Meri Puensum Resort

Punakha, Bhutan

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  • One of the first properties to open in Punakha

  • Locally owned and family run

  • Close to Punakha village

  • Excellent valley views

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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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Views from the outside bar area are superb

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Situated just outside Punakha village and with fantastic valley views, Meri Puensum Resort was one of the first hotels to establish itself in Punakha. This small guest house is comfortable and has relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Well located to visit Punakha village, Meri Puensum has 20 spacious rooms with en suite facilities. The deluxe rooms have balconies and enjoy the best views of the river and across the beautiful valley.

Established in 1999 the hotel was the first in the area and enjoys an excellent location.

There's a large dining area and a spacious outside bar area which offer fantastic views.

Meri Puensum does not a wide range of amenities, but hotel is an ideal base to break your journey for a night to explore Punakha.

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20 en-suite rooms. Deluxe rooms are specious and provide the best valley views.


The hotel has a large dining room, a selection of cuisine is available and drinks are served in the outside bar area.


  • A visit to Chimmi Lhakhang

    The Chimmi Lhakhang Temple is a temple of fertility dedicated to the Buddhist saint known as the Divine Madman. A short walk through paddy fields takes you to the temple and is popular with Bhutanese families wanting to start a family.

  • Cycling up the Pho Chhu River

    Take a morning cycling up the beautiful Pho Chhu River, famous for the White-Bellied Heron and dramatic scenery. Take a walk into the local village for a spot of tea before having a lovely picnic lunch overlooking the river before returning to Punakha.

  • Day in Punakha

    In the morning head to Khasum Yuley Namgay Chorten before walking down to Punakha Dzong. In the afternoon take a walk across the rice paddies to Chimmi Lhakhang, the fertility temple.

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Punakha, Bhutan

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