This is a small river that joins the Paro Chhu in downtown Paro. Google Earth labels this as the Wang Chhu, but locals refer to it as the Druk Chhu (Dragon River). A road follows most of this run so you can drive upstream and put in wherever you want. If you're looking for a quick creek paddle just a few minutes from the airport, this is it!

Trip Highlights

Mile 0: Put-in where a bridge crosses the Druk Chhu near Do Teng Village. There are other places to put-in that you'll see as you drive up. The elevation here is 8,000 feet.

At put-in for the Druk Chhu

At put-in for the Druk Chhu

Mile 0.2: The first fun rapid has some prayer flags above it on the right.

Enjoying one of many fun creek rapids

Enjoying one of many fun creek rapids

Mile 0.7: A second bridge crosses the river providing alternate river access.

View of kayaker from the second bridge

View of kayaker from the second bridge

Mile 1.3: The largest rapid on the run can be portaged on the left.

Thinley in the entrance of the biggest rapid on the Druk Chhu

Thinley in the entrance of the biggest rapid on the Druk Chhu

Mile 2: Take-out at a bridge near a village. The river flattens out below here but you can continue paddling a few miles to Paro.

Author: Zach Collier

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