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Hike to the Sacred Chumphu Nye

The sacred Chumphu Nye lies ensconced in the north eastern frontiers of the Paro valley (2250m). Owing to the 14km of hiking and the off-the-grid aspect there are multiple occasions when you have the entire trail for yourself amidst the tranquil forests, the trail is accessed by a 30 minute drive from Paro center followed by a 4 hour hike through foliage of pine, oak and rhododendrons. The trail dotted with multiple sacred sites runs parallel to the crystal clear dho chu river which nurtures the fertile rice fields of the Shari and Doteng communities. The walk is flat with minimal gradient until the last section of the trail at a bridge located at the base of the hill on which Chumphu sits. 

 

 

 

Gross National Happiness

Economists the world over have argued that the key to happiness is obtaining and enjoying material development. Bhutan however, adheres to a very different belief and advocates that amassing material wealth does not necessarily lead to happiness. Bhutan tries to measure progress not by the popular idea of Gross Domestic Product but by through Gross National Happiness.

The Sinchula Trail

There is no denying that the healing powers of nature-therapy is absorbed to the brim in places and trails forgotten by the ravages of time. The Sinchula trail is one such trail where tranquility and luxuriant environment reigns supreme. 

Motorcycling in the Himalayas

The heightened senses, purr of the engine, shifting scenery, the in control feel and the wind behind our backs is a great way to enjoy the picturesque landscape, negotiate the mountainsides, ascend our high mountain passes and inhale that  pure himalayan pine scented breeze.

 

 

 

Koras of Dra Karp

Accompanied by two good friends we set off to Nyechen Dra Karp on a quest to awaken the mind, purify negativities, renew spirituality, restore energy, connect with the higher powers, revitalise inner peace, accrue positive merits and feed our soul with peace.

Local Foods of Bhutan

My quick guide to local food in Bhutan. A good friend of mine recently came to Bhutan and wrote an article for Food & Travel magazine in the UK, and he got me thinking about how our national cuisine is seen from the viewpoint of travellers.