Drubchhu Resort

Punakha, Bhutan

At a Glance

  • Fantastic location and within easy distance to both Punakha and Gangtey, making it a great property for guests that are especially limited on time in Bhutan.

  • Fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and rice paddy fields

  • Good organic food, much of which is produced in the property's own vegetable gardens

  • Family run property with genuine and warm service

  • Drubchhu is within walking distance to Chime Lhakhang temple which is great to explore

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In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.

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Description

Drubchhu Resort is brilliantly located between the three districts of Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue and is a great base for guests that would like to be near Punakha but with the opportunity to visit Gangtey for a day trip.

With the property's location it is a great base to explore the surrounding area of Punakha with ease, especially for those guests that may not have time to include an overnight stop in Gangtey. This family run hotel offers simple accommodation but everything you need for an enjoyable stay and is blessed with beautiful views of the Punakha Valley.

The 27 rooms at the property are simple and sparsely decorated to give a modern, spacious feel. Rice paddy fields surround the property and greet guests with fantastic views of rural Bhutan which are constantly changing with each season. The restaurant on site serves hearty meals that are produced primarily from the large kitchen garden attached to the property, providing good organic meals with both Bhutanese and international dishes.  

There is plenty to explore in the surrounding area of Drubchhu resort including visiting the temple of Chime Lhakhang which is in easy walking distance. Alongside the temple, home to many myths from Bhutanese history, the town of Missina is also close by which is lovely to explore for a morning to get a feel for rural Bhutan.

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Accommodation

As a small boutique hotel there are just 27 rooms at Drubchhu which are simple but comfortable and provide beautiful views of the Punakha Valley. Deluxe Rooms offer slightly more space and come with either Twin or King beds and the addition of bathtubs in the bathrooms. Superior rooms are slightly smaller and come only with twin beds.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Drubchhu Resort but there are not any specific facilities catered for children available at the hotel.

Facilities

The restaurant at Drubchhu Resort serves lovely organic meals produced primarily from the property's own gardens. Simple, heartycuisine is served and both Bhutanese and International dishes are available. The hotel also has a cosy bar 'Mad Men' which is a great place to relax after days exploring this beautiful region, or if you prefer there is a hot stone bath to relax and rejuvenate tired muscles at the end of the day.

Activities

Within easy walking distance from Drubchhu is Chime Lhakhang, a temple that has a unique history and myths tied to it with the much cherished Bhutanese figure, Lam Drukpa Kuenley (the Divine Madman), playing a key role. In the immediate surrounding area of Drubchhu you will also find the small town of Missina which is great to explore for a morning and of course due to the properties location, it is a great base from which to explore both Punakha and Gangtey which are easily reached making this a great property especially if you are limited on your time in Bhutan.

Experiences

  • Dochu La Pass

    At an altitude of 3,100 metres, The Dochula Pass is a high mountain pass known for its 108 distinctive memorial stupas and breathtaking panoramic views over the Himalayas.

  • Fly Fishing

    Enjoy an excursion into one of the Bhutanese rivers and try your hand at fly-fishing.

  • Hilltop Nunnery Visit

    This evening visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhendrup Lhakhang Nunnery which is home to a higher learning and meditation centre for nuns, as well as being home to some of the most impressive statues in Bhutan.

  • Khansum Yulley & the Butterfly Trail

    Take the short hike up to the Khansam Yulley Temple where you can sit back in awe at the wonderful views down the Mo Chhu Valley before heading off on the one-hour Butterfly Trail, stopping off for tea in the local home.

  • Punakha Drubchen Festival

    Held annually on February in Punakha, local militias dress up as Bhutanese warriors in this festival to re-enact the famous battle between Bhutan and Tibet.

  • Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong, otherwise known as the Pungtang Dechen Photrang literally means the palace of great happiness or bliss, and is the finest of its kind in Bhutan, dating from the 17th century and located on the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu Rivers.

  • White Water Rafting

    Enjoy the thrilling white water rafting down Mo Chhu.

Location & directions

Punakha, Bhutan

Drubchhu Resort is located between the three districts of Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue and within easy distance from the temple Chime Lhakhang.

How to get there

International flight to Paro Airport. Dirubchhu is an approximate 5-hour drive from the airport.

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