Dzong is a small fortress built strategically on a ridge early in the 16th
century to cater for the travellers who journey between Paro & Thimphu. Jili Dzong is not massive in size like the other Dzongs in the
valley. It is a small fortress built strategically on a ridge in the early 16th
century to cater to the travelers who journey between Paro and Thimphu. The
route remained active until late 1960’s when the vehicle road connected the
districts of Thimphu and Paro. Since then, the route is frequented only by
nomads who herd Yaks and by visiting tourists. There is a beautiful statue of
Buddha inside the temple of the Dzong and is known to be continuously providing
blessings to the travelers who go by and the people of Paro valley.
Day 1. Jili Dzong Trek
Paro to Jili Dzong, distance 10kms, walking time 4 – 5 hours.
Your trek begins today with a drive to Dop-Shari Village where the trek begins with a gradual climb if the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen with Mt Chomolhari and the snow capped mountains behind the valley. The trail winds through an apple orchard before entering the forest. Bhutan is famous for its rich forests and today you will see the diversity of the Himalayan ecosystem.
Overnight Tented Campsite
Day 2. Jili Dzong Trek
Jili Dzong to Ta Dzong, walking time 3-4 hours.
This morning (weather permitting) is greeted by a beautiful sunrise from the east. Today we start our descent to Ta Dzong a vantage point above the National Museum of Bhutan in Paro. On the hike down you will be blessed with continuous scenic views of the Paro valley below.
On completion of the trek you will be driven by road to your overnight accommodation.