Hightlights

-photograph Western Bhutan’s varied landscape, architecture and people.
-Visit all the important cultural and religious sites of Western Bhutan including famed Tiger’s Nest.
-Visit traditional art institutes and get an exclusive opportunity to interact with students and photograph them at work.
-Hike around villages to photograph terraced fields of Bhutan, rural life and people.
-Visit some unique markets and popular local sites to capture street scenes.
-Hike to some of the best spots to capture the pristine landscape of Bhutan.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Thimphu | The Capital

Arrive at Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu. Begin your photographic odyssey at Tamchog Lhakhang. Upon reaching Thimphu, visit Weekend Market and photograph the wide variety of goods on display. Take a stroll around Thimphu Market and shoot some street scenes. End your day with a visit to magnificent Tashichhoedzong and photograph the floodlit palace. Overnight at Hotel

Day 2: Thimphu | Gems of Thimphu

Take a stroll in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and photograph Thimphu Valley from various lookout points. Afterwards, visit Great Buddha Dordenma. Hike to Tango Gompa to get some more shots of the valley. Afterwards, visit National Institute of Zorig Chusum and photograph students at work. Visit Memorial Chorten, a major landmark of the city. This is an ideal spot to shoot daily life of Thimphu and you can click some lovely street scenes here. Overnight at Hotel

Day 3: Thimphu – Dochu La – Punakha | The Terraced Fields

Drive to Punakha via Dochu La at sunrise and shoot the distant Himalayas. Also photograph the surrounding rhododendron forests and 108 chortens at Dochu La. Upon reaching Punakha, visit Chimi Lhakhang (The Temple of Divine Madman). Afterwards, walk around Lobesa Village to shoot street scenes and portraits of villagers. Photograph terraced fields of Punakha Valley and various farming activities. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4: Punakha | The Palace of Bliss

Hike to Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten and photograph the splendid landscape of the valley. In the afternoon, drive to Talo Village and photograph the surrounding cedar forest and vistas. On your way back, visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery. In the evening, visit majestic Punakha Dzong and take your time to photograph this glorious palace. Take a walk to the longest suspension bridge of the country located behind the fortress. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5: Punakha – Paro | The Palace on a Heap of Jewels

Drive to Paro and visit National Museum (Ta-Dzong). Drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Stroll around the market to shoot street scenes and portraits of locals in traditional attires. In the evening, visit to photograph the illuminated monuments and Paro valley at sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Paro, Tiger’s Nest | The Sacred Monastery

Hike Tiger’s Nest Monastery, one of the most photographed sites in Bhutan. Visit a farm house to photograph daily life inside a rural Bhutanese household. Later, try your hand at archery, Bhutan’s national sport. Dress up in traditional Bhutanese dress and pose for some photographs. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Farewell

Drive to Airport to fly home