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Looks like a different world altogether.. as if the time has frozen! Very difficult to imagine by those living in cities, in luxuries!
Perfect words ‘As if time has frozen’; couldn’t have said it better. Lets go there together this time, Arvind bhai!
Sure. Shubham! That’ll be awesome!
Striking landscape beautifully captured for posterity. I remember reading about the Phukta Gutor festival celebrated here, to mark the end of the Tibetan year.
On another note, all these difficult to access monasteries seem like a faraway dream.
And about the ‘almost invisible’ monk – he is standing on the left riverbank, close to the rivulet.
Thanks for the generous words, Ragini. The Phuktal Gutor appears like a dream and I hope to return someday.
Intriguing. Scary. Fantastic.
Thanks. Thanks and Thanks! Epic comment, Rajiv.
Bellcome bellcome bhaijaan 🙂
loved the idea of doing a ‘photo story’!!
Hey Pooja. I shall be doing more of the same. Glad you liked the idea.
macha rakha hai bhai apne 🙂
Ohhhoooo Bhishma bhai. Glad to see you here. Thanks.
I fall in love with this place. You are such a lucky person on earth. I have marked this place in my bucket list. Is it possible to visit there with you?
It is indeed a surreal experience to be there. Send me an email and perhaps we can go again, this year!
The whole place looks wonderfully ancient. In Bhutan, Lingzhi, the northern most point of Thimphu that is close to Chinese border looks like them.
It was an epic journey Sherab. Thanks for checking. I hope to make it to Bhutan again for slow travel experiences and experience the high altitude northern side, as you mention!