50 Things to Do in Paro 2020 (Starting from ₹6000 Only)

There are many things to do in Paro, which is considered as the Valley Town of Bhutan. It is due to its unique culture along with the wide variety in terrain that there are a lot of activities to do in Paro. From visiting the different age-old monasteries like Kyichu Lhakhang and Tiger’s Nest Monastery to taking part in the amazing river rafting experience, one can enjoy a lot of activities in Paro. Additionally, you can also take relaxing walks in the numerous rice paddies in the region, or enjoy a food walk while savouring and indulging in the lip-smacking one-of-a-kind Bhutanese cuisine when you are on a visit to Paro.

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what to do in Paro, you are faced with a lot of options. Be it trekking to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery or enjoying the adrenaline pumping Laya Trek, travellers can indulge in hiking in and around Paro. Additionally, kayaking in the Po Chhu River, which ranks amongst the top adventure activities in Bhutan. Camping and Mountain Biking follow close behind as some of the most adventurous activities in the town. However, if adventures don’t tickle your soul, there is always the option of shopping to your heart’s content or visiting the many pilgrimage sites in Paro. 

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Women Only Tour of Bhutan Featured
Women Only Tour of Bhutan

6D/5N

Paro

About the ActivityFixed Departure: 11th August 2016Ladies, buckle up and head out on this women only tour of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan on this 6 day 5 night tour.The tour starts on arrival at Paro airport where a travel representative will help you get transferred to your hotel in Thimphu.The tour will cover Thimphu, Dochu-la Pass, Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang among others.This tour will give you a very unique and fulfilling experience of this quaint but beautiful country.The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and a lot of sightseeing and activities.
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31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

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INR 70,680

INR 64,680

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Bhutan Rafting & Hiking Tour Featured
Bhutan Rafting & Hiking Tour

9D/8N

Paro

About the Activity:Fixed Departure: November 5, 2016Landlocked kingdom of Bhutan, which is covered with majestic mountains, rivers and beautiful valleys, is a perfect vacation getaway to spend some peaceful time away from the concrete jungles.The tour starts from Bagdogra airport from where you will transfer to Phuntsholing by car.This 9 days and 8 nights tour to this kingdom will take you through some of the most beautiful and iconic tourist destinations, which includes Phuntsoling, Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Pho Chhu and Paro.This tour will include all meals, transport and accommodation on all days. End the tour at Paro.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 90,000

INR 81,000

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10 Days Trekking at Samtengang in Bhutan Featured
10 Days Trekking at Samtengang in Bhutan

10D/9N

Paro

About the Activity: Embark in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trekking expedition at Samtengang in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle Suvs, Toyota mini vans or buses and transfer to the hotel for the night.Trek through some of the most beautiful cities of Bhutan like Thimphu, Paro, Simkota and Jangchulakha.Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country and its historical sites.Visit the famous historical sites and local markets and experience local village lifestyles and tradition from up close.End this tour after getting drop back the airport and depart for home.
Superb

39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 28,000

INR 27,000

14 Days Biking Trip through Bhutan Featured
14 Days Biking Trip through Bhutan

14D/13N

Paro

About the Activity: Invoke in this exciting 14 days 13 nights biking tour in Bhutan which is  haven for motorcyclists with meandering trails nestled within beautiful towering mountains.Start your trip from Paro and then begin your adventurous ride through the mesmerizing hills and valleys.Bike through the amazing views of the hills and valleys Thimphu,Punakha and Dochula Pass.You will be taken through an unforgettable and fascinating journey on two wheels throughout this magical and mystical country.Explore the rich culture, heritage and beauty of this destination while you are taken through various amazing spots on the way. Engage in an adrenaline pumping experience like never before around the dragon. End this trip and head back home with a bagful of memories.
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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INR 179,626

INR 176,905

Glimpses of Bhutan Featured
Glimpses of Bhutan

5D/4N

Paro

About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 5 days 4 nights  tour in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with monasteries.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.Visit the beautiful Thimphu and its various exotic locations like fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Dechenphodrang monastic school, etc.Explore the authentic Bhutan culture and the beautiful market streets of cities like Paro, Punakha, etc. Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 45,247

