4 Days Hiking Itinerary

DAY 01; Arrive Paro, check in Hotel, Hike to Taktshang or Tiger’s Nest (3-4 hours round trip).“Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss.

Tiger Nest: Taktshang monastery is located atop an 800 meter cliff in Paro.
Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rimpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress.

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (55km-1½Hours). After breakfast you will Hike to Sangaygang Cross Country Hike or Wangditse Hike It starts from Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) tower and ends at Dechenphodrang, through Pine forest. It is a very easy hike and it takes about 2 hours. Through this hike we can see Thimphu valley & Trashichho Dzong so beautifully.
After lunch you will again hike to Tango Monastery is located 14 KM to the north of Thimphu valley near Cheri Monastery. After reaching the road point you need to hike uphill for about an hour. The word Tango in Bhutanese language means “horse head”. Now it houses the monastic body.

Day03: Thimphu to Paro (55km-1½hours). After breakfast you will drive to Paro, check in hotel and hike to Dzongdrakkha Goemba Often called as mini Takstang, Dzongdrakha is a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of the Paro Valley.From the road, it takes only about 1 hour walk to reach there, through forests of rhododendron and oak trees and built on a cliff above Bondey village but the walk is not as strenuous as Taktshang.After lunch hike to Kila Goenpa located on the mountain side below the Chelela pass. Only women are there as nuns – who have renounced their worldly life and have chosen to lead a religious life in pursuing the religious goal. The Gompa is about an hour walk up steep through the chirpine forest.

Day 04: Departure

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