Before reaching the Punakha Valley, take a short trek to Chimi Lhakhang, the auspicious fertility monastery built by the “Divine Madman” in 1499 showing the history of the worship house and its ritual phalluses. En route to your lodge you will also catch a glimpse of the glorious 17thC Dzong, one of Bhutan’s most historically important. Straddling the confluence of the Mother (Mo) and Father (Pho) Chhu, it is truly a masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture and the wedding location of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Nestle into your Six Senses Lodge that stands out for its glorious perch overlooking rice paddies, the sumptuous balconied suites with their own bukhari fire, truly delicious innovative cuisine derived from local organic produce and exceptionally solicitous staff.