Photographic Workshop to Bhutan February 23rd – March 12th 2015

The final few days in Bhutan enabled us to travel back westwards towards Paro at our leisure, photographing all manner of places and people throughout the countryside. I still have not been able to process a huge lot of my images as yet, but I have uploaded some that I have completed on this latest post. The last highlight for this workshop was to climb the slopes of the mountains (or take the softer option of travelling most of the way up by horseback) just behind Paro and spend a night at 10500 feet. A beautiful dusk and a hot dinner had us all soon afterwards climbing into our sleeping bags very tired, but happy to be so far up in the Himalaya’s. Chilly but so lovely, we were greeted by a magnificent sunrise and a beautiful calm day, very misty at first light, but sunny after that. The early risers had breakfast at dawn and then descended with me to the vantage point to view the stunning “Tiger’s Nest” as the misty early light gave way to full sun and daylight. Paro Taktsang is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery, a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. What a climax to an unforgettable adventure. Ewen Bell and myself will do another amazing Wild Bhutan workshop within the next two years. Keep a look out for this and you can register with us anytime you want.

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