- Morning: Festival
- After lunch in local restaurant drive to Punakha. En route stop at 3150 m. Dochula Pass to enjoy a view of the eastern Himalayan mountains. Here you can spend some time photographing the Druk Wangyal Chortens. Built in 2004 to “celebrate the stability and progress that His Majesty has brought to the nation,” this hill of 108 religious buildings in the middle of the pass reflects Bhutan’s spiritual and artistic traditions.
- As you descend from the pass, you will observe dramatic changes in vegetation. At the lower elevations in Punakha and Wangdue, cacti, banana plants, poinsettias, and other semi-tropical plants dominate the exotic landscape.
- Stop at Lobesa for a short hike to Chhimed Lhakhang – a famous Fertility Temple built by a Buddhist Saint – Drukpa Kuenley, affectionately known as ‘Divine Madman’.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel