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Stories and Tips Bhutan

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An Afternoon out with the Boys - Bhutan Style

Written by koshkha on 18 Jan, 2009

The ancient art of "bows-and-arrows" is the National Sport of Bhutan and is the most common way for young men-folk to pass a Sunday afternoon. I did wonder if archery had grown from a history of hunting small furry critters for food but I was…Read More


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Wilderness Travel's "Hiker's Bhutan"

Written by formershrink2 on 25 Mar, 2008

In March of 2008, I went hiking in Bhutan on Wilderness Travel's "Hiker's Bhutan" trip. On the whole, the trip was very good, with excellent leaders and an enjoyable itinerary. Most days, we hiked for two to five hours, generally on easy terrain,…Read More


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Trek - Day 6

Written by Barbara Colliander on 04 Oct, 2007

Trek - Day 6:The first order of “business” today after breakfast, was to gather our crew together and give them small gifts and their tips. We thanked them for an incredible experience! They had been so attentive and watchful for our health and well-being. It…Read More


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Trek - Day 5

Written by Barbara Colliander on 04 Oct, 2007

Trek - Day 5:Our campsite at Labana is near some water, but also next to a dry lake bed. It is at 13,600 feet (4110 m). We head off in the morning, up hill. At this point, we are fairly acclimatized and are not huffing…Read More


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Trek - Day 4

Written by Barbara Colliander on 04 Oct, 2007

Trek - Day 4:This morning was a beautiful sunny day with a few puffy clouds in the sky. We ate breakfast outside (the usual procedure for our group), and were watched by the children of the yak herder (sitting on chairs at a table, eating…Read More


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Trek - Day 3

Written by Barbara Colliander on 04 Oct, 2007

Trek - Day 3:Today’s hiking was laterally (surprise!) for a bit, then downhill to a rushing stream, the Tsaluna Chhu, a tributary of the larger Thimphu Chhu (river). We crossed a small plank bridge and came to a yak pasture. Here we found our mules…Read More


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Trek - Day 2

Written by Barbara Colliander on 04 Oct, 2007

Trek - Day 2:Today was supposed to be easier hiking. We questioned that, as we negotiated long, rocky, muddy difficult up hills and short, rocky, muddy down hills. The first order of “business” was a visit to and tour of the Jili Dzong, dating back…Read More


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Trek - Day 1

Written by Barbara Colliander on 04 Oct, 2007

The two most popular treks in Bhutan are the Druk Path and the Jhomolhari (or Cholmolhari). The first is a four day trek, and the second is eight or nine days. We took the Druk Path trek, but because two of the days are 20 km each, we…Read More


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Visit of Drukgyel Deaf School

Written by baroudeur2004 on 19 Sep, 2007

During my trip in Bhutan, I asked my guide to show me a deaf school since I am deaf myself. There are two deaf schools in the small kingdom of Bhutan, one of them being near Paro, on the way to Drukgyel monastery, about ten…Read More


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Entry 1, Bhutan

Written by sweet_kinoko on 14 Apr, 2004

I’m writing from 13,500 feet elevation with a bloated stomach (due to low air pressure combined with a huge gourmet breakfast) at the foot of Mt. Jhomolhari, the most sacred of Bhutanese mountains. According to Tibetans there are rainbow palaces on these peaks inhabited…Read More


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