Things to do in Paro, Bhutan
Paro in Bhutan is famous for the adventure sports and activities it offers. The only city in Bhutan with a flight connectivity, this also has peace in abundance just like the country’s capital, Thimphu. While we were on road trip through Bhutan in collaboration with R S Travels, we stopped at Paro to explore our adventurous side along with exploring the city. Here are the things to do in Paro during your next visit to Bhutan.
Paro is hugely famous for the trek to Paro Taktsang Monastery also known as the Tiger’s Nest. The trek to the Tiger’s Nest from the base camp is difficult, period! For any working professional who is struggling to manage his personal and professional life and sacrifices any sort of physical exercise, it’s an eye opener. We managed to cover the 4 kilometer stretch in a little more than 3 hours.
As it was our first actual trek and we were mentally prepared for the road ahead, we had gauged the physical strength it needs to cover the treacherous trek also correctly. The trek was enthralling, demanding and overall an astonishing milestone to be conquered. Here are a few things we learned from this trek to the Tiger’s Nest and would like to share with all the trekkers, especially beginners:
3) Try to minimize the duration of the breaks as it disturbs the pace and would be difficult to cover the remaining distance.
10) There is a cafe mid-way to the Tiger’s Nest which serves snacks and beverages to the guests.
Mountain Biking is one adventure sport that has always allured the bike enthusiasts. Paro is a paradise for mountain bikers as it provides plenty of opportunities to roam around the city on a mountain bike. One can plan a visit to distant monasteries and temples on a mountain bike and enjoy the scenic beauty enroute.
Sonam Trophel Restaurant: After almost a day long trek to the Tiger’s Nest and back, all we needed was a delicious meal. We had our dinner at Sonam Trophel Restaurant. The restaurant serves good Indian food and is the most sought after in Paro for Indian cuisine. They also serve a set lunch which has 7 dishes and should be booked in advance if you want to try the Bhutanese cuisine.
Authentic Pizza: They stand truly by their name and serve mouth watering authentic pizzas. We tried different kinds of pizzas there, both veg and non veg and were really happy with the taste. Their sea food pizza is highly recommended.
PS: This trip was sponsored for RoadtoTaste by RS Travels, Jaigaon and the experiences or views shared are solely of the author and is not influenced in any way.
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