The Paro Festival, also known as Paro Tsechu, is a Buddhist festival held in the Paro district of Bhutan. It is one of the most important festivals in Bhutan and is held every year in the spring, usually in March or April. The festival is held to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Drukpath Trek is a 4-5 day trek that connects the Paro Valley and Thimphu Valley. It is a moderate trek that offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Chomolhari, the “Divine Mountain of the Goddess”. The trek starts in the town of Paro and ascends through pine forests and rhododendron meadows to the Drukpath Pass (12,150 ft/3,700 m). From the pass, there are panoramic views of the Paro Valley, the Ha Valley, and the surrounding mountains.
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Drukpath Trek in Bhutan
The Paro Festival and Drukpath Trek is a great way to experience the beauty of Bhutan’s natural landscape and its rich culture. It is a challenging but rewarding trek that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Here are some of the things you can expect to see on the Paro Festival and Drukpath Trek:
The Paro Dzong, a Buddhist monastery
The Drukpath Trek, a scenic trek through the Bhutanese mountains
The Paro Festival, a colorful and lively festival with traditional dances, music, and masked performances
Stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Chomolhari
Traditional Bhutanese villages and farms
Friendly Bhutanese people