Perched on a small hilltop of Paro valley lies a small monastery "Dra Karpo" (split Rock), one of the holiest sites in Bhutan. It is believed that even the deadliest of your sins will be washed away if you can circumambulate 108 times around Dra Karpo.
To reach Dra Karpo you have to take a dirt road and drive about 5Km from the small town of Paro, Shaba. Shaba is about 7Km from Paro town. The view of Paro valley from Dra Karpo is awesome.
The atmosphere of Dra Karpo is filled with divine energy. The site is perfect for the weekend getaway for those who are seeking solace. It is also one of the least touristy places to visit in Paro.
Guru Rinpoche , the Tantric Guru who had brought Buddhism to Bhutan had meditated in this cave. Many of his body prints still stand on testimony.
It would also be a unique experience for the visitors to check out a special cave where one has to pass through a narrow hole between the rocks to assess one's acts as pious or sinful.
Within the cave, one can see the miraculous footprint of Guru Rinpoche.
Around the vicinity of Dra Karpo , you will see a lot of Hermitages. Some of the Hermits have dedicated their life in search of truth and have closed themselves from outsiders for lifetime.
Visit Dra Karpo in Paro for divine spiritual experience.