INR 44,907

8 Days 7 Nights Bhutan Holiday Package, Flat 15% off Best Seller
8 Days 7 Nights Bhutan Holiday Package, Flat 15% off

8D/7N

Paro

About Bhutan: Call it the “Buddhist kingdom of Himalayas” or the Eastern edge, the topography of the place which is marked number monasteries and fortresses awaits you with open arms. Right from extending an eclectic mix of tranquil beauty supplemented by the paradisiacal scenes of nature. Want to contemplate at the hermits meditating or are you scanning for an extensive array of subtropical range, then this is the place to be which holds a bag full of surprises for you. With sites like the Jomolhari peak, which is settled at an altitude of 7,326 m above the ground to the tiger’s nest, each one of them features an unusual feature. If you are not up for spending bills on the trip then we present you the best Bhutan Tour Package with which you can unveil the beauty of the quarter, as they provide the excellent travel itinerary along with outstanding amenities. Be it unexplored corners or the main attractions, it takes you to all the places. One must not miss out on the Paro valley and the Buddha viewpoint, as they cater to a spectrum of soothing vibes. Get going on the Bhutan trip with best facilities at the lowest price.About 8 Days Bhutan Holiday Package:This is 8 Days and 7 nights tour for the solely tailored for the backpackers. With this, Bhutan Tour Package, you can tour the significant attractions at the minimal cost possible. Right from the spacious hotels to tasty breakfast and dinner, everything is included in this package. Along with this, you will get the transfers to all the sightseeing places in an air-conditioned vehicle. In case, you will need assistance then-then the guest service support is available.Be it the tiger’s nest or the tropical trails, with these packages you can tour each one of the places with no travel worries. To ensure the best of knowledge, you will be provided with a guide and along with that, you can also enjoy one day of traditional Bhutanese dinner. To keep up the relaxation factor, there is the hot stone massage so that you come off the can of worms and enjoy the trip at its notch. This tour provides an excellent travel plan and Bhutan is just a click away from you. Make sure you get your camera along as this tour will take you to the heart-melting beauties of the quarter.Why book this package?:Book the Bhutan Tour Package and tour the ever-fantastic places solo or in a group. Another feature why you should book this package is that it is inclusive of all the aspects needed on a vacation right from meals to easy transfers from one place to another. Additionally, they are customizable and could be booked for any number of the traveling party. The guide will always be there to tell you about the history of the places and the serenity of the temples is enough to make you fall in love with the place. So, book the best Bhutan Tour Package for yourself and explore the tranquil sites of this quarter.
Excellent

25 Ratings

5.0

25 Ratings

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INR 129,412

INR 110,000

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7 Days Bhutan Holiday Package For Couple, Flat 15% off Best Seller
7 Days Bhutan Holiday Package For Couple, Flat 15% off

7D/6N

Paro

About Bhutan:Idyllically located on the eastern edge of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan is a Buddhist Kingdom, known all over the world for its rich culture, heritage and of course, nature. Beautiful valleys surrounded by undulating mountain ranges shrouded in magical covers of lush vegetation Bhutan is heavenly in the truest sense. Since the nation has recently opened its doors for tourists, its vegetation and landscapes are still in the pristine form unspoilt and unmatched. If you are a nature lover, this pretty country will leave you in awe of its scenic beauty. And if you are a photography enthusiast, you can be assured to find some of the most remarkable frames of your life in Bhutan.The culture of Bhutan, with dominance of Buddhist culture, also has a certain kind of magnetism about it. Monks wearing traditional red attire, prayer flags adorning bridges and marketplaces, and picturesque Buddhist temples with towering mountains as their backdrop these sights are more than amazing to woo outsiders. There are numerous fortresses, locally called ‘dzongs,’ located all across Bhutan, creating an unforgettable sightseeing experience for tourists. In terms of learning the local culture and getting familiar with the brilliant architecture of the country, these dzongs are just the right destinations. Besides, with numerous exciting trekking trails offering a peaceful retreat into the deeper and farther parts of the Himalayas, Bhutan has also earned a great reputation among thrill seekers all over the world.About Bhutan Tour Package For Couple:• This is a  private Bhutan tour package for couple• The tour duration under this package is 6 Nights / 7 Days• This couple escape from Bhutan features a perfect curation to experience the best of Bhutan at the most reasonable prices• Transfer and sightseeing in a non air-conditioned car is included in the package• This Bhutan tour package for couple includes sightseeing excursions to all major tourist attractions in the country including a number of dzongs and other iconic sites• You will have the opportunity to spend some lovely time with your partner is Phuntsholing, Thimphu, Wangdue Phodrang and Paro of Bhutan• Daily breakfast, dinner, and 1 water bottle per person are included in the package• Accommodation will be available on twin sharing basis in exotic resorts or luxury hotels• Services of a guide as per the itinerary will also be available during this Bhutan tour package for coupleWhy book this package?Offering an intimate journey into the culture and nature of Bhutan, this Bhutan tour package for couple is the escape you two have been waiting for. Explore the quaint towns of Bhutan, be amazed to see the architectural magnificence of dzongs, and let the sights of Himalayas create a romantic aura for you and your partner. The package has been carefully designed to cover all aspects and types of comforts you may need to make your Bhutan trip a memorable one. From comfortable accommodations in some of the finest hotels and resorts in the country, airport and sightseeing transfers, and 2 delicious meals every day, everything is taken well care of. And, to keep you company and let you learn about the culture and history of Bhutan in great detail, you will have a professional guide at your service. Summing up, this is certainly the most rewarding couple escape from Bhutan.
Excellent

