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

South India Photo Tour: Participants Images

Earlier this year, the first annual Jim Cline Photo Tours, South India trip, was attended by eight enthusiastic travel photographers.  [...]

Upon Hearing News of the Earthquake in Nepal

Upon hearing the news of yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, I immediately began to contemplate many enchanting visits to the [...]

Images That Stick in Your Head

The “eidetic image” has been described in psychological literature as: a vision or material picture in the mind which can [...]

Angkor Photo Workshop July 11-25, 2015

The fifth annual Angkor Photo Workshop is coming this July and as of today, April 12th, there are still three [...]

Vietnam Photo Tour: Hanoi to Halong Bay and Cat Ba

After departing Hoi Anh via our flight from Danang, we headed to Hanoi to experience a completely different “Vietnam”. In [...]

Vietnam Photo Tour: Hoi An to Hanoi, Telephoto Shots

The following is a collection of only those photographs which I made with my 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Again, you’ll see [...]