Bhutan

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Lonely Planet, Sep 15, 2010 - Travel
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Lonely Planet Bhutan
Search for fried ferns, jellied cowskins, and dried yak cheese at Thimphu's weekend market.
Be blessed with a 10-inch penis at Chimi Lhakhang, the home of the 'Divine Madman'.
Dance with snowlions and banter with clowns at the pick of Bhutan's colorful festivals.
Hike up to the gavity-defying Tiger's Nest monastery, reputedly held on to the sheer cliff face by the hairs of angels.
In this Guide
Understand murals and monsters with in-depth coverage of Bhutanese Buddhism and culture by our regional expert.
Special trekking chapter brings Himalayan peaks that little bit closer...
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Contents

SOUTHERN
12
DZONGKHAGS
40
Dangers Annoyances
101
Walking Tour
107
Shopping
113
Western Bhutan
119
Central Bhutan
160
Jakar
167
Tang Valley
177
Zhemgang Dzongkhag
180
Lhuentse
206
Mongar to Trashigang
212
TRASHI YANGTSE
220
Yangtse 53km
227
DZONGKHAG
233
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About the author (2010)

Stan, who also authored Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, has been organising and leading treks in Nepal since 1971. A graduate engineer, he has also worked for the US National Park service in the Yellowstone and Olympic parks as well as serving as a guide on Mt Hood in Oregon. Stan is a director of the American Himalayan Foundation, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club and specialises in opening bars in Himalayan towns. He has travelled extensively in Bhutan and developed a project to train Bhutanese craftsmen in historic building conservation. He lives in Kathmandu, where he runs a trekking company and tries to keep up with all the changes to trekking routes in both Nepal and Bhutan.

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