27 Ratings

5.0

27 Ratings

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INR 40,589

INR 34,500

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Soi Yaktsa Trek in Bhutan
Soi Yaktsa Trek in Bhutan

10D/9N

Thimphu

About the Activity:Embark on one of the hardest and most demanding treks in Bhutan and the trip lasts for 10 days and 9 nights.Start your trek from Paro and cross Shana, Thangthangka, Jangothang, Chorapang and Thongbue Shong before you end your trek at Drugyel Dzong. Explore the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan as you cross the unique and traditionally rich villages during your trek. Stay in the camp at the foothills of mountain Jhomolhari, also known as the Goddess of Mountains. End your trip at Paro and head back home with lots of amazing and adventurous memories. 
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 40,240

INR 39,240

7 Days Biking Trip at Paro in Bhutan
7 Days Biking Trip at Paro in Bhutan

7D/6N

Paro

About the Activity: Get packed and indulge in this exciting 7 days 6 nights biking tour to Bhutan and witness its amazing beauty.Start your trip from Paro and then begin your adventurous ride through the mesmerizing hills and valleys.Bike through the amazing views of the hills and valleys Thimphu,Punakha and Dochula Pass.With it's meandering routes and breathtaking landscapes, Bhutan is heaven for motorcyclists.End this exciting tour and head back home with lots of memories.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

Starting from

INR 83,690

INR 81,649

West Bhutan Cultural Tour
West Bhutan Cultural Tour

7D/6N

Paro

About the Activity:Experience the amazing culture of Bhutan with this amazing tour.Get picked up from the airport in an air conditioned private vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for lunch and begin your sightseeing.Explore the capital city of Bhutan and its various exotic locations like fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum,  National Library, Dechenphodrang monastic school, etc.Visit various other beautiful cities of Bhutan like Punakha, Paro, etc.Take the walks amidst serene valleys and rejuvenate yourself with  the freshness.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 67,700

INR 67,360

4 Days Sightseeing Excursion to Bhutan
4 Days Sightseeing Excursion to Bhutan

4D/3N

Paro

About the Activity:Unravel the beauties of Bhutan on this exciting sightseeing tour and let the awesome beauty and history of the land was you over with its magic.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the sightseeing tour.On this tour you will be able to explore the oldest stupas of this kingdom and get to travel to lands that were once the royal residence of the monarchs.While the tour starts at Paro, over 4 days it will take you around Thimphu, Punakha and Taksang monastery ,which is considered to be a man made marvel as it is situated on the face of a cliff!Be bathed and awed with history and splendor at this wonderful land.Conclude your tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.
Superb

34 Ratings

4.0

34 Ratings

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INR 14,000

INR 12,000

Bumdra Trek in Bhutan
Bumdra Trek in Bhutan

6D/5N

Thimphu

About the Activity:Embark on the 7 days 6 night tour of Bhutan and its picturesque landscape in this amazing camping and wilderness adventureStart your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Experience the authentic Bhutan culture and the serene landscape Visit the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu and its enchanting tourist attractions like Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong and many more.Head for the hiking in some of the jaw dropping landscapes of Bhutan.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

