Day 3: THIMPHU – hike to Lungchuzekha Gompa (4hrs return) - PUNAKHA (1250 M) 85 kms / 3 hrs
Post breakfast an hour’s drive brings us to Dochu La Pass (3010 M). Enjoy the exquisite views and leave on a beautiful hike to Lungchuzekha Gompa through dense forests of Hemlocks, Junipers, Birches and Rhododendron, interspersed with meadows. Once at the gompa enjoy superlative 360° views covering various ranges in the Bhutanese Himalayas crowned by 7000 M + giant peaks like Jhumolhari, Gangkar Puensum – the highest unclimbed mountain in the world and high peaks of the Lunana. Walk back to Dochu La and drive about 2 hrs to reach Punakha by evening.