Kaila Choenzem Guest House
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... La pass / Ura La at 3,590 m asl.
Decided to take the option of walking down to the Ura village. At least it was all downhill! But my poor runner’s knees took a beating. The guide book said the descent would take an hour and sure enough, even with my many Kodak stops, it took an hour.
Alpine flowers of all colours: white, yellow, ...
... and cart.
Yes, it was one of the most tranquil and beautiful valley and I am really glad that I make the effort to spend an extra day and made it to the Ura valley in Bumthang.
... br> Not all photos for this entry have been uploaded. Will upload remainder when I get home. At least it will give you an ideal of the archery!!!
... built in 1637 by Shabdrung, the spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan prior to the present dynasty. It is an old capital which still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. From the distance this Dzong look like a giant ship on sail.
After an exhilarating river rafting and awe-inspiring visit to the Punakha Dzong, we set out to our final destination in Bhutan - Paro.
... bit are just sand with huge drops over the edge, and we seemed to get squeezed over to the edge a few times by oncoming cars. There were a few expletives on the way down the hill.
Safely back in Thimphu however after a great three days seeing some of this amazingly beautiful country. If I was to sum up the highlights in a few words would be steep mountains, mud, icy morning, sunny farm valley, cranes, hot stone bath and wonderful hospitality.