Your final Amankora hideaway is the Paro lodge, nestled within thick pines and surrounded by mountain peaks. After settling in, enjoy a short stroll across the open fields and local villages, before enjoying the sunset from the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong. Informative and eye-opening as well as luxurious, evenings here may include lectures on happiness, films on the Himalayas, or the printing of prayer flags. The next day, visit the National Museum, home to a wealth of rich cultural artefacts, before a short walk to the Paro Dzong. From here, cross the traditional cantilever bridge Nyamai Zampa, before heading to the town's temple, home to impressive ancient wall paintings. Enjoy lunch in a picturesque picnic spot or local farmhouse, with the evening left at your leisure to make the most of the lodge's facilities or to stroll the main streets of Paro.
On your final day in Paro, it's time to tackle one of Bhutan's most famous treks to the Taktsang Goemba monastery, more commonly referred to as the Tiger’s Nest, clinging to a 900-metre cliff face and the place where Buddhism was said to have arrived in Bhutan. The trek takes around four hours, offering magnificent views over the valley. After a leisurely lunch in the lodge, you may want to visit the 7th-century twin temples of Kyichu Lhakhang, some of the first built in Bhutan, or simply unwind after your hike at the two-storey spa, complete with glass-walled yoga studio. Please note that any treaments will be at an additional charge.