Bhutan: Day 3
The next morning we got up and drove through curvy narrow Pelela pass (3300m) covered with rhododendrons. Our driver Ranjit, was a great driver. They drive fast on these roads that are barely wide enough for one but we got through it.
On the way there we stopped at the Trongsa Dzong which was, again very large with lots of monks.
The monks are mostly young. When a family cannot afford to keep the child they send them to the monastery. Also families typically send their youngest male child. Of course there are those that enter because of a calling as well.
Once we got to Jakar, our stop for two nights, we had probably the nicest place I have ever stayed. it was the Aman hotel. Pure serenity..for the price of the Ritz in NYC.