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Photography Tour in Bhutan.

The 8 Days Photography Tour in Bhutan covers Thimphu, Paro, Wangdiphodrang and Phobjikha valley in Western Bhutan. Gangtey / Phobjikha valley is the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas. Bhutan has the most stunning mountains and Landscapes dotted with Monasteries and Dzongs with beautiful architecture and is a haven for Photographers.

Whether you wish to photograph our village folks, the monks in the monasteries, the Birds, Bhutan Arts in the Dzongs, houses, monasteries and Government offices, we have it all.

BEST TIME FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR IN BHUTAN: February – April & October – December.

Highlights of Photography Tour in Bhutan:

  • Magnificent Dzong (Forts).
  • Ancient Monasteries and Temples.
  • Scenic Landscapes.
  • Art and Architecture.
  • Meet Local people.
  • Bhutanese Villages and farm houses.
  • Museums and Government Institutions.

Itinerary for Photography Tour in Bhutan:

  • Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing (Altitude 2320 m, 54 km, 1 hour drive).
  • Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing.
  • Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 2 hour drive).
  • Day 04. Punakha – Gangtey (Altitude 3120 m, 66 km, 1 ½ hrs drive).
  • Day 05. Gangtey – Thimphu (143 km – 4 hour. drive).
  • Day 06. Thimphu – Paro Sightseeing (Excursion to Chelila Pass).
  • Day 07. Paro sightseeing (Tiger’s Nest).
  • Day 08. Departure.

Trip Cost:

PEAK SEASON: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.

  • 1 Pax: USD 1895 per person.
  • 2 Pax: USD 1825 per person.
  • 3 Pax and Above: USD 1615 per person.

LEAN SEASON: Dec, Jan, Feb, June, July & Aug.

  • 1 Pax: USD 1720 per person.
  • 2 Pax: USD 1510 per person.
  • 3 Pax and Above: USD 1300 per person.

Photography Tour in Bhutan (Detail Itinerary).

Day 1. Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing (Altitude 2320 m, 54 km, 1 hour drive):

Your Guide and driver will receive you at the Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu. On the way, view Tamchog Monastery built in the 15th century by Thang Thong Gyalpo.

Afternoon – visit Memorial Chorten built in honor of The Third King, Late His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Then visit Tallest Statue of Sitting Buddha in the world (51.5 meters) and Craft Bazaar.

In the evening, visit to Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat. This massive and magnificent Dzong is an architectural delight.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing:

In the morning, excursion to Cheri Monastery where Shabdrung is believed to have spent several years in retreat.

In the Afternoon, visit the School of 13 Arts and Crafts and Changangkha Monastery. Then visit the Weekend Market and Takin Preserve center. Takin is believed to be a mix of a cow and a goat and is the national animal of Bhutan.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for photography.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3. Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing (Altitude 1242 m, 76 Km, 2 hour drive):

In the Morning, drive to Punakha. Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan until the rule of the Third King of Bhutan.

On the way, visit the beautiful Dochu la pass (3140 m).  This pass is a haven for photographers. Then visit Chimi Lhakhang built in 1499 by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as “The Divine Madman”. The Temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”.

Afternoon – visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Punakha is the winter residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of Bhutan. This magnificent Dzong is located at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu Rivers.

In the evening, hike to the Imperial Khamsung Yulley Monastery. It was built by Her Majesty Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck for long life of His Majesty and the World peace.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4. Punakha – Gangtey sightseeing (Altitude 3120 m, 66 km, 1 ½ hour drive):

In the Morning, drive to Gangtey. A short stop on the way to view  Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

While in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Monastery founded in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley.

In the afternoon, visit Crane Information center. Then explore Phobjikha valley, the roosting ground of the Rare Black necked Cranes in winter.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5. Gangtey – Thimphu sightseeing (143 km – 4 hour. drive):

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. We occasionally stop on the way for photography.

Lunch will be served at Simply Bhutan Museum Restaurant.

Afternoon – Witness Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for photography.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6. Thimphu – Paro Sightseeing (Excursion to Chelila Pass):

In the Morning, drive to Paro and visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan. Then visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Afternoon – excursion to the scenic Chelila Pass (3988 m). The pass boasts of highest Motorable road in Bhutan at 3810 m. You can see the beautiful view of the Higher Himalayas including Mt. Jumolhari.

On the way back, visit the beautiful Kila Gompa nunnery that houses around 70 nuns. This nunnery is at the edge of a cliff and overlooks Paro valley below.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7. Paro sightseeing – Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery:

In the Morning, drive to Satsam Chorten and 2 hour hike till the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang). This Temple is probably the most photographed monument in Bhutan. Guru Rimpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan flew here on the back of a flying Tigress, Dorji Drolo.

Afternoon – visit Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647 by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.  Then visit Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan King Srongsen Gampo.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 8. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell (End of Honeymoon in Bhutan).

Tour Cost Includes:

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner and Evening Tea].
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  • Visa Fee.
  • English speaking Local guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Drukair fares.
  • Insurance Premiums.
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.