Monday, April 22, 2013

Glimpses from the Bumdra -Taktsang Trek

Twelve of us, mostly married couples, dared to move on with our plan to trek up to the sacred sites of Bumdra and Taktsang despite the incessant rain the night before. It was 3 AM in the morning of Saturday, 20th April 2013, when I rubbed my eyes and began to hit the road. We reached Sang Choekhor Buddhist College at around 9 AM - our take off point. Although the showers began to threaten us, our determinations became only stronger. After walking uphill for hours, we spent the night on the hillock of Bumdra. The next day, we headed back to Paro via Yoeselgang, Ugyentsemo and Taktsang. Sticking to an old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words", I am posting some of the pictures which were taken from my Nikon 3100 DSLR camera.

Snow took us by surprise. Who would expect it around this time of the year?

Two of my friends enjoying the touch of snow flakes.

Time for some "cheese" as we move on.

Me and my better half taking a break for some pose.

Our final destination (3800 masl). Who wouldn't love to stay in those tents?

Chortens below the Bumdra Monastery.

This is what the mother nature has to offer us - A visual treat.

Dads and Moms getting childish. Proving that we are still young at heart.

Taktsang Monastery as seen through my lens.

Despite all the hardships that we encountered, this trek was one of a kind which would bring back beautiful memories. This two-day trek has every little episodes within itself, which would be hard to put in words. You would only know if you experience it yourself.

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