Skip to Content

Himalayas

Bhutan and the Sacred Phallus

Bhutan and the Bhutanese have a thing about the phallus. They are penis obsessed and you’ll see large, lurid, male members artistically depicted on houses throughout Bhutan. One village, in particular, Sopsoka, near Punakha town and adjacent to Chimi Lhakhang, is famous for its penis art along with the fertility temple. This temple is also …

Read More about Bhutan and the Sacred Phallus

Is It Worth Visiting Bhutan?

We recently spent 10 days touring Bhutan, including hiking, after years of dreaming of visiting this mystical Himalayan kingdom. This was my ultimate bucket list destination and I’ve finally been. You probably know that Bhutan costs $250 per day per person to visit ( ballpark figure – this can vary either way) so is it …

Read More about Is It Worth Visiting Bhutan?

Khumjung (The Yeti Skull at Khumjung Monastery & The Hillary School, Nepal)

On our return trek from Tengboche Monastery, we took a different route to Namche Bazaar to take in some important locations and stunning Himalayan viewpoints. A major highlight for us was being granted admission to the ancient Khumjung monastery and being allowed to see a fascinating sacred relic kept under lock and key. The yeti …

Read More about Khumjung (The Yeti Skull at Khumjung Monastery & The Hillary School, Nepal)