker but Arjun and the porters Robin and Sham helped me a lot so I can fulfill my dreams to reach Everest Base Camp. Thanks A lot for making this a memorable journey, thank you for sharing your knowledge on all the mountains and thank you for really showing me Nepal and its people and wonderful nature and of cos the magnificent and majestic mountains . I definitely recommend the services from Bharal Adventure if you are looking for more than just a hiking trip but a memory that lasts a life time


EBC trekking with Bharal Adventure

We team of 6 from Malaysia undergoing our trekking journey guided by our professional tour guide, Arjun Dhakal & 3 good porters. We managed to make it to EBC on 19 May 2018. Arjun he is well in arranging our itinerary included route, accommodation, meal and even care about our safety. I was having bad cough and walking very slow far behind my teammate on my last day of trekking down to Lukla. And he was walking next to me, never left me alone. Together we finally reached Lukla within estimated time. Due to bad weather, we were stuck at Lukla for 1 day, as our flight is on the day after. Arjun had been trying his best to get us helicopter ticket on the next day. Once ticket confirmed, we went down hill to Sukey to catch our helicopter. From there I saw some others feeling upset as they waited for 6 hours but couldn’t get their helicopter ticket back to Kathmandu. We are blessed that Arjun never dissappointed us. He had make us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. Thanks to Arjun! Highly recommended tour with Bharal Adventure

Suk wang,

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. 

Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip.

So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance.

I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc.

There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team.

The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake.

The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes.

We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together.

When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers.

In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure.

My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.


Perfect Everest Base Camp Trek

Really beautiful vacation - I intensely suggest this! You meander through this long beautiful river valley in the environment of steep slopes that begin out at 15-22,000 feet.Yet, soon enough you can see your destination off far afield away - the every highest mountains in the world. Its as a result marvelous to both be where you are but to as well as see where your journey is to comply to you. Also unbelievable are the 500 year pass sweet, easy, astonishing Buddhist Sherpa villages. And don't forget to fade away into the Tengboche Monastery - what a treat. I'm going protection!


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