Bhutan it was!


Twelve hours have passed; It was sharp 9 am when I reached office. It is 9:20 pm now and I am still here. I have a call to attend at 9:30 pm. My mind reaches a stage when it starts to hurt to think any further about business or work.…

Cherri and Tango – a hidden gem in Thimpu


How i found out about Tango and Cherri Diamonds are discovered by chance and some luck had fallen upon me when I picked up a not-so- restaurant shop for lunch. Experiencing the prayer session at Changangkha Monastery was pure bliss. I descended the stairs to reach the main road. Famished,…

Ngang Lhakhang – It began here


Part 1 of 3 Series on Tang Valley trek, Bhutan Click here for part 2 It was 8:30 am. I had my breakfast consisting of an omelet and a glass of milk. I was prepared. It was cloudy but unlikely that It would rain. I was heading from Jakar to…

Jouney to the Meadows – phepe le pass


Part 2 of 3 series on Tang Valley Trek, Bhumthang, Bhutan For part 1 : click here   Trudging through the furrows of paddy fields, the house of our host was left behind. The sky was clear and clouds were distant, hovering over on the other side of the valley. Our…

Tang Valley Trek concluded


Part 3 of 3 series on Tang Valley Trek from Ngang Lakhang to Ugyencholing Palace,  Bumthang, Bhutan. For part 1: Click here For part2: Click here  After six hours into the trek, the forest had finally opened itself up to lush meadows, blossoming with white wildflowers. I had experienced a…

Thimpu – To dzongs and monasteries


It was 7:30 pm. I could see street lights glinting in the dark. Roads started to get wider as we approached the capital. It had taken three days to finally land in Thimpu and it had been worth it all this while.  In June, most of the tourist crowd from…

Paro – my capital city of dzongs and monasteries


Paro is a small town nestled in the mountains, with great historical significance. It is a land of some of the oldest monasteries of Bhutan and magnificent Dzong.  I spent two days in Paro, mostly walking, trekking and eating. How to Reach Paro: There are frequent buses from Thimpu to…

Magnificence of Trongsa


Nestled in the Himalayas, Trongsa has the best panoramic view of mountains and rivers meandering through them. Trongsa was not a part of my itinerary. There is only one bus that leaves for Jakar from Thimpu at 6 am, every day. We tried to book seats a day before, but…

ogyen-choling-heritage-house-blog


Meeting our host at Ogyen Choling  A steep uphill trek, backpacks which had started to hurt our backs, and company of kids who were returning from school, it took us 45 minutes to reach Ogyen Choling heritage house. Adorning a hill and its surrounding neighborhood with its placid and rustic…

Bhumthang – Cradle of Buddhism in Bhutan


In Bhutan, Bhumthang is called as the cradle of Buddhism. This title is attributed to many ancient temples present in this region and its religious history. Jakar is the central town in Bhmuthang and a bus service connects it with the rest of the destinations in Bhutan. I had planned…