Come Sunday morning, I will be on my way to Bhutan. If all goes to plan, I will be in the Himalayas after 2 years and the Eastern Himalayas in particular after 3 years. Both these previous trips were fantastic and were winter trips just like this one. Personally, I love winter trips to the Himalayas as visibility is great, crowd is lesser and you get off season discounts. Just writing about it is making me visualize those blue skies, snow capped peaks and beautiful Buddhist monasteries.
Regarding the logistics, I got a great deal on Spicejet from Bangalore till Guwahati (return) for 8,200 INR and am then taking the train to Alipur Duar. The final journey into Thimphu is by bus after I complete immigration at the Phuntsoling border. Then, I move from the West to the East of this Himalayan kingdom slowly. More details about the trip can be found in my earlier post, ‘Backpacking to Bhutan’.
Unlike my other travels, I am not going to be working at all and am taking a complete holiday. The only gadgets I am going to be carrying with me are camera, my phone and e-reader. Have bought 60 odd books and intend to read as many of them during my 3 week trip and of course plan to click a lot of beautiful pictures.
However, during my absence, the blog will not remain inactive as I have scheduled some posts to keep you occupied and to let those travel juices flow this winter.
I will see you all in the month of December. Cheers and happy travels to all of you!