Things To Do In Paro
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Adventure Activities Paro
Being the city where everyone lands first, Paro has slowly climbed the ladder of tourism and is one of the most sought-after destinations of Bhutan. Not just the presence of an airport, Paro itself is a beauty to behold with green valleys, high mountains and the serene Paro Chhu or Paro River flowing through the middle. With lots of things to do in Paro, the tourists have a lot to look forward to.
Here are some of the best things to do in Paro
1. Go for adventure
The great Eastern Himalayas make trekking one of the favourite Paro Bhutan things to do. The Snowman Trek starts from Paro, leads you through Lingshi and Laya to the deeper parts of Lunana Valley. Extending for over 5.5 km, this is one of the most exciting trekking trails of Paro. Mountain biking is in vogue as well, as the biking routes take one through ancient ruins and old monasteries, or down to Bumthang passing by green rice fields and rugged terrains. Further down the Paro Chhu River, there are occasional opportunities for water rafting or kayaking as well.
2. Visit Chele La Pass
Chele La pass is the highest transportable pass of Bhutan. It connects the valley of Paro to the lesser known valley of Haa. It only takes 2 hours drive from Paro, but the drive will be completely worth it. The roadsides will often be lined with vivid Buddhist prayer flags, fluttering in the cold mountain wind. At the end of it, you will be standing at an elevation of 13000 feet, shivering in the cold but mesmerised by the lush green all around. If you are in luck, there will be thousands of red rhododendrons in bloom all-over the valley and on a clear sky day, the sacred peaks of Jhomolhari and Jitchu Drake from this pass.
3. Watch a festival dance
For someone who does not like an adventure that much, there is no need to wonder what to do in Paro. The Festival Ground hosts vivid and vibrant local festivals like the Paro Tshechu every year during March-April. If you are lucky enough to make it during the spring, you can witness the expert dancers perform to the beats of folk music and staging different mythical stories from Bhutan’s past in their bright, colourful and ornate dresses.
4. Visit Paro Weekend Market and Craft Market
There is a quaint and rustic feeling in shopping form the weekend market of Paro. It is not very large or sophisticated. But one can find the best of farm-fresh products here, like authentic Bhutanese Tsirang honey. In the craft market, you can find some of Bhutan’s best handmade products. One can choose from handbags, wall décor items, small prayer wheels and Buddhist trinkets, handicraft items made of wood, cane and bamboo as souvenirs. The market is a good place for shopping in Paro and supporting the local communities.
5. Enjoy the local cuisine
One cannot simply come to Bhutan and not enjoy its local food. Tasting the country’s favourite dish Ema Datshi is one of the best Paro things to do. It is a lovely combination of red-hot chillies and cheese, conventionally yak cheese. Other than this, there are other delicacies like Phaksha Paa – a dish with pork and chilli, and Jashu Maru – spicy minced chicken. Do not forget to try Ara, the local fermented alcoholic beverage. It is delicious to taste and keeps the body warm.
Druk Trek Path In Paro
One of the finest treks in Bhutan, Druk path trek is a must try for all the tourists. Among the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, find yourself some peaceful time and make way for trekking. With the Druk path trek map in one hand, go ahead and explore the hidden beauty of a place with temples and landscapes around you. ...
Chele la pass trek In Paro
In order to experience the Bhutanese landscape, you must your presence in the thrilling atmosphere of Chele la pass trek. At an altitude of 13000 ft, Chele la is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. With sightseeing activities followed by trekking and hiking, Chele la pass has beautiful and breathtaking views to o...
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Mayank's 8 days trip to ParoI am very much satisfied with the overall booking i got the best quote and all things were manage nicely. guide and drive both were professional and made it a memorable experience. I had booked tour with Bhutan INC and i think they are one of the best travel agency for bhutan travel i recommend them. But overall booking experience wasnot that good i was promised a quote which was very good but at the time of booking that quote got increased by 15k which is not professionalism. Guide and driver both were amazing and explained everything in details.
Bharat's 7 days trip to ParoOur trip was well organised thanks for this trip. The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens it was our Best Memory of the trip!
Mohit's 6 days trip to ParoThimpu hotel stay was good experience rest of the trip was also fine.
Rakeshkumar's 6 days trip to ParoThimphu city and the hotel was really good, but we requesting you please never suggest Hotel Tshringma to other guest because the staff & services are not customer oriented. Thimpu City sightseeing was our Best Memory of the trip!
Bipin's 7 days trip to ParoOur agent ASTER TOURS was very good. we had an anniversary on 11th December and we told to agent that we have to dinner in a local dress and our agent arranged all the things as per our choice.
Alhad's 6 days trip to ParoBhutan trip was amazing we loved Bhutnese culture and people. Hike to Tiger Nest was our Best Memory of the trip! It takes between four and five hours to do the round trip hike, plus one more hour to tour the monastery. Many people also have lunch in the cafeteria not far from the monastery. Plan on leaving Paro around 8 am and arriving back at your hotel around 3 pm.
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Kiran's 7 days trip to ParoAmazing trip planned by travel triangle & Texa Trove team. Taktsang monastery also known as Tiger Nest in Paro was our Best Memory of the trip!
Pramod's 7 days trip to ParoWe had a memorable trip from Himavat Destination and overall trip was good.
Piyush's 7 days trip to ParoOverall trip was good we thank TravelTriangle & the tour operator Valley Tours.
Kulu's 6 days trip to ParoOur entire trip was well organised we faced issue while getting clearance from immigration office but somehow we got through it.
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