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Tango Monastery

Tango and Cheri Monasteries

A 45-minute drive north of Thimphu brings you to the edge of the Jigme Dorji National Park and a pair of Monasteries known as Tango and Cheri. I created a small video when I was there: I hiked the Cheri Monastery a couple of years ago but didn’t really collect a sufficient number of photos […]

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Bhutan via Kathmandu

Visiting Bhutan via Kathmandu can be a good option if you want to see the UNESCO sites in Nepal, you want to see Mount Everest on your way to Bhutan, or if you are able to find cheap flights. The full details of how to transit Kathmandu are found here. Although we wrote the article […]

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Transiting Kathmandu Airport

Visiting Bhutan usually requires an overnight halt in one of the transit cities and Kathmandu is a very convenient location if you are able to find a cheap flight from your originating city to Kathmandu or you want to visit Kathmandu as part of your trip.  The airfare between Kathmandu and Paro is cheap (at […]

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Tiger’s Nest (Taksang) Hike

For this week’s article, I decided that I would move an article from the old WordPress site into my new server.  The article was written in 2014 so therefore I haven’t been to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in 5 years so perhaps I should make plans to revisit soon.   For now, here is the original […]

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Hotel Classes in Bhutan

A PDF Version of the Infographic about Hotel Locations Like any other travel destination, there are a lot of different hotels to choose from when visiting Bhutan.  Most travelers to Bhutan however do not actively participate in the selection of the hotels that they will use; not because they are not permitted but generally it […]

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Temporary Closure of Monastery

In the Kuensel (the local newspaper this week) an article appeared indicating that the Changangkha Lahkhang would be closed for a period of 3 months.  The article mentions that they will be constructing a ticketing booth. Please Be Respectful in Bhutan This particular monastery doesn’t usually see a lot of tourists and it is not […]

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Why is Bhutan Expensive?

In this article we’ll tackle the “high cost” of visiting Bhutan and explain why tourism in Bhutan is expensive and remind you of what you are actually receiving for the payment. What Is High? If you have read that it will set you back several hundred dollars per day just to be there, you are […]

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Le Meriden Paro

Already Expensive Enough I know what you are thinking. You already know or have heard that Bhutan is expensive and here I am writing about 5-star properties to make your trip even more expensive?   It turns out that adding a 5-star property for a couple of nights as part of your trip might not […]

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Myths About Traveling to Bhutan

While attending the 2017 Travel and Adventure show in Los Angeles, one woman asked the question “I heard that I need to win the lottery to visit Bhutan, is that true?”.  At first, I thought it was some sort of suggestion that the cost was simply too high and that only people who were extremely […]

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