Drive to Punakha

The drive from Paro to Punakha takes about 4 hrs, covering a total distance of 124 km. The road follows the Paro chu river till Chudzom and follow the Wang chu upstream until the little town of Simtokha and then turn right towards east climbing up to Dochula pass (3,080m), where you have opportunity to view the peaks of the eastern Himalayas. From Dochula the road descends into Wangdi and Punakha Valley at around 1400mts. After the junction at Lobesa, the road goes towards north passing the beautiful village and farmlands to Punakha.