We recommend you to drive early morning before the sunrise to be able to capture the golden rays of the panoramic view of the north east Himalayas. It would be worth to drive towards Dochula right before the dawn to shoot the stunning vistas, (assuming clear weather.) Enroute you will stop at Do chula
Pass at 10,000ft/3,080m which offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of Eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan’s highest mountain, GangkarPunsum, 24,770ft/7,550m (provided the day is clear). However skies are mostly clear during the month of October till February. Also of interest are the *DrukWangyel Lhakhang* built by Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan. After breakfast at Dochula cafeteria, continue drive to Punakha where you will take a short hike to Chime Lhakhang (the fertility temple) built in 1499. It is an half an hour leisurely walk across a local village,
The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana where you may photograph local farmers at work and traditional farm houses. You will be served with picnic lunch near the temple which is located on a hill lock, after lunch visit the impressive Punakha Dzong also known as Palace of Happiness which is considered to be the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan.
Punakha 1 Night