We walked from early morning, passing farmland and locals threshing rice and tending to their livestock. The valley view, the crystal clear streams and blankets of blue Primulas encouraged me to keep moving on.

Walking in Bhutan is immensely rewarding but not always a gentle stroll. The atmosphere was calm and serene and as we arrived into Laktsapha village, to our camp for the night, my legs were heavy but my spirits soared like the towering snow-capped peaks watching over us.

Traditional Bhutanese houses with their carved façades and painted doors set the scene with flame red poinsettias adding to the colour. Smiling faces of the local people looked down on us from shuttered windows, amused I’m sure by the sight of us setting up our tents and preparing for a refreshing, if rather chilly bucket shower. Sitting outside my tent I gazed down over the sweeping valley below, rice terraces and temples dotting the view and then, one of the best sights of the afternoon – our cook Namgay heading towards me with an ice cold beer and a slice of cake – blissful Bhutan indeed.

Bhutan and Nepal – Land of the Thunder Dragon

We still have some availability on our Bhutan and Nepal group tour.

Timed for the colourful Paro festival (tsechu) and the first flowering rhododendrons of the spring, experience ancient temples and distinctive monastic fortresses (dzongs) set amidst spectacular mountain scenery.

– Experience the Paro tsechu, a colourful and atmospheric festival
– Spectacular scenery of the Eastern Himalaya
– The charming Bhutanese people