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One can for a day hike to Guru Rimpochhe cave from Punakha. This hike starts from Mitesgang- a small community which is around 11 km from Punakha. It takes around 2 hrs to reach at the place and the path is steep. Not many tourists know about this trail thus it gives a superb experience to the hikers. One can see some beautiful birds on this trail. At the cave premises there is a small temple. According to the legend Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rimpochhe visited this cave after he completed his retreat at Maratika cave in Nepal.

Travel Guide

Things to carry
  • Comfortable and warm clothes.
  • A daysack(20 L).
  • Good quality trekking shoes.
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho.
  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers.
  • Water bottles and energy bars/snacks.
  • A pair of sunglasses.
  • Balaclava/Cap.


Permit & Entry fee


All the permit procedure and entry fees will be taken care by us including you still and video camera charges.


Custom & Advisory


  • Pay attention to your guide to enjoy a safe and sound hiking experience.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the hike.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the hike.
  • It’s our responsibility to keep the nature clean. Please do not encourage littering the local places or campsites.
  • Observe silence inside a monastery or temple.
  • While visiting in any religious place please remove your footwear before entering into the main temple.
  • People will happily pose for a picture but please ask them before do so.
  • Tipping is not mandatory. It’s up to your satisfaction.


Health & Safety


  • If you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution.
  • Carry at least 2 ltr of water with you for this hike.
  • This place is safe for family and friends and tourist friendly.


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