One of the most special encounters I’ve experienced in Bhutan was the afternoon I spent with a Head Lama.
My journey to meet him took me on an ascending drive from Bhutan’s Capital, Thimpu to the Dochula Pass, which sits at 3,140 metres. The views from the Pass across the entire Himalayan mountain range are so astounding that on first sight, they take one’s breath away. As I walked amongst the forest of fluttering prayer flags, I could see the snow clad mountain peaks of the Himalayas laid out before me with the highest peak in Bhutan, Mt. Masanggang (at 7,158 metres) in all its glory.