Trans Bhutan Trail Blog

There are some very exciting new updates from the TBT team this month, including new partnerships, challenges, and developments across the trail. The Trans Bhutan Trail belongs to every Bhutanese.  To that end, the project partnered with relevant stakeholders and

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Forging New Trails

  The Trans Bhutan Trail once played an integral role in communication and transportation for our ancestors in Bhutan. You can read more about what the Trans Bhutan Trail team are doing to revive the trail and create new connections

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TBT March 2021 Updates from The Trail

Here is our latest update from March 2021! As soon as the 2nd nationwide lockdown lifted, our team returned to the trails. We have been rerouting the trails between Trongsa and Chendebji. In partnership with the local community we have

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Trail work steams ahead after lockdown

Bhutan underwent a second 42-day national lockdown from December 2020 to January 2021. Despite this setback, the Trans Bhutan Trail team continued our work from home and through virtual meetings. In January, we expanded our marketing team to include five

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Fortress on a Pile of Jewels: Paro Dzong

  “The Paro valley looked like a backcloth for an Arthurian legend. The tall houses with their colourful wood-carvings round  the windows stood dramatically among the paddy-fields. It was like stumbling on Shangri La-valleys completely cut off by mountains from

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Paro: more than Tiger’s Nest

Paro is located in the northwestern part of Bhutan. It is one of the most beautiful districts in the country with broad valleys, fresh green lands and fields. It is a place well known for growing red rice and apples

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July Trans Bhutan Trail Blog

  “If you only walk on sunny days you will never reach your destination.” -Paulo Coelho, Novelist   An appropriate quote for July on the Trans Bhutan Trail (TBT) as monsoon rains fell across Bhutan. Despite wet, muddy and leechy

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June Trans Bhutan Trail Blog

Trails are more about building community than about cutting a path. This has certainly been the case over the last month as hundred of unemployed tourism workers and villagers across 430km of rugged landscape have joined together to work on

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May Trans Bhutan Trail Blog

In May the TBT community was joined by 28 new members. Gups (local leaders) from Gewogs (Counties) have come together in support of the trail. Each has conducted a trail assessment. In some cases work has already begun on trail

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February Trans Bhutan Trail Report

Undertook recruitment process and hired the Trans Bhutan Senior Project Director. Welcome Sonam Rinchen! Facilitated the second TBT Steering Committee meeting. Welcome to new members from De-suung, Association of Bhutanese Travel Operators and Bhutan Sustainable Tourism Society Completed development of

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Trans Bhutan Trail – End of 2019 Highlights

Last month marked the first official meeting of the Trans Bhutan Trail Steering Committee. Representing a diverse group of stakeholders including government ministries, CSOs, and autonomous groups, the members include: Dorji Dradual, Director General, Tourism Council of Bhutan Kado Zangpo,

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