Tag: Bhutan

Bhutan Trek 2019 – Shingela Pass

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Bhutan Trek 2019 – Shomuthang and Robluthang

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Trekking in Bhutan: Thimpu & Goodbyes

Hello Everyone, Today we had a couple hour drive up through the mountains on a great road stopping by a temple before making it to the capital city of Thimpu. We spent most of the day wondering around the town … Continue reading

Trekking in Bhutan: Punaka

Hello Everyone, Today we said goodbye to our wonderful Bhutanese crew and headed down the windy, muddy road by van to Punaka. After arriving at our hotel we headed to town to visit the famous Punaka Fortress situated in between … Continue reading

Trekking in Bhutan: Gasa!

Hello Everyone, Today we had our last but not easy hike out of the mountains to end our trek. We woke up at our beautiful campsite near the Mother River and had some ups and downs as we stayed high … Continue reading

Bhutan Trek Team Reaches Laya, the Highest Village in Bhutan

Bhutan Trek Team— more miles, views, and perfect weather

Trekking in Bhutan: Lingshi to Chebisa

Hello Everyone, Today we had a short walk (about 7 miles) and might have been the favorite so far amongst the group. First off, we started the morning with blue skies and had breakfast as the sun warmed us as … Continue reading

Getting up high in the Kingdom of Bhutan

Hello Everyone, Sorry for the lack of updates the last few days! I have had some intermittent service with the Sat phone but now that we are getting up higher and above the tree line I think we should be … Continue reading

Bhutan Trek Team Doing Well Despite the Rain

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