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Chumphu Ney Neykor

The Paro Chumphu Ney Neykor (sacred place) is a new pilgrimage package. It is located northeast of Paro valley. It was blessed and left as a sacred place with many hidden treasures by the great Buddhist master, Guru Rinpoche.

Later, the head abbot of Bhutan discovered this Chumphu Ney Neykor and built a monastery. The statue of Dorje Phagmo (Vajra Varahi) standing in the air is the main statue and there are numerous sacred sites to explore around this sacred place.

Discover the Enchantment of Chumphu Ney Hike in Bhutan

Experience one of Bhutan’s most revered pilgrimage treks, the Chumphu Ney Neykor Hike. Nestled at a breathtaking altitude of 10,170 feet in Paro, this hike is a haven for nature enthusiasts and spiritual seekers alike. Escape the hustle of urban life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this sacred journey, just an hour’s drive from Paro town.

As you step away from the city’s chaos, the Chumphu Ney Neykor Hike offers a refreshing escape. The fresh mountain air revitalizes your mind, helping you disconnect from the mundane routines of urban life. This is more than a mere hike; it’s a spiritual odyssey to the revered sites of Guru Rinpoche, filling your heart with a sense of divine presence.

The 7-8 hour trek is a feast for the senses, adorned with wildflowers, serene lakes, and lush greenery. The natural sounds of a babbling brook or a bird’s melody enrich your experience, forging a deep connection with nature.

Explore the Sacred Wonders of Chumphu Goenpa

  • Marvel at the gravity-defying floating statue of Dorji Phagmo (Vajravarahi).
  • Discover the meditation caves of Guru Rinpoche, his consorts, and legendary scholars.
  • Experience the mystical ‘gate to heaven’ and Guru Rinpoche’s throne.
  • Witness the imprint of Guru Rinpoche and the ceremonial robe on a rock.
  • See the stone vase containing the elixir of immortality and imprints of dakinis.

After Guru Rinpoche’s legendary visit to Paro Taktsang Monastery, he meditated for two months at Chumphu Ney, making it a site of immense spiritual significance. Learn about its history and the discovery by the ninth Je Khenpo Shakya Rinchen.

Understand the Name and Sacredness of Chumphu Ney

Originally named Chumophug, meaning “cave of holy water,” the site is known for its holy waterfalls and caves where Guru Rinpoche meditated. The floating statue of Dorji Phagmo, an incarnation of Tara, is a highlight, showcasing its miraculous growth over time.

Located in Paro’s northern Doteng Gewog, the hike to Chumphu Goenpa is a blend of spiritual awakening and physical challenge. The 9 km trek, starting with a gentle slope and culminating in a steep ascent, is adorned with sacred sites and natural wonders.

Best Seasons for the Chumphu Ney Neykor

While Bhutan offers year-round hiking opportunities, the ideal times for the Chumphu Ney Neykor are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to mid-November), offering the most favorable conditions for this spiritual adventure.

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After landing at Paro International Airport, we will transfer to Thimphu valley, the capital city of Bhutan. It awaits you with so many things that you anticipated. Upon arrival in Thimphu, you will enjoy delicious Bhutanese lunch.

After lunch, we will visit Memorial Chorten and will have some ‘Kora’. We will also visit Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, painting school, and Zilukha Nunnery. Dinner will be hosted with one Buddhist scholar, to have talks and chats about Buddhism.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu.

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After having breakfast, drive to Sangaygang, from where you can view the whole capital town. Before reaching this viewpoint, we will visit the Motithang mini-Zoo where you will see the National animal of Bhutan, the Takin (Budorcas taxicolor). From the viewpoint, we can hike gently among the pine trees and will reach Wangditse Monastery.

We will list some butter lamps and pray for world peace and prosperity. While returning, we will hike from a different route that will lead us to Dechen Phodrang Monastery, where Bhutanese young monks get trained in various subjects. Stop for lunch in the main town and have a brief afternoon stroll in town. We will drive to Paro valley in the evening.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro.

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After breakfast, we will drive northeast of Paro town coming across farmland, farmhouses, and schools. We will reach the start point. We will have some refreshments before we start our hike to the sacred monastery. The trail goes through the dense forest but will get to see various religious monuments on the way.

Our representatives will be there with you to explain about those monuments on the way to the sacred place. We will carry your packed lunch.  The night’s campsite will be below Chumphu Monastery.

Overnight: Camp below Chumphu Monastery.

In the early morning, we will hike uphill to reach the main sacred site. On the way, we will come across many holy and religious sites that will be explained individually by our representative. After reaching at the main site, we will visit the main monastery and lit the butter lamps, get the blessing and pray for peace and prosperity for all sentient beings in this universe. You must not miss seeing the main statue of Dorji Phagmo (Vajra Varahi), which is believed to be in the air. You can pass a sheet of paper beneath its feet very freely.

Thereafter, will hike a little uphill to get a view of the holy pond (Drupchu) site and will come back for lunch. After lunch, we will hoist some prayer flags and the spiritual leader of the monastery will consecrate our flags. We will start hiking downhill to the campsite. Upon reaching the campsite, there won’t be any program and we can rest and relax.

Overnight: Camp below Chumphu Monastery.

After breakfast, we will start our return journey. At the endpoint, the representative will be waiting for your reception with some refreshments. We will serve our lunch in a local restaurant in Paro town.

In the afternoon, we will visit to National Museum, Paro Dzong, and the monastery in town. We will then drive to the viewpoint of the mystical Tiger Nest, Taktshang monastery. We will get a chance to visit Kyichu Lhakhang on the way.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro.

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We will drive you to Paro International Airport and see you off for your onward destination flight.

Tashi Delek!

  • Inclusion
  • Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees where applicable
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $200. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Package does not include insurance of any kinds, and that you are required to obtain separate coverage from your home country before your trip begins.

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