Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photo Post: the road from Bumthang to Thimphu

A few pics from the drive back from the monastery visit two weekends ago. Although I travelled the same route twice last fall, it's good to view the landscape in a different season, plus there were scenes I didn't remember seeing last time.

Jakar Dzong on a misty morning 3
Jakar Dzong
sun comes out in Bumthang
I got up at 6am so I could walk around the valley for an hour before we had to hit the road. This is Jakar Dzong in the mist.

blue sky and prayers
halfway between where I live and where I want to go...
Around here, a distance of 267 km takes nine to ten hours to travel.

dzong and rice terraces
Trongsa Dzong
Trongsa tourist!
Here's Trongsa Dzong which I wrote about before. Looks different with green landscape around it!

picnic lunch with the family
Lunch picnic with two kinds of ema datse.

rapid river
I'll return for a better photo of this beautiful village.
Lots of beautiful ruggedness...

two-tone yak
It's auspicious to see golden langur monkeys.
yaks 'n' monkeys at Pele La...

rice terraces at Ngawang
near Ngawang, Wangdue Phodrang
... and the green rice terraces in Wangdue Phodrang before the land becomes more densely settled. A wonderful drive and best of all, I didn't get car sick!

1 comment :

Peldhen Sonam Nima said...

Beautiful pictures.....I liked the monkey and the Yak most.......


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