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If you wish to challenge your fitness level in the high altitude, the hike to Padtselling Temple offers a 2 – 2 ½ hours climb straight up the mountain. The temple was established by the first Padtseling Trulku Siddha Namgyal Lhendub in the 18th century.

Fact of Trip

Difficulty level : Very Strenuous
Duration: 1 Day
Starts from: Druk Seed Office
Ends at: Bumthang 
Attractions:  Beautiful flower meadows with great views of Choekhor Valley
Transportation:  Private Car
Chamkhar to Padtseling :15 minute drive to the Druk Seed Office. 2 – 2 ½ hour hike up, 1 hour drive down.

Trip Itinerary

Morning 8:00 am:  Drive from Paro Town to Ta Dzong (National Museum), takes about 10 minutes.

Our hike starts by driving in the car to the end of the motor road in the Dop-Shari Village. The trparo_jele_hikeek trail is rather gradual climb till the ridge and if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with the Mt. Jomolhari(7314m) and snowcapped mountains behind the valley. The trail winds though beautiful apple orchard before entering the forests. Bhutan is famous for its rich forests and today you will see the diversity of the Himalayan ecosystem. You will continue to climb higher until you reach Jili Dzong, a small fortress.

Afternoon 1:00 pm : (Walking time-3 to 4 hours) This afternoon,  await the beautiful sunset from the East. You have the option of stay and watch the sunset sipping a hot cup of tea/coffee. Your lunch will be served in the open air (depending on weather) after the sunrise. You start descend to Ta Dzong a vantage point above the National Museum of Bhutan in Paro. Your hike down will be blessed with continuous scenic views of the Paro Valley down below. You pass through a scattered village named Jishi Gang (Mount of oak tress) settled mostly by the Tibetan immigrants.

Cost Information:

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation by car
  • Lunch and refreshment
  • Tour guide
  • Entry permit for monastery

Cost Not Includes:

  • Cost for Horse Ride
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Travel Insurance

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