11D10N Bhutan Photo Trip

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Bhutan: 11D10N Bhutan Photo Trip

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“I have always been interested in art and history, as a travel photographer, gives me a perfect blend of these two passions. I have traveled to forty six countries and still counting. Shooting for events and commercial product launches in the last couple of years has also provided the opportunity to tell compelling stories about the world of photography. I prefer to work with natural light for my travel photography, and I am interested in representing the natural world in abstract, rather than figurative ways. I love traveling and travel photography is still my forte over event and commercial product shoot. My other main passion is cycling, I am still an obsessive cyclist and am constantly tracking with Strava.”

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Highlights

Kuzuzangpo la! Your journey to the Kingdom of Bhutan is about to begin! Below you will find your journey at a glance for your reference.

You’ll be provided with more details in our final itinerary upon confirmation, below is an outline of our itinerary during our 11 days nature, culture and landscape photography adventure in the mystical Bhutan!


Kingdom of Bhutan

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan sits tucked between Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh, and remains one of the most off-the-beaten-path destinations in the region. Besides trekking amid snow-capped peaks, visitors to Bhutan will find a host of lovely Buddhist monasteries and a schedule full of colorful cultural festivals.

 

Itinerary







Day 01
Arrive in Paro and proceed to Thimphu.


Sunday, 14 April 2019






The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. 




On the way  we will visit Tamchhog Zam (Iron Bridge), the bridge is made of iron chain and the materials are from 15 century.









Day 02 Thimphu


Monday, 15 April 2019






We will start off early to visit the Buddha Point this morning. This massive statue of Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 meters [169 feet], making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world.









Day 03
Thimphu to Punakha


Tuesday, 16 April 2019






Departing early to Punakha this morning, we will stop for a break at Dochula Pass, a mountain pass located approximately 3,140m above sea level. It’s a breath-taking viewpoint where you can capture a panoramic shot of Himalayan ranges that fall in Bhutan. There are also 108 Chortens (Stupas) built beautifully to mark the spot, We will spend sometime taking pictures and have our breakfast here. After breakfast, we will proceed with our 1.5 hours drive towards Punakha.






Day 04 Punakha


Wednesday, 17 April 2019






Today, we will proceed to visit ”The palace of great happiness or bliss", Punakha Dzong. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal in 1637. It is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. Punakha Dzong was the administrative centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu.








Day 05
Punakha to Bumthang


Thursday, 18 April 2019


Today we will take a 7 hours drive towards Bumthang through the winding road. We will drive through Trongsa and cross two passes, the 3300m Pelala pass, which separates western Bhutan from central Bhutan and Yotongla pass at 3400m.


If time permits, we will make a quick stop over to visit Trongsa Dzong - the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan, located in Trongsa in Trongsa district, in the centre of the country. Built on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangde River, a temple was first established at the location in 1543 by the Drukpa lama, Ngagi Wangchuk son of Ngawang Chhojey




Day 06 Bumthang






Friday, 19 April 2019






This region that spans from 2,600-4,500 m is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Tales of Guru Padmasambhava and the tertons (“religious treasure-discoverers”) still linger in this sacred region.






Day 07 Bumthang


Saturday, 20 April 2019


After breakfast, you will travel to the historical village of Ura in the Ura valley with packed picnic lunch. This intriguing village will delight you with its narrow cobble stoned streets and ancient houses. The people of this region are mostly yak and sheep herders and the women of the village still wear the traditional white headscarves and sheepskin shawls.


You will attend the last day of Ura Yakchoe and witness the local mask and folk dances performance.



Day 08






Bumthang to Paro to Haa


Sunday, 21 April 2019






Departing early morning on a domestic flight back to Paro.







Day 09 Haa to Paro


Monday, 22 April 2019


Drive back the same way to Paro. On the way, we will stop by and visit Kila Goenpa nunnery or Chele la Gompa. It is located on the cliffs below Chele pass at about 3,500m above sea level.







Day 10 Paro


Tuesday, 23 April 2019


Taktsang Lhakhang is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the most holy sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley.







Day 11


Depart Paro
Wednesday, 24 March 2019


Arrangements have been made for your transfer to the airport in time for your flight out.







Inclusions :


entry VISA
10 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis in Bhutan’s local 3 star hotels
All meals inclusive at selected local restaurants in Bhutan
at least one licensed English speaking guide ( 2 or more guides for group above 11 travelers) air conditioned car/bus and one driver throughout
all entrance fees to sites of interest
bottled water throughout the journey
Sustainable Development Fund to Government of Bhutan. This fund goes towards providing free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with building of infrastructure in Bhutan
all internal taxes and charges


Exclusions :


International Flight cost in and out of Bhutan
One way Domestic Flight cost from Bumthang to Paro
personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, soft & hard drinks, rafting and any other optional activities (if not specified in itinerary), porterage etc.
travel Insurance (highly recommended)


** EXCLUSIVE ON THIS DEPARTURE! **


~ 1 time Hot Stone Bath in Paro per adult

~ Special access inside selected monastery/nunnery for photography.
~ Visits to farmhouses and small villages.


















































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