Jili 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. The route remained active late 1960’s when the road was built connecting the districts of Thimphu and Paro. Today the route is only frequented by nomads who herd Yaks and by visiting tourists. There is a beautiful statue of a Buddha inside the temple of the Dzong and is known to be continuously providing blessings to the travellers as they go by.
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.