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Paro Chhu Kayaking | Bhutan River Rafting & Kayaking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels


Paro Chhu Kayaking

Total Duration: 7 Days - 6 Nights of Bhutan Kayaking Tour.     Kayaking Days : 1 Days.

The Paro Chhu flows through the Paro Valley, which is the site of one of Bhutan's main towns, Paro, and many important monasteries. The lower Paro Chhu river is a good stretch of about 7 km (4.3 mi) for beginner/intermediate kayakers. This stretch has many small, boulder rapids and wave trains. There is one class IV–V boulder choke, about 3 km from the put in, which can be run on the left and scouted from the right. It is suitable for kayaks only as the river is too small for a raft to be enjoyable. After this, the river enters a short, scenic canyon with more class II–III rapids. The stretch ends at Chhuzom. More experienced kayakers can continue down the Wong Chhu.

This journey begins from Paro chhu and end at the Isuna Bridge. It also includes cultural tour around Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. It includes hike to the Famous Paro Taktsang, Punakha Dzong and KuenselPhodrang (Buddha Point).



Day Activity Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro     2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Kayaking in Paro Chhu 10km   2200m Hotel in Paro
3 Paro to Thimphu 54km   2400m Hotel in Thimphu
4 Thimphu to Punakha 72km   1350m Hotel in Punakha
5 Punakha to Thimphu 15km   1350m Hotel in Punakha
6 Thimphu to Paro     2200m Hotel in Paro
7 Departures from Paro.      

Kayaking & Rafting Route.
River Paro  Chhu(Bondey–Isuna      Bridge)
Location Paro Valley, Western     Bhutan
Length 10 kilometers  Approximately (3 hours)
Difficulty Class III-IV
Flow About 500 CFS
Season March – April
Craft Kayaks recommended due to narrow and steep rapids


Day 1: Arrival in Paro.

  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travel will receive you at the Airport and drive you to the hotel.
  • After lunch visit Paro Ta Dzong (the national museum) and Paro Rinpung Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.

Day 2: Kayaking in Paro Chhu.

  • After breakfast, your transport will take you to the starting point of the kayaking route from where you will change your gear and start the adventure.
  • Your transport will be awaiting you at the Bonday- Isuna Bridge, where the journey comes to an end.
  • After lunch you are free to stroll around the Paro town. You can also try out the traditional Bhutanese archery game along with the local people.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Paro. .

Day 3: Paro to Thimphu.

  • After breakfast, take a hike to the Paro Taktsang (tiger’s nest).
  • After lunch, visit Drukgyel Dzong (now under reconstruction).
  • In the evening drive towards Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha.

  • After breakfast, drive towards Punakha.
  • Halt in Dochula Pass for photography.
  • Upon arrival in Lobesa we halt for lunch.
  • After reaching Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Punakha.

Day 5: Punakha to Thimphu.

  • After an early breakfast, drive back to Thimphu.
  • Upon arrival in Thimphu; visit KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of siting Buddha is located. It offers a stunning panoramic view of the whole of the Thimphu city.
  • Visit Changgangkha Lhakhang, and the Takin preservation Center in Motithang.
  • After lunch visit, Dechenphu Lhakhang.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.
Optional activities you can choose from:
  • Day hiking in Thimphu.
  • Visit to national memorial Chorten and handicrafts emporium located in the heart of the city
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Paro.

Day 6: Thimphu to Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to Paro.
  • On the way visit Tachogang Lhakhang that sits atop a hill along the Thimphu-Paro highway. This will be your last stop before you fly to your next destination tomorrow. The only way to get into the hill is through a suspension bridge that stretches across the Paro Chhu River. This trip can be a thrilling experience for adventure lovers, however we do not recommend Acrophobic visitors to take this trip.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Paro.

Day 7:  Departures from Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell


Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees


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