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.
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.
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.
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.