Travel Inspiration - Bhutan

Bhutan is a small country but it is rich in flora and fauna.  The country aims to prioritise gross national happiness over gross national product.  The aim is also to lock up the current 72% of area which is forested.  It would be a great place for the next remake of The Lord of the Rings.  Take plenty of reading matter with you.

The top photo shows the Himalyan mountain range viewed from Dochula pass in Bhutan.  Some of the peaks are over 7,000 metres above sea level

 

Tigers Nest Monastery near Paro, it is 900 metres above the road level and seems impossible to get to - but the climb is worth it and is not too difficult.

 

Trongsa Valley

 

Burning Lake

 

Charlie Nelson
December 2010

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