Sorwa Bhutan Travels
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7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS SPIRITUAL BHUTAN JOURNEY WITH BUMDRA TREK
This trip combines the best of what Bhutan offers with a good mix of both cultural and trekking adventures! Begin in the capital of Thimphu before journeying into Punakha with its stunning cultivated valley scenery. Discover the spiritual pageantry atmosphere Paro valley with the trek to Bumdra. Bask in the beautiful surrounding and breathe in the fresh mountain air and camp in the beautiful meadow at 4000ms. And end your trek visiting the most popular Taktshang monastery in Bhutan built on a sheer cliff face.
Places to Visit
Day 1: Fly to Paro / Drive to Thimphu (altitude: 7,700 feet) Fly by the magnificent views of the snow-capped Himalayas on the way to Paro valley.
Drive 1.5 hours to Thimphu
Explore the capital’s Highlights!!!
BBS Tower viewpoint for a stunning view of the valley before visiting the Takin Preserve to see Bhutan’s national animal along with the view of the majestic Tashichoe Dzong, seat of the government. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Day 2: Thimphu Circumvent the Memorial Chorten before mesmerising at the gigantic statue of Buddha (169ft). And visit 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang, see cultural aspect of blessing and naming newly born child from the oldest temple of Wang valley.
Later take a walk along the streets of Thimphu and enjoy some free shopping. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Day 3: Thimphu / Punakha (altitude: 4,500 feet) Drive about 3 hours to Punakha.
Climb up the mountain road to Dochu-La at 3140m. On a clear day, the pass commands a wonderful panorama of the Eastern Himalayas. Descend through varied forest and finally emerging into the cultivated valley of Punakha. Hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang (no dog temple).Visit Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu, arguably the most impressive Dzong in the country before visiting a stunning hill-top nunnery- Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing dedicated to the bodhisattva of compassion. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Day 4: Punakha / Paro (altitude: 7,400 feet) Drive about 5 hours to Paro
Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, built to prevail peace and tranquillity.
Drive back to Paro valley. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Day 5: Sacred Bumdra Trek This 2-day 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 (2537m), the most important Buddhist University 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 (3588m) 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 (3880m). Enjoy this idyllic setting and marvel at the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Approximate distance: 7.4 kilometres
Approximate trekking hours: 5-6 hours
Day 6: Bumdra to Taktshang Gonpa We visit Bumdra Goenba, 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 Taktshang (Tigress Nest) Monastery, 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.
Check into your hotel this afternoon and enjoy a relaxing hot shower and celebrate the magnificent adventure over an exquisite meal. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)
Approximate distance: 8.7 kilometres
Approximate trekking hours: 4-5 hours
Day 7: Departure Transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast included)