Traditional Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
The Bhutanese age-old method of soaking in a wooden tub, the water heated by wood fired stones. On impact with the water, the stones split, releasing analgesic minerals into the water that aid in relaxing the tired body, opening up and deep cleansing the pores. Among many cures the stone bath is especially effective in cases of arthritis.
Herbal Bath (Menchu)
Soak in wood fired hot water infused with traditional Bhutanese herbs like artemisia, amorous calamus and sweet myrtle. A ideal way to soothe tired muscle, rejuvenate your flagging spirits and ridding chemical’s and pollutants out of your body with added benefits like treatment of arthritis and skin eruptions.
Note: A minimum of two hours of notice is required.
Paro Valley at 7,500ft, is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and fertile valley. Numerous shrines, fortresses and farm houses dot the landscape and graceful willow trees grow along the edge of Pachhu river, which passes through paddy fields and farmlands. The walk from the lodge is gradual through the village of Nemjo criss crossing paddy fields and farm houses dotted along the way, From here we make our way up to Dhonju Monastery, perched up on a hillock ( 2480m), overlooking the Paro valley, after an hours walk we are the Monastery, which is dedicated to Thsering Ngodup and worshipped here for long life. Moving ahead, the path is gradual through pine forest meandering through the hills for another hour until we reach the Tenchoe Monastery ( 2540m). From here we make our way down where your vehicle will be waiting to drop you back. ( 3-4hrs)
Cycling the Paro Valley
When you are in Paro, the best way to see the valley is on wheels. Arrangements can be made to hire a cycle and a guide. Different options are vailable form 2 -3 hrs to half day or even full day trips in the valley. Enjoy the valley with spectacular views, clean air and colourful Buddhist temples
Cook like a local
What better way to immerse in the local culture, is to learn Bhutanese cooking with our next door neighbor, who will be more than happy to share their culinary skills with you. Bhutanese cooking is fairly simple and this is what makes it delicious, The hallmark of Bhutanese food is a generous use of Cheese and Chilies. Basic Staple food includes Red rice and curry: of chillies, the most popular one is Emma Datsi (Literal Translation would be Chilies and Cheese Curry) Chili in Bhutan is predominantly a vegetable versus a condiment.