We left Punakha in the morning and drove to the Haa Valley via Thimphu. We went back over the Dochula Pass, where we had slightly better views of the distant Himalayan ranges.
Photos from our fourth day in Bhutan
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After a nice buffet breakfast at our hotel, we set off for the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which is located on a beautiful ridge overlooking the Punakha Valley. Along the way, we stopped to take some photos of the Punakha Dzong, an enormous and beautiful fortress located where two rivers come together.
Photos from our third day in Bhutan
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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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Today we spent a busy day in Thimphu. I woke up around 5, but drowsed off and on until about 6:30. We had a nice breakfast in the hotel, then met Namgay and Lama in the lobby to set out at 9. Our first stop was the Textile Museum.
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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)”
The Land of the Thunder Dragon
Our itinerary: 2 nights in Thimphu, 2 nights in Punakha, 1 night at a home stay in Haa, 2 nights in Paro; travel blogs to be published this week Continue reading “Bhutan Overview”