Top 5 Adventure Activities in Paro during Winter Season
Bhutan, the land of thunder dragon, is a mysterious country which is gifted with the sheer brilliance of the Himalayas, holy monasteries, greenery landscapes, sparkling waterfalls and mouthwatering delicious cuisines. Amidst all the places of Bhutan, Paro is considered to be the most eye-catching sightseeing places for its beautiful valley which is fenced in beautiful pine coniferous trees. The street of Paro is lined with vibrantly colorful shops. Paro is being nestled in the Himalayas’ lap, this place serves as a hub for many adventure sports that are sure to take your breath away. And it also makes you feel thrills that you never could even relate with such a religious and spiritual place. Whether you are traveling solo or in groups, adventure activities in Paro will allure you the most and gives you a Goosebumps experience.
How to reach:
By Air: There is one and only entry is by air through Paro by flight. There is an availability of regular flights from Paro International Airport to Bagdogra Airport Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport to reach Bhutan.
By Rail: The nearest Railway stations are Hasimara Railway Station and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and from there you will get hired taxi or shared cars to reach Paro.
Most thrilling activities in Paro that will surely give you an adrenaline rush-
Paro is the beautiful city of Bhutan which boasts a lot of adventure sports that gives the ultimate pleasure to the adventure seekers. Here, we have entailed detailed information about the most thrilling activities in Paro-
1. River-Rafting in Po Chhu River & Mo Chhu River:
River-Rafting in Paro gives you the most thrilling experience, where you will go against the rapids and strong currents of Po Chhu River & Mo Chhu River and you will be screamed with thrill along with joy. It not only gives you the adrenaline rush but also you can witness the charm of the lush green valleys and watching rare birds.
Location: Approx 16 km of rafting route of Po Chu River and 10 km of rafting route of Mo Chu River.
Best time to visit: March-May and October-November
Approx Price: The approximate price is INR 30,000 for 1 raft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
2. Trek to Takstang Monastery:
Trek to Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most breathtaking adventure sports in Paro. This monastery is perched atop a hill and clings to a granite cliff of 3000m above the sea level. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche reached here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this place, hence the name of this monastery is Tiger’s Nest. Endowed with whitewashed building along with the golden roof and lush green hills on the back side, make this monastery stunning in look and is considered as one of the best places to visit in Bhutan.
Location: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located 10 km away from the main city.
Best time to visit: March-May and September-November
Difficulty Level: Moderately challenging
Opening hours: (October-March) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm; (April-September) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm daily
Duration of this tour: 2-3hrs
Activities: Meditation and trekking
3. Cycling tours in Paro:
The challenging climb in the valleys along dense forest and traditional villages, cycling tours in Paro is a unique way to explore the hidden beauty of Paro. The mountainous and rocky landscape of Paro will offer you a great opportunity for on road as well as off-road cycling. Paro has a wide range of cycling routes which are suitable for the beginners as well as for the experts.
Location: From Paro Valley up to many places like Thimphu, Dochula, Punakha valley and Bumthang.
Best time to visit: March to May and September to November.
Approx Price: The approximate price for 13 days cycling tour is INR 350,000
Difficulty Level: Challenging
4. Experience Kayaking in Paro Chhu-
The majestic rivers of Paro and their tributaries provide a variety of courses on water sports like Kayaking for the veteran kayakers. The diverse range of currents along slow to violent rapids of the rivers provides a perfect opportunity which will definitely evoke the adrenaline rush in your body.
Location: Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu
Best time to visit: March-April and October-November
Approx Price: The approximate price is INR 13,500 for two kayakers
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate.
5. Trek to Chele La Pass-
It is one of highest motorable passes in Bhutan. This pass is a natural paradise which draws attention to the visitors. It is situated at an elevation of 3,988 m. During this tour, you can explore the spellbound view of the divine mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake and thick forests. Trekking to this viewpoint is considered to be one of the most exciting things to do in Paro. During the winter, the beauty of the pass just heightens up with gushing waterfalls, frozen rivers, alpine flowers and a magnificent view of snowfall.
Location: Paro, Bhutan
Price: Entry is free
Best Time to visit: September to March
Difficulty Level: Difficult
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Q. What are the other most popular sightseeing places in Paro?
A. The most popular sightseeing places in Paro that will surely mesmerize you-
- Airport viewpoint
- National Museum
- Dungtse Lhakhang
- Farm House
- Drukgyel Dzong
Q. Is there any festival organized in Paro?
A. Yes, Paro Tsechu is one & only festival organized in Paro at every year on the month of March.