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Best Things To Do in Paro

Situated in Bhutan to the west of Thimphu, this beautiful valley town is breath-taking to say the least. There are a number of the best things to do in Paro and you only need to decide in which way would you want to form a connect with nature when here! The Tiger’s Nest Monastery and the Mo Chu River might be the most popular attractions of Paro, but that is not all that this quaint little town nestled in the beautiful terrains of Bhutan has to offer to you.

Forming the golden triangle along with Punakha and Jakar, Paro is a definite must visit for somebody who wishes to explore the hidden layers of Buddhist culture. The monasteries are beautiful and have been maintained really well. You will experience a sense of tranquility and peace as soon as you enter the quaint nooks and corners of Paro.
A perfect destination to fill your travel album, each footstep in Paro is picturesque. While the hustle bustle of the Bazaar is enchanting, the hiking and camping opportunities are there in plenty to satiate the adventure seeker in you!

Paro also boasts of the only international airport situated in Bhutan. So, there are all the chances in the world that you might be landing right here if using the airways to get into the country. The people of Paro are extremely welcoming and warm as well. The Bhutanese culture is still quite intact here and as a culture lover, it is definitely the destination for you. Trekking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Rafting are just some of the best things to do in Paro. In the simple little lanes of Paro, you will find an entire world waiting to welcome you with open arms!

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Attractions

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Kichu Lakhang

The Kichu Lhakhang temple is one of the most iconic Himalayan Buddhist temple in Bhutan and attracts a huge tourist footfall owing to how old and beautiful it is. The temple was built in the 659 AD but its grandeur is still very visible.

Highlights: Since Bhutan is famous for its temple, you can't miss out on the Kichu Lhakhang which is just a short drive from the city of Paro. There are various additional buildings and a highly noticeable golden roof all of which was made in the year 1839 by the Governor of city Paro. There are prayer wheels around the temple and you can try spinning around the temple to worship the idol.

Location: Lango Gewog, Paro, Bhutan.

Timings: No official timings given by the temple but ideal to visit during early morning or evening.

Pricing: Visiting the temple is completely free of cost for everyone.
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Samtengang Winter Trek

Starting from Punakha, Samtengang Winter Trek is a short and considerably simple and easy trek to Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag with average altitude rising not more than 1900 meters. The climate is excellent and due to low altitude preserves warmer climate which is pleasant and soothing. The trekking trail is devoid of uncomfortable steeps and heights making the trail quite smooth for the amateur hikers.

The trail passes through rhododendron forest which is a delight to see especially in monsoon times. The region also posses dense vegetation with oak and maple trees and also the longest foot bridge of Bhutan. Villages like Sha and Chungsakha also falls on this trail. It is approximately 54 km in length.



Highlights
: Sha viilage and lifestyle of Bhutanese people based there.

Duration
: 3 days trekking tour.

Location
: Near Punakha, Bhutan

Best Season
: March - April, October to November. However due to low altitude it can be visited in winter too.
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Paro

Paro is the first must see location in Bhutan. It is a beautiful and magnificent valley that is enveloped by lush green rice fields.

Highlights: Paro is a historic town of Bhutan. It has several historic buildings and sacred sites that are scattered all across the area. Along with the Punakha and Jakar, Paro forms a ‘golden triangle’ of the prominent destinations of Bhutan. Undisturbed scenic beauty, craggy mountain hills, peaceful atmosphere and clean air definitely make it a must visit place in Bhutan. One thing that attracts several visitors to Paro is the Rinpung Dzong which is one of the most striking examples of a typical monastery of Bhutan. Dzong is known to host the festival of masks which is locally known as the Paro Tsechu. Making a visit during this time can be fruitful. Apart from this, the National Museum of Paro is another must see attraction which attracts several visitors.

Location: Paro is a small town situated in the Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

Pricing: Entry is free.
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Wangduephodrang Tshechu Festival

Wangduephodrang Tshechu is an annual festival introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal after the Dzong was completed. As per history, the dzong which served as the administrative centre got constructed in 1639 by the disciplined effort of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal near Puna Tsang Chu. To celebrate this occasion, a 3 day festival was organized which is majorly attended by the natives of Thimphu and Punakha.

One of the most celebrated activities on this festival is Raksha Mangcham which is also named as the dance of the ox. Huge gathering assembles to see the beautiful act which concludes with the display of the Guru Tshengye Thongdrol where every onlooker fetch blessings and wash away their sins.



Highlights
: sight of Guru Tshengye Thongdrol

Festival time
: In the month of June

Ask a Question

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Paro

  • What are the adventure activities to do in Paro?

    There are plenty of adventure activities you can try out in Paro such as:

    • Trekking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Rafting
    • Kayaking
    • Hiking

  • Which places are best trekking trails in Paro?

    The best trekking trails in Paro can be undertaken at the following spots:

    • Lungshi
    • Laya
    • Lunana Valley
    • Paro to Bumthang
    • Druk Path Trek
    • Tiger’s Nest Trek
    • Bhutan Taktsang

  • Which are the best biking routes in Paro?

    Although the entire city offers you beautiful biking routes, the ones you should definitely go on are:

    • Bumthang
    • Druk Path Trek
    • Lunana Valley

  • Which are best places for camping in Paro?

    There are plenty of spots that you can visit for camping in Paro. But, most of these spots are known only by the locals as camping is an activity which is more popular in Thimphu. The other two options for camping in Paro are:

    • Bumdra camping
    • Druk Path Trek

  • Where can we go for river rafting in Paro?

    Paro has a lot of experiences to offer to you. But, when it comes to river rafting, the only place you can visit to undertake this water sport is at the Chhu river. The river starts to flow into Paro from the South of the city. So, for river rafting you can head to the Mo Chu River.

  • Which are some famous pilgrimage sites to visit in Paro?

    There are plenty of famous pilgrimage sites in Paro:

    • Taktsang Palphug Monastery
    • Tiger’s Nest Monastery
    • Rinpung Dzong
    • Kyichu Lhakhang

  • Where to experience the art and culture of Paro?

    While the entire city is covered in the shades of culture and art, there are few spots that offer the best of it:

    • Paro Dzong
    • National Museum
    • Druk Choeding
    • Zuri Dzong
    • Gonsaka Llakhang
    • Chhoeten Llakhang

     

Traveller Tales From Paro

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usha

20 August 2018

Poorly planned trip. The tour guide didn’t stick to the itinerary. We missed out visiting many places in Thimpu because it was a ‘Sunday’ and government buildings were closed. No advise on fitness leve...

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