Exploring Eastern Bhutan

Posted by Crooked Compass

Known as the Kingdom between the earth and the sky, the world has few secrets left, but Bhutan is one of them. Isolated from the outside world for three centuries, this forbidden Kingdom in the Himalayas provides a setting for a bewitching adventure amongst widely varying peoples and terrain.

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Training tips for Trekking

Posted by Crooked Compass

An active trip can often be one of the more rewarding trips you take. You feel fit, healthy and often traversing landscapes by foot allows you to venture off the beaten track, interact with locals and see places few travellers can experience by other modes of transport. Not all hiking is hard core requiring mountaineering courses, crampons and ice picks. Not all hiking is at altitude and not all hiking is uphill. Our partner TrekFit Australia has shared with us, their tips for preparing for your

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Bhutan - The Last Shangri La

Posted by Crooked Compass

Gazing out the plane window as we begin to descend – jaw dropping. Unparalleled beauty and pristine scenery are just the start of this picture-perfect country. Dramatic snow-capped mountains piercing through the blanketing clouds are truly breathtaking. Almost as if on cue, the soft fold of clouds part ways. The cabin crew switch on gentle floating pan flute music as we weaved and glide through the lush rolling valleys littered with dzongs, stupas, wooden houses and staggered rice paddies.

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