Starting from

INR 40,825

INR 37,559

5 Days Himalayan Tour in Bhutan
5 Days Himalayan Tour in Bhutan

5D/4N

Paro

About the Activity:This 5 days 4 nights tour will enable you to feel the essence of central Bhutan as you explore some of the most beautiful cities of the country - Thimpu and Paro.Get picked up from the airport at Paro and transfer to Thimpu.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country.End this tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home.
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 77,566

Trekking and Sightseeing Trip in Bhutan
Trekking and Sightseeing Trip in Bhutan

12D/11N

Paro

About the Activity:  Experience bliss on this unique journey that paints a sensitive portrait of the Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.Bhutan is best known for the strength and vitality of its traditional culture and its rich and undisturbed natural environment.The trip, combining a tour, day hikes and a short trek, will imbue you with an appreciation of many of the country's essential elements.From the sacred valley of Paro, the area first converted to Buddhism, through Punakha, seat of the Shabdrung, the unifier of the nation, to Thimphu, the modernizing capital.You will undertake a charming winter trek from Trongsa, the birthplace of the Monarchy, to the scenic valley of Pobkikha and the monastery at Gangtey.There is no better way to witness Bhutan's superb ecology and enduring village-centered way of life as you are transported back to a time of simple communities, inspirational saints, glorious leaders and fantastic legends.
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 13,949

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Trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes
Trek to Dagala Thousand Lakes

12D/11N

Thimphu

About the Activity: This twelve day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes after starting your trek from Gynekha near Paro.As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes.While this is a somewhat strenuous trek, it is well worth the effort because of the tranquillity and beauty of natural landscape that you will enjoy during the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is between April to June or September to October.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 6,000

INR 5,500

4 Days Sightseeing Tour in Paro
4 Days Sightseeing Tour in Paro

4D/3N

Paro

About the Activity:Explore the essence of central Bhutan and some of the most beautiful cities of the country Thimpu and Paro in this 4 days 3 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit the Zorig Chusum, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Drukgyel Dzong which are few of the famous places.Lose yourself in the serenity and clear your mind with the cool breeze as you continue your sightseeing.Conclude your tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home.
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 15,300

INR 14,700

5 Days Excursion in Bhutan
5 Days Excursion in Bhutan

5D/4N

Paro

About the Activity:Embark on an exciting and enticing 5 day 4 night trekking activity in Bhutan and see the beauties of this land of monks and monasteries.Get picked up from the airport in an air- conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu where you will start your sightseeing tour.Explore various sights here such as Memorial Chorten, Takin Zoo and a 52 feet long statue of Buddha.Over the next few days you will be witnessing many wonderful destinations such as Punakha Valley, Thimphu, Paro Dzong and Taksang which is the sight of a famous Buddhist Temple- Tiger's Nest.Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.Discover the famous historical sites and local markets and experience local village lifestyles and tradition from up close.End this tour after getting drop back to the airport and depart for home.
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

Starting from

INR 16,000

9 Days Biking Tour around Paro in Bhutan
9 Days Biking Tour around Paro in Bhutan

9D/8N

Paro

About the Activity: Get packed and embark in this exciting 9 days 8 nights biking tour through the beautiful Bhutan.Start your trip from Paro and then begin your adventurous ride through the mesmerizing hills and valleys.Explore the mesmerizing beauty of this region with the calm hills and valleys in two wheels.Maneuver your bike through meandering trails set amidst the beautiful mountains.Experience the rich culture and heritage of Bhutan through your tour while you stop at various places for sightseeing.
Superb

39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

Starting from

INR 112,267

INR 108,865

Tour of the Hidden Kingdom in Bhutan
Tour of the Hidden Kingdom in Bhutan

6D/5N

Paro

About the Activity:Start your trip of 5 days 4 nights and embark on this beautiful journey of exploring Bhutan.Get picked up from the airport in an air conditioned private vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for lunch and begin your sightseeing.Explore the capital city of Bhutan and its various exotic locations like fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Dechenphodrang monastic school, etc.Enjoy a breathtaking view of the highest mountain peaks of Bhutan as you continue your journey by visiting various cities like Paro, Punakha, Phobjikha, etc. Experience the authentic Bhutan culture and head back home with lots of memories.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 56,474

