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Bhutan Bumdra Monastery Trek Pilgrimage 4D3N (Inc. Tiger's Nest), Private Guided

Bhutan Bumdra Monastery Trek Pilgrimage 4D3N (Inc. Tiger's Nest), Private Guided

Bhutan Bumdra Monastery Trek Pilgrimage 4D3N (Inc. Tiger's Nest), Private Guided


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Hike Bumdra Trek and be blessed by visiting two of the most revered Buddhist Pilgrimage spots in Bhutan, Bumdra and Taktshang Monastery. Admire the scenic beauty of the Himalayan ranges, enjoy a view of Taktsang Monastery from the top and witness Bhutan's sunrise while you camp in the wilderness. This revitalising 4-day program combines luxury Bhutanese accommodation with one of the finest short trekking and overnight camping experiences to some of the inspirational highlights of Paro Valley.

Regarded as the ‘the trek of the thousand Dakinis, Bumdra Monastery Trek is a two-day pilgrimage to Paro Valley's highest monastery before heading straight from Bumdra to the Taktang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). It offers a spectacular view of the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) which you will not see from the usual tourist route.

For this Bumdra Monastery trekking tour, you will be fully supported with a professional trekking team including horses carrying all your luggages, a cook, and guides. All camping gear will be provided except for your sleeping bag. The campsite just below Bumdra Monastery gives you a unique camping experience with an unobstructed view of the Himalayan ranges. As the cold winds batter the tent, you sit around the camp fire with hot food freshly cooked and served to you. This is a memory that will last a lifetime.

You'll also stay in a spacious suite at Zhiwa Ling for two nights, an architectural gem that unites Bhutanese culture and heritage with luxury comforts.

The tour is privately guided. You only need to carry a day pack.

All quality meals are included for the duration of the tour. All ground transfers as well as transfers to and from Paro airport are included.

You'll be hosted by a local Bhutanese driver and guide, who are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

While the trek and landmarks can be explained, the true essence of it cannot be captured in mere words. This is a must-do trek in Paro. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

Departure Dates:
Depart daily on request.

The price is for per person, twin share. It's a price guide. Additional charges may apply for travelling during March to May, and September to November or different room type. It's all inclusive price. Please see the full inclusion in the section of 'WHAT'S INCLUDED' on this page.

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for departure dates and availability. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    Bhutan is no ordinary place. This land-locked nation is one of the most remote and pristine environments on Earth. With over 60% of the land being unspoiled wilderness, you can immerse in natural beauty to purify your mind. Descending from 7,000-metre-high peaks in the north to the low-lying plains of the south, its rivers have forged deep valleys separated by high mountains passes.

    Historically isolated, each valley's topography and scenic beauty affords you an opportunity for unique journeys of discover. Peaceful monasteries, impressive fortresses (or dzongs), jagged Himalayan mountains and deep valleys are all part of this fascinating journey through the Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas' eastern edge.

    Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, has successfully preserved much of its ancient culture and reputation for being the happiest country in the world. Travel to Bhutan to discover its secret to happiness.

    Tiger's Nest: Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger's Nest) clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face at 3,120 metres (10,240 ft) above the sea level, about 900 metres (3,000 ft) above the forested Paro Valley. This temple is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site in the kingdom, and Bhutan's most iconic landmark and religious site.

    Bumdra Monastery Trek is one of the finest short trek, offering unique opportunity to visit two of the most revered Buddhist Pilgrimage spots in Bhutan, Bumdra and Taktshang Monastery, as well as admiring the scenic beauty of Himalayan ranges. Bumdra means 'Rock of One Hundred Thousand Foot Prints'. According to the legend, 100,000 Dakinis (angels) descended at Bumdra Monastery in the 17th century.
  • Accommodation

    2 nights' accommodation at Zhiwa Ling Paro (5 star), and 1 night fully-serviced camping on the Bumdra Monastery Trek.

    Zhiwa Ling Paro
    Nestled in the hills outside Paro, Zhiwa Ling is an architectural gem that unites Bhutanese culture and heritage with 21st-century comforts. Set on 10 acres in the Paro Valley, the hotel features traditional Bhutanese architecture, a main lodge hand-decorated with intricate carvings, elegant temple made with 450-year-old timbers, Swedish under-floor heating, offering luxury living in harmony with nature, culture and tradition. All lthe suites look out over the emerald foothills of the Himalaya.

