Rafting in Punakha Mo chu

A 6 km float on the Mochhu River passing by fields and the royal palaces. Lookout for Golden Mahseers that frequents the Punakha River. This species is said to grow up to 3 meters in length and 55kg in weight. Some folks call it the Indian Salmon as it travels to fresh rivers in the Himalayas for breeding. They spend most of their time in the ocean (Bay of Bengal). The other fish to look out for is the Gangetic Dolphin. This fresh water dolphin is believed to be found in Bhutanese rivers because the rivers are less polluted. There are no photo evidences of the sighting yet though many anglers tell their stories.

 As you reach near the Punakha dzong, on your right side is the old house of Changi-bum Galem (dates back to 1637 or earlier), the tragic love story of Changi-bumi Galem& Gasa Lamai Singye (Bhutanese Romeo-Juliet). We float further down bypassing the dzong to your left. We land just below the Punakha High School’s academic building.