Buttertea At Sunrise  - A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya

Buttertea At Sunrise - A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya

Product ID: 19555

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Shipping Note: This item usually arrives at your doorstep in 10-15 days

Author: Britta Das
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 313
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129109557


Often seen as a magical paradise at the end of the world, Bhutan is inaccessible to most travelers. Set against the dramatic scenery of the Himalaya, this beautiful memoir reveals hardships and happiness in a land almost untouched by the West.

When Britta goes to work as a physiotherapist in a remote village hospital, her good intentions are put to the test amid monsoons, fleas and shocking conditions. But as she visits homes in the mountains and learns the mysteries of tantric Buddhism, the country casts its enduring spell.

Gaining insights into the traditions of this mystical kingdom, she makes friends and falls in love. Bhutan will change her life forever.


A very interesting read beautifully written.
-David Young, VSO

Through the eyes of Britta Das, we gain valuable insight into the mysterious realms of Bhutan…compelling reading.
-Michael Buckley, author of Heartlands – Travels in the Tibetan World

A rare insight into life in this remarkable country.
-Alec Le Sueur



A Road Leading East
From a Distance
First Encounters
Where You Going, Miss?
Don’t close Your Eyes
Back-breaking Work
Om Mani Padme Hum
Compassion for Little Things
Chilli con Carne
Are You Feeling Boring?
Minakpa Ama
Buttertea is Warm and Salty
Meme Monk
Different Expectations
Chortens and Prayer Flags
A Trulku Star
To School on Crutches
Town Planning
Dharma or Dollars
Kadam Goemba
The Dances of Light
A Midnight Prayer
Woes in Trashi Yangtse
Losar New Year
The Sound of a Conch