EP 125 Rishi got Sick & We took him to Hospital ഭൂട്ടാനിലെ സർക്കാർ ആശുപത്രിയിൽ | Phobjikha -Bumtang
Amma looks very good today Amma started feeling cold today That is why she has worn a jacket He cannot wear Those carrying us should also not wear This is his new trick First he will hit and then he will kiss We are now at a superb Bhutanese house at Phobjikha valley It is an awesome homestay. Where are we off to today? We are planning to go to Bhumthang We dont have any particular plans We shall take Rishi to the doctor in the morning He is not eating anything His has recovered from cough but he isnt eating anything He hasnt eaten anything for 2 days Nothing has gone from his stomach for 2 days too Any trick for that? He is naughty Welcome to a new video of Tech Travel Eat We are now at Bhutan We are exploring Bhutan. Now let us go. It was his house They treated us well and gave us good food We paid 5000/- for food and accommodation It is an awesome and peaceful place He is a naughty boy We begin our journey for today He told us bye Rishi tried a lot to mingle with him. But that boy is very reserved He didnt mind Rishi much Some are like that It was boring for Rishi We are going from Phobjikha to Bhumthang valley I dont know how far it is.
Is it so cold for you? I am feeling cold Morning it is cold but once the sun is out, it isnt too cold Abhi has worn 3 now. A thermal, a t-shirt and this over those We have reached Gangtey, near Phobjikha valley There is a small monastery here We have planned to see that and then go to Bhumthang All these are shops and houses This is the monastery This is a very small village. You wont find one like this in our place A village like seen during 1980s We shall take our car in, park and then see around When you see the shops and all around, you can understand how old it is Nothing has turned modern here This monastery was built in the 15th century You dont have to pay to get in here. It is free This is a private monastery and that is why you dont have an entry fee here Monks study here They then go to an institute About the black necked crane.. This monastery was built in the 15th century It is on the top of a mountain.
Gangtey means hill top We saw the black necked crane that migrates here Our guide said that it comes and takes 3 rounds over the monastery and goes When it comes and when it goes back The locals here conduct a crane festival on November 11th or 12th They wear a crane costume and dance from here You can see something being burnt here They have a lot of aroma spreading fragrances here That is what is burnt here As per their concept, this is done to purify the environment You can see this in many of their houses, shops and monasteries We went in and got out now. It is a 3 storeyed building There are 3 floors and we could hear many monks chanting This is a monk school. They stay here only. These are their rooms only They stay and study here itself That is what you see here Let it be any monastery. Inside is amazing. Lot of work and paintings. But we cannot take pictures from inside It may be because all these work are there The crows here have a special sound Crows in our place cry like it has cold A strong voice here This is like movies of Prem Nasir. I think they didnt know he died This is even better though very old All the buildings are well maintained.
Look at this one. Well painted and looks great I think it is a restaurant All the buildings here are awesome. We traveled down the same distance we went up to Phobjikha and now driving up We are going towards Trongsa After Trongsa, we will be going to Bhumthang Last time we had stayed at Trongsa Look at the yak on the way Yaks are not neat. Cows are neat but not There are many yaks here We are now 1150ft high We are at Belela pass I shall take a round and come All the passes here have a building like this.
Many people go 3-5 rounds around it This pass divides Wangdue and Trongs provinces You have a lot of shops here. Where is the person who went to take a round Went leaving me here? He is coming Dont bash me You should go around it thrice I did it twice. Shall go around once more before going You should do it five times 3 is enough. I shall do it while going You can do that Thought of drinking a tea and they dont have tea here All the shops here sell handicrafts It is so difficult to get tea Nothing difficult. I just have to go to a shop Here yaks are seen and stands like cows in our place So many of them They eat yak meat too We have been waiting to have Yak meat from Ladakh onwards We thought of having it from Nepal first You get it at Nepal Might get it We have again seen a group of yaks. They are drinking water here
Look at it looking at me Yaks are not cows, they may attack I have heard many such incidents from many You can see baby yaks, parents and grand parents Awesome. They are crossing the roads in groups It is huge Thashi was saying its meat is very tasty It has more of red meat and fatness It is expensive too. Double the rate of beef is what Thashi said He said he will try to get it for us Look at a lil yak in the water There down in the water I think that would be its mother Mom and kids Cute. Cuter than a calf because it is very hairy You can leave. Its mother is coming We are feeling sleepy. Drove a mountain down and now the temp is 16 deg C
It is nice when it is a bit hot I was drowsy all this time. Rishi and Swetha are sleeping I dont know what Thashi is doing He is simply sitting without sleeping Abhi, stop for a tea Let us give the car to Thashi to drive He has been saying he would like to drive. We shall give him to drive Some landslide took place recently here. They are moving the stones from here We are entering Trongsa district You can see a board here.
