Uma by COMO, Paro
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Well - they take their airport security seriously in only one place at the Kathmandu airport. We went through customs who just waved us through without even looking at our passports, then we went through two other security checkpoints and then we came to one separated by "Ladies & Gents". Included is a photo. We were all confused as the many …
... 45 minutes we were called to board and were on our way. We climbed above the clouds and the captain announced that due to poor visibility we would not get to see the mountains which was a shame and that the weather in Paro was not good but if we could not land we had enough fuel to circle and we could always come back to Kathmandu. They served up a sandwich with some pastries and Mandarin juice which all tasted really good. After 50 minutes we seemed to be circling before we went ...
... headed. The path is wide and we pass many pray flags along the way. Finally come to a magnificent view of the Monastery. It was now at eye level, I hear we now have about 400 steps down wards before heading back up to reach our ultimate goal. Down the stairs across the bridge we come to the Lion Cave which was used for meditation. This is where it is said that Guru Riponche mediated. Up the finally 100 or so steps we finally make the Taktsang Monastery. The monastery was built in the ...
After a night in Thimpu we headed to Paro and the Tigers Nest Monastery. I'd long wanted to go here and wasn't quite expecting it to live up to the pictures I'd seen - instead it surpassed them. Set 900m up a cliff the building and scenery are so impressive and beautiful it has to be seen to be ...
... clearance. At this point I went to do our pre-flight with Maggie and Johannes went to take care of the final clearance touches. That of course took an hour of waiting around, but at least it wasn't with too much hassle. Once departing we found ourselves nicely tucked between the Jetprop and the Cessna Silver Eagle. This would work out perfectly for spacing in Paro because there was enough time between estimated arrival times. Given how long things took in Chittagong ...
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