Local sightseeing includes visit to Drugyel Dzong, Ta Dzong, which houses the National Museum, and the traditional wooden bridge. Stroll through Paro town.
The Paro - Jele Dzong trek trail is gradual and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen. Altitude - 11,600 ft / 3,536 m. Distance 10 km.
The Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha trail takes you through thick alpine forests and rhododendron trees. The yaks in winter graze in the pastures around the path and there may be some yaks and yak herders around the campsite. Altitude - 11,900 ft / 3,627 m. Distance - 10 km.
The Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso trail follows the ridge of the mountain and on a clear day one can get a splendid view of the mountains and valleys. Camp is close to the lake of Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout. Altitude - 12,160 ft / 3,706 m. Distance - 11 km.
The Jimilangtso - Semkotha trail goes through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Janetsho. One may come across some yak herders’ camps and one can see to how they live. Camp is close to Semkotha lake. Altitude - 12,580 ft / 3,834 m. Distance - 11 km.
The Semkotha - Phajoding trek begins with a gradual climb and if weather permits one will get a beautiful view of Mount Gangkhar Punsum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan mountains from Doupchula Pass. The path gradually descends till Phajoding, where the monastery and the retreat centers for meditation are located. Overnight in camp. Altitude - 11,600 ft / 3,536 m. Distance - 10 km.
The Phajoding - Thimphu trail to Thimphu goes down hill through the blue pine forests. It takes about 2 -3 hours to reach Thimphu. Evening at leisure. Overnight in hotel. Alt. 8,050 ft / 2,454 m. Distance - 7 - 8 km.
Visit National Library, School of Thangka Painting, Institute of Traditional Medicine and the Memorial Chorten. Afternoon, visit the Handicraft Emporium.
Drive to Paro. On the way, visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in the country built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan. Evening walk around the Paro town.
Spend a full day hike to Taktshang, the Tiger's Nest. This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The monastery unfortunately got burnt in 1998 and has recently been reconstructed.
Drive to Chelila Pass where one can see the beautiful mountain ranges and rhododendron flowers in bloom. On the way back walk to Chila Nunnery.
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