9th February : Day 9 : Thimphu to Paro and Paro Sightseeings : First of all let me wish you Losar Tashi Delek. Losar is Bhutanese / Tibetian New Year and Tashi Delek means Welcome in Dzhongkha. After exploring the The Old Capital – Punakha, our plan for the day was to go to Paro, as well as to do the sightseeing at Paro, the last leg of our trip. So we started a bit late at around 10:00 AM today, as travelling to Paro hardly takes one to one and a half hours. While moving to Paro, we...Read More
7th February : Day 7 : Bumthang to Punakha via Trongsa : Due to the tragic incident at The Most Historic Dzongkhag – Bumthang we woke up with no excitement in our hearts. It mostly affected Me, my Wife and my Cousin as we were of same age and used to have a lot of fun. We started calling him Achu (means elder brother in Dzonkha), but our achu was no longer there to entertain us. Our plan for the day was to go to Punakha and proceeding to Thimphu next day after sightseeing at Punakha. Sharp at 8:30...Read More
5th February : Day 5 : Phobjika to Bumthang via Trongsa : This part of Trip Report is being continued from Journey To Phobjika via Dochula After taking a small 15 minutes break at Palela at around 9:10 AM we started again for our today’s destination, Bumthang via Trongsa. Raj informed us that, the road condition here is not that good and he won’t stop again before Trongsa, as road widening project was going on Bumthang – Ura highway, there is some timing he had to maintain. Otherwise we’d get stuck for 2 hours. He said “jaldi chalke hotel...Read More
4th February : Day 4 : Thimphu to Phobjika via Dochula : Today our plan was to move to Phobjika obviously to experience the rarest Black Neck Cranes after spending two nights at Capital of Bhutan – Thimphu In & Around. We had to go a long distance, so we all were ready by 8:30 as instructed by Raj, but at the last moment we somehow got a bit late. Finally we started for our first halt point, Dochula at sharp 9 o’clock in the morning. You’d come across a checkpoint after around an hour where you’ll have to...Read More
Continuation from my previous post regarding Entering Bhutan – The Land of Thunder Dragon. 2nd February : Day 2 : Phuentsholing to Thimphu : My mom, dad and aunt woke up very early at around 5 AM, it’s their habit and they do it every day. We kept sleeping till 7:00 AM. While planning for Bhutan, we came across various informations which suggested Tea in Bhutan is not that common. So we carried our own Electric Kettle, Tea Bags and Sugar Cubes. As like other Bengali’s, Tea is something which is mandatory for us for at least 2 times...Read More
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