Key Information

  • Destination:
    Bhutan
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel
  • Trip Style:
    Sightseeing and Cultural Exploration
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:
    1

About 7 Day Magical Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek

7 days Magical Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek lets you explore the culture, history and majestic landscapes of the kingdom of Bhutan. It takes you to the major cities of Bhutan such as Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. The added two days of Bumdra trek will take the experience of Bhutan tour to the whole new level. Despite being a small Himalayan country, Bhutan offers wonderful vistas, amazing and unique culture, architecture and traditions which are worth exploring at least once in a lifetime. Snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, forests, grasslands, rivers and waterfalls of Bhutan can be an amazing retreat from your every-day lime. The dzong architecture, monasteries, stupas and temples are great places to learn and explore the philosophy, religion and culture of Bhutanese people. 

Bhutan tour with Bumdra Trek starts from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. There are many historical sites and monuments such as Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and Kunselcholing Viewpoint built on the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang on a hilltop. Dzongs are fortresses which are now used as administrative offices and schools. In the dzongs of Bhutan, there are amazing paintings, artefacts and architecture preserved for years. Then you will visit Punakha and Paro. During the tour, you will witness a plethora of mesmerizing views, from many viewpoints along the way. You will visit lots of dzongs and monasteries in the major cities and along the way. They will give you better insight into the unique and spectacular architecture of dzongs and Chortens and Vajrayana Buddhism. 

Magical Bhutan Tour with Bumdra trek package also gives you the experience of trekking in the serene landscapes of the Himalayas. The trek to Bumdra Monastery and Tiger’s Nest monastery provides the hypnotizing view of the snow-capped mountains, landscapes and Paro valley. It is also a great opportunity to interact with local people and explore their lifestyle. 2 days of hiking and the night spent in the Bumdra monastery will take let you experience the county of Thunder Dragon from the closest. 

While having magical Bhutan tour and Bumdra trek, you can enjoy the festivals and rituals of Bhutanese people. The prayer flags hanging above, the rich and vibrant streets, people in their traditional dresses, chants and mantras and the mesmerizing views of the landscapes are what make the Bhutan tour experience amazing and unforgettable. 

 

7-DAYS MAGICAL BHUTAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • A scenic flight covered with mountains towards the Paro airport
  • Explore Motithang Takin Preserve and observe the national animal of Bhutan
  • Reach Kunselcholing ViewPoint with a large statue of Buddha to get amazing views of Thimphu valley
  • Visit Tashichho Dzong, Centenary Farmers Market and Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
  • Get to the National Folk Heritage Museum, National Textile Museum and Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
  • Reach Dochula pass at 3,080 meters and enjoy the majestic views mountains like Masagang, Tsendagang, Gangkar plenum (the highest peak in Bhutan), etc.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and explore the beauty of Khamsum Yuley Temple
  • Visit Bumthang valley and explore Tamzhing Goemba, Kurjey Lhakhang with Guru Explore Gangtey Goemba sitting atop a hill, an excellent example of Tibetan architecture
  • Get to Paro Dzong built with stones and government centre of Paro and explore Ta Dzong, a watchtower serving as a National Museum of Bhutan holding several artefacts and art pieces
  • Hike to the Bumdra Monastery and enjoy the amazing views along the way
  • Trek to Taktsang Monastery while returning from Bumdra Monastery.
  • Get to Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, the oldest temple in Bhutan and Dumtse Lhakhang
  • Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour 

 

What to Expect

1. Amazing views of the Himalayas and landscapes

Bhutan is the Himalayan Kingdom surrounded by the various snow-capped mountains. Bhutan tour journey offers amazing views of lush forests, rivers, deep valleys, and waterfalls. Views of mountains such as Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ) can be seen from there including Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 m) and many other peaks can be seen from the different viewpoints of Bhutan. Bumdra trek is the best way to behold the amazing landscapes of Bhutan. Dochula Pass, Tiger’s Nest monastery, Bumdra Monastery are some of the best viewpoints in Bhutan. 
 

2. Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and home of many ancient sites and monuments. One of the major sites is Tashichho Dzong which is the combination of temples and shrines. Administrative and religious activities are conducted in the dzongs of Bhutan. Tashichho also houses the office of the King of Bhutan. 

