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
  • Start Point:Paro
  • End Point:Paro
  • Accommodation:Hotels
  • Transportation:Private Transportation

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)

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.

The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC

Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

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Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,

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!


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