ON JULY 4, 10 people from the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), including the GNHC Secretary, Karma Tshiteem set off on a 21- day trek to Lunana. The purpose was to survey two villages – Yoesuna and Whangchey – to assess the level of poverty and what can be done to improve the lives of the people. A health assistant from Punakha hospital joined the team to provide medical assistance and the manager of Jigme Dorji National Park accompanied the team to explain the problems the people of Lunana face. The villages of Yoesuna and Wachey have five and 11 households respectively.
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