Archive for the "Bhutan" category

The Snowman Trek ~ Long-awaited Video

by Beth Whitman (September 9th, 2015)

This has been a long time in coming but, finally, here’s the big unveil of the Snowman Trek video from our time in Bhutan last year… Huge thanks to our sponsors, Expedia and XShot, for making the journey and video possible. Big kudos to Chris Staudinger for doing an excellent job on editing this amazing […]

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Snowman Trek Time

by Beth Whitman (September 16th, 2014)

It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mile trek across the Himalayas in Bhutan. We’ll be as high as 18,200 feet and will be hiking over about 11 passes, many […]

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Countdown to the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (August 31st, 2014)

We depart in 10 days for Bangkok and then onward to Bhutan for the Snowman Trek. Since Jon and I are both going, the house is filled with piles of clothes, gear and food that, hopefully, will fit into four pieces of luggage between the two of us. (Yes, I’m breaking my carry-on bag-only rule […]

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Prepping for the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (July 28th, 2014)

Hopefully by now you know I’m leaving for Bhutan in September to do the Snowman Trek. In brief, the Snowman Trek is a 220 mile, 25-day hike in the Himalayas. At times we’ll be at over 18,000 feet and, during the trek, we’ll be going over numerous passes above 16,000 feet. It’s said that more […]

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Bhutan. Haven’t Been? Allow Me to Entice You…

by Beth Whitman (February 21st, 2014)

It’s kinda hard to go to the Land of Gross National Happiness and not have a good time. The people are kind, humorous, generous and steeped in ancient traditions and culture. Interestingly enough, there are usually lots of tears, too, (good ones, of course) because there’s something about the purity of Bhutan that makes one […]

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XShot to Sponsor the Snowman Trek!

by Beth Whitman (January 31st, 2014)

Hopefully by now you’ve heard me talk about the Snowman Trek in Bhutan. That’s a little 25-day adventure, OK, a freaking EPIC 25-day adventure that I’m embarking on in September. Yup, 25 days in the Himalayas. Sleeping in a tent. At altitudes as high as 18,000+ feet. But with views like this every day! I […]

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Book a 2014 Bhutan Tour ~ Save 5%

by Beth Whitman (January 17th, 2014)

I admit it. The first time someone mentioned Bhutan to me, I had to Google it. I had no idea where it was located. Shortly thereafter, I was leading a tour to the Kingdom. Most people to whom I mention Bhutan, have the same puzzled look that I once had. But with visits from Oprah, […]

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Join me for the Bhutan Paro Festival!

by Beth Whitman (December 13th, 2013)

I truuuuly love Bhutan and its people. It’s a magical destination where very special things happen. For example, during several of tours we’ve run into the royal family, including one where we met and spoke with the King and Queen (the day after their wedding, no less!). Hiking to Tiger’s Nest often brings tears to […]

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Snowman Trek in Bhutan Announced

by Beth Whitman (July 29th, 2013)

If you’ve been keeping up with me on Facebook (and if you haven’t, why not?), you know that I’ve been doing P90X. Five weeks ago, I didn’t even know what P90X was (I don’t watch TV so have never seen their infomercials). It wasn’t until Monica, one of the gals on our Seattle Culinary Tour, […]

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Bhutan Tsechu ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (April 19th, 2013)

The tsechu is central to Bhutan’s cultural heritage and preservation. These religious festivals are held regularly throughout the year, with each region holding their own tsechu. People come from surrounding communities to meet, watch and bond over these spectacular Buddhist events. The tsechus are typically held in the courtyard of the local monastery and the […]

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