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  • About Bhutan Bhutan is a tiny but a very peaceful kingdom hidden among the lofty mountains of the himalaya.The tiny himalayan kingdom is surrounded by mighty neighbours like: Tibet and Posted by bhutandruk in Bhutan | Mar 11, 2020
  • How to Travel Bhutan in 2020[center]==How to get into Bhutan?==[/center] How to get into Bhutan? The first option how to get into Bhutan is either by Flight into Paro Bhutan by one of the two Airlines, Druk Air, The national flag carrier or by Bhutan Airlines, Posted by Bhutan Travels in What to Know before Traveling to Bhutan | Jan 31, 2020
  • Exciting day as we hike to the Tiger's Nest MonasteryThis monastery is perched 2000 feet over the valley floor below - so we are climbing from 8500 feet of altitude to 10,250 feet (a vertical of 1750 feet. Doesn't sound like much but that's the straight vertical. Posted by gljacobs in Asian Odyssey | Dec 15, 2019
  • Helicopter over the Himalayas back to ThimphuEnough mountain driving for us - we are helicoptering over the mountains back to Thiimphu on one of the king's helicopters (so we assume it's well looked after) and it should be one of the highlights of the trip - Posted by gljacobs in Asian Odyssey | Dec 15, 2019
  • Moving within Bhutan westward to GangteyWe venture out driving in the Himalayas today with our excellent driver, Sonam, and our constant guide, Jigme, to go from Bumthang to Gangtey and the Gangtey Valley. It is an experience like no other! We had been told Posted by gljacobs in Asian Odyssey | Dec 15, 2019
  • Internal flight from Paro to BumthangBack this morning on Drukair, albeit on a smaller aircraft, to go from Paro to Bumthang. Since these are very high mountains and we are travelling halfway across Bhutan, the roads in this area are not great and the Posted by gljacobs in Asian Odyssey | Dec 15, 2019
  • The adventure in Bhutan beginsWe have a very early morning flight from Bangkok to the city of Paro in Bhutan which is a hidden kingdom in the Himalayas and which is famous for having the happiest people in the world. We fly on Drukair Posted by gljacobs in Asian Odyssey | Dec 15, 2019
  • Hiking to Tiger’s Nest is a Thrill for the Soul Tiger’s Nest monastery - a world class site that is a key reason I came to Bhutan There are those world-class sites, that when you first glim Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 8, 2019
  • Retracing my Steps to Paro, Bhutan The Paro valley stretched out below its dzong Even with six days in Bhutan, I was covering only a small slice of this 200-mile wide mountain Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 7, 2019
  • Bhutan’s Stunning Mountain Scenery Gorgeous views along the road from Thimphu to Punakha Deep gorges and sheer cliffs fell away to one side of the car as I looked out my window Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 6, 2019
  • Two Unequal Halves of a Day of Sightseeing The sumptuous Tasiche Dzong is visually spectacular So, what do you want to see? I think, more than any other question, that is what a travel Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 5, 2019
  • Into the Himalayas and Bhutan Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu gleams in the sunshine I couldn’t have asked for a more auspicious omen to begin my trip to the Himalayan Mountai Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Jul 4, 2019
  • Bhutan - Part 2Our trekking in Bhutan involved four days of hiking between the two most populated valleys of the country, the Paro and the Thimphu valley. Paro is hosting Bhutan’s international airport, while Thimphu is its capital. Bhutan does not have the Posted by samandmarta in Sam & Marta - Travel | Oct 31, 2018
  • Bhutan - Part 1In the morning of the 24th of October, we left Nepal towards Bhutan, the small kingdom in the Himalayas. The flight between Kathmandu and Paro, Bhutan’s international airport, is probably the world’s most scenic one. The plane flies just south Posted by samandmarta in Sam & Marta - Travel | Oct 26, 2018
  • 10 top tips for visiting Bhutan1 Find an accurate source of information about the likely weather. Google said the maximums would be about 17…and there would be thunderstorms. Depending where we were it ranged from warm to hot and on occasions very hot, particularly when Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Sep 2, 2018
  • Day 15A fairly slow day as we prepare for the trip home. A visit to the Paro Dzong which is spectacular both night and day. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/596678/large_Bhutan-88.jpg Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Sep 2, 2018
  • Day 14Today was the climb to Tiger’s Nest…the postcard destination of Bhutan. It was a long climb with lots of steps!! But well worth it. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/596678 Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Sep 2, 2018
  • Day 13Today we travelled west, back over the Douchala Pass. At the top of the pass, one of the 4 Queen Mothers arranged for 108 Stupas to be built to commemorate the lives lost in the 2003 war with Indian Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Sep 2, 2018
  • Day 12There are apparently 20 fortresses (dzongs ) across Bhutan, built in the 17th century under the command of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who is known as the Unifier of Bhutan. The fortresses are still used today housing both administrative offices and Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 28, 2018
  • Day 11The story goes that in the 8th century Shelging Karpo. stole the spirit of a King. The King’s health deteriorated. He was so sick that he could not move. He had heard about Guru Rimpoche, the Second Buddha and so Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 28, 2018
  • Day 10Another long day in the car returning from Mongar to Bumthang over the Thrumshingla Pass again. Stopped to look at this spectacular waterfall. What you can’t see is that these barriers are on the very edge of a vertical descent Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 27, 2018
  • Day 9Today is our 11th wedding anniversary. When we arrived at our hotel this evening after a long hot day Steve made me a cup of tea and did the hand washing so we have clean clothes. Best wedding anniversary present Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 25, 2018
  • Day 8Magnificent drive today along one of the 3 rivers flowing from the glacial lakes on Bhutan’s highest mountain (which is above 7000m). The power of the water running underneath this suspension bridge was awe inspiring (and not at all terrifying)! [img=h Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 25, 2018
  • Day 7Today we took nearly 10 hours to travel around 200km! We travelled from Bumthang over the Thrumshingla Pass, the highest road pass in Bhutan at around 3800 metres above sea level before dropping into the Kurichu Valley at 1200m and Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 23, 2018
  • Day 6 and by the way...A few days ago at the Devine Madman’s monastery the monks were performing a ceremony praying for rain. That night it poured with rain (maybe they checked the BOM before scheduling the prayers!). [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/596678/large_Bhu Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 23, 2018
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