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... it was worth it, although a tiring trip the scenery over was spectacular.
Bumthang area, also referred to as 'little Switzerland' is just beautiful, endowed with historical and spiritual significance it is the religious heartland of Bhutan with some of the oldest Dzongs, Lhakhangs ( temples) Palaces, and monasteries nestled into four valleys. Four broad valleys carved by ancient glaciers surrounded by mountains clad with pines, ...
... stupas with colourful prayer flags, and Hindu shrines, and a beautiful frozen lake. We made a tea stop on top of the pass, by this time I had a bit of a headache and tight chest from the altitude and diesel fumes leaking into the cabin (!!), just climbing out of the jeep had me feeling breathless and a bit confused. The only toilet was locked, so I had to go around the back of where it was perched at the edge of a steep slope. I bared my **** in the freezing winds, and ...
... and decorated with colourful prayer flags. Played soccer with some kids hanging around up there and watched some men up ladders repainting mandalas on the surrounding walls. Walked along narrow footpaths through past lovely traditionalstone houses, all with little vegie patches. Crossed the river on a flimsy wire ‘hanging bridge’ decked with lots of prayer flags, and saw a guy fishing with a long bamboo pole (It soon snapped in half!) Still ...
... two leaves and a bud, essentially the top of the bush. They will come back to the field in a few days when new buds have formed.
After lunch we hopped back in the van and finally crossed into Bhutan. The change was immediate. The buildings were all much more substantial and beautifully ornate. Traffic noise died down, and a sense of peacefulness pervaded the town of Samdrup Jongchar. We met our new guides, Tashi and Karma. Tomorrow we head to the ...
... got and I loved it. It was a real honour visiting them. This, was the highlight on the journey.
Late in the afternoon we bid them farewell. We crawled back to the highway. And now it felt really like a highway. We speed towards Samdrup Jongkhar and headed straight into the biggest, worst and longest roadworks ever. Almost 60 km of dirt, holes and slow traffic. But we made it. At approx. 20 hrs we made it into the Mountain Hotel. Safe in Samdrup Jongkhar.
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