Phobjikha Valley – Part III

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This has been quite a long series, like the days I spent in the Bhutan valley. I’ll wrap up the Phobjikha valley pictures in this last post. The valley is so beautiful, that I can’t stop from sharing all the pictures of the stunning valley

The women in this picture were ramming the mud while singing a beautiful song, the video of which you can check out on my Instagram stories.

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The best years

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Autumn feels

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Surrounded by roots – a very wise decision

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Boy in blue umbrella

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The raven that did not sing

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Potato fields everywhere

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Every home in Phobjikha had an apple tree in its yard

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One of the few lodges in Phobjikha Valley

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Life in all far away land is same irrespective of geographical boundaries

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With urbanization comes personal comfort, encroachment, and loss of natural habitat, wise are the ones that can resist the sprawl

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Standing tall

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And the ramming continues

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And the prayers flow down to the village

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We nudge our way to the prayer flags

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It was cold and windy

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Reservoir dogs

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White magic

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Vastness

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We walked all the way in circles on the valley floor

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up the meadows and through the slush land

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A happy bunch of boys

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A tiny bush in the meadows bearing the downsized pomegranate looking fruits – no idea what the species is, please do leave a comment if anyone can identify the plant. 

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and the mist creeps back in

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Prayer stupa

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Lone wolf?

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crossing by

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From the valley

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Nested safely

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Appletree and the yard

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Bigger picture

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cascading prayers

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A village’s picture

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Snow White was there too

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so was the beast

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and some commoners chilling with the beast

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Pockets of purple sprinkles

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a warm cup of butter tea, anywhere?

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I wanted to take a look inside too, but its trespassing so I let the thought just pass

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I feel like constructing a timber hut in Delhi, just for the feel of mountains

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Smooth bends

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she was very excited – she kept asking “One picture please”

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there was a procession too

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Smoke from the chimney and I am salivating

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Apples and potatoes – couple goals in Bhutan

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by this time we had almost walked through the entire valley and were extremely hungry, so we stopped over at Dewachan hoping to get lunch, but as I have already mentioned how food in Bhutan is always served on specific timings, we happened to reach the five-star property by 3:30 pm. To our utter dismay, we were politely told that the only food we can get is cookies and a cup of coffee, walking for nearly 18km, salivating to the thought of food and then being offered only coffee was soul crushing.  

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Our situation was both sad and very humorous, we were turned away from a 5-star property for being late – a life lesson, determined to find some food we crawled our way back to the valley below and found one Liverpool fan’s cafe who was ready to serve us, Maggi. Seems our very own Mussorie isn’t the only place that has a Maggi Point every 100 meters. But, hey, no complaints! I was to the point where I would have considered cannibalism too. 

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steadily increasing

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Microfashion

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Blending in

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our homestay host

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Camouflaging

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Stocking up for winters

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Time to say goodbye to our hosts and our homestay

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And also time I wrap up this series here and continue to the Tiger monastery trek. The most famous touristy things to be done in Bhutan. 

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