S et out into the mountains of Bhutan to shoot images of exquisite temples, timeless farming villages, and the towering Himalaya. Capture scenes from a lively market or crimson-robed monks against a backdrop of whitewashed dzongs. Hike into forests where wild moss creates an otherworldly atmosphere, and photograph breathtaking panoramas of snow-clad peaks.
While Bhutan is a land that offers unique and untapped photographic potential at nearly every turn,it’s also one of the most pleasant places to visit on earth. With a wealth of pristinely preserved cultural heritage and traditions, the people of Bhutan are kind, humble, generous, and always willing to share a window into their unique lives with the people around them.
WTH Bhutan has designed the photography itinerary not only to guide you to The most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to facilitate you to mentally visual a scene before capturing the decisive moment.Our aim is to provide you the optimum stimuli to inspire you and to spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general.
In addition, you get the unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region. The cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. We can facilitate conduct individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the exotic Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
- Duration : 14 Days, 13 Nights.
- Locations : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Trongsa, Phobjikha, Bumthang, Haa, Ura, Tang valley.
- Type of Tour : Special tour/Adventure/Photography/Hike.
Highlight : PunakhaDzong, Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tang valley photography, Tigers nest hike,Ura valley hike, 7th Century JampaLhakhang, Dochula mountain pass, Fertility temple, photography all over the amazing valleys of Bhutan etc.
Description : Bhutan’s unique architecture is one of the most striking physical features; the color of house and buildings is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. The Dzongs, which are 300 to 400 hundred years old, are built on a scale without the help of any drawings and hammering a single nail.
Kingdom of Bhutan is every photographers dream destination. The beautiful snow capped Himalayan mountain range, unique architecture and landscape of Bhutan, distinct tradition and festival of the kingdom makes Bhutan every photographers dream destination.
Arrive in Paro
Upon your arrival In Bhutan, Your Guide & driver from Walk to Himalayas will drive you to the Thimphu. Dinner at hotel.
Morning visit the Buddha point,national library, School of Arts and Craft, Textile and the Folk Heritage Museum and jungshi paper factory. Evening visit the memorial Chorten and ChangangkhaLhakang.
Overnight in Thimphu/Altitude : 2400m.
Morning hike to Cheri Monastery built in 17th century. VisitZilukha nunnery and the zoo to see the unique national animal, Takin.
Overnight in Thimphu | Altitude : 2400m.
Thimphu to Punakha
Drive to Punakha, the drive to will take us about 3 hours. About an hour’s climb from Thimphu, we will be crossing the Dochula pass. If we are lucky with the weather, we can see the entire Bhutanese Himalayas; east of Chomolhari to GangkharPuensum.
Overnight in Punakha | Altitude : 1300m.
Punakha to Trongsa
Drive down the valley to the town of Wangdiphodrang. Our road gradually winds its way up towards the Pele La Pass at 11,152ft, where we make stop for views of the snow clad peaks, including that of Bhutan’s sacred peak Mt. Chomolhari. Trongsa is a very popular place with largest Dzong in Bhutan and certainly one of the most impressive ones.
Overnight in Trongsa | Altitude : 2350m.
Trongsa to Jakar
Drive to Bumthang. We will cross a high pass called Pele la pass at an altitude of 3,150 meters, a wonderful opportunity for photograph.TrongsaDzong is the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan. Built in 1644 by the Shabdrung, the dzong is an architectural masterpiece.Bumthang valley is 2 hours drive from Trongsa. Overnight in Bumthang.
Overnight in Jakar | Altitude : 2700m
The beauty of this valley has attracted many important Buddhist masters over the centuries. Bumthang has the most number of religious sites than any other district in Bhutan. Visit the JambayLhakhang, KurjeyLhakhang, TamshingLhakhang and JakarDzong. Most of the visit will be done on foot.
Overnight in Jakar | Altitude : 27000m
Jakar to Tang
Excursion to the Tang valley. Have a picnic on the way. Walk around the lovely village of Tang. Visit the unique museum of the ancestral royals of that region. We will spend the night in a simple room of the Museum.
Overnight in Tang | Altitude : 2800m
Tang to Jakar
Morning walk around the village. Visit the unique museum which uses to be the palace of the local rulers during the olden days. Afternoon, dive back to Jakar.
Overnight in Jakar | Altitude : 2700m
Jakar to Gangtey
After breakfast, travel to Gangtey Gompa via Trongsa.VisitTrongsaDzong drive to Phobjikha after the sightseeing. Phobjikha valley is the winter home to the rare black-necked cranes (GrusNicorocolis), which migrate, from remote parts of Tibet, China and Siberia during winter to this valley.
Overnight : at Gangtey.
Gangtey to Paro
Drive to Paro . check In at the hotel and rest for the day.
Overnight : in Paro, farewell dinner.
Morning hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest temple. After lunch hike back till the road and drive back to the hotel. On the way back to the hotel visit the national museum and the fortress of Paro. Evening back to hotel.
Morning drive to Haa town which was recently opened to foreigners. Drive through Chele la.Enjoy the uniqueness of the recently opened town. After lunch drive back to Paro.
Early morning drive to the Airport. After completing all the travel formalities its farewell.