Bhutan: Photography Tour

  • Trip Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
  • Trip Type: Special Trips
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1200m (3937 ft) - 3450m (11319 ft)


Bhutan is a paradise for photography which caters to beautiful mountainous landscapes, ancient temples, monasteries, colorful and lively festivals, unique culture, and lovely people. The Bhutan Greatest Photography Trip is a tailored itinerary to make the most of this extraordinary Kingdom. 


The ultimate Bhutan photography Trip covers many cultural and wilderness sites of the western and central parts of the Kingdom.

  • Photograph the colorful temples and landscapes
  • Experience the intimate Bhutan’s spiritual heartland, Bumthang
  • Explore ancient historical and sacred Buddhist sites
  • The farmhouse visits and village excursions
  • Unbelievable views of the Himalayan Mountain peaks
  • Visit cultural attractions such as fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums
  • Hike up to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Trip Cost

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 3550 (Single Traveler)
$ 3337 (Couple – Per person)
$ 3088 (3 – 6 Travelers -per person)
$ 2875 (7-9 Travelers – per person)
$ 2733 (10 Travelers & above – per person)

Price Includes

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars can be upgraded at an additional fee)
  • All meals / Tea & snacks
  • All internal transport (excluding Domestic flights)
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • An experienced English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fees/Government Fees) & Visa Fees

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, meals, snacks, alcohol, laundry, tips, and gratuities for the tour leader and staff.


Day 1: Arrival in Paro- Drive to Thimphu

Driving Duration: 1.5 hrs/ 65km

Elevation:   2200m/ 7218ft 

Drive to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing 


– Buddha Point:  World’s largest sitting Buddha housing over Hundreds of   Thousands of small statues inside and get blessing from Lama.

– Memorial Chorten

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu - cultural Sightseeing

Elevation:  2350m / 7710ft 

Thimphu sightseeing


– Takin Preservation Center

– Changangkha Temple

– Centenary Farmers Markets

– Zilukha Nunnery

– National Textile Museum

– Tashichhodzong

Explore Thimphu town in the evening, overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha

Driving duration: 2.5 hrs/77 km 

Elevation:  1310m / 4300ft 

Drive to Punakha, Punakha sightseeing


– Dochula Pass  

– Lamperi Botanical Park

– Offer butter lamp at Chimmi Lhakhang( Fertility Temple)

– Punakha Dzong (Fortress)

Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha

Day 04: Punakha to Bumthang

Driving Duration: 197km/6hrs

Elevation:  2800m / 9185ft 

Drive to Bumthang after breakfast, Bumthang sightseeing


– Glimpse of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

– Chendebji Chorten

– Jakar Dzong

– Kurjey Lhakhang 

Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang

Day 05: Bumthang - Sightseeing

Elevation:  2250m / 7382ft 

Bumthang Sightseeing


– Tang Valley

– Membar Tsho/ lake

– Tamshing Lhakhang

– Jambey Lhakhang

– Mebar Tsho/ lake

Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang

Day 06: Bumthang to Gangtey/Phobjikha

Driving Duration: 130km/4hrs

Elevation: 2900m /9510ft


– Gangtey Monastery

– Gangtey Nature Trial

– Black Necked Crane Information Center

Overnight at the hotel in Phobjikha

Day 07: Gangtey to Paro

Driving Duration: 195km/4hrs

Elevation: 2250m / 7382ft

Drive on to Paro Valley while enjoying the views along the way


– Simtokha Dzong

– Paro Airport Bird’s Eye Viewpoint

– Paro/ Rinpung Dzong

– Ta Dzong (National Museum)

Overnight in Paro

Day 08: Paro- hike to Tiger's nest

Duration: 5-6hrs/ 6.5km

Elevation: 2280m/ 7480ft

Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro sightseeing


– Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang)

– Kyichu Lhakhang

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 09: Departure

After an early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport to catch your flight to onward destination and bid farewell to the beautiful kingdom. 

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