Valleys Paro

Paro is home to the only international airport and the oldest temple in the kingdom—Kyichu Lhakhang.

It is, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. At 2,300m above sea level, it boasts of fertile land, pleasant climate and a network of trade routes from Tibet.

The most famous festival in Bhutan—Paro Tsechu, is held at the Paro Dzong every year.

What to see

Taktsang Goemba

Paro’s main attraction “The Tiger’s Nest” or Taktsang Goemba, appears to hang off the edge of a cliff and is a stunning sight. The uphill trek lasts two to three hours.

Paro Valley

The valley of Paro, the prettiest in our opinion, with its willow lined river and apple orchards. It also boasts the most charming town where some scenes of the film "Little Buddha" were shot.

Paro Dzong

A fortress and monastery that overlooks the Paro Valley, it is also known as Rinpung Dzong or “fortress on a heap of jewels”

Kyichu Lhakhang

Built in the 7th century Kyichu Lhakang is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Himalayas.

Kila Nunnery

Located 3,500 metres above sea level and about one and a half hours from Paro by car, Kila Nunnery has gorgeous views of the Paro Valley.

Sonam Trophei

A local restaurant famous for their momos, Bhutanese dumplings.

Where to stay