    You sill stay in an one-bedroom suite offering charming views of the valley and hotel grounds. Each suite has a living room with private balcony and a spacious bedroom and bathroom with Swedish underfloor heating. With 157 square metres of space, this suite provides plenty of room for you to relax in. An adjoining Junior Suite, with a connecting door, can be booked on request to accommodate your family group with ease.

    Overnight Camping at Bumdra Camp
    Bumdra Camp is a tented-camp located high above the Paro Valley, perfect for an overnight trek into the hills of Bhutan. We will provide you with all camping gears and transportation. The trekking crew includes a guide, chef and horse to carry your luggages.

    Please contact us for accommodation or room upgrades. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Food

    You will experience Bhutanese dining experiences throughout the trip. Dinners will be an alternation of fine international and local cuisines.

    Morning: Continental or cooked breakfast is provided at Zhiwa Ling hotel.

    Lunch: Picnic style. Your guide will carry your lunches when you are out on executions/hikes.

    Dinner: At the completion of each day, you head back to Zhiwa Ling to unpack and enjoy a scrumptious meal. You will enjoy three-course dinners at Lingka Restaurant on the premise of Zhiwa Ling for two nights. There is a Tea House at the hotel, where you may choose to enjoy a variety of teas while perusing a well-stocked library at the Tea House onsite (At your own expense). Or you may sample international beverages and undiscovered local spirits at the cozy Mad Monk Bar (At your own expense).
  • What's Included

    - 2 nights' luxury accommodation (twin share) at Zhiwa Ling Paro (5 star)
    - Overnight camping at Bumdra Camp, with all camping gears provided
    - All transport and guiding
    - All meals
    - Amazing walks and sightseeings including Tiger's Nest hiking
    - Guided trekking with experienced Bhutanese guides
    - All inclusive pricing
    - Return private transfer to and from Paro airport
    - Bhutan tourist visa fee, Bhutan government tourism royalty & surcharge, and Bhutan sustainable tourism fund
  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • DAY 4

  • What's included

    - 2 nights' luxury accommodation (twin share) at Zhiwa Ling Paro (5 star)
    - Overnight camping at Bumdra Camp, with all camping gears provided
    - All transport and guiding
    - All meals
    - Amazing walks and sightseeings including Tiger's Nest hiking
    - Guided trekking with experienced Bhutanese guides
    - All inclusive pricing
    - Return private transfer to and from Paro airport
    - Bhutan tourist visa fee, Bhutan government tourism royalty & surcharge, and Bhutan sustainable tourism fund
  • walk distance

    2 - 7 hours easy to moderate walking each day. We can tailor the walking program to suit your fitness level.

    Day 1: Arrival, easy walk for sightseeings
    Day 2: Approximately 4 hours, 10 km walking, moderate grade; altitudes: 2,800 - 3,800 meters
    Day 3: Approximately 4 hours, 14 km walking, moderate grade; altitudes: 3,800 - 2,800 meters
    Day 4: Depart

    Total: Approximately 24 km

    The Ultimate Luxury Bhutan Walk Short Loop Walking Grading
  • estimated travel time in Bhutan

    Bhutan's infrastructure is continually being improved, which causes regular closures along the national highway. Delays are not uncommon. Some roads can be very degraded. You'll have experienced driver throughout the trip. The following is estimated travel time based on ideal road conditions.

    Estimated Travel Time in Bhutan

    Estimated Travel Time in Bhutan
  • Bhutan Tourist Visas

    Please note: Your Bhutan tourist visa application fee is included in this package. We offer services to arrange Bhutan tourist visas on your behalf.

    All travellers (excluding Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian passport holders) to Bhutan are required to obtain tourist visas prior to arriving in Bhutan. Visa application requires at least 14 working days for handing. India, Bangladeshi and Maldivian passport holders do not require a visa to visit Bhutan.

