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tedhesser #alpine #wildflower, #chortens After spending a blissful afternoon here, I began referring to this location as the 'plains of aspiration'. I think that the name is spoken for elsewhere in the #Buddhist world but I don't really care. This spot was among the most #peaceful and geographically #powerful places I've ever had the good fortune to settled into.

Nestled away near the antiquated village of '#Nar', which means deer in the local dialect. Legend has it hunters from the other side of a rather intimidating mountain pass followed a wounded deer over the pass and into the #valley nook that is today the #village of Nar. They planted some seeds and decided that if they grew, they would settle a village in turn. Six hundred or so years later and things don't seem to have changed much in Nar. I wonder if the original settlers were initially as moved by the #plainsofaspiration as I was. Photo @tedhesser
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triciayap We were practically the only ones at DochuLa Pass when we arrived here which made wandering around even more mystical for us. One can hear nothing but the wind, the mountain chill bites at your face and skin, the trees are shrouded in mist and you can only see the chortens standing timelessly and one would almost be compelled to say a quick prayer or chant as anything else would almost be wrong. #magical #bhutan #dochulapass #roadtopunakha #mountain #mountainview #chortens #travel #travelblog #travelgram #traveldiary #adventure #explore #exploration #temple #himalaya #holysite #holy #prayer #roadtrip #ontheroad #offthebeatenpath #mystical 1mon

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triciayap Driving out of Thimphu, required some precision driving through some pretty crazy mountain roads that should only fit a single car but is two way. Aside from the steep drops right next to us, there wasn't much else to worry about :p we had to drive rather fast due to road closures and the roads are only open at certain times. Coming up to DochuLa Pass which sits 3300m above sea level, one is greeted by a sheer spectacle of a hundred sutras (chortens) shrouded by mountain mist. Many local villagers make the strenuous journey by foot, up and down, and we were compelled to give some a lift. We hear from the few we picked up that they come here to pray and meditate, and to make offerings at the temple for good karma. #roadtopunakha #karma #chortens #bhutan #bhutanlife #travel #travelblog #travelgram #spiritual #buddhism #buddha #religion #sutra #peak #mountain #himalaya #dochulapass #temple #holy #holysite #adventure #roadtrip #ontheroad #offthebeatenpath #driving #view #mystical 1mon

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neelimav 108 Chortens built atop Dochu La, on a clear day you get to see Himalayan peaks all around. For me, it was all about the mist. :-) 2mon

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2mon jai_nepal
Walden AMAZING PHOTOS OF NEPAL
jai_nepal Chortens over River Kali-Gandaki
#MUSTANG , #NEPAL

Photo : Kenneth Parker

#Jai_Nepal

#Buddist #Chortens #river #mountains
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jeanpierre_nyc #DochuLa (pass 10,000 ft) with its 108 #chortens, on the way to #Punakha
#bhutan #Paro #Thimphu #travel #worldtravel
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X-Pro II Ouseph Chacko

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harshmanrai Ruminating in the shade of newly whitewashed chortens in #Leh 3mon

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Normal སྟེན་རྣམ་ Sherpa

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  •   maxonproductions "When you walk into Khumbu, and you see the Chortens...it reminds you of all the people who died on the mountain." - Araceli Segarra, Everest 5mon

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