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

Ghana: Seven Years Ago

In 2008 I traveled to Ghana to do an NGO shoot for Freedom From Hunger. A few days ago, while [...]

Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #4

With more than 1,000 different tribes, Papua New Guinea is, to put it mildly, a people photographer’s paradise. ¬†As if [...]

Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #3 Black & White

Papua New Guinea is indeed a colorful place, so much so that with a palate of competing colors in your [...]

Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #2

During this Papua New Guinea photography adventure we journeyed through vast expanses of the environment of Papua New Guinea to [...]

Papua New Guinea Photo Tour

Papua New Guinea is a land on edge, and in many areas still a land forgotten in time. Ancient rituals, [...]

Angkor Photo Workshop 2015: Battambang, Cambodia

Ah, Battambang Cambodia; the real deal, with it’s gritty, oil encrusted machine shops, its defunct railroad station and interesting life [...]