Picturesque Paro

Last week I was detailed on Protocol duty to the Director of our Regional Office, Mr. Eric Falt. He is French, but based in New Delhi and since he was visiting Bhutan for the first time, I wanted to give him the Bhutanese experience. Naturally a hike to Taktsang was planned.


Taktsang Monastery in all its glory. Trying to capture most of the cliff.

His pose was unusual. Afterwards we had a hearty laugh.

These three sisters visited Taktsang with their mother and grandmother.

An elderly lady makes her way across the footbridge, having braved 2 hours climb to the Temple

Two girls join us in our visit inside the temples. This is their first visit here.

The waterfall …and me and Eric.

A woman nods at us taking her photograph. She gave us a big grin.

A small prayer wheel at Taktsang Base.

A horse-guide smiles at us at the midway.

And a foal rests at the base of Taktsang trail.

Eric and Christian pose for me.

Weeping willows beside Pachhu.

Two schoolgirls compare notes in preparation for their Board exams.
The baby looked at us.

Lower Pachhu at Shaba. Dry landscape.

Photographs courtesy of Eric Falt, UNESCO New Delhi

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KK is a civil servant hailing from Trashiyangtse. He labels himself as an amateur blogger and a passionate photographer. He is based in Thimphu City, BHUTAN

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