Paro (Altitude 8500 feet)

Paro is the most tourist destination in Bhutan. You can access Paro by road from India through Phuentsholing (Indo boarder). Paro is a name of the town centers as well the name of district or Dzongkhag. It lies at an average elevation of 2280m, on the bank of Pa Chhu River. Paro town was first formed in 1985 with one main street, lined with colorfully painted shops. The country’s first and only international airport is also located in the region. Over the time more buildings have come up. The airport has only one runway. Paro is most beautiful, fertile and historic valley in Bhutan. Paro is one of the town to explore around and for sightseeing .Due to close proximity with Tibet, it became prone to invasion as well as trade and commerce thrived. Among many monuments, Rinpung Dzong – seat of district administration and monastic body and Iconic Taktsang monastery stands out.


Attractions in Paro, around and from Paro

  • Road from Paro to Thimphu The distance of about 55kms from Paro town and about 50km from airport takes around 1hr excluding the stops. Drive south following Pachu River to the river confluence at Chuzom. Along the way to Chunz

  • Bitekha Dzong Bitekha Dzong is located along the way to Haa from Chundzom (river confluence)

  • trek

    Cheli la Pass Chele la is regarded as one of the highest motorable pass in Bhutan. The 35km drive to cheli la makes an interesting road excursion and is an excellent jumping-off point for day walks. Chele la separa

  • Chhoten Lhakhang Chhoten Lhakang is a large Bhutanese style chorten located south of Paro town square. There is a small chapel upstairs.

  • Chomolhari Treks This section describes Jumolhari or Chomolhari treks; our Snow Leopard Trek (across Dhumzo), Jangothang Base Camp trek and return to Paro, also via Takstang and the full circuit of Jumolhari trek, whi

  • Chumophug Chumophug or Chumphug is situated at about 3100m on a steep mountain slope. It is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places in the Himalayas. It’s revered as a Second Pemako, in reference to Padmasam

  • Druk Choeding or Tshongdoe temple

    Druk Choeding Lhakhang Druk Choeding temple was built in 1525 by Ngawang Chogyel, one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. This temple is also known as Tshongdoe Naktsang

  • Drugyal Dzong, Paro

    Drukgyel Dzong Drugyal dzong is one of the oldest dzong in Bhutan, located in the upper part of Paro district of Bhutan. Now in ruins is located 14kms north of Paro town.Its name means victories fortress and was bui

  • Dungtse Lhakhang It was constructed by the great bridge-builder Thangtong Gyelpo in 1433. It is said to have been built on the head of demoness, who was causing illness to the inhabitants. The building was restored in

  • Dzongdrakha Gompa Dzongdrakha Goempa is often referred as Mini Taktsang because of its unique location. Dzongdrakha temple is build above Bondey valley on a steep cliff. The temples were built in the 16th century by th

  • Kila Gompa Nunnery Kila Goempa nunnery or Chele la Gompa which is home to several dozen nuns is far away from the hustle and bustle of the towns, located on the cliffs below Chele pass at about 3,500m. There are around

  • kichu

    Kyichu Lhakhang Kyichu Lhakhang is located short distance north of Paro town. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Since the temple is located on a hillside one can enjoy nice views of Paro Valley and the surro

  • National Museum of Bhutan National Museum was established in 1967, the museum is housed inside a circular Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower. It is located above Paro Dzong. Ta dzong suffered damage due to an earthquake and was l

  • Paro Rinpung Dzong Rinpung Dzong, popularly known as, Paro Dzong is situated in the Paro Valley. You can get a very good view of the Paro city from the dzong. This Dzong is approachable through a wooden cantilever brid

  • Paro Weekend Market Paro market is very vibrant during weekend .The market has got the small stalls and big shops selling the best at reasonable prices.The market not only offers fashionable product but also pours out b

  • Road from Paro to Punakha The drive from Paro to Punakha takes about 4 hrs, covering a total distance of 124 km. The road follows the Paro chu river till Chudzom and follow the Wang chu upstream until the little town of Simto

  • Tachog Lhakhang Tachog lhakhang means “temple of the hill of the excellent horse.”Tachog lhakhang was built in 16th century by Tibetan saint Thangton Gampo. He built numerous iron bridges and temples across Bhuta

  • Trail to takstang & beyond

    Taktshang - Tigers Nest Taktshang or 'Tiger's Nest' is one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan's monasteries. It is stunning in its beauty and location. Taktshang is taken as one of the most breathtaking temples in th

  • Ugyen Pelri Thang Palace Ugyen Pelri Palace is situated below the Rinpung Dzong on a small piece of land beside Pa chhu. Ugyen Pelri Thang Palace was built by Paro Penlop (Governor) Tshering Penjor around 1930. It is conceale

  • Zangdopelri Taktsang

    Ugyen Tsemo Ugyen Tsemo, located on the top of the cliff of tigers nest's monastery. It is about 200m above Taktsang and it takes another one hour to get there. Ugyen refers to Takstang and Tsemo means 'the top'