Swiss Guest House

Kharsumphe, Bumthang, 32001, Bhutan | Hotel
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The Long and Windy Road

A travel blog entry by marybc


... mottled grey colouring) & a photo op of the Fort and King's castle (where a gentle monk was quietly sprinkling rice as he wandered along the roadside feeding the ants!) we crossed our fingers and began the treacherous journey on the only road connecting east and west. We've been on a lot of roads in the world that are in less than adequate condition but never have I seen a main road like this! About half of the four hour drive was on dusty (or very ...

Mr & Mrs K take a day awf!

A travel blog entry by mrs.khaki


... our balcony and the mountains were lost in thick fog. We felt sorry for the weary travellers as they would have to stay overnight without their luggage and miss a day of planned birding at Cheli La but it was suggested that as we were also likely to miss going, that we join Ugyen for the closing ceremony of the festival at 4am!!! Of course we agreed as an opportunity we would otherwise have missed. So, we ate a bizarre selection of dishes from the buffet and had an early night.


Kingdom of Bhutan, Truly Unique

A travel blog entry by zulkainiezainie


... hikers too walking together with us. As the altitude gets higher, the air gets thinner. The pain starts to kick in after the first hour of hiking, the difficulties in breathing because of the high altitude made it worst. The worst part is that whenever I take a deep long breath, the smell of the ponies’ ***** gets into you. My only companion PP Datuk Lee keep telling me to go on as the destination is getting nearer, but after what it seems like hours, I ...


A travel blog entry by c2miller

Today we visited Trongsa Dzong, built in 1644, which is a spectacular sight being situated at a strategic location on a mountain spur high above the Mangde Chu (river). For centuries the Dzong controlled the east-west trade and the only road or path connecting east and west Bhutan passed through the courtyard of the Dzong. The Trongsa Penlop (governor) was so powerful that he could close off the massive doors of the Dzong cutting off ...

Thursday, Bumthang area

A travel blog entry by ldhensel


... cannibalism in Bhutan). The leaf represents flesh, the Areca is bone, the lime brain, and the red juice blood.

Today we visited a number of nearby monasteries and temples. Our first stop was to a 7th century monastery where the Tsechu festival continued. The religious portion of the holiday occurs in the morning with prayers starting in the temple about 4 AM. The service was just finishing up when we arrived at 9:30. After the people filed out, Corrine and ...

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