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Bhutan Bumdra Trek 5Days

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  • Take a Sang Choekhor to Taktsang Monastery hike along charming mountain path
  • Camp and admire sunset in the Bumdrak Monastery
  • Sightseeing to the highlights in Thimphu and Punakha cities
  • Relax yourself via a traditional hot stone bath
  • Drink traditional red rice beer with unique local taste
  • Dress in traditional National Attire to take a photo
  • Get 1 Bhutan sim card of 5GB internet access 
  • Culture dance show with dinner
  • Try local archery, which is not only Bhutan's national sports, but also art
4 Nights 5 Days
Tour Code:BTT001
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Day1  Paro Arrival & Transfer to Thimphu | Buddha Point, National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhoe Dzong

Fly to Paro International Airport (arrive before noon) and spend 1 hour transferring to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan with your tour guide. Visit Buddha Point, National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhoe Dzong and a local craft bazaar after checking in your hotel.

Meals:  Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Day2  Thimphu to Paro | Bhutan Post Office, School for Arts and Crafts, Simply Bhutan Museum, Takin Preserve

This morning, you can pay a visit to the Bhutan Post Office Headquarters (General Post Office) first for fully functional stamp printed with a self-portrait. This post office is known for housing the world's largest photo book and an intriguing collection of Bhutanese stamps. It is the only place where you can obtain personalized stamps featuring your own face. (Open hours for the post office: Weekdays: 9AM - 5PM; Saturdays: 9 AM - 1 PM; Closed on Sundays).

Then, you can visit School for Arts and Crafts, also known as the Thimphu National Institute for Zorig Chusum, and delight in the abundance of Bhutan's traditional arts and skills. This institution showcases the mastery of the country's 13 arts and crafts, offering a captivating experience of Bhutan's rich artistic heritage. Students here undergo rigorous training for 4-6 years, mastering the techniques and artistic nuances of their chosen craft. The 13 art forms are Traditional Painting, Sculpturing, Wood Carving, Calligraphy, Papermaking, Bronze Casting, Embroidery, Weaving, Carpentry, Masonry, Bamboo and cane weaving, Gold/Silver Smithy, and Black smithy.

Afterward, you can further explore the Simply Bhutan Museum. This interactive museum offers a glimpse into traditional Bhutanese life. You can touch and take pictures while witnessing the culture of Bhutan through household tools and other items of Bhutanese origin. Just follow the museum docent, who dresses up in traditional clothes, to try local rice wine, observe the traditional way of building houses out of rammed earth, sip local milk tea while enjoying Bhutanese songs and folk dances, and try archery, which is Bhutan's national sport. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet Pema Tshering, a talented craftsman. Despite being born with cerebral palsy and congenital deformities in his spinal column, he skillfully carves wood using his feet. The museum also features souvenir stalls and a restaurant that serves Bhutanese set meals.

If you have an interest in Bhutan's national animal, you also can visit the Motithang Takin Preserve. There, you can observe the unique creature that is said to have been created by the legendary Drukpa Kunley (Divine Madman). According to legend, Drukpa Kunley fashioned the takin with the head of a goat and the body of a cow.

Head back to Paro. Overnight in Paro and get ready for your hiking trip.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day3  First Hiking Day - Sanga chokhor to start Bumdrak trek

Today, you will start trekking from Sanga Chokhor Village, whose altitude is 2,900 meters. After visiting the small Lhakhang in the village, you will hike upwards along the mountain path. The sceneries of ancient forests and views of Himalaya ranges will make your hike colorful and interesting. Finally, you will reach the 3,900-meter-high Bumdrak Monastery, a perfect place for camping and admiring sunset.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camping near the Bumdrak Monastery

Day4  Second Hiking Day – Bumdrak to Taktsang

Unlike yesterday’s ascending, today’s route is downwards. After 2 hours’ hiking, you will reach the Sangtopelri Garden, which means paradise on earth in Bhutanese language. The Taktsang Monastery, your final destination for this hike, is visible from the Sangtopelri Garden. However, you still need around 1 more hour to reach the monastery, who is nicknamed “Tiger Nest”. You will be transferred to Paro after finish today’s hike.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day5  Paro Departure – Wish You All the Best

Thanks for hiking with us! Your tour guide will escort you to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination. There are still other hiking routes in Bhutan. You are welcome to come back for more hike next time.



Price Includes

    • 1.English-speaking local guide
    • 2.Meals listed in the itinerary [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
    • 3.Accommodation in 3-star hotel under twin/dbl bed sharing basis
    • 4.All transportation within the country including airport transfers
    • 5.Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments
    • 6.Bhutan SDF fee
    • 7.Bhutan visa fee: USD 40 per person

Price Excludes

    • 1.Single room supplement charges
    • 2.Personal expense and Travel Insurance
    • 3.Cost for any services not mentioned in the "PRICE INCLUDES"

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