Welcome to Paro Dzongkhag
The fertile land, clement climate and network of trade routes from Tibet have provided the people of Paro with a solid economic foundation. For most of the 19th century, Paro held the seat of government and was the commercial, cultural and political centre of the country.
Several treks begin in or near Paro. The Druk Path Trek climbs east over a 4200m pass before descending to Thimphu. The Jhomolhari, Laya–Gasa and Snowman treks all lead west from Drukgyel Dzong on to Jhomolhari base camp and the spectacular alpine regions of Gasa and Laya.