The Phobjikha Valley was probably my favourite of all the places I went in Bhutan (which wasn't actually that many). I could have happily stayed there for weeks, wandering and photographing everything! This is on the well-known 'nature trail', along the edge of the treeline overlooking the valley. The standing white flags are a kind of memorial to someone who has died, and you see them in high places all over Bhutan. There are always 108 of them (an auspicious number in Buddhism) and they're considered to send prayers over anyone who is standing downwind of them. A lovely idea, ...
The misty mornings were just so beautiful in Bhutan's Phobjikha Valley! On the first morning I was staying in a farmhouse and I was cold, so I took some photos out the window for a while and then went back to bed. 😴 But on the second morning I knew that the only thing I would really be doing that day was sitting in the car going all the way back to Thimphu, so I got up early and took a two hour walk. So glad I did...it was stunning out there! ⠀ ⠀ Have you been to the Phobjikha ...
Pure, rugged and breath-taking, Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley is a vast glacial valley at an elevation of about 3,000 metres (9,800 ft). The picturesque Gangtey (Phobjika) Valley, adjoining the Black Mountain Range, is home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, with no less than 13 globally threatened species, including the revered Black Necked Crane. The valley has been declared a protected area, which is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature. Gangtey Lodge sits elevated above the valley, gifted with stunning views of the landscape that is ever-changing with the seasons. Find out more ...
A short journey south off the main highway, the glacial Phobjika valley is worth a detour. . . Plannig a trip to Bhutan ? You are most welcome for enquiries . Visit : www.samlhatours.com . . #bhutan#phobjikhavalley
Walking back from the Black-Necked Crane Visitor Center in the fading late afternoon light with my friend and fellow photographer Jerry Meshulam, we met up with this woman and child outside their farmhouse in the Phobjikha Valley of Bhutan . . . #bhutan#asia
No one is born happy. But every one is born with ability to create happiness. Let’s seek inspiration in everyone everywhere. Let’s just find that one thing which makes our soul happy, which makes us better than yesterday. I have found mine. Have you? #travellingmakesmehappy#meetingnewpeople
While we are stuck up in the daily unconscious tornado of wakeup, work, earn, learn, eat and sleep, there are few people somewhere in corners of this world, who strongly believe in their spiritual way of life to make this world a better place. Monks at Punakha Dzong chilling after a hectic day of prayers and chants. #amazing_bhutan #bhutan
Took this shot from where I was standing in my previous & next picture. Everything that you see is #phobjikhavalley . Its so beautiful that you sit here for hours staring the mountains, cows, grass, flags, flowers, local people doing their routines and the cool breeze that brings you fresh air to breath and an aroma of freshness. . . I can never forget this experience for my lifetime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #serene ...
🇧🇹 Wenn man sich von Thimphu aus Richtung Osten begibt, kommt man am Dochula-Chorten am gleichnamigen Pass (3.050 m) vorbei und erreicht das verträumte Phobjika-Tal. ____________________________________________ 📅 Oktober 2015 📷 Canon EOS 7D 🔭 Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 Macro DC OS HSM ____________________________________________ #bhutan#dochula
Archery is Bhutan’s national sport. At an astounding distance of 140 m, the Bhutanese take their turns in hitting the target. When someone scores, it is custom to celebrate with a dance and a drink of “ara” - the Bhutanese wine. Quite a good catch-up mechanism I think... 😊 . . . . . #bhutan🇧🇹 #bhutanese
Our favorite place so far on our journey was the isolated valley of Phobjikha. Arriving in this remote vale at around 3000 m elevation makes you forget all the troubles one might have. The yaks grazing here are usually found only at these altitudes. . . . . . #bhutan#phobjikha
5 and a half years and a zillion adventures later, you still give me butterflies ❤️ Thanks for making our marriage a constant party @jn.rounak PS- my expressions Being- this handsome is mine. Like really!!! 😍 #couplesgoals#couplegoals
📍Simtokha Dzong ('dzong' means "castle-monastery") also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (meaning: "Palace of the Profound Meaning of #secret#mantras ") is a small It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former , today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. 🏔⛰🏯🏔⛰🏔 the land of thunder dragon 🐉🏯🏞⛰⛰🏔 😇🙏🏻
Every November school children celebrate the endangered Black Necked Cranes, winter visitors in the Phobjikha Valley. The Black Necked Crane festival happens on November 11. Celebrations happen in the courtyard of the historic Gangtey Gonpa. . . . . . #instatravel#picoftheday