Situated on a small hill right in the centre of the valley, Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley. In the 15th century, he used songs and humour to impart his teachings, which got him the name ‘the Divine Madman’. For centuries, this place of worship has been considered ‘the temple of fertility’. It’s believed that couples who don’t have children are blessed with newborns after praying at this temple. Walk for about half-an-hour across the field to the temple road. On the trail, you’ll cross rice fields and a tiny stream downhill before the short climb to Chimi Lhakhang.
Time taken from Punakha: 58 mins