Jakar Village Lodge
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Set off to visit The Burning Lake or Membartsho which is located in the southern part of the Tang Valley. It is more a gorge than a lake and a very sacred site. The name refers to the most famous episode of the famous treasure discoverer, Pema Lingpa's life.
In the early 1475 the saint discovered holy relics hidden here by Guru Rinpoche and thus received his holy mission to propagate religion. To silence skeptical minds, he plunged into the river with a burning lamp ...
... into west Bhutan. Along the way we stopped at a school. We visited three classrooms and taught the second graders the Hokey Pokey. I think my mission in life should be to spread the Hokey Pokey around the world; it brings so much laughter. We stopped in the town of Trongsa, home of the Trongsa Dzong. Dzongs, once fortresses, are now government offices and monasteries. The Trongsa Dzong is the largest in the country, stretching out on a cliff overlooking the ...
... laws decreeing that 65% of the forest is to be preserved for all time and that 10 trees are to be replanted for each one removed. Preserving the environment is one of the four pillars of national happiness.
Bhutan is quite renown for focusing on Gross National Happiness rather than Gross National Product. The former king, K4, instituted the happiness index shortly after he began his reign in the 1970s. Bhutan is a poor ...
... br> hike , but a rewarding one , when you reach the monastery a wonderful sight,
It took about 5 hours to get up and down , but that includes a tea/coffee break
in a cafe halfway up.
We were very fortunate that during our time in Bhutan the King and Queen of
Bhutan got married , and we were lucky enough to be passing through a village
when the royal couple were due to visit , we waited with the villagers who made ...
... shoddy about it. Curious. Then we headed back east, a long 8 hours of driving, but through misty passes and virgin himalyan forest teeming with waterfalls and giant cedars. We've done a lot of singing over these weeks, to a collection of his iPod music, then a collection of what's on my iPad. Jamyang plans to start a tour company of his own, so we have talked a lot about his ideas and what would make it a high ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking