Bhutan: Photography Tour

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

Detail

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. 

Highlights

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Paro- Drive to Thimphu

Driving Duration: 1.5 hrs/ 65km
Elevation:   2200m/ 7218ft

Drive to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing

Attractions:
– Buddha Point
– Memorial Chorten
– Explore Thimphu Town

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu - cultural Sightseeing

Elevation:  2350m / 7710ft

Thimphu sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Takin Preservation Center
– Centenary Farmers Markets
– Zilukha Nunnery
– 13 Traditional Arts and Crafts (Zorig Chusum)
– 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

Attractions:
– Dochula Pass
– 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

Attractions: 
– 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

Attractions: 
– Tang Valley
– Membar Tsho/ lake
– Tamshing Lhakhang
– Jambey Lhakhang

Overnight at the hotel in Bumthang

Day 06: Bumthang - Gangtey/Phobjikha

Driving Duration: 130km/4hrs
Elevation: 2900m /9510ft

Attractions: 
– 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

Attractions: 
– Simtokha Dzong
– 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

Attractions: 
– 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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