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Winter walking in Bhutan with the Melbourne Womens Walking Club

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Bhutan 14 days 9 - 22 JANUARY, 2020
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Walking in Bhutan with the Melbourne Womens Walking Club

14-Day Trip

Join the Melbourne Womens Walking Club for some brilliant day hikes in the wonderful kingdom of Bhutan in winter time, when the clear skies make for great mountain views.

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Gangtey Monastery

Location : Bhutan

Gangtey monastery is a great place to see the monks, including some very young boys, who live in a very spartan manner. Sometimes it's great to see them just having fun, playing games, kicking a soccer ball around. It's also just as fascinating to see them involved in their rituals, chanting and playing unique instruments, drums, gongs and something that looks like a trumpet with an oboe mouthpiece.

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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Choeten

Location : Bhutan

The walk to reach Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Choeten is as good as the temple itself. You gradually climb for an hour or so through the rice paddies, with wonderful views of the valley as you gain height. The location of the temple, high on the hill, is serene and beautiful. You can enjoy even more stunning views from the rooftop.

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Lungchu Tsey Pilgrimage Walk

Location : Bhutan

This lovely walk is through a very beautiful forest, strewn with many prayer flags. The pine trees are covered in moss and the rhododendrons and daphne come alive in spring. The small monastery at the top has wonderful views.

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Punakha Dzong

Location : Bhutan

The dzongs in Bhutan were once used as fortresses to defend the country from foreign invaders and the Punakha Dzong is considered the most beautiful in Bhutan. It is situated on the confluence of two rivers and is accessed by a wooden footbridge across the Mo Chu, or Mother River.

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Tiger's Nest Monastery

Location : Bhutan

The hike to the amazing Tiger's Nest Monastery is one of the best in the world. As you ascend through gentle pine forest you glimpse the monastery high above and the Paro Valley down below. Suddenly, after a final push upwards you are faced with the most magnificent views of the Tiger's Nest clinging to the side of a cliff. It's simply breathtaking.

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Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa dzong is perhaps Bhutan's most interesting. It has been added on to over the years since construction first began in 1543, resulting in a building of many layers and courtyards, with intriguing nooks and crannies for exploring. If you walk all the way to the end you'll be rewarded with wonderful views of the gorge.

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