Bhutan Photography Tour

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Activities photography
  • Max Elevation: 7656 Meters
  • Total Duration: 13 days

Highlight of Photography Tour

  • Takes images of local life during walking in mountains
  • Visit most famous Tigers Nest
  • Shoot the arts and painting of monasteries
  • Get closer to local people

We organize Bhutan photography Tour twice every year so b e ready to capture Himalayas of Bhutan, Dzongs, Monks in their maroon dresses, agricultural terraces, local people in their traditional costumes and walk in the jungles to take photos of wild animals and birds .
During this tour photography tour we will explore local culture and life with Tiger’s Nest hiking.

Optional tour to Everest base camp by Helicopter.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (Height 2280m/7524ft )
Day 02: Tour Paro to Thimpu (2320m/ 7656ft )
Day 03: Drive Thimphu to Punakha (Height 1350m/4455ft )
Day 04: Halt in Punakha
Day 05: Tour from PUNAKHA-WANGDUE TO GANGTEY (Height 2800m/ 9240ft)
Day 06: All day in GANGTEY
Day 07: GANGTEY
Day 08: Drive from GANTEY TO WANGDUE
Day 09: Drive WANGDUE TO THIMPHU
Day 10: City Tour in THIMPHU
Day 11: Hiking from THIMPHU
Day 12: Drive THIMPHU TO PARO
Day 13: Departure from Bhutan

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (Height 2280m/7524ft )
On a clear day you will see Himalayan ranges from your flight. our guide wait with your name card to welcome and transfer to hotel. if time permits will visit Ta Dzong and Rimpung Dzong.
Day 02: Tour Paro to Thimpu (2320m/ 7656ft )
While driving Thimpu we will stop at Tamchhog Lhakhang near the river and later visit kuenselcholing view point for photos. in the evening visit Memorial Chorten.
Day 03: Drive Thimphu to Punakha (Height 1350m/4455ft )
Will stop at Dochula pass for panoramic pictures of himalayas, then walk around small stupas (chortens) then continue to Punakha.
Day 04: Halt in Punakha
Visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi lhakhang tehn visit vilages for more photography.
Day 05: Tour from PUNAKHA-WANGDUE TO GANGTEY (Height 2800m/ 9240ft)
After breakfast driving to Gangtey with many stops along road side for photos, also stop for Rinchengang village tour.
Day 06: All day in GANGTEY
After breakfast we start hiking, visit monastery on the way, capture local houses, cranes and other birds.
Day 07: GANGTEY
This is special day for Black Necked Crane shooting day with your camera later visit Gangtey Gomba then visit the villages.
Day 08: Drive from GANTEY TO WANGDUE
After breakfast we drive to Wangdue and visit villages for local life photography
Day 09: Drive WANGDUE TO THIMPHU
Drive slowly and stopping on the way at Dochula for photography
Day 10: City Tour in THIMPHU
Today we visit Post Office to observe unique collections of stamps and other products like post cards and more...then visit continue to paper factory. Also we are visiting market (if possible weekend market too)
Day 11: Hiking from THIMPHU
Today we hike up to Cheri Monastery and on the way we visit wild life centers and other stupas and villages.. also depend on your interest we can observer and photograph of birds.
Day 12: Drive THIMPHU TO PARO
After drive to Paro, climb to Tiger’s nest. It is Bhutan’s most famous monument located 800m/2640ft high . . the story is, around 8th century Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava came here by flying on a Tigress for meditation. hike is about 6 hours trip. Optional farm house visit for eating, hot stone bath. later walk around local villages for evening photography.
Day 13: Departure from Bhutan

Some Useful Bhutanese Phrases During Tours

Hello : Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You : Ka din chey la
See you : Lok jey gay
Good bye : Lus la “or” Laso la

Cost and Dates

You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

Reviews

Amazing Bhutan Experience

Dear Rajan,
I can't thank you enough for all your help to make my trip to Bhutan an amazing experience. You always responded to my (many) questions so quickly that it almost seemed that you really weren't half a world away. You were wonderful through all the changes that I and other sources through at you; through it all you planned the perfect itinerary. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and courteous; I feel I have made new friends with each and every one of them. The accommodations were outstanding everywhere and you were able to get me into all the special events I want to attend, with your guidance it really was the trip of a lifetime!
As the COO of a major travel company I will make sure my agents and clients know to contact you for the perfect Himalayan journey.
Again, many, many thanx for everything!