In our place, you rarely find boards while crossing districts There are these kind of boards when you cross each district It is written about Trongsa historically Those who want to read this can pause and read You can see a beautiful monastery's photo in Trongsa They have done this in wood What you see here is Bhutan map What you see in the middle is Trongsa district Now let him drive Finally we have made Thashi our driver now We didnt ask him to drive. He said he would like to drive Let him drive now Let me take a video. Ask that again He is asking isnt it right hand drive here He is driving fast He might have got fed up sitting behind Maybe that is why he said he wants to drive It is windy. He has crossed 80 now Now on Thashi drives, Thashi stops and we get down We then see the places Dont make him work like this. Poor guy He likes it. This place is good
This is a kind of stupa that you see in few temples at Katmandu, Nepal It is an old construction Is it to avoid evil spirits? They follow a lot of spiritual and non spiritual matters Just like us only. Like we Hindus It is a mixed culture They have almost all that we have. Just that it is more colourful That is what we have understood You can see 2 stupas and a long compound wall A tall flag and a river flow next to it Lot of prayer wheels, greens and nice grass lawns too On the way we stopped to have a tea. All are drowsy. Did they give us fried rice only in the morning? Some sleeping tablets in it? Do you have any issues? Rishi has slept. Why are all felling sleepy? Let him sleep Dont know why it is like this today. We are all tired Maybe because we slept a lot yesterday I slept by 8.30 last night
We all then woke up at 7am today I think its because of that we feel very tired today This is what happens if you oversleep We have come to Thamang restaurant The scotch whiskey here is just 900/- All these are the oness special here It is called Bhutan grain whiskey This full bottle costs just 325/- It is so cheap You have a kind of vodka, wine etc These are the main ones you see everywhere you go You can see a blended whiskey, their national beer and druke This is strong and the other one is less strong They are made in Bhutan only Special courier whiskey. It is made at Gelephu They have Breezer, a Korean drink, wine You have a lot of varieties of breezer We bought this. 135/- for 3 bottles It is red bull I think it is imported I am not able to read where it has come from No idea. If anyone knows which language this is, do comment Only the website is written in English It is an energy drink. Lets see if we will get energy drinking it She has made a curtain and both of them are sleeping in there Have you come to sleep? Have you come to Bhutan to sleep? Its very sunny Do you want this energy drink? Tastes like Rishis cough syrup Both have come to sleep As soon as he gets up, he is kissing his mother After the he will hit her. Exactly That is how he is now After having the energy drink, Abhi is back to drive You got energy? All these hotels you see are their house too I saw a washing machine in the bathroom They live here only. The will have a hotel downstairs and then their house
Sometimes they may give us space to stay as homestay too You didnt have anything today We shall go to the doctor Go behind Maybe because it is cold. Rishi hasnt gone to the toilet or eaten any foodvfor the last 2 days Rest all are ok Few days he was restless. Now he is better Each building here is so beautiful Last time when we came, the roads here were horrible The roads werent this wide too These rocks were broken and roads were bad We went over bumpy roads then I shall show you an awesome thing in the front We shall stop at a gap there You can see many roads there Many houses on top of the mountain We are going there It will take an hour for us to reach there Can you believe it? It is true Around 25km to reach up there and will take 1 hour to reach there We will go round and round and reach there You have an awesome view in the front. Shall stop and show you then Abhi says there is a dam below but huge How can a small dam look big? Wow! This is awesome! I think this is Trongsa dam.
