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Photos by Paul Holt
Paro dzong is only minutes drive from the international airport.
Punakha dzong is one of Bhutan’s most spectacular.
In the past we have been invited inside a dzong — this one is at Wangi.
We are often an novelty with student monks…
…and binoculars are always of interest.
Life inside a dzong has probably not changed much in centuries.
We are always accompanied by a large, friendly and very able ground crew.
White-browed Shrike Babbler.
We’ll pass Chenebji chorten shortly after entering central Bhutan.
Trongsa dzong — an imposing fortress-monastery.
An inquisitive Golden Langur on the Zhemgang road.
Spotted Laughingthrush is one of the most accomplished vocalists in the region.
The summit of the 12,400 ft Thrumsing La pass.
Sengor village in eastern Bhutan.
Sengor, our highest campsite.
We’ll spend much of the time birding from the road.
Our campsite at Yongkola on the lower Limithang road.
Our group meals are hearty affairs.
We are often quite a novelty.
Hodgson’s Redstart is one of the commonest open-country songbirds.