This morning you will enjoy breakfast at a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the Thimphu valley. During your short transfer to the view point,
stop to visit Bhutan’s National animal, the Takin, in a reserve which was originally established as a zoo until the king decided that such a facility was not in keeping with Bhutan’s environmental and religious convictions. After breakfast, steadily climb for an hour or so through forests of blue pine, oak and dogwood to Chokortse Lhakhang temple at 8,700 feet where the views of the Thimphu Valley are spectacular. The temple was built in the 13th
century by Lama Ugyen Dorji, and its main figure is of the “Future Buddha”, Maitreya. Continue walking another hour descent to Wangditse Goemba for another stunning view. Wangditse Goemba was originally built as a dzong in the 16th
century and was later converted to temple.
Upon return to Thimphu, explore the weekend market.
If available, visit the Chamglmithang Archery Ground to watch Bhutan’s national game.