INR 56,134

15 Days Biking Tour around Paro
15 Days Biking Tour around Paro

15D/14N

Paro

About the Activity: Embark on this amazing 15 days 14 nights  one of a kind journey that will take you through the depths of Bhutan on two roaring wheels. Start your trip from Paro and then begin your adventurous ride through the mesmerizing hills and valleys.Maneuver your bike through meandering trails set amidst the beautiful mountains. Experience the rich culture and heritage of Bhutan through your tour while you stop at various places for sightseeing. Engage in an adrenaline pumping experience like never before around the dragon. Conclude your tour after clicking some memorable pictures and head back home.
Very Good

35 Ratings

3.0

35 Ratings

Starting from

INR 190,513

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People Also Ask About Paro Things To Do

  1. What are the adventure activities to do in Paro?

    When in Paro, there is a lot that travellers can do. From trekking to mountain biking and hiking, Paro offers many activities to awaken the adventurer in you. Some of these activities are: 
    • Trekking At Samtengang: When confused about what to do in Paro, try trekking at Samtengang. This trek is a long one, wherein travellers can get to soak in the immense beauty of the region. 
    • Paro Ta Dzong Biking Trail: Biking is amongst the more offbeat things to do in Paro. This trail is set against the beautiful valleys and mountains in Paro, with gradual climbs and steep descents to enrage the adrenaline in you. 
    • Rafting in Paro Chhu River: Rafting is one of the most fun and adventurous activities to do in Paro. The Paro Chhu River in Bhutan is considered quite popular for this activity. Having several rapids, both high and low, this river is located in a serene setting with mountains surrounding it. 
    • Kayaking in Paro Chhu: Kayaking is an amazing adventure sport in Paro. The Paro Chhu river has various points where the river flow is perfect for you to explore the scenic country along with its wilderness alone on a kayak. 
    • Hiking: Some of the most fun and exhilarating things to do in Paro include hiking. From day walks to long, overnight hikes, hiking in Paro is something that will complete enlighten your soul. 
  2. Which places are best trekking trails in Paro?

    Paro is known for being a place with many trekking trails, catering the trekking junkies. From short, one-day treks to the longer, more difficult ones, there is a wide variety of scenic trails in Paro for the trekker in you. 

    Lingshi:
    Trekking in Lingshi is amongst the most fun things to do in Paro. It is one of the most popular treks in the country, located at the northern end of the Paro Valley. This is a trek with an elevation ranging between 2280 to 4930 metres, boasting of stunning views of the Himalayas. 

    Laya:
    The Laya Trekking trail is the most beautiful trail in all of Bhutan, in addition to being the most long-distance trek in the country. Trekking here is one of the most recommended things to do in Paro. You will enjoy passing through various beautiful alpine meadows tucked cosily amidst the high mountains.

    Lunana Valley:
    Of all the treks in the country, the Lunana Valley Trek is the most difficult trek and activities to do in Paro. It is also the trek with the longest duration. Here, trekkers get to witness the picturesque mountain views and alleys of the Himalayan region.

    Paro to Bumthang:
    Trekking from Paro to Bumthang is one of the easiest and most offbeat things to do in Paro. You get to soak in nature at its best while passing through beautiful valleys and pristine rivers. Additionally, there are many ancient temples along the trekking trail, which offer you a glimpse into the rich culture and history of the land.  

    Druk Path Trek:
    For a short yet beautiful trek in Paro, along with being one of the free things to do in Paro, your best choice is the Druk Path Trek. This is a fairly easy trek which most people can easily partake in, while on their way to the Chele La Pass. 

    Tiger’s Nest Trek:
    The Tiger's Nest Trek is one of the most breathtaking treks in Paro. The climb to the top ends at the Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched atop a granite cliff almost 3000 metres above the sea level. 

    Bhutan Taktsang:
    Starting about 6 miles north of Paro, this trek takes you to an elevation of almost 10,000 metres above the sea level. Along with beautiful views of the valley, the trail is also full of twists and turns present in the rugged terrain which challenges your fitness capabilities.
  3. Which are the best biking routes in Paro?

