Taking you 4,000 metres above sea level to look down upon the stunning Tiger’s Nest, the Bumdra overnight hike is truly a unique way to discover the raw beauty of Bhutan. Beginning at Thimphu, the Path to Bumdra takes you through Punakha and Phobjikha before the trek in Paro. After a trail through temples and hermitages on a climb toward Bumdra Monastery, where camp is set up for the night. The hike through serene lands and dense forests offers a terrific glimpse into the magic of this gentle kingdom.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference.
Located at the far western end of the lush Punakha Valley, the property offers excellent meals and sweeping views of Punakha Valley and the Mo Chhu river as it winds its way through rice fields and orchards.
Designed by Mary Lou Thomson, Gangtey Lodge offers spacious rooms that command sweeping views of the valley below and of the Gangtey Goemba, just 5 minutes away. Heated stone floors and deep bathtubs next to Bhutanese fireplaces, or ``bukharis``, complete the sense of luxury and cosiness.
Get close to nature and the wilderness without giving up on comfort. Camping trips include serviced tents and an experienced team of cooks and guides to assist you.
Surrounded by pine forests, this 24-Suite retreat combines rustic charms with contemporary design. Suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, a banquette window seat, a reading chair and a traditional bukhari wood-burning stove.