Hotel Druk Paro
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I normally try to write these blogs when I get a spare moment in the evening but today is an exception, we left the hotel at 05:00 to get to the airport for our flight at 09:00, the queues at the airport have looked horrendous and after our episode at Delhi we didn't want to take any chances so we missed breakfast and got to the airport in plenty of time. The traffic was not that busy being so early but still a fair bit about considering. It is very strange how they drive as when ...
... of the airport and we took our time since checkin wouldnt be long queued and they knew tjat we were leaving.
took some pics of ts. when he had a selfmade mini arrow in hand with the dzong in the background. could imagine how it was in the old time when warriors were fighting agains tibet with weapens in hands.
we had very simple process before boarding on the small jet plane.
... and staff could request a pat down search of your body. We were the only people in the museums and there was a security guard in each room surveying us closely; and I thought Western culture had paranoid traits.
On our drive back to Paro we stopped at the Rinpung Dzong (fortress of the heap of jewels) and enjoyed the serenity.
The hotel has been excellent; we are staying at a 4 star hotel (previously staying at ...
... br> Day 09 Punakha – Paro 2,200m/7,218f:
After break first we will drive to paro passing Dochula and Simtokha
Dzong which it is oldest Dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in
1629. We will serve your lunch at Thimphu. After lunch continues drive
to Paro. On the way will enjoy the scenes which we have missed out while
we go at the fist time and the dinner at paro.Night at paro
Day 10 Paro – Exit
Today was amazing, a 7km hike with a 900m elevation to Taktstang Palphag Monastery (Tiger's Nest). The legend is that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this craggy mountain cave on the back of a tigress in the eighth century. The monastery was built in the 17th century and all the building material were lugged up this steep slope. The walk hardly starts and you hit ...