Jakar Village Lodge
Travel Blogs from Bumthang
Only three of us, Peter, Tony and I decided to do this hike. A very steep and long climb up to Pestling Monastery. It was hard, but we managed it.
At the monastery most of the monks were away at a festival, but the one left in charge invited us for ...
... garrotting me, "Trogan!!' Of course with his sudden movement and colourful language it took off!
I love to see the birds, but prefer the more casual, go with the flow discover them on a walk with Mr. K approach. I get more like my Mother every day, a dislike of an unbending itinerary and being told where to be and when. I hoped we would have the opportunity to get to know more about the Bhutanese culture and meet people but feared the itinerary would be around the ...
... at the tarmac of the airport, fascinated by the views of the mountains, the architectural design of the airport terminal, and the clean fresh mountain air surrounding me. From the beginning of the trip, I already didn’t want it to end.
BHUTAN’S ARCHITECTURE - One of the things I like about Bhutan is the architecture of its buildings. The design of its buildings gave a typical Tibetan’s vibe, a common Buddhism architecture. ...
... it. At the entrance to the lake is the image of Pema Lingpa along with his two sons carved out on to a rock.
We then drove further on to where we were going to start our walk for taday. On the way we stopped at a clearning so that our guide, Dendup, and driver, Jaganath, could give us a lesson in the Bhutanese darts game known as Khuru. It is usually played on a field about 20 m long with small wooden targets which are driven into the ground. The darts are ...
I need to add something from yesterday's tour. At the festival we had an opportunity to meet a gentleman who had worked in the government for both K4 and the present king. We sat down and, in a show of typical Bhutanese hospitality, he offered us tea, snacks and then betel.
Betel is chewed all over southeast Asia and is very popular in Bhutan. It comes in three parts: the betel leaf, a chunk of Areca nut, and lime paste (as in the mineral, not the fruit). ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking