Travel Blogs from Paro
... to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). If you are planning to do this trek go early!! We were the first ones on the trail in the cool of the morning. The sun slowly warmed us as we climbed roughly 2000 feet to the highest point (10,300 feet) before descending the narrow steps along the cliff face then climbing again to enter the Monastery. Sitting on the steps, across the gorge from the site, in absolute stillness with no one around was ...
Last night we all met at the Bangkok airport hotel. Ken & Mieke and Peter & Robin flew in from Sydney, Dave & Bonnie from Toronto via Japan and Tony & Eva from Perth.
This morning we got up super early for breakfast at 4:30 and made it to Bangkok airport by 5:10 only to find out that the flight had been delayed.
Luckily we were flying business class so we wiled away the time in the Air France lounge.
Finally arrived in Paro about 3 hours late. We ...
... I needed a kip... sparko for 2 hours while Mr. K went for a walk.
Another fab meal in the hotel, and we both have Buddha bellies which need walking off tomorrow during a 5 mile round trip to the Tiger's Nest (see main blog photo) 3150 metres above sea level. Might be too shattered to write more tomorrow and the following 9 days will be spent trekking and camping in the mountains so watch this space!After a good nights kip in our beautiful wooden lodge and a slightly ...
... for the 200 monks of Paro. It is also the venue for Paro
festival held in the spring; Ta Dzong (national museum) At the
top of the hill above Paro Dzong is an old watchtower that was renovated
in 1968 to house the National museum. It was completed in 1656 and was
originally the Ta Dzong (watchtower) of Paro Dzong and Dungtse temple
was constructed by the great bridge-builder Thangtong Gyelpo in 1433.
It is said to have been built ...
... waking me up. I'm thinking of becoming the new Sultan of Nepal and writing my own damn constitution.
So, we ended up on a chartered flight to Paro, Bhutan rather than the Nat Geo private jet. The flight was only one hour and get this, the time change from Nepal to Bhutan.. 15 minutes. Seriously!! But - we did the charter flight because the runway into Paro requires the most skillful of pilots due to navigating the mountain ranges and ...