Bumdra Trek (1 night/2days)
[spoiler title=’Day 1: Sangchoekhor to Bumdra (Elevation gain: 1000m)’]
This morning we drive around 1 hour to our trek point where our staff will be waiting at (Sangchoekhor) a Buddhist Institute. Than we climb upwards for around 2 hours hiking through a number of prayer flags that line up along the foot path. From here we can view the Paro valley and the Dotey valley on the other side of the ridge. After we climb for another 1 hour we reach to a temple from where we can view the paro airport in the south and snowcapped mountains in the north. On a clear day, the view is absolutely spectacular and offers panoramic views of the Paro valley. We will serve lunch at a vantage point and continue our climb through the rhododendron and oak trees and after getting slightly over the tree line, we come to a lovely meadow where we will camp for the night. (3800 m)
Overnight at Bumdra campsite.
[spoiler title=’Day 2: Bumdra to Taktsang/Paro (Elevation Loss: 1520m)’]
Today, our hike is downhill which is a reward for the uphill that we underwent the previous day. After breakfast we drop downward through the pine and Rhododendrons till we reach Zangtopelri, one of the most sacred temples in the Tiger’s nest region which is actually located right on top of the main Tigers Nest and is considered like the crown, Zangtopelri means the celestial abode of our patron saint Guru Rimpochey. We have secured special permission to visit this temple and then continue downhill to visit the main temple – The Tiger’s Nest that is perched across a cliff.
After visiting the Tigers Nest and having lunch at the Cafeteria, we will descend for another 30 minutes where the vehicle and staff await us.
Overnight stay in hotel, Paro.