Limbukha also spelled as Limbhukha is a scenically blessed hamlet situated in Dochula Hill of Punakha Valley. Famous for its medicinal red rice, Limbukha is known to be the most pictorial village in Punakha Valley. Blessed with serene ambiance, pictorial landscape and amusing history Limbukha has been one of the must visit places in Punakha Valley.
Did you know? The villagers of Limbukha acted as the Peace Negotiator during war of Medieval Era. In fact, visitors will see villagers carrying peace flags in place of swords during the Serda, the annual festival celebrated in the villages of Punakha. The natives of Limbukha are known as “Limpus”.
Hiking to Limbukha is one of the favored things to do in Punakha Valley. Visitors can either start their hike from Punakha Valley or from Punakha Dzong. Travelers need to walk across the 200mt long suspension bridge suspended over Po Chuu and Mo Chuu to reach Limbukha. After crossing the bridge, the hiking trail will lead travelers through pristine forest, paddy fields, and quaint hamlets. Hiking through the alpine forest sprawled across Dompala Hill while listening to chirping of exquisite birds and gurgling of mountain streams is the best part of hiking to Limbukha.
April to June: During this time of the year, the trail leading to Limbukha is bursting with the vibrant vista of blooming flowers. This is the best time to visit Limbukha to witness the valley enclosing Punakha in its pristine state.
July to September: During this time of the year, the road leading to Limbukha becomes hard to approach due unforeseen rain accompanied by thunder storm.
October to March: During this time of the year, there is little to no rain making it the best time to visit Limbukha. Along the pleasant weather, visitors can also spot exquisite birds and butterfly species while visiting Limbukha.
Perched atop the Dompala Hill, visitors need to hike to reach Limbhukha. From Punakha Valley it an approx 4-6hrs hike till Limbukha.
Distance: The distance between Punakha to Limbukha is 14 kilometers.