Some great day excursions from Thimphu




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  • Cheri Gompa Monastery (2850m) was first built in 1620 by Shabdrung and it was here that the central monastic body (Dratsang) was first established. Many of the important priests of Drukpa Kagyu lineage passed periods here,

  • Lungchuzekha Goemba One of the best and easy walk around Thimphu is the three-to four-hours round trip from Dochu La to Lungchuzekha Goemba. It affords excellent views of the Bhutan Himalaya and you can return via the s

  • Talakha Goemba The 15th – century Talakha Goemba (3080m) offers spectacular views of the Bhutan Himalaya and Thimphu valley. It used to be possible to walk here from Simtokha Dzong, but many of the apple orchards

  • Tango Goemba Driving up the valley the road crosses to the east side of the Wang Chhu at Begana, near a training facility operated by the electricity department. A few kilometers beyond this, 12km from Thimphu, a

  • Thadranang Goemba A strenuous two-hours uphill hike leads to Thradanang Goemba (3270m). Start at the Yangchenphu High School and climb steeply up the ridge through the blue-pine forest.

  • Trashigang Goemba It’s two hours walk from the hillside below Hongtsho to Trashigang Goemba (3200m). This goemba was built in 1786 by the 12th Je Khanpo. It is an important meditation centre, and there are numerous s