Thimphu, Bhutan

Hike to Tango Monastery

Situating atop on a hill around 14 kilometres to the northern suburb of Thimphu city, Tango is a monastery near Cheri mountain which was founded in the 13th century then built in its present structure in the 17th century. Notable for its imposing frontage, Tango serves as a part of the Drukpa Kagyu School, an important university of Buddhist studies in Bhutan. In Bhutanese language, the word "tango" means "horse", which conforms to the main deity Hayagriva deified in the monastery. Tango is an ideal historic site for taking an easy and leisure hiking experience from the base to the top. It takes over one hour to reach the monastery, but the walk is well-paved by concrete so it is not too difficult for stepping. The stunning view of landscape and the Thimphu valley from a distance as well as airy and fresh atmosphere in Tango Monastery is worth your climb. All the monks were very busy with their activities but always finding time to smile & greet the tourists who pay a short visit here. Along the hike, you can learn about some of pleasant local delights from the guide, which make the walk so enjoyable.

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Paro → Punakha → Phobjikha Valley → Thimphu
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Experience overnight camping trip while conquering the Bumdra Trek, one of the famous scenic trails in Bhutan

Visit the Kingdom's fabled religious landmark, Paro Taktsang (The Tiger's Nest Monastery), on the way descending from the campsite

Explore some of attractive sites around the valley of Paro: Kyichu Temple, National Museum, and Paro Rinpung Dzong

Relish with hot stone bath after action-packed two-day one night Bumdra Trek

Discover Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan, and have some stops at the prominent sites: Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, and Tachhogang Lhakhang

Enjoy a pleasure hike along Gangtey Nature Trail, contemplate scenic beauty of Phobjikha Valley and explore the historic Gangtey Monastery

Pass through village and paddy fields to reach the Chimi Lhakhang (The Fertility Temple) and learn about its special cultural features

Make a Thimphu tour traversing through the city's landmarks: Tashichho Dzong, Great Buddha Dordenma, National Memorial Chorten, and Changangkha Lhakhang

Head further to Thimphu's suburb and enjoy 2-hour excursion hiking to Tango Monastery to enjoy the scenery & fresh air of the place

Paro → Punakha → Phobjikha Valley → Thimphu

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