    How We Apply a Bhutan Tourist Visa on Your Behalf
    1. You need to complete a Pre-registration form and legal form (We will send to you after your booking.)
    2. Return the forms with clear colour copies of your passport. Please note that each passport should have a validity of at least six months from the intended date of departure from Bhutan.
    3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs typically does not issue a visa until approximately 15 to 20 days prior to arrival. Once available, we will forward a copy of your visa for your reference.

    For guests flying into and out of Bhutan via India, it is necessary to have e-tourist Indian visas or a regular double- or multiple-entry Indian visa. Please contact your nearest Indian embassy for more information. Please note that it will be all travellers' responsibility to make your own visa arrangements for any destinations prior to your Bhutan trip.

    For more Bhutan Tourist Visa information, please visit Tourism Council of Bhutan (http://www.tourism.gov.bt/plan/visa).
  • Getting There

    - The departure point is Paro
    - The finish point is Paro
    - Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Paro. We recommend you fly from Bangkok, Delhi or Singapore into Paro. In Bangkok, Aman has an airport representative who will assist with check-in. Drukair, and Bhutan Airlines are the only airlines that operate in and out of Bhutan.

    We offer complimentary services to book all flights on your behalf. Airfare quotes will be provided upon request.

    Flight Routes to Paro Bhutan

    Flight Routes to Paro Bhutan
  • Weather and Climate

    Bhutan has four distinct seasons. Bhutan can be enjoyed in any season.

    Spring & Autumn Seasons (Mar - May, Sep - Nov)
    The weather is ideal in spring and autumn. Generally, it's clear and mild weather with excellent scenery, lower rainfall and a range of festivals called Tshechus and Dromchoes. Himalayan views are best in October, while rhododendron blooms peak in March and April. However, they are peak season for tourist visitors and you can expect some congestion at major tourist sights.

    Winter Season (Dec - Feb)
    The weather is still pleasant, though it can be cold and temperatures fall below zero at night in December and January. During those months, it has snow to the higher regions however the southern regions and main valleys where visitors generally travel are considerably warmer. Paro and Thimphu normally experience only light dusting's of snow. Cool weather and clear skies is a great time for photography and valley hiking plus the opportunity for wonderful Himalayan vistas.

    Summer Season (Jun - Aug)
    Monsoon rains. High-altitude flowers are at their peak. Early-mid summer period June to July is good time to visit as there are less tourists.

    Average Temperature in Bhutan

    Average Temperature in Bhutan

    For more weather & climate information, please visit Tourism Council of Bhutan (http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/climatic).
  • Other Information

    OCT4 Pty Ltd trading as ONLY LUXE CLUB acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full deposit payment and the signed Booking Form (if required) has been received by ONLYLUXE CLUB.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to ONLYLUXE CLUB. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price. The current surcharge for all credit cards is 3% of the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    Cancellation Policies
    A 30% non-refundable deposit equivalent to the total program is required at time of booking. An additional 40% non refundable deposit due 6 months prior to the date of arrival. NB. A request is not confirmed until a deposit is received. The balance 30% will be due 90 days prior to the departure.

    Should the reservation request be placed within 6 months of the anticipated arrival to Bhutan, then a 70% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance 30% will be due 90 days prior to the departure.

    Should the reservation request be placed within 90 days of the anticipated departure, then the entire program amount in full must be deposited at the time of booking and this amount in non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

    Should the group wish to make an alteration to the itinerary, every effort will be made to accommodate this request, but we cannot guarantee that this will be possible. Requests for amendments should be made in writing. Flight amendment costs may be applicable.

    No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption. We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance.

    Any group cancellations should be made in writing. The date the cancellation is received by Aman Bhutan will determine the group cancellation charges applicable.

    Drukair Cancellation & Refund policies:
    90% refund permitted for tickets cancelled 31 days or more from the date of travel
    75% refund permitted for tickets cancelled 10 - 30 days from the date of travel
    50% refund permitted for tickets cancelled 4 - 10 days from the date of travel
    No refund permitted for the tickets cancelled 4 days or less from the date of travel
    A date change fee of USD20 is applicable for date changes made 4 days or less from the date of travel • No refund permitted after first date change
    5% handling fee per ticket will be forfeited in the event of cancellation.
    *** The above Drukair terms and admin fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify OCT4 PTY LTD, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Not suited for children under the age of 8.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise OCT4 PTY LTD and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical
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