2 Days Bhutan Trek.

(Bumdra Monastery Trek)

A short 2 days Bhutan trek which starts from Sangchekhor Monastery and ends at the Tiger’s Nest. A highly recommended for those looking for a short Bhutan Trekking program. You can enjoy scenic view of the Paro valley and mountain panorama. As you descend on the second day, you can see an interesting cliff-face pilgrimage site.

You can view all the small monasteries above the Tiger’s nest Monastery. For those adventurous ones, you can follow the trail leading to the sky burial site above Taktsang Monastery. The 2 days Bumdra Trek has the most comfortable camping accommodation and the trek is quite strenuous on the first day.

2 Days Bhutan Trek Overview:

Trek duration: 2 days

Total trip duration: 06 nights / 07 days.

Highest point: 4000 m.

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Starting point: Sangchekhor, Paro.

End Point: Base of the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

Detailed Itinerary for 2 Days Bhutan Trek:

Day 01. Arrive Paro & sightseeing (Altitude 2280 m):


Rimpung Dzong.

Your Guide will receive you at the airport and drive to the hotel.

After lunch, visit to:

  • Ta Dzong built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower that houses the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • Rinpung Dzong, Rinpung literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, visit to:

  • Bhutanese farm house to see a typical Bhutanese way of life.

Dinner and over night in Hotel.

Day 02. Trek to Bumdra Monastery:


Camp at Bumdra.

After breakfast, drive to Sang Choekor Buddhist (2800 m) College above the Paro valley.

  • 2 hours walk up hill till Chhoe Tse Lhakhang. We hike further till Bumdra Monastery which means “the Cave of Thousand Prayers”.

After lunch, we visit

  • The Bumdra Monastery. You also have an option to climb a peak nearby which is around 4000 m. We return to the camp. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Difficulty: Moderate, Duration: 3–4 hours – campsite, optional 2–3 hours return trek to peak.

Day 03. Bumdra – Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery – drive to Thimphu (2320 m) (Distance: 70 kms, 1 ½ hr drive):


Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

After breakfast, return to Paro valley from Bumdra via Taktsang Monastery. The primary temple was built in the 1684 by the Paro Penlop, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgye.

After lunch at Taktsang Cafeteria, visit to:

  • Drukgyal Dzong which is under renovation, was built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
  • Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king, Srongsen Gampo.

In the evening, drive to Thimphu. On the way, visit Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo in 1420.

Difficulty: Moderate. Duration: 5 – 7 hours.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.


Tallest statue of sitting Buddha in the world (51.5 m).

Day 04. Thimphu Sightseeing (Altitude 2320 m): After breakfast, we visit to:

  • National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Tallest Statue of Buddha Dorderma (51.5m).
  • Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.
  • Sangaygang view point.
  • Takin preserve center.
  • Changangkha Monastery and nunnery.

After lunch, visit to:

  • National Textile Museum.
  • Painting School or the School of 13 Arts and Crafts.
  • The Craft Bazaar where you can the Bhutanese Handicrafts.
  • Visit to Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat and the office of the King.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Thimphu – Punakha (Altitude 1310 m) (76 Km, 2 hours drive):

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochu La Pass (3100 m).


Dochula pass.

  • We stop for a while at Dochu La Pass to view Higher Himalayas.
  • Visit Chime Lhakhang, which was built in 1499 by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.

After lunch, visit to:

Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River).

In the evening, walk the longest Suspension Bridge of Bhutan across Pho Chu spanning 160 m.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Punakha – Thimphu (76 kms.):

Khamsung Yulley Monastery

Khamsung Yulley Monastery.

After breakfast, hike to:

  • Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery built by her Majesty the Queen Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.

Then drive to Wangdiphodrang.

Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Lunch at Dochu La Cafeteria, and hike Lungchutse Gompa. This is a beautiful hike for 3 hours and you can see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Gasa Dzong.

In the evening, witness Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Thimphu – Paro (Departure):

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.