The pristine natural landscape caters to the need of best hiking trails in Bhutan. In order to releive our clients from long excursions and journey, we provide a simplest form adventurous hikes so that you shall relieved and taste the Bhutan at close.
Cheri Goemba (monastery) is half an hour drive from Thimphu town. It was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620. A silver chorten inside the monastery holds the ashes of Shabdrung’s father. The trail commences by crossing a lovely covered bridge that spans the Thimphu Chug, then climbs steeply to the monastery.
Phajoding Goemba (monastery) is a 5 km uphill walk from Motithang. The monastery was built in 15th century by Shagcha Rinchen who introduced the Drukpa Kagyupa school in Bhutan in the 13th Century. It was at one time one of the richest monasteries in the country.
Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest temple is the Bhutan’s most famous monastery perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley. According to legend, Guru Padsambhava is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands and hence it’s called the ‘Tigers Nest’. It was from there, he propagated the Vajrayana- Mahayana Buddhism (Larger Wheel) that was prophesied by the Buddha at the time of attaining Nirvana. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion.
Chimi Lhakhang is situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humour, songs and outrageous behaviour to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as ‘Divine Madman’. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is an half an hour leisurely walk across a local village, rice fields from the road to the temple. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. There are few young monks at the temple, which is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels and some very beautiful slate carvings.