Trail Project highlights include:
- First official Trans Bhutan Trail Steering Committee meeting
- Surveyed over 20 kilometers of trail which meets basic standard
- On National Day His Majesty announced the introduction of the National Service project which will commence in 2022. This is a very exciting initiative. This ‘Right of passage’ will ensure youth to learn about their lineage by trekking and maintaining the trail along with way.
- Announcement that the Trongsa Dzong will renovate the traditional cantilever bridge over Mangdechhu. We are very exciting to be working in partnership with Trongsa both regarding the bridge and the surrounding trail development. This is an historically significant part of the trail as the gates of the Trongsa Dzong were the gateway between East and West in Bhutan
- Successful meetings in Trognsa, Wangdue and Phunakha with Dzongdas, Chief Engineers, tourist operators, elders, educators and the Colonel of the Phunakha Police.
- Celebration regarding the resurgence of Trongsa’s Historical Health Walk which occurred on November 30th of this year from the Trongsa View Point into town. This is a wonderful initiative that Trongsa has taken on further supporting the rejuvenation of the entire West-East route.
- Secured draft trail logo images in preparation to meet with the Marketing committee within the next couple of weeks.
- Promising meetings with the De-Suung (a highly trained group of volunteers who support various initiatives across the country) and with a plastics recycling company, Greener Way which may assist with providing signage along the trail
Thank you for your interest! Happy New Year!
All the very best in 2020!
Trans Bhutan Trail Lead Supporters
Bhutan Canada Foundation Tourism Council of Bhutan
Dorji Dradual, Director General, Tourism Council of Bhutan
Kado Zangpo, Director, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Karma Tshering, Field Director, Bhutan Canada Foundation
Kinley Tenzin, Executive Director, Royal Society for the Protection of Nature
Passang W.Norbu, Advisor, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
Sam Blyth, Chair, Bhutan Canada Foundation