You can see waterfalls from there. All that is collected, stored and they make electricity Beautiful view A beautiful monastery on the right side 20km from here to there Later you will see we are on one mountain and the monastery is on another mountain You can see an awesome view We shall stop there Finally we are at the view point We are on a mountain now That is Trongsa monastery Last time we didnt go to see the monastery But this time we shall go. It is beautiful. We will take 30-45mt to reach there. Should go around this mountain, cross a bridge, go around that mountain to reach It is full of curves. Thats why We may think cant they build a bridge from here to there. A 500m one But only 2-3 vehicles pass by these roads in an hour It is not worth to build one He saw a bow wow Where is the dog? Rishis lips have cracked His lip burn when we feed him. That is why he is not eating
He wants to get down Abhi is taking pics. Awesome view of the monastery from here Have Indian arrowroot biscuit. We bought it from there and came He is also lazy and is not eating Maybe his stomach is full. Usually dogs love biscuits Have it I shall put it here. Have them whenever you want Put this over your head. It is windy. Let us go and see the dog
The dog is having food Look at the dog eating. Why cant you eat? Saw the dog eating? You have a stupa and view point cafeteria here Those who want to have tea can stop Trans Bhutan trail QR code Trans Bhutan trail is a huge trekking route We had seen a similar walking train at London, UK There were a lot of walking trails there It was South West I guess. It is nearly 630 miles long Sameway Bhutan has opened a walking trail here.
For a normal walking person Not necessary you have to complete it. You can take a 1 week trip You have different walking and hiking trails as per your budget This is their national tree, cypress tree They burn this at many places like this You will feel its smell Now the roads are awesome. As I said, it was horrible last time when I came We are going from one mountain to the other mountain now This is the bridge Earlier there were a lot of check posts Japan has done it We had to show our passport, do entries earlier here Now all that is not there. Once you enter Bhutan, you can go anywhere There is a police checking here. They have asked us to stop as a normal routine Our guide has our CPMS. We just have to show it and nothing else to do You just have to flatter the policemen here Nothing to loose for us After the check post, you can see an awesome restaurant here Willing Waterfall Cafe is its name We parked our car in front of the waterfall. It is a private space
Nice idea You can take forest land on lease from the government like this You can then construct resort or hotels like this It then flows over the steps and comes down like this They havent done anything else to this. Just beautified the place Rishi has already gone with Thashi Rishi and Thashi are good friends now Wherever we stop our car, another car will come behind That is how it is Let us enter the willing waterfall now A beautiful place. I liked it Nice place. It will be awesome in the evenings and night We ordered food from the counter itself We have this much space to sit.
Abhi, take the shoes. Let us go and sit outside. Let us sit at the waterfall ambience Did you go to the washroom? Beautiful washroom? Wow! We shall sit here. Awesome ambience We just have to pay little more than what we pay at hotels for food Usually noodles are 300/-. But near a waterfall ambience, little more Can we go there? Yes we can. Do you want to go there? You can sit here and have See how well they have constructed all these If it was in our place, forest people will create issues for deviating This is how you should promote tourism. This is surely a forest It is in such a place They would have surely done it with the permission of forest officials How nice it is to sit here and have food A table is reserved for someone here.
You can reserve in advance. Let us go near the waterfall and come Though it is not lunch time, we decided to have early lunch here It is photo session now Let us go close to the waterfall Rishi come, lets go to see the waterfall You can see a rainbow below the waterfall The water is splashing over us too Where is the waterfall? You will take only Rishis pics and not ours I always take yours and his. Dont lie I took for Abhi too Beautiful place. I liked it. We were mood off in the morning Now all are back in mood seeing this Swetha is taking my photo after I said Our cappuccino has come Come, let us drink. He is plucking grass Awesome! I liked it. Take him and come What did you order? Litchi juice? Milk shake for Abhi Cappuccino for Swetha What is it for Rishi? Biscuits for Rishi Poor boy Water for me A strange insect in Bhutan.
