Chelela Pass, The Highest Motorable Road in Bhutan

By    February 27th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Asia, Bhutan

We are driving to Chelela Pass, the highest motorable roads in Bhutan which locates between the Haa and Paro valley. We are passing continuously through oak trees, at times glimpsing wild fowls with long tail feathers and free roaming yaks, then through snow capped roads climb slowly to the Chelela pass. A milestone placed along […]

Takstang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest

By    February 27th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Asia, Bhutan

Takstang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is one of the most sacred places situated on a steep cliff at 3,120 metres (10,240 ft) above sea level and about 900 metres (3,000 ft) above the Paro valley. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back […]

Journey to Dochula Pass and Paro Valley

By    February 26th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Asia, Bhutan

Our driver looks for RST officer in every possible places of the RST office building but fails miserably. Seeing unhappiness in our faces he says, “Sir ji, I can take you upto Dochula Pass but beyond that it is not possible to move without a permit”.  He further proposes to take us to Chelela Pass […]

In the kingdom of Bhutan :: The Capital City ‘Thimphu’

By    February 24th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Asia, Bhutan

Kamal and Chandra stroll through the heart of the Thimphu city this morning while rests of us are engaged in our normal routine. Kamal comes back and shows his keenness to take us with him for a stroll beforehand. We too show our eagerness and set our feet with him upon the road to the […]

Entering into the kingdom of Bhutan :: The Land of Thunder Dragon

By    February 16th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Asia, Bhutan

T-r-r- ingg, T-r-r- ingg, T-r-r- ingg. Its 30 minutes past 3 in the morning and I wake up without giving a fight to my alarm clock. A few minutes from then, I step outside with a bag on my back, to accompany my friends in our first foreign tour nonetheless to our neighbouring country Bhutan. […]