HPB (Health Promotion Bhutan)
White wall - minus red-robed monk
Fortress (hilltop of course) - burnt down by a stray candle left burning during a Paro Tsechu some years ago
Oldest temple - one of 108 built in a day
Bhutanese boys like guns
Main street in Paro town
Our patient guide, Rinzin Dorji
Paro Dzong - most of the Dzongs are a combination of government offices and monastery
At the base of Taktsang
Reaching Tiger's Nest looked near impossible from here. And yes, the more important a place, the higher it is...this was no hilltop monastery!
We need to hike to where???
Halfway up - and feeling very pleased with ourselves, and possibly a bit light headed
A 'slightly' steep slope...I don't think we managed any pics of the really steep bits (had to concentrate on the breathing and on not falling over)
Rinxin treading a fine line
Just about a 100 stairs down a gorge, across a stream and up again to reach Taktsang...
Namgay stopping to build stone stupas on the way
Jaw droppingly amazing
The stairs had railings...sigh of relief
Not that the locals needed or used them
Rinzin did this climb 15 times in 2012!!!