Yellow in colour Cute looking A nice feel to sit here and see the waterfall I loved this place It is sunny. But because of the cold climate, you dont feel the heat of the sun Our food has come Abhi and I ordered beef fried noodles You have small pieces of beef in here Strips of egg omelettte on top Little vegetables in the dish Doesnt look over spicy Swetha ordered a veg dish Lot of vegetables in it and spring onions over it Thashi is having roti with ema datshi Abhi, dont you want ema datshi with noodles today? I will have it at night. 2300/- for food Let us go now Next we are going to the hospital Wherever we stop our car, all look at our car Happy for that. Thashi was saying we shall do something for evil eyes
Fortuner is there in Bhutan but not Legender So all are confused what is this Land Cruiser is common here All the rich people here have Land Cruiser Their aim is to take a Land Cruiser We are at Trongsa in search of a hospital It is on top of some mountain You have an Indian border from Trongsa Geleppu is the name. It comes in Assam We got in from West Bengal From Geleppu if you go 130km, you can reach India Bhutan border You have that option too The hospital is on the left. I think it is a government hospital We have reached the hostpital Rishi, let us go see doctor aunty or doctor uncle Let us go and see We shall go and tell the doctor that Rishi is not going to the toilet You have prayer wheel in front of the hospital too. That is the way we came All the buildings are in traditional style You have their flag in the front. This is the hospital here.
It is like the government hospital in our place You have the King's photo here They said we can see the doctor from herre The pediatrician is not there. Shall meet a general doctor Saw a handsome doctor. He asked if gas is going. No medicine for that Just gave a cough syrup for his cough He said everything will be ok and not to worry It is completely free It is a government hostpital Rishi saw a doctor from Bhutan When he grows up he can say, he visited a hospital in Bhutan Rishi has cracks on his lips That is his main problem in eating. It burns for him Let us go. Rishi got a new medicine He is showing the same way I will poke you if you dont eat She will inject you 66km to Bhumthang and Trashigang is 319km Tomorrow we have to go that side Last time the immigration people didnt leave us to Trashigang He said not to go This time we have to go that side No idea on how many day will we take to reach there We have reached Trongsa city You can see Tata's fire engine On the right side you can see a market In my last trip, we had stayed in Trongsa town After that we went further This time we have planned to stay at Bhumthang We have come to see Trongsa monastery from outside We are not going inside. We have to pay 1000 per head here
This is Indian Fortuner and this is a Bhutan Fortuner BG number plate shows it is a government vehicle We have parked Bhutan and Indian Fortuner close by We shall see Trongsa monastery from outside Come let us have medicine Give him at night He is going to catch the dog You dont have to catch the dog. Let us go see the fort You will see beautiful entrance gates like this at all the places See how beautiful they have done it. Awesome Thashi has worn his scarf. It is a must they have to dress like this at such places Now he doesnt want his father. Last 2 days he wouldnt leave me
When he wasnt keeping well, he wanted only his parents Now when he is ok, he wants his uncle That is Rishi You have to get down some steps, cross a bridge over a river We have to cross the wooden bridge and go to the Dzong A small stream of water and not a river The Dzong is built on the side of a mountain You have a huge tree. Around 10 people will have to stand around to cover it You will need more than that The tree is that wide It would be 10ft from this end to that end The tree is that fat It is a cypress tree Looks awesome This tree is nearly 500 years old Swetha, can you hug that tree Go and stand there. Let me show the size of the tree Go and stand Are you teasing me? I meant to show the size of the tree Have I ever teased you? Swetha is standing next to the 500 year old tree You will not understand how big it is otherwise Rishi has begun to clean It is said that a person ( I cant pronounce what Thashi said) made Bhutan He came here and spread Buddhism amongst the people here He then unified the people here and did it Including the dress people here wear It was in the 15th century that this Dzong, monastery and governing body was made This was built in the 15th century It is after that the main settlements came here After this Dzong, Easter side settlement begun Our guide Thashi bro explains a lot about all these at each place we go We listen and understand many of it. It is difficult to understand the names
You understand what Bhutan is when you listen to what they say You understand what Buddhism and their culture is when you come here We are not getting in here. We saw the same in Punakha It would be almost the same inside here too Those who want to go can go. Pay 1000/- per head to enter Lot of temples, administrative block and monastery block in there There are 25 temples in there This Dzong is historically great Trongsa Dzong is one the largest Dzongs in Bhutan too We shall take a photo from Bhumthang airport if there is a a flight there We saw a small ATR go now. That would be from Bhumthang Let me drive for a while. You shoot from the front