Memorial Chorten is another beautiful and major tourist site in Bhutan built in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. There are many paintings, statues and artefacts representing the history, culture and religion of Bhutan. Apart from the major dzongs, there is the National Museum and papermaking factory where you can observe the ancient art of papermaking. You will also visit the local market where local people sell handmade products. Thimphu is amazing place from where you can learn many things about Bhutan. 
 

3.  Punakha 

On the way to Punakha from Thimphu, you will encounter Dochula Pass from where you will get the amazing view of the landscapes and Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Temple. In Punakha, you can visit Punakha Dzong which was built as the fort but later used for religious and administrative purposes. There is a suspension bridge over the Pho Chhu river which also is an amazing viewpoint to behold the view. Punakha is the home of Khamsum Yuley Temple built by Queen mother of 5th King. You can explore the culture, paintings, artefacts and history of Bhutan in the dzongs and temples of Punakha. The prayer flags and the vibrant streets of Punakha make this city amazing. 
 

4. Paro

Paro is one of the major cities in Bhutan that lets you explore the amazing paintings, artefacts, culture, history and art of Bhutan. You will explore Kyichu Lhakhang which is the oldest temple of Bhutan. There are dzongs such as Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, Drukgyal Dzong etc where you will learn about the Vajrayana Buddhism and traditions derived from it. There are statues and paintings in the dzongs. You can also visit some nearest viewpoints around Paro to get the amazing views of the surrounding landscapes and the Paro valley itself. 
 

5. People and Culture 

Bhutan is an isolated country and has some exotic and unique culture and tradition. Vajrayana Buddhism also is known as Tantric Buddhism which is the dominant religion of Bhutanese people.  You can find monasteries and dzong structures almost everywhere you go. Dzongs are the brilliant architecture unique to this country. Dzongs, stupas, monasteries, prayer flags and mythical paintings will make you feel like you are in some mythical place. You can see people on the streets in their traditional attire such as Gho and Kira and monks in red robes. 7 days of Bhutan tour will let you experience their tradition and lifestyle. 
 

6. Bumdra Monastery and Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Bumdra trek is part of the magical Bhutan Tour package which is two days trek to the Bumdra monastery and back from Paro. It is a moderately difficult trek that lets you experience the best of the landscapes of Bhutan. You can witness amazing mountain range, lowlands covered in greeneries, waterfalls and rivers etc. Apart from the view, you will get to visit temples and monasteries such as Tiger’s Nest monastery where Guru Rinpoche had meditated, caves and Bumdra monastery. The view of the Paro valley looks amazing from the top. You will spend the night at Bumdra monastery and visit Tiger’s Nest monastery while returning back. 

7 Day Magical Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival in Paro
  • Enjoy a scenic flight to reach the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Catch glimpses of mountains, including Mt. Everest in a clear day
  • Land in Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu
  • Explore Thimphu in the evening 

After completing your scenic mountain flight, you will arrive at Pato International Airport. Our representatives will be already there to pick you up. You will then have a ride to Thimpu. While having a scenic ride, you will get some time to acclimatize yourself in the environment of Bhutan. Upon your arrival in Thimpu, you will check into a hotel and relax. In the evening, you can set out to explore Thimphu. 

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel 
Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.

 

DAY 02: Sightseeing around Thimphu
  • Visit Centenary Farmers Market where locals sell agricultural and handmade products
  • Explore Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
  • Visit the National Folk Heritage Museum, National Textile Museum and Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
  • Explore Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan, just outside Thimphu 
  • Visit Tashichho Dzong showcasing amazing architecture and holding the main administrative and monastic bodies

You will have a full day sightseeing at Thimphu. Your first step will be the Heritage Museum where you will get to explore ancient rural households artefacts. Then you will go to the Textile Museum where you will witness the art of traditional weaving. After spending some time in museums, you will go to visit the largest Dzong. From Thimphu Dzong, you will then go to explore National Memorial Chorten which was built in honour of late King Jigme Dorze. While visiting the dzongs and museums, you will have better insight into culture, tradition and history of Bhutan. You will also visit the papermaking factory where you will witness the art of papermaking. Your last destination of the day will be Simkotha Dzong, the oldest fortress of Bhutan. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

DAY 03: Thimphu to Punakha
  • A scenic bus ride to Punakha from Thimpu
  • Stop at Dochula pass to admire the scenic view of the mountains and landscapes
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan
  • Explore Khamsum Yuley Temple and witness its brilliant architecture

After exploring Thimphu, you will have a scenic drive to Punakha next day. You will encounter Dochula Pass along the way. You can have a scenic view of the surrounding landscapes from hee. Enjoying the amazing views during your ride, you will reach Punakha after a few hours of drive. You will check into a hotel and rest for a while. Then you will set out to explore Punakha. 

