Your journey continues with travel to Punakha through some of the Kingdom’s richest agricultural land and most scenic river valleys. The first stop will allow you to stop over Dochu La, 3050meters pass; snow-capped eastern Himalayan ranges can be seen on a clear day. Prayer flags will flutter you over
the pass deeper into the essence of Bhutan. The beauty is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chorten 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen Mother and then winding your way down into the Punakha Valley. On the way you stop at Mitsina village and visit Chimi Lhakhang the monastery of fertility.
You will start hiking (4-5hours) to Lungchuzekha Goenpa (temple) through a forest of hemlock, birch and rhododendrons and large meadow, where yak hearders camp in winte r. On arrive – if clear days the view from the goenpa are fantastic. All major mountains of Bhutan can be seen; summits of Jhomolhari (7314m), Kang Bum (6500m), Gangchhenta (6840m: shape of Tiger), Masang Gang (7165m: the peak shaped like a trident) tower over Gasa Dzong (2700m), a tiny white speak in a sea of green, Tsenda Kang (7100m), Teri Kang (7300m), Jejekangphu Gang (7300m), Kangphu Gang (7212m), and Zongpgu Gang (Table Mountain, 7100m, the very long flat mountain).
dinner and overnight sty in the Hotel
Punakha, 1 Night