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Paro

Paro nestles at the heart of a quiet and beautiful valley, characterised by many sacred sites and historical Dzongs. Of these, Tigers Nest is the most important, and has become iconic of the monasteries of Bhutan. 
Paro has many small temples and monasteries tucked away that you could easily spend a few days exploring, but the trek up to Tigers Nest will most likely be the highlight of your stay here.

The walk to the monastery takes a couple of hours and is challenging. It is best to start early before the hordes come on horseback; there’s a small kiosk half way that has great views across to the monastery, but then the vistas get even better as you go on! One final stretch brings you round to the monastery itself, which certainly rewards your efforts to get here.

Paro is also a good base for some of the best trekking in Bhutan; you can choose anything from short four day treks to more challenging excursions of up to 20 days or more.

AT A GLANCE

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