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Hike to the Sacred Chumphu Nye

The sacred Chumphu Nye lies ensconced in the north eastern frontiers of the Paro valley (2250m). Owing to the 14km of hiking and the off-the-grid aspect there are multiple occasions when you have the entire trail for yourself amidst the tranquil forests, the trail is accessed by a 30 minute drive from Paro center followed by a 4 hour hike through foliage of pine, oak and rhododendrons. The trail dotted with multiple sacred sites runs parallel to the crystal clear dho chu river which nurtures the fertile rice fields of the Shari and Doteng communities. The walk is flat with minimal gradient until the last section of the trail at a bridge located at the base of the hill on which Chumphu sits.