Bhutan Day Three (Thimphu to Punakha)

Sadly, the takin reserve was closed again this morning because the animals are ill, so we set off straight away for Dochula Pass. The drive only took about an hour, but the road was incredibly rough in parts so we were bouncing around a lot. At Dochula Pass (10,300 feet), we stopped in the cafe and had coffee before setting out on our hike to Lungtsezekha Temple.

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Along the hiking trail

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Bhutan Day One (Bangkok to Thimphu)

Our day started way too early with a 03:00 wake up. We were in line for our Drukair flight by 04:20, but then we decided to see if we could upgrade and jumped over to the business class counter. Luckily, it wasn’t too expensive to upgrade (cash only!), so we got business class seats, priority lane passes for immigration and security, and a pass for the Air France first class lounge. Security was a breeze – no line at all, and we settled in to the comfortable chairs in the AF lounge for the next hour. Our flight took off right on time, and we were treated incredibly well by the Drukair employees. Continue reading “Bhutan Day One (Bangkok to Thimphu)”