The day started with breakfast before loading the bus and stopping in at Punakha Dzong. It is an ancient fortress, more than 400 years old. It is now a temple for the Buddhist people. While we were visiting, it was prayer time for the monks, lasting from 10am to 2pm. Therefore, we did not get to see the inside of the fortress, but the courtroom was spectacular. Bhutanese architecture is unlike anything I’ve ever seen; the attention to detail is impeccable. We loaded the van once more and arrived back at Dochula Pass. Here we had a nice buffet-style lunch. Although the view was more clear, we didn’t catch a great view of the third highest mountain in the world, but we did see it. After lunch we loaded back on the bus to make our way to Thimphu where we met with the owners of the Bhutanese tour agency our time in Bhutan is booked through. We had conversation and coffee before being shown around their business buildings including the tour agency, a full salon, a total gym, and a restaurant. It was a very nice place and they were friendly and hospitable people. Once finished with our visit, we loaded the bus to finish our drive to Paro. On the way, we saw a pack of wild monkeys! We were able to stop and take photos and fed them some bananas and cucumber, which it seemed they appreciated. We arrived at our hotel about 5pm and checked in, where we rested and had dinner at 7pm. After supper, we rested in preparation for hiking Tiger’s Nest tomorrow.