The drive across the Thumsingla pass and the subsequent descent from high altitude
pine forest to lush pastures and orchards is one of the most exciting drives
in all of the Himalayas. Gushing waterfalls, steep cliffs with even steeper
drops, blazing flowers, and constantly changing vegetation combine to make this
journey as varied as it is beautiful.
If the weather is clear the high eastern range of mountains comes into view
from range of mountains comes into view from the top of the pass and in inclement
weather misty mountain views across many peaks can be seen.
Eastern people speak a different dialect to westerners and they often cannot
understand each other. The country is more rugged and the population more sparse.
However some of the best trekking can be made in the east of the country.
Certainly the most spectacular drive in Bhutan is the 20 kilometers of road
between Sengor and Namming on the eastern side of the Thumsingla pass. Sheer
drops of the thousands of meters,huge cacading waterfalls, endless turns and
frequent fog from a rise in temperature make for unnerving but exhilarating
travel. After dropping 2,000 meters through snow and ice to a relatively mild
climate travelers pass citrus groves only an hour after being immersed in pine
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