10 December: a long day’s drive

We left Kanglung at about 7:15 in the morning,

and we arrived at the Swiss Guest House in Bumthang at about 7:15 in the evening. We spent about 40 minutes waiting, stationary, for a section of road to open, but most of the time was just jolting over bumpy roads at a very slow pace.

Still, the mountains were beautiful, and the changing forests were very striking.

The rice terraces at Mongar are striking (at least to my eyes):

Bumthang at night was freezing! We tumbled out of the car and wondered whether we had made a terrible mistake.

But the bokhari heated up the room in seconds, and the food was delicious.