Bumdrak Trek


Starting at 2800m and ascending to 4000m, Bumdra trek is a short trek through a very beautiful trail.

The trek elevation peaks at 4000 meters. Bumdra is a short trek but the trail has a lot to offer with diverse vegetation, stunning view of the Himalayas and the tranquility at the camp site. The camp site is below an ancient sacred monastery. The trail starts from Sang Choekhor Monastery (2800 meters). Trekkers will drive up to the monastery and begin the climb. The trek up to Choe Tse Lhakhang (Temple) can be quite steep at times. From the temple, trekkers can enjoy a panoramic view of Paro valley. After a short break near the temple, trekkers will continue their climb for another 20 minutes to the top of the ridge. From the ridge, the walk up to the camp site is gentle. The view of Paro valley disappears as trekkers head in to the forest towards the camp site. After another 20 minutes’ walk, trekkers will exit the forest and approach a scenic open meadow marked with fluttering prayer flag and a small stupa. Past the meadow, trekkers will arrive at the camp site (3800 meters). The elevation gained offers an undisturbed view of the snowcapped mountains. Trekkers are recommended to wake up early to catch the sun rise. To watch the first ray of the sun drape the snowcapped mountains is phenomenal. Trekkers can choose to hike to the top of the ridge (4000 meters) from the camp site for even better view. On a clear weather night, the sky looks stunning with stars from the camp site. The following day, trekkers can either return to Sang Choekhor Monastery or continue the trekking loop and descent through Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).