After spending the morning at the Trongsa Dzong and wandering Trongsa town, we set out on a leisurely four-hour drive to Jakar Village in Bumthang. The route crosses Yotong La (10,800 ft.) marked by a chorten and an array of prayer flags. If the weather was clear and we could see Jhomolhari (23,540 ft.) and other peaks, which marks the boundary between western and central Bhutan as well as the western border of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. Passing Longte Valley where people raise sheep and yaks, we continued on to Jakar, the central town of the Bumthang district. In the evening we visited the Jambey Lakhang temple to see the fire ceremony. Tomorrow morning, we will attend the Jambey Lakhang Festival to see pilgrims doing a Kora (circumambulation) as well as various mask dances.

4 Responses to “Bhutan Photo Tour: Trongsa to Bumthang” Subscribe

  1. Lisa November 3, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    Gorgeous Karl!

  2. Ayn Brown November 3, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    I love the old man, stunning perspectives as always…

  3. Catherine Wisner November 3, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Good to see you \got your a** in there\ for that last shot Karl! lol Love all the colors. Seriously impressed at your internet access and your ability to post so regularly on this trip.

  4. Paurav November 8, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    Amazing colors and pictures! Keep the good work going on!

Leave a Reply

Vietnam Explorer Photo: Final Images from the 2016 Trip

After exploring Hanoi, our group headed north to Bac Ha, the area is host to some incredible hill tribe markets, [...]

Vietnam Explorer Photo Tour 2016: Hoi An to Hanoi

After visiting Can Tho in the Mekong Delta our group traveled north to explore the azure beaches of Danang and [...]

Vietnam Explorer Tour: Mekong Delta

After two days in Saigon, the 2016 Jim Cline Photo Tours Vietnam Explorer Tour left Saigon on our private boat for [...]

World Malaria Day, April 25, 2016

Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, but in reality, for half the world, every day is malaria day. Statistics show us [...]

Hidden Cambodia: In Search of the Stone Elephant of Srah Damrie

Lonley Planet, Trip Advisor, Rough Guides, CNN, BBC and National Geographic have all listed Angkor Wat as one of the [...]

Harvard University Exhibition: A Common Humanity

On March 7th, I received some unexpected correspondence from Harvard University, requesting my participation in their annual International Relations Week [...]