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Chumphu Ney


Chumphug Nye is situated at about 3100m above sea level on a steep mountain slope. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places in the Himalayas. With its towering cliffs and waterfalls, it revered as a second Pemako, in reference to Padmasambhava’s “Hidden Land”, situated along the Tsangpo gorge in remote part of Arnachael Pradesh. This sacred place came into existences after Guru Padmasambhava mediated for 3 months in 8 th century. There are numerous caves associated with Guru. Many important Buddhist Masters is said to have followed the footsteps of Guru and mediated there. Terton Drukdra Dorji, Jey Shakya Rinchen, Jey Yonten Thaye, Jey Kuenga Gyeltshen are few of the important Buddhist masters, who mediated at Paro Chumbu. The main relic of the temple is self arisen image of Vajravarahi or Dorji Phangmo, a form of Vajra Yogni, the highest female tutelary diety in Himalayan Buddhism. There are lots of unusual shaped rocks and imprints of Guru Rimpoche in the area. There are two things you need to know about this statue. First, it is not resting on anything.  It is floating in the air.  That is because the statue is not man made.  It is Dorji Phangmo who appeared in person and turned herself to a statue.  Second, anything you wish for, here, will come true. From Paro Town, it is about 45 minutes drive on the farm road, on the side valley, following Dochu River, which flows in Pachu. From the road head, it is about 3 hours trek through the dense oak, conifer and bamboo forest.
Gyalwa Sacha Rinchen was the first person to build the temple at Chumphug. Chumphug Nye is considered as second Tsari, while the first Tsari is located in Tibet, the Tsari Rongkor.

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