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 along the route have been fenced in, making this walk impossible. You can drive here on a rough feeder road that turns quite muddy when it's wet, or better yet, drive part way and then set out on foot. From the small goemba you can make a strenuous six-to nine-hour hike up to the 4280m Talakha peak.