Daniel Hanes
COO
Morrison International, A Travel Corporation
San Mateo, CA 94401, 32 East Third Avenue
E-Mail:- danielh@morrisontravel.com
Phone: - (+1) 650-274-6112


Bhutan’s Best Tour

Dear Rajan;
Thank you for the most amazing trip to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, your itinerary was a very good one, well planned and had all the needed components: from spiritual, to culture, to accommodations and many others.
Beyond all that your friendly and cooperative attitude made our trip an unforgettable one. Please pass our regards and thanks to all three companies in Tibet Nepal and Bhutan.
Special thanks to yourself, and to Yontan in Bhutan and Lapka in Tibet. Hope we could meet in the near future again.

Anyone who wants to ask me more about this trip feel free to contact me
E-mail - saulakry@aol.com | Shaul & Orly, Los Angeles


Excellent Trip

Dear Rajan,
My wife, son and I want to thank you for providing us with an excellent trip to Bhutan . Your company was very organized with all of the necessary plane and hotel reservations made well in advance of our trip. Your company arranged all the necessary Visas and the guides in each country were knowledgeable and helpful. My wife appreciated the Bhutanese guide's assistance in walking her safely down the steep hill from the Tiger's Nest monastery Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Richard, Jacqueline and Scott Swanberg
Los Angeles, Ca, USA
cell 818 497-8692
E-mail- rjsswan@sbcglobal.net


Bhutan – land of happiness

From USA,
In February and March 2015, my wife and I were able to visit Bhutan. Our best tour trip was arranged with the assistance of Rajan and his company. We were extremely pleased with the accommodations, tours, guides and drivers which served us during this three-week holiday; and can highly recommend this company and its owner to anyone who is considering traveling in these beautiful countries.
We also visited Nepal and Myanmar. Thanks again for everything.
Sincerely,
Chip & Madeline Thomas
Mercer Island, Washington

best tour
Chip & Madeline Thomas,
USA

We will certainly be recommending the “Bhutan experience”

Our time in Bhutan was particularly enjoyable, perhaps partly by contrast with Delhi and Kathmandu. If all of the guides and drivers you employ in your company are of the same quality as Ngawang and Bhim then you must receive many critiques praising their performance. Bhim's skills as a driver were manifest any number of times from congested traffic in Thimpu to the rugged road between Thimpu and Punakha. He also has good English and a sense of humor. We felt very secure in his car.

Ngawang is a perfect blend of calm (perhaps even serene) and knowledge. He patiently explained and reexplained some very difficult (for us) aspects of life in Bhutan and Buddhism. He was flexible (we wanted to skip the Paro Dzong) as you said he would be. Highlights of our time in Bhutan had to be our hike to the Taktshang Monastery and the meal we had on the last evening with the rice farming family.  I don't know if it was coincidental, but we had commented earlier that we were tiring of continental cuisine for seemingly every lunch and dinner. This entirely Bhutanese meal was a perfect way to end our visit.

All hotels were excellent. We especially enjoyed the view from the veranda of our hotel in Punakha.
In short, not much to complain about. We will certainly be recommending the "Bhutan experience" and your company to our friends.
Good luck and all the best.

Jim Reese,
Atlanta, United States

Exciting and an adventurous trip

Hello Deepak
We have come back last Sunday from and exciting and an adventurous trip to your country. It was exciting climbing and trekking those mountains .We stayed at some decent hotels, however the food was average. The guide and the driver you provided were excellent. Nawang was a font of knowledge , both local and international, the driver Jeevan was very good and careful, and he made the journey very comfortable.We enjoyed all the sights we visited and every day we looked forward to a ne destination. The downside to the trip was the condition of the roads, I understand that the Government has undertaken the road widening project from Thimphu to Bumthang . We found it extremely tiring because of the many bad road conditions on the way.Bhutan is unspoilt and we would visit again.The whole experience was well worth the visit.

John Pereira ,
USA

Our unforgettable trip!

Dear Rajan,

Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Nory and Mayuri,
Tokyo, Japan

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