You will first visit Punakha Dzong where you can explore the amazing Bhutanese architectures, artefacts and paintings. Then you will go to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which was built by Queen mother. You will get to explore Bhutanese architecture and arts there. Your sightseeing journey will end here. You will get back to the hotel and spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive duration: 3 hours approx. 

 

DAY 04: Punakha to Paro 

  • A scenic drive from Punakha to Paro
  • Visit Simtokha Dzong along the way
  • Visit Ta Dzong, and Rinpung Dzong after arriving at Paro

Next day, you will have a scenic ride Punakha to Paro. In 4 hours of drive, you will enjoy the stunning view of the landscapes, rivers and forest. You will also encounter Simtokha Dzong along the way. When you arrive at Paro, you will check into a hotel and take rest for a while. You will then spend the day sightseeing in Paro. You will first visit Paro Dzong which is also known as Rinpung dzong. You will explore the paintings, architectures and artefacts there. It is also an administrative centre. Then you will visit Ta zong which was built as watchtower but later converted to the National Museum. You can explore historical artefacts and paintings here. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 4 hours approx.

 

DAY 05: Bumdra Trek 
  • Drive to  Sang Choekor Buddhist College and hike to Bumdra Monastery
  • Encounter Chhoe Tse Lhakhang temple along the way
  • Enjoy the amazing view of the Paro valley and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Stunning view of the Himalayan ranges
  • Spend the night at Bumdra monastery 

Your Bumdra trek journey starts from Paro with the drive to Sang Chorkhor. After gathering at Campus, the trek will begin. You will have to ascend the ridge for about 1-2 hours. From the top, the views of the prayer flags, Paro and Do Chhu valley look amazing. Walking further about an hour, you will reach Chhoe Tse Lhakhang temple which is situated at the side of the mountain. You will further ascend the trail you will encounter ancient forest. Walking past the forest you will reach to the sacred Chhorten and Bumdra monastery. The view of snowcapped mountains, landscapes and Paro looks amazing from here. You will spend the rest of the day enjoying the view and exploring the monastery. However, you also can have an optional walk to the peak which is at the elevation of 4000 m. You will spend the night at the monastery.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 4 hours approx.
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

 

DAY 06: Bumdra Trek Contd.
  • Have breakfast early in the morning with the spectacular view of the surrounding 
  • Visit Tiger’s Nest monastery, one of the most famous monuments in Bhutan
  • Descend down to Paro valley enjoying the amazing places along the way

After having breakfast at the serene environment, you will descend back to the valley. You will cross pine and rhododendron forests while walking down the trail. You will then take a different route to go to Tiger’s Nest Monastery crossing the gardens of Sangtopelri. It is one of the most important sites in Bhutan. It is said that Guru Rinpoche had come here riding the back of a tiger and meditated for years. You can explore the monastery, the paintings, caves and arts. You will get amazing view of the surrounding from here. You will then descend to the Paro valley. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 07: Departure
  • Driving you to the airport and bidding you farewell

Your Bhutan Trip concludes here. You will be driven to Paro International Airport after breakfast for your flight. We will wish you farewell there and you will go to your next destination or home. 

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Full board meals and accommodation at 3-star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver and a private vehicle
  • All entry fees and permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to be returned at the end of your stay)
  • Flight to/from Bhutan (assistance can be provided)
  • Travel Insurance (assistance can be provided)
  • Meals at any other restaurants than the designated ones
  • Any upgrade in accommodation and services
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, chocolates, desserts, etc.)
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Departure Dates

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20 Oct, 2019 - 26 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
23 Oct, 2019 - 29 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
26 Oct, 2019 - 01 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
29 Oct, 2019 - 04 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD

7 Day Magical Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek Reviews

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Our 10 days of Bhutan tour went amazing.  Bhutan was a beautiful country with spectacular landscapes. We visited lots of dzong and monasteries and got to learn a lot about their religion and culture. The people and their culture was fascinating to observe. I loved everything about Bhutan. The trip was well managed and our guide was amazing too! 

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