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Kingdom of Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

In October/November 2011, I will lead a Fetival and Photo Tour to Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon.

In my travel to Bhutan I have captured the magic of this enchanted country high in the mountains of the Himalaya. While traveling from the West to the East and traversing the length of the country, I encountered wonderful people, visited temples and monasteries, hiked in beautiful valleys and had views of the high Himalayas from the passes at 12,000 ft. In the upcoming photo tour, I want to share the magic with a small group of participants (4-6). Please visit my M. Raeder-Photography blog at
http://mraeder-photography.blogspot.com/p/bhutan-festival-photo-tour-with-meggi.html
and read all about it.
My special thanks go to Anan, Jigme and Pemba, my wonderful guides, without whom I would have never been allowed such a deep insight into the culture and spiritual life.
Bhutan Photo Tour 2011
:: Bhutan Photo Tour 2011 ::
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong
Prayer flags on the hike to Tigers Nest
Prayer flags on the hike to Tigers Nest
Golden Buddha_
Golden Buddha_
Monks descending from Taktsang Lhakhang
Monks descending from Taktsang Lhakhang
Descending to Paro Valley
Descending to Paro Valley
Small shrine on the hike to Tigers Nest
Small shrine on the hike to Tigers Nest
Taktsang Lhakhang - Tiger's Nest -  high up on a sheer rockface
Taktsang Lhakhang - Tiger's Nest - high up on a sheer rockface
Prayer Flags with Taktsang Lhakhang high up
Prayer Flags with Taktsang Lhakhang high up
It's a long way up a steep path
It's a long way up a steep path
A little shade under the red cloth
A little shade under the red cloth
Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong
Monks walking up to the Entry of the Paro Dzong
Monks walking up to the Entry of the Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong
Monks in the Paro Dzong
Monks in the Paro Dzong
Covered Bridge leading to the Paro Dzong
Covered Bridge leading to the Paro Dzong
Girls in school uniform
Girls in school uniform
Prayer flags on every hill
Prayer flags on every hill
Paro Valley
Paro Valley
Himalaya
Himalaya
Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Arrival Hall in Paro Airport
Arrival Hall in Paro Airport
Hotel Gangtey Palace
Hotel Gangtey Palace
Paro Valley
Paro Valley
Paro Town and Valley
Paro Town and Valley
Peace
Peace
Hike to Tiger's Nest
Hike to Tiger's Nest
A Bhutanese woman offering her ware on a hand woven cloth
A Bhutanese woman offering her ware on a hand woven cloth
Monks rushing to the temple
Monks rushing to the temple
Monks leaving the Temple, Punakha
Monks leaving the Temple, Punakha
In deep conversation
In deep conversation
Punakha Dzong inner courtyard
Punakha Dzong inner courtyard
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong
Covered Bridge leading to Panukha Dzong
Covered Bridge leading to Panukha Dzong
Cow herder near Ranjung
Cow herder near Ranjung
Woman in a Village above Ranjung
Woman in a Village above Ranjung
Farmer with his 2 cows
Farmer with his 2 cows
In a village above Ranjung
In a village above Ranjung
Boy in a village above Ranjung
Boy in a village above Ranjung
A farmer uses a plastic sheet to keep dry in the drizzly weather
A farmer uses a plastic sheet to keep dry in the drizzly weather
View from Ugyen Choeling
View from Ugyen Choeling
Tang Valley from Ugyen Choeling
Tang Valley from Ugyen Choeling
Small Chorten at Ugyen Choeling
Small Chorten at Ugyen Choeling
Drying Meat
Drying Meat
Old man producing dried meat
Old man producing dried meat
Hiking
Hiking
Morning Light
Morning Light
Hand-woven fabric
Hand-woven fabric
Student at the Institute for Art and Crafts in Thimpu
Student at the Institute for Art and Crafts in Thimpu
Gantey Monastery
Gantey Monastery
Monks walking to Gantey Monastery
Monks walking to Gantey Monastery
Approaching Pela La (Pass)
Approaching Pela La (Pass)
My first yak sighting on Pela La [Pass]
My first yak sighting on Pela La [Pass]
Yak herd on Pela La
Yak herd on Pela La
Monks on Pela La (Pass)
Monks on Pela La (Pass)
Young yak herder
Young yak herder
Along the road to Trongsa
Along the road to Trongsa
Woman taking her harvest home
Woman taking her harvest home
Pela Pass with prayerflags
Pela Pass with prayerflags
Boys in Rukubji village
Boys in Rukubji village
Light over Jomolhari snow-capped mountains
Light over Jomolhari snow-capped mountains
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong
Rinchengang Village
Rinchengang Village
Two women with  harvest,  Rinchengang Village
Two women with harvest, Rinchengang Village
Rinchengang w Wangdue Dzong
Rinchengang w Wangdue Dzong
Girl in window; Rinchengang Village
Girl in window; Rinchengang Village
Rice harvest, Rinchengang Village
Rice harvest, Rinchengang Village
Separating rice from hull;  Rinchengang Village
Separating rice from hull; Rinchengang Village
Rinchengang Village
Rinchengang Village
Rinchengang Village
Rinchengang Village
Rainy day on the road
Rainy day on the road
Boy with  umbrella
Boy with umbrella
Along the road to the Indian border
Along the road to the Indian border
Mother and child
Mother and child
Mother and child
Mother and child
Women waiting for a ride
Women waiting for a ride
Yak herder
Yak herder
Prayerflags
Prayerflags
Chorten
Chorten
Father and child, Lhuentsi
Father and child, Lhuentsi
Khoma - the weaving village
Khoma - the weaving village
Children in Khoma
Children in Khoma
near Ugen Choeling
near Ugen Choeling
Pemba among prayer flags
Pemba among prayer flags
Butterlamp
Butterlamp
Bhutan - countryside
Bhutan - countryside