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... growing apples and potatoes (not much else grows there, however there is a government research farm which is testing other crops). These farms are owned by Tibetan refugees. They're considered political refugees and accepted by the Bhutanese even though they have been at war in the past. When the snows come the people migrate to the valley spending those cold months in a tent.Eventually, our churning stomachs intact, we made it to Punakha. This was ...
We were both up early, listening to dogs bark and waiting for the morning doves above us to start cooing. There is free wi-fi here, but only in the lobby and it is very slow and temperamental. Wile sitting here, waiting for reception, I asked the gentleman next to me where he was from. He was with the Stanford Alum group and he himself was from Shawnee Town, Illinois! He farmed 6.300 acres in a family farm and sold it over a period of three years or ...
The flight from Kathmandu to Paro was spectacular. We had clearer views than before of the Himalayan peaks through the clouds, with Everest dominating. The exhilaration of that experience hadn't passed before the pilot started zig zagging the plane between the mountains for the descent to Paro airport. I have never stepped out of a plane to see everyone ahead of my wildly photographing everything in sight as soon as they were through the door, and we followed suite. The view was ...
Drove back into Jakar and then up the western side of the valley to the Jampey Lhakhang which is believed to have been built in 659. It is a fabulous little temple and was visited by Guru Rinpoche during his visit to Bumthang. It was mostly filled with old folk going about their daily devotions.
We started our walk from this point towards the next temple of Kurjey Lhakhang. This is a large, active and important temple ...
After a short drive we started our uphill walk to the Kila nunnery at 3,500 m. The nunnery was first established as a meditation site in the 9th century and is reputedly the oldest nunnery in Butan. There are about 45 nuns resident here. Lunched inside the temple area as it had started to rain. The walk downhill back to the bus was equally pleasant with different views. Drove on via Chelela pass at 3,988 m. Managed to get a quick view of Chomolhari (7,326 m), ...
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