Kaila Choenzem Guest House
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... a 235 cm (7.8 ft) wingspan, weighing 5.5 kg (12 lbs), live for 70 - 80 years with it is believed one partner for life. They have a really lovely call, and look majestic flying low over the wetlands and paddocks.
The valley is dotted with many farm houses, a wide open valley, hues of dry brown grasses with pine forests up the slopes. Potatos, cattle and wood harvesting seem to be the staple income. It is actually higher than Thimphu in the ...
... our visits to Kurjey and Thangbi Goembas.
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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 ...
... I saw had maroon phone covers which matched their habits!
The moon was full, the air crisp and we enjoyed the ceremony very much but were happy to meet up with Ugyen after he’d received his blessing and head back to the hotel for a hot shower and brekkie.
We finally met up with the rest of our birding group mid morning. A very jolly bunch despite their detour and they had all jelled over their shared experience. The trip to Chelie La was cancelled and ...
... up once again and we sat in just about every item of clothing we could fit on and ate in the cold dim light of a battery-powered lantern. Both of us were happy to climb in to our thermals and sleeping bags soon after and welcomed Jigme’s offer of a hot chocolate which was made even more delicious by the generous splash of Courvoisier!
Sleep came very easily that night!