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Paro

The beautiful Paro Valley – gateway to Bhutan – holds rich culture, spectacular natural beauty, and innumerable myths and legends. Paro is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, the National Museum, and Bhutan’s first and only international airport. Mount Chomolhari stands supreme at the northern end of the valley; its icy waters plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (River Paro). One of the most fertile valleys in Bhutan, Paro produces a bulk of the locally famous red rice in its vast, terraced paddy fields.

Elegant traditional houses juxtaposed against trendy restaurants and hip cafes; cliff-top monasteries and luxurious resorts; serene riverside walks and daunting mountain treks – Paro is a brilliant mix of sights and experiences.Enjoy exhilarating treks to the iconic 7th century Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest Temple) and the famed 17th century Rinpung Dzong. Unspoilt, isolated, and beautiful, the tiny Haa Valley has fantastic hiking and mountain biking trails for you to explore the region’s unparalleled culture.Drive along the Chele Pass (3,988m), one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan – enjoy spectacular views of Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, and sights of blooming wild flowers and waving prayer flags.

View Mount Chomolhari from the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, an important archaeological site.Take archery lessons from professionals in an archery ground or simply watch an archery tournament.Visit an ancestral farm home in a village to experience the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle.Visit a monastery and interact with monks to understand their philosophy and way of life.Participate in the spectacular Paro Tsechu (festival), held every spring at the Paro Dzong – see splendid masked dances, unique rituals, and the rare unfurling of the sacred Thongdrel (a large appliqué Tibetan Buddhist painting normally only unveiled during a tsechu).

 

Holxo Tours in Paro

 

 

 

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