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  • 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
  • Day 6Today was a little different. Having seen a lot of temples, monasteries, nunneries we were excited to have the opportunity to visit the Ogyencholing Heritage museum to learn a little more about the history and the day to day lives Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 22, 2018
  • Day 5Today we travelled 150km. It took 6 hours! Possible explanations could include: a) Pretty much everywhere you want to go in Bhutan is over the top of a mountain pass; b) Hardly any flat land and pretty much nowhere to build a road Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 22, 2018
  • Day 4In the 16th century the Unifier of Bhutan frightened off the invading forces (numbered in the 1000s) of the “so-called peaceful” Tibetans by marching his 300 soldiers continuously out the back entrance (in secret) and in the front entrance (very Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 21, 2018
  • Day 3We’re continuing to struggle with altitude, starting today at 3100m and walking (extremely slowly) up to at Lungchu Tsey Monastery at 3569m. The temple’s dogs came to encourage us o Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 19, 2018
  • Day 2Started the day with the steep ascent to the 17th C Tango Monastery. We realised very quickly that we haven’t adjusted to the altitude. Instantly short of breath after taking two steps uphill we discovered as the day went Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 19, 2018
  • Day 1Mind blowing seemingly death defying arrival into Paro, Bhutan airport after a long day in transit at Bangkock airport. The car trip from Paro to Thimphu was an overwhelmeing assau Posted by Yeronga Dudes in Bhutan | Aug 19, 2018
  • Cultural Tour This Company is made with rest and relaxation in mind.With the destinations and superb leisure facilities and an unparalleled selection of holiday packages. We customize requirements to give our customers and their families not holidays but memories. We Posted by Yamuna in DrukTours | Jan 26, 2017
  • PAROAccording to me, mountainous PARO is the heart of of Bhutan and the very image that a beyul conjures in my mind. The only international airport in Bhutan is located here since the valley is slightly larger than Thimpu. Posted by Ceej in Around the world | Oct 12, 2016
  • BYE BYE TO BHUTANThese 5 months in the Land of the Thunder Dragon have flown by....whoosh! The highlight of the last month was a trip to the central part of the country with a wonderful group of American tourists who invited us Posted by pebergman in FROM HYENAS TO DRAGONS | Nov 28, 2016
  • Odds and EndsDear ones all, I have these little bits of tidbits to share with you---not enough for a full blog, so will group them together---may they make you wonder or smile. Just coming out of the house the other day and saw this Posted by pebergman in FROM HYENAS TO DRAGONS | Nov 3, 2016
  • A Hike to HeavenThere are numerous mountain passes in Bhutan. The Himalayas are the youngest mountain chain on the planet, and as a result the mountains are steep, the tops pointy and the passes are literally breathtaking. The closest pass to Posted by pebergman in FROM HYENAS TO DRAGONS | Nov 2, 2016
  • PUNAKHAThe first sight of Punakha leaves you with a picture of terraced rice fields shrouded in low lying cloud cover alongside traditional architecture. It is an expansive valley with clusters of villages with a mighty river cutting through the valley Posted by Ceej in Around the world | Oct 10, 2016
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