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Buddha Point Trail

Overview of Buddha Point Trail

The Buddha Point Trail, nestled in the serene Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, offers an invigorating 5 km journey that challenges and delights intermediate-level hikers and cyclists. This trail is not just a pathway but a gateway to the heart of nature and culture, providing a unique blend of scenic beauty, physical challenge, and cultural immersion.

Trail Experience

The journey begins with a convenient shuttle ride to the trailhead, offering an alternative for cyclists to ride up the road. As adventurers embark on the trail, they are greeted with a relatively flat stretch that serves as a gentle introduction to the journey ahead. This path leads to a stunning gazebo and lookout point, presenting a breathtaking panoramic view of Thimphu. It’s a moment of tranquility, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban scenery.

The trail then transforms, presenting steep climbs and intricate switchbacks that test the endurance and skill of every traveler. The middle section of the trail is characterized by fast and tight single tracks, adding an element of excitement and speed to the journey.

The final segment of the Buddha Point Trail is a rapid descent along the northern mountainside. This section is marked by steep and rolling terrain, providing an exhilarating end to the 5km journey. The descent concludes back at Buddha Point, where the trail both starts and finishes, creating a satisfying loop.

Unique Features

  • Scenic Lookout: The gazebo offers a magnificent view of Thimphu, a memorable highlight for every visitor.
  • Diverse Terrain: From flat stretches to steep climbs and fast single tracks, the trail caters to a variety of preferences and skills.
  • Cultural Immersion: Situated in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, the trail offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the area.

The Buddha Point Trail is a beautifully curated journey that encapsulates the essence of adventure and nature. It’s ideal for intermediate hikers and cyclists seeking a blend of scenic beauty, physical challenge, and cultural exploration. The trail’s layout, with its combination of flat stretches, steep climbs, and rapid descents, ensures an engaging experience throughout its 5 km course. Its crowning feature, the gazebo lookout, provides a moment of awe and reflection, making the Buddha Point Trail a must-visit for anyone seeking to experience the vibrant heart of Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and the panoramic beauty of Thimphu City.

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  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
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  • 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
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  • 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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