Approx.16km 6-7hours trek 600m ascent, 120m descent
Instead of trekking all the way back from Shana to Drugyal Dzong, we will make a turnoff past a little village and climb the sides of the ridge with pine forests towards Takstang. Stop at the Cafeteria for tea and views of Takstang before actually climbing to it. After visiting this famed monastery, we will take another trail going further uphill. Stop to visit Zangdopelri temple, and explore some of the least known but spectacular places above Takstang before climbing bit further to Ugyen Tsemo (Approx. 3250m). Ugyen Tsemo is a fine temple located on a ridge top directly overhead of Takstang monastery and has great views of surrounding. This will be one of our finest camping places, overlooking Paro Valley