Gangtey Nature Trail

No trip to Bhutan would be complete without hiking to the Tiger’s Nest but since it’s more or less a 10km hike up, it’s a pretty long hike that needs a little warm up session. This Gangtey Nature Trail is only an easy 2 hour trek around the valley’s wildlife sanctuary so it was a good way to prep our legs for the hike we’re about to go on.

As you can see in the photos below, Bhutan is rich in fertile lands and nature. So even though the country is poor, no one is homeless. Everyone has a place to live and food to eat which makes the country’s Gross National Happiness pretty high. Yes, you read that right. Unlike other nations, Bhutan places strong emphasis on Gross National Happiness which focuses on economic growth, cultural preservation, environmental sustainability and good governance. How awesome is that? It’s also because of this guiding principle that Bhutan has taken a strict environmental stance and believes in protecting the country’s 72 percent of forest cover–making it a home to a plethora of fauna and flora. This, together with the country’s deep spiritual and social harmony is probably why Bhutan is called “The Last Shangrila”.

Columbia Sportswear down jacket | From Japan striped top | Uniqlo turtleneck top | Topshop pants | Adda hiker boots | Beara Beara leather backpack

14 Responses to “Gangtey Nature Trail”
  1. JD Ducreay

    This is exactly what I needed! I have to take a break and start travelling again! thanks for the inspiration Camille! :)

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  2. Mario Todorov

    High altitude mountain hiking probably the easiest way to stay healthy. Thanks for the pictures Camille! Never been to Bhutan but who knows some day. You look great as always, very nice outfit! Looking classy everywhere no mater at fashion event to hiking in the mountains. Keep it up!

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  3. Donald Calloway

    I enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your photos. I’ve seen a great deal of the world including your home country of the Philippines, S. Korea, Japan–lived there for 2+ years–Guam, China (Hong Kong), etc. but never have I been to Bhutan. Bhutan is a beautiful country with an impressive philosophy of government judging from your visiting experience. You are certainly blessed to be able to see and enjoy it first-hand. Keep blogging. I enjoy reading them all and look forward to your next.

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    • Camille Co

      I feel blessed indeed! It’s such an unusual place to visit but I highly recommend it!

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