The fields, the mountains and the looming clouds. This image introduced Bhutan to me.
The Paro Chhu snakes through the Paro valley toward the mountains.
Keep the wheels spinning
Wooden prayer wheels in Paro Dzong, with their colorful handmade decorations.
Stairway to the Dzong
The steep stairway to conencts the Paro Dzong to the bank of the Paro Chhu
Two local ladies exchange few words while crossing a bridge.
The Dzong, the bridge, and the river
Classic view of Paro Dzong from the bank of the Paro river.
Warm season starting
Peaks and valleys
Peaks and valleys, rain and sunbeams. No lack of variety when hiking in Bhutan!
A piece of the 70%
Bhutan is covered in forest, and it is a real privilege to walk its trails.
To witness the cloud turmoil, the sudden rain, and the sunset slashing through was the perfect reward for a long day of trekking Bhutan.
One of a thousands
One of the thousands lakes that give the name to the Dagala trek.
Above 4000m I felt closer to the stars
Nights are clear when camping at high altitude.
All the high passes are marked by
Only rocks, clouds, and prayers at the top
One of the many breathtaking views experienced during the thousand lakes track in Bhutan.
Approaching Thimpu, decsending from the high passes, we encountered a beautiful forest covered in moss.
The sunlight filteres through the thick clouds illuminating the Punakha Dzong and the Jacaranda trees surrounding it.
A group of monks have finished their duties for the day and walk toward they lodging through the gardens near the Punakha dzong
Crossing the river
Punakha: monks, rivers, and suspended bridges (to say nothing of the mosquitoes)
Little waterfall on the way to the Tiger's nest temple.
On my way to the Tiger's nest I got distracted by a waterfall. One hour afterward I could continue the ascent with a couple of nice shots in my memory card...
Tiger in the clouds
Early morning view of the Tiger's nest. The morning mist almost completely hide the structure.