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9 Days

Bhutan Portrait

9-Day Bhutan Portrait Photography Tour: A Journey Through Art, Culture, and Nature

Embark on a 9-day immersive photography tour in Bhutan, a paradise for those passionate about capturing the essence of art, architecture, culture, and nature. This tour is meticulously designed for photography enthusiasts who are drawn to the country’s magnificent arts, welcoming people, and unique traditions. You’ll experience Bhutan, often referred to as the Land of Gross National Happiness, through the lens of your camera, capturing the essence of its smiling people, traditional Bhutanese farmhouses, historic fortresses, serene monasteries, and spiritual stupas.

The journey promises a tapestry of photographic opportunities, from the stunning landscapes and snow-capped mountains to the dynamic rivers and tranquil turquoise lakes. You’ll be entranced by the diversity of flora and fauna and the magnetic charm of typical Bhutanese towns and villages. This tour is not just a photographic journey but an opportunity to immerse in the happiness and repeatable allure of Bhutan, inspiring many to return.

Bhutan Portrait Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Paro: Your journey begins with your arrival in the scenic town of Paro, offering the first glimpses of Bhutan’s natural beauty and cultural richness.
  • Day 2: Paro to Thimphu: Travel to Thimphu, the capital city, where modernity and tradition coexist, offering diverse photographic subjects from urban landscapes to ancient structures.
  • Day 3: Photography in Thimphu: Dedicate a day to exploring and photographing Thimphu’s vibrant life, architecture, and cultural landmarks.
  • Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha: Journey to Punakha, known for its majestic Dzong and the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, a paradise for landscape photographers.
  • Day 5: Punakha to Bumthang: Traverse to Bumthang, the cultural heart of Bhutan, rich in history, spirituality, and natural splendor.
  • Day 6: Exploring Bumthang: Spend a day capturing the essence of Bumthang’s sacred sites, ancient temples, and the everyday life of locals.
  • Day 7: Bumthang back to Punakha: Return to Punakha, revisiting its enchanting landscapes and capturing different perspectives.
  • Day 8: Wangdue to Paro: Pass through Wangdue on your way back to Paro, seizing more photographic opportunities of rural life and landscapes.
  • Day 9: Departure: Conclude your journey, departing from Paro with a camera full of memories and a heart full of experiences.

The 9-Day Bhutan Portrait Photography Tour is an exceptional opportunity to dive deep into the photographic potential of Bhutan. It’s a chance to capture the smiling faces of its people, the architectural grandeur of its fortresses and monasteries, and the natural beauty ranging from mountain peaks to serene lakes. This tour offers a blend of cultural immersion and photographic exploration, ideal for those seeking to combine their passion for photography with the discovery of a unique and happiness-filled country. As you journey through Bhutan, each day unfolds new scenes and stories, ensuring that your visit to this mystical land will be one you’ll yearn to relive.

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Arrive in Paro and receive by the representative of Truly Bhutan For Your Bhutan Experience! Transfer to hotel. Take a leisure walk through Paro town.

Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.

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After breakfast, drive to Punakha/Wangdue. En route, stop at Dochula pass (3150m) to photograph the pass area, and Eastern Himalayan Mountains on clear days. Lunch will be served at Punakha. After lunch, sightseeing and photography around Punakha and Wangdue.

Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.

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Sightseeing and photography in and around Bumthang. Evening we will visit a farmhouse for a Bhutanese dinner, local alcohol, and a hot stone bath. We can also organize an overnight stay in the farmhouse if our clients are interested.

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Drive to Paro and after lunch drive to Chelela Pass. The highest pass in Bhutan is where the car can take us. Photography and sightseeing.

Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.

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Transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination. We wish you a very safe journey.

 Thank You and Tashi Delek.

 Note: The above itinerary is just a sample itinerary intended to give you a general idea of the Bhutan Photography Tour – Where there’s no such thing as a bad photograph! We can always be customized and tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements and interest.

  • Inclusion
  • Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees where applicable
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $200. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Package does not include insurance of any kinds, and that you are required to obtain separate coverage from your home country before your trip begins.

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