    Paro is known for its varied terrains, be it the smooth, comfortable roads, or the rough, mountainous regions, with sharp twists and turns. And it is because of this that it has some of the best biking routes in the country. Some of these routes are:
    • Bumthang: Biking in Bumthang is amongst the most exhilarating and free things to do in Paro. This is a popular area for biking enthusiasts who enjoy passing through the many rice paddy fields here. Moreover, the rugged terrains and spiralling descents make it very convenient for biking in Bumthang. 
    • Druk Path Trek: In addition to being a famous site for trekking, the Druk Path Trek is also great for biking activities to do in Paro. Passing over several mountain passes, it is a great region for mountain biking due to its rugged, yet comfortable terrain. You also get to bike across clear mountain lakes, orchards, dense forests, as well as high ridges, which intensifies the adrenaline rush during the ride. 
    • Lunana Valley: When looking for free things to do in Paro, you should definitely try biking in Lunana Valley. While biking in the Lunana Valley, you might also come across quite a few beautiful monasteries, along with ancient ruins, which are generally inaccessible by foot. 
  4. Which are best places for camping in Paro?

    Whilst trekking in Paro, you also come across many regions which are great for camping. Moreover, camping is one activity which helps you get one to one with nature, while enjoying the time spent under the starry night sky in Paro. Some of the best places for camping here are:
    • Bumdra camping: When thinking of what to do in Paro, try camping at Bumdra, located high above the valley of Paro. Fully equipped with traditional dome-shaped tents, camp beds and pillows, along with a bathroom tent and dining tent, this campsite is located quite close to the Bumdra Monastery. This immensely beautiful campsite offers stunning views of the snow-capped mountains surrounding the region. 
    • Druk Path Trek: This is a popular 6-day trek in Bhutan, which passes through the verdant valleys, lush green forests and pristine lakes in the country. While on your trek, you get to rest in many different camps scattered throughout the trail, amidst fir, rhododendron and blue pine forests. 
  5. Where can we go for river rafting in Paro?

    River rafting is one of the most fun things to do in Paro. The Po Chhu River, located in the Punakha Valley, is undoubtedly the best place to go for river rafting here in Paro. The river has class 2 and 3 rapids, which are considered the best for this adventure sport.

  6. Which are some famous pilgrimage sites to visit in Paro?

    Paro is a place full of temples and monasteries with immense religious importance. These places are important pilgrimage sites, scattered around the town. Some famous pilgrimage sites in Paro are:
    • Taktsang Palphug Monastery: This is a prominent sacred site of the Himalayan Buddhists, along with being one of the most venerated pilgrimage places in the country. The monastery is steeped deep in legends which add to its religious importance. 
    • Tiger’s Nest Monastery: One of the greatest places of religious significance in Bhutan, this monastery is also an architectural wonder. Touring here is amongst the few free things to do in Paro. This monastery was visited by Guru Rinpoche, also known as the “second Buddha.” 
    • Rinpung Dzong: Amongst the finest architectural marvels in Bhutan, this monastery has illustrations which portray the life of Buddha. It is also home to the colourful annual Paro Tshechu festival.
    • Kyichu Lhakhang: This 7th-century monastery is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. It has the blessings of many great Buddhist saints, along with special prayer wheels which offer peace and serenity.
  7. Where to experience the art and culture of Paro?

    In addition to being a place full of important religious centres, Paro is also quite rich in art and culture. Some of the best places in Paro to experience the art and culture of Bhutan are:
    • Paro Dzong: A visit to this fortress-monastery is amongst the most artsy things to do in Paro. The structure of this tenth-century monastery portrays the art as well as the culture of the country, as evident in its magnificent arches and vibrant colours. Moreover, you can get stunning views of the Paro Valley from here. 
    • National Museum: Located above the Paro Dzong, the National Museum was formerly a 17th-century watchtower. It is home to some of the most intricate pieces of Bhutanese art, bronze statues as well as paintings. 
    • Druk Choeding: This is a magnificent monastery in Paro, which was built in the early 15th century. Also known as Tshongdoe Temple, the main attraction here is the seated statue of the Future Buddha. 
    • Zuri Dzong: Dating as back as 1352, this dzong was built as a fort, with double walls and a bridge protecting it. This is one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan.  
    • Gonzaga Lhakhang: This beautiful monastery is one of the must-visit places when you are in Paro. It offers views of the meditation cave of Pha Drung Drung, along with panoramic views of the valley. 
    • Chorten Lhakhang: The most famous part of this monastery is its tall white tower. It has a chapel with a statue of Jowo Shakyamuni in the middle.

     

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