Thimpu - Paro
Early morning ,we quickly get our breakfast packed and took a taxi to visit Buddha point and then to Paro. It cost us 1300/- for both.
We had our breakfast on the way and reached Buddha point in less than 30minute.
Buddha Point - is a gigantic statue of Great Buddha at the hilltop,surrounded by mountains of Bhutan. It seems like Lord Buddha himself sitting on the hilltop and watching over Bhutan as his saviour. The view was mesmerizing and will make you feel that it's his hand on the people of Bhutan that they are soo calm and obliged.
Paro- We reached Paro at 12:00PM ,again the driver took us to the hotel directly,Hotel K.K and said it's one of the best hotel in town,I thought if he said so it would the most expensive one but noooooo...1500/- for a night ,you must be kidding!!. We kept our luggage and asked the driver if he can drop us to the place from where trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery starts.He called a local taxi driver( who don't know Hindi)he had chat with him and told us he will drop you and will come back to pick you around 5:00 in the evening from same point,will cost total 600/- for pick& drop. No only this he asked that driver to give his number to some shopkeeper near that trek so that when we come back we can call him to pick up. Thank-you soo much you all are angels!!
We started our trek at 1:30Pm ,it was said that it will take 2 hours if you frequently go for trekking but for new people it takes 3-4hrs. Here I am lucky ,I frequently go for trekking but always need a motivator and I have one with me,my travelling partner is a mountaineer so I was not at all worried about the timings..
But suddenly ,when we were done with our one-fourth of trek ,dark clouds started heading towards the Monastery..oh hell it's going to rain!! we quickly started to take long steps and when we were just left with 10 minutes walk it started raining heavily.The view was breathtaking, at the edge of the mountain stands the Tiger's Nest firmly, and from there when you look down its death. We made a halt of 10minutes,clicked some pictures and then packed our phones and camera. We started running towards the Monastery as we have reached to the point where stairs started. Yeah finally we made it...sat down there thinking that rain will stop but it was not. When we were rushing towards the Monastery we saw foreigners going back quickly with there tour guides,I think they had the idea of situation getting worse lately soo they were rushing.Anyway,we both sat there ignoring what is happening outside with other group from Nepal ..I think we and that group was the last one in this monastery. They shared their snacks with us,after a short while we all decided to leave as it will get dark and trek would be slippery. So the monks blessed us ,we lit the light of hope and goodness in Monastery and walked out. Then what we saw was terrifying,the bridge we crossed is getting showered with stones falling from the waterfall,wind and water from the fall making a cyclone carrying big and small stones. Scary! Everyone stopped thinking should we wait or take a risk.Some said we should stay some said Jo hoga dekha jayega and I was among them,eventhough my partner is an experienced trekker and he said to stop as it's risky. But then there is another thought that if we got late it would be dark and we might get slipped. Hell of risk and adventure!! We decided to make two groups and walk the bridge one by one quickly....somehow I managed to cross it safely but my partner got lucky as the distance between him and showering stone was just an inch. Luckily we made to the down and all shops were closed due to rain and then there stands the same man who dropped us,Man it was 5:30 PM and he waited for us for half an hour!! Even we didn't called him. I love you people from Bhutan. We were drenched and I asked him to put some sheet on the seats as it will get wet and his gesture was ohh come-on it's ok!!
We reached our hotel,manager was surprised that we came soo earlier from the trek and she asked us to wear dry clothes and arranged for tea without asking. We relaxed for the remaining day.
We travel to explore the culture,people,places,flora and fauna of different places,with missed experience. My trip to Bhutan and Sikkim was filled with every emotions of a traveller and what I have experienced from this trip is more about being good to people is most important aspect of life.
Do good and good will happen to you is an old story ,I'll say just do good and don't expect that's the highest preaching of Lord Buddha,which I saw in every person I met from Sikkim to Bhutan. Being a good human is important and then everything falls at it place and ultimately one will find the true flavour of self content and peace within.