Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan

Bhutan

5th to 14th May 2023

The Kingdom in the clouds with snowcapped mountains, flower flooded valleys, incredible monasteries, countless hiking trails and breathtaking views, Bhutan beckons travelers from around the world to seek their happiness in the country considered the happiest place on Earth.

Over a period of 9 days we will be exploring the grand landscapes and rich culture of Bhutan. This trip involves moderate hiking. We will be using horses to transport our goods. Seven nights will be spent in hotels and two nights in tents. The tents are comfortable and will be provided to you already installed. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags.

 Activity Level : Moderate. The days have been structured to provide rest and relaxation in between hiking days. 

Group size: Maximum of 6 participants.

 

As we explore the Eastern Himalayas, the breathtaking views make the hiking a truly unforgettable experience. We will be in time to see the wildflowers such as Iris, blue and yellow poppies, varieties of primulas, alpine roses, potentillas, alpine aster and rhododendrons blooming across the landscape.  The route is also an excellent place to sight the incredibly vibrant monal pheasants, partridges and jungle fowl.  The clean air and the lack of light pollution gives us a chance to photograph the night sky.

 

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Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Reception at airport. Hotel check in. Visit to Kyichu Lhakhang temple.

Day 2 :  Chumphu Lhakhang. Hike through the forest to an alpine lake and adjacent waterfall. (5-6 hours of hiking through the day)

Day 3 : Paro valley. This is a relaxed day with visit to local sites by car.

Day 4 : Chelela pass to Pangkala. Highest motorable pass with views of Mt. Jumolhari and Mt. Kanchunjunga. (5-6 hours of hiking through the day)

Day 5 : Pangkala. we will hike through the Dongela pass. This area is known for wildflowers and jungle fowl. (5 hours hiking through the day)

Day 6 : Tsendula to Dawakha. Sunrise over the Eastern HImalayas, followed by trek through thick alpine forest. 

Day 7 : Paro valley. Day of relaxation without any significant hiking.

Day 8 : Taktsang Monastery. Hike to Iconic Tiger's nest monastery. 3-4 mile hike with elevation gain of 1700 ft. 

Day 9 :  Departure.

Each day we will be having post processing sessions. This will give us not only an opportunity to review images acquired, but also learn how to how to optimize image rendition to suit your individual creative vision.

Workshop fee: $5650 (single occupancy)

Includes:  Transfer to and from airport, accomodation, meals, transportation, entry to national parks, 

Excludes: Alcoholic drinks, misc expenses including Covid testing if needed. Airfare to Bhutan and back.

Cancellation Policy

If workshop is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund will be issued. If canceled by participant credit will be applied to future workshop of your choice.

Detailed itinerary and packing list will be sent to registered participants 10 days before the workshop.

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