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Bhutan through the Viewfinder

For the true photo enthusiasts, our photography trips put you on an itinerary with a qualified instructor, specially geared towards a picture perfect trip! You will be taken to stunning locales and given tips to create lifelong memories you can share.
Our one such offering is for lovers of Asian culture wanting to dig deeper. Bhutan's magnificent mountain terrain promises to be a great subject for photographers. As you explore tiny towns and remarkable monasteries, you'll receive unparalleled opportunities for cultural interactions, photography, hiking and blessings from Buddhist monks. With the direction of an expert local guide, immerse yourself in a land that prides itself on its remote isolation.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zoom into a cluster of quaint farmhouses that embroiders the beauty of Paro valley, home to some of Bhutan 's oldest temples and monasteries like the ruins of Drugyel Dzong and religious Thangkas of Taa Dzong
  • Trek your way to Taktshang, where the only sounds are the murmurs of the wind and the chanting of the monks. Viewing the meditating monks in the backdrop of serene mountains make a great subject for a Nikon or a Cannon ad.
  • Drive through the dense spruce, pine, rhododendron and larch forest of Chelela Pass and on clear days, zoom into the views of Mt.Jhomolhari, Jichu Drakye and other adjoining peaks. In the month of July, you can also get a glimpse of Blue Poppy, the National flower of Bhutan
  • Capture the unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient tradition in Thimpu. Visit the office of the king at Tashichhoe dzong , the tantric Buddist temple at Memorial Chorten , the Drupthop Lhakhang nunnery and the weekend market to mix with locals and get a closer view of their traditions.
    In Punakha, revisit the history behind 108 stupas at Druk Wangyal Chortens. Soak in the beauty at Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, an impressive example of fine Bhutanese art and architecture.
  • Explore the fine bamboo work and exquisite slate and stone carvings in Wangduephodrang, an elevated semi- tropical valley towards the end of Western Bhutan. Capture some breathtaking views at the neighboring Phobjikha Valley, a designated conservation area of the Black Mountain National Park

DID YOU KNOW

  • The word “Bhutan” translates to “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” It earned the nickname because of the fierce storms that often roll in from the Himalayas.
  • One-third of Bhutan’s population is under the age of 14; its median age is 22.3 years.
  • Thimpu is one of the very few capital cities in the world that does not have a single traffic light.
  • Bhutan is the only nation in the world where the sale of tobacco is banned.
  • At 24,840 feet, Gangkhar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan—and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.
  • Bhutanese manners dictate that you are to refuse food whenever it’s offered to you. The tradition is to say the words “meshu meshu” and cover your mouth with your hands. You can give in, though, after two or three offers.
  • Anyone found guilty of killing a highly endangered and culturally sacred black-necked crane could be sentenced to life in prison.
  • Bhutan is one of the last countries in the world to introduce television to its people. The government lifted a ban on TV—and on the Internet—only 11 years ago.

WHEN TO TRAVEL

Visiting Bhutan is possible between the months of May to October. July and August being the best months.

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