Altitude: 1,800 – 5,400m approx.

Drukgyal Dzong

Built in 1649 to commemorate the victory of Bhutanese over the allied Tibetan-Mongolian forces. The Dzong as a defense fortress is said to have housed the finest armory in the country.

Ta Dzong

Built as a watchtower it was converted into a national museum in 1968.

Taktsang Monastery

The Taktsang, popularly known as the “Tiger’s Nest” is perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900m above the Paro valley.

Kyichu Lhakhang

This monastery dates back to the 7th century and is one of the most oldest and sacred.