Not so long ago, a journey to the high and remote regions of the Himalayas entailed a long and difficult expedition on foot with a donkey. Today it is possible to explore these unique and beautiful mountains in an easier way. The Indian Himalayas have some of the most extraordinary scenery in the world. There is something about the majesty and grandeur of these mountains that inspires even the most world-weary of travellers. Somerset Tours & Travel has put together a unique tour to these magical and mystical mountains of northern India and now invite you to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage of discovery.
Punakha, at 1350m, was nothing more than a dzong as recently as 35 years ago. Then a central school was constructed and the village expanded in the mid-1980’s. The small size of the place is surprising considering the primordial role that Punakha has played in the history of Bhutan and the fact that it was the country’s winter capital for 300 years.