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Day 1 , 19/07/2014( Fri), Bangkok To Punakha Via Paro
Arrive at Paro airport (2230m) by Bhutan Air departing Bangkok at 0630 hours and
landing at Paro at 1010 hours via Kalkota (just a stopover).
Our guide Kin zang and driver Pema received us.
We started our drive in a comfortable 11 seater van just for ourselves to Punakha/Wangdue (approx.. 5 hours). The drive from Paro to Punakha ...
... are spun for good luck and must be circulated in a clock wise motion, while you walk around the temple clockwise. At the various temples and dzong’s I have made a habit of spinning as many of the prayer wheels as I can. The guide had explained to me that for good luck, you should make an odd number of circuits around a temple and a minimum three. Today he enforced this rule. The temple was huge and just walking around took more than ten minutes, but this ...
... we were pleased. What wasn't so enjoyable was the storm front we had to pass through right after reaching cruise. It was choppy for a while and we were glad to be out of the clouds. From there we were able to remain largely clear of clouds for the rest of the flight. It was amazing to see the flat countryside abruptly change to Himalayas on the GPS. Below us though were only clouds so we couldn't confirm that until in the distance we saw a massive snow-covered ...
The country is in the mist of development and with the change in the life style of the people. The demand for luxury commodities is on the rise.
Our nation produces tons of garbage everyday but the responsibility of having it managed is still not in place. The acts, plans and policies are not implemented to benefit/save the rich natural eco-system from degrading. The rise ...
... the monastery a minuscule speck in the background and with us at the start of the trail (Cue photo caption : "We have to climb to WHERE???"), we were off. Namgay decided to do the hike too and joined the three of us; needless to say he carried my backpack while I concentrated on walking. Rinxin had done this trek 17 times in the last year!!
It wasn't long before the thin air got us breathing hard.Shobs and I remembered Nelson's and Mattew's instructions to exhale forcibly, and ...