Last time the road from Trongsa to here was a narrow road The roads were bad too Now all wide roads and nice to see Beautiful. No rush at all. That is what I liked in Bhutan Very rarely you see a vehicle. We havent seen a straight road after Pheuntsholing It is full of curves In Wayanad and Munnar, you still have straight roads But here we havent seen it at all We are now again getting on to a pass It was hot all this time. We will climb up and will get cold by the time we reach Bhumthang You were saying you feel hot wearing all these I am feeling hot now Enough? He had a problem when I didnt wear shades I will decide whether to wear or not My Armani glass at Bhutan We are going in our car and they are struggling in their cycle They are aged The one in the front is a guide The one behind is a tourist They may be a group. I am not sure. Many asked me If they can cycle or on bike or come solo You can come anyways you like But if you hitch hike and come, then you cannot do it from here. You can only move forward with a guide. This is the present rule when I am shooting
However you come, you have to hire a guide and pay for all Pay 1200 per day and go around with a guide as of now There are many coming like that. Be careful Dont feel disappointed that you cannot go on your own from here We havent reached the top of the pass. We saw other in the cycling group pass by They have a back up vehicle You have pine forests, silence and peacefulness here We drove up to 1100 ft high. You can see a board and incense burning spot Last time when we came, the rocks were carved for the road work Now all that are done We climbed up from there and reached here We still have more to climb and will reach up there The Dzong would be there I shall share another information They came to Bhutan and took the bike for rent All are foreigners. You can rent bikes from Bhutan You can rent. I dont know how much it will cost. You will have to pay 1200/.- and rhe bike rent. A car like this and a guide
You can plan your trip accordingly We are on top of a pass. You can see a board Beautiful Bhumthang The other side of the pass is Bhumthang and this side is Trongsa The pass divides Bhumthang from Trongsa You can go down from here. We stopped to take photos Who is feeling cold? Rishi? It is very cold. We are now at 11500ft above sea level There are places where people can chill here Lot of things here There is a cafe here but isnt working Lot of these kind vehicles here I feel eager seeing them Sad that Hilux is not allowed in our place We can buy only Isuzu You can see the King and faimily's photo here It looks awesome here A small stupa here. Let us go around it You wont feel enough going around it.
You have to go thrice That is the rule Look at this. Black mountain cycling challenge It was on October 2nd. Its over Hats off to people cycling and biking here We are not able to drive properly inside the car That is when we see cycles and bikes Rishi is going to sleep on Thashis lap We drove down and reached a place If we are lucky, we will get a straight road here Awesome place You can see fields on both the sides It looks like we are at Scotland Last time when I went through here, I had not been to Scotland But I saw the same when I went to Scotland after that Would get an awesome feel if some old Land cruisers also came You can see mountains on both sides.
We are in the valley between that Awesome You can see small houses here and there All these are paddy fields This is seasonal They finished cultivating paddy now They may grow potatoes or turnip before the next cultivation People cultivate seasonally here You can see small two storeyed houses in this village Most of the places have shops below. How about having tea? Do we have time? All these are shops. You can see hay put for sale It is saved to feed their cows during winter Is this a cow or yak? It is a cow Most of them look like a yak at the end Look at a bird. Is that a crow? No. Some bird that has come from somewhere. It has blue, white and black on it If anyone knows its name, do comment Loot at its feathers Its a tri coloured bird Has Rishi slept? It is a village After how long are we seeing houses and people That too less of them Last time when we came they were cultivating potatoes here Now they are preparing for the next cultivation Nice mud and nice cultivation field When you come this side, you only see traditional style You dont get to see any modern houses here.
Modern houses are only at Thimphu and Paro Rest all are traditional places They look so good Even new houses are built the traditional way This is the Vocational Training Institute like in our place Lot of pine trees. So many of them I think most of the pine trees in Bhutan are here I have seen these many pine trees at UK before We saw a house here. The queen came from that house The King has married a girl from a very simple family The family is very simple and he married a girl from that family She has come from Bhumthang We saw the house and the way to the house while coming now They all live simple today too Now she is not a simple girl She is a queen now. Thrashigang is 269km away Primary National Highway 01 One single highway from Thrashigang to Paro We are now at Bhumthang Bhumthang is the name of the district like Ernakulam and Alapuzha We are in a village in Bhumthang That is a house On its side is a house made of wood. The other one is stones. It is stones and wood mainly Abhijith Bhakthan who is feeling cold is tired driving We stopped to have tea. There is a handicraft shop next to it
Nothing to buy. We shall simply visit the shop Here bars are like our tea stalls in our place