Bhutan Photography Tour
This tour is planned for tourists who are into Photography and are fond of the splendid arts and architecture, besides the unique traditions and culture of a country still at the threshold of change. The old lives on even as the young makes its presence felt. Sometimes they clash but more often than not,they merge. It’s evident in everyday life, with manifestations from the remotest hamlets to the brand new chic/do in Thimphu-both “telling” a story. This organic interplay and growth makes up for telling photography.
Apart from Photographing ( though shy,the general Bhutanese does not mind an intrusive camera peering at him/her but a gesture or a request will be appreciated and are,infact, seldom ignored) and, a typical Bhutanese farm house,the fortresses, monasteries, stupas, the powerful landscapes, snow capped mountains, raging rivers to turquoise lakes, and a variety of Flora and Fauna, you’ll also find the typical Bhutanese “ towns” and “ Villages” magnetizing.
NOTE: Photography is restricted in some Fortresses and Monasteries. This was introduced to avoid any inconveniences to the monks in residence,who retreat into long periods of meditation where non-interference is strictly adhered. Your Guide will inform you prior to your entrance.
Duration: 11 Nights/ 12 days
Places: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, wangdue, Trongsa and Bumthang.
Day 1: Arrival at paro. Transfer to Hotel. Check in and if time permits take a stroll to the Paro valley town. Night Halt in Paro
Day 2: Hike to the Taktsang Monastery. Taktsang Monastery is the most sacred Monastery in Bhutan. People from all over the world come to visit this Monastery.
Taktsang Monastery is precariously clutched onto the hanging rocks and its beauty never ceases to fail you. Night in Paro valley.
Day 3: Paro to Thimphu:
Photography and sight seeing around Paro. Evening drive to Thimphu(an hour)
Overnight halt in Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu:
Full Day photography tour and sightseeing around Thimphu. Night halt in Thimphu
Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha/Wangdue:
After breakfast, drive to Punakha and wangdue( about 2 hours). En Route,halt at Dochula Pass to photograph Gangkar Punesum and the spectacular Table Mountain of the snow capped Eastern Himalayas, if the weather is clear. After lunch, photograph and sight seeing in Punakha.
Night halt in Punakha or Wangdue.
Day 6: Punakha/Wangdue to Trongsa:
After breakfast, photography and sight seeing. After lunch drive to trongsa (4 Hours).
Arrival/ night halt in trongsa
Day 7: Trongsa to Bumthang:
Morning,photography and sight seeing in Trongsa. After lunch drive to Bumthang(about 2 hours drive). Lots of Photo stops en-route. On arrival transfer to Bumthang hotel/night halt.
Day 8: Bumthang: Full day photograph and sight seeing in Bumthang.
Night halt in Bumthang.
Day 9: Bumthang:
Morning drive to Ura Vallage for day long photo excursion. Overnight in Bumthang .
Day 10: Bumthang to Wangdue:
After breakfast drive to wangdue,(about 6 hours), en-route visit Gangtey Gompa at Phobjikha. Overnight halt in Phobjikha.
Day 11: Wangdue to Paro:
Morning, drive to paro(3 hours 20 minutes), with impromptu stops en-route. On arrival, check into Hotel for overnight halt. Evening,take a leisurely walk through Paro town.
Day 12: Depart Bhutan from the Paro Airport.
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