[ 31 days / 25 days strenuous trekking ] Traversing through the foothills of snowcapped mountains to remote district of Lunana, snow leopard territory, this is the most famous and also the most difficult trek in Bhutan, if not the world. It is a strenuous endeavor and requires that you be healthy, physically fit, and experienced in trekking. The combination of distance, altitude, remoteness and weather makes this a tough journey. Only about fifty percent of people who have attempted this trek have managed to complete it. Their failures were typically either because of altitude sickness or unexpected snowfall. Another obstacle that can hamper this trek is that the bridges in this remote region frequently get washed away. Your efforts will be rewarded not only by your own feeling of accomplishment but also by having the opportunity to see the rare Takin, our national animal, and other unique flora and fauna.
[ 17 days / 8days moderate trekking ] This is a very scenic trek to one of our natural hot springs which brings the opportunity to see varied flora and fauna including musk deer, blue sheep and even Himalayan bear.
[ 22 days / 15 days easy trekking ] This is one of the best and most popular cultural treks. It goes past many temples and monasteries and covers some of the same ground as the more difficult and more famous Snowman Trek.
About Photo Tour We arrange special Photo Tour like landscape photograph, Festival photograph, market, Ceremoniesâ€™ with special photograph guide. Bhutan festival dedicated to enriching your life, helping you see the world with new eyes, and creating images that express your unique experience to others. The Photo Tour Collection is a leader in the field of wildlife and landscape photography tours; clients attest to this by traveling with us year after year. Photographic Leaders The Photo Tour Collection is comprised of working professionals, photographers with years of photographic education and leader experience. Youâ€™ll be impressed with their credentials, but moreover, you will enjoy traveling with them in the field. They are dedicated and eager to make your experience memorable and productive. They are there, first and foremost, to provide experience, assistance, and enrichment during your photographic journey. Each tour leader is listed with biographical information, leadership style, and web site link below. Feel free to e-mail them with specific questions that you might have. Amazing trips for photography lovers. Join a small group on a travel program designed by and for photographers. The pace of our trips is carefully planned, and locations have been well researched and scouted. From years of experience, we know the seasonal movement of wildlife, great landscapes, and villages where we can meet the people of Bhutan.
Honeymoon Package Tour [08 Days] Create an ultimate lifetime experience, triggered by exclusivity of occasion and destination. What other gift could be possibly better than having your honeymoon or wedding complimented by Bhutanâ€™s mystical and timeless aura. Surprising your spouse with a romantic dinner amid cozy fireplace and tranquility of night or a game of archery, getting blessed and lighting butter lamps for your nuptial success or engaging in traditional hot stone bath ceremony, a romantic picnic in the wilderness amidst nature. This seven-night package to Bhutan is the ultimate in comfortable honeymoon adventure travel, allowing guests to experience this Himalayan kingdomâ€™s inimitable Buddhist culture at a deep and comprehensive level. If only imagination could confound to one idea; romantic prospect in Bhutan are galore.
Amankora Journey [11 Days] The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan awaits, nestled high in the Himalayas its isolation from the world has cultivated a culture rich in traditions, religion and a benevolent monarchy. The dramatic landscapes, from snow capped peaks and deeply forested slopes to raging, boulder strewn rivers, sit largely undisturbed as the endeared environmental initiatives and religious beliefs leave the Kingdom pristine and a jewel of nature. The program takes you into this ancient Kingdom for an adventure into the hearts and lands of charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders.
Amankora Journey [06 Days] The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan awaits, nestled high in the Himalayas its isolation from the world has cultivated a culture rich in traditions, religion and a benevolent monarchy. The dramatic landscapes, from snow capped peaks and deeply forested slopes to raging, boulder strewn rivers, sit largely undisturbed as the endeared environmental initiatives and religious beliefs leave the Kingdom pristine and a jewel of nature. The program takes you into this ancient Kingdom for an adventure into the hearts and lands of charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders.
Uma Paro Himalayan Escape[4 Days] From bustling markets to prayer flag-strewn mountain passes, from happy monks in maroon robes to massive ancient fortresses, Bhutan is a Shangri La for image-makers. In the month of June the summer landscape takes on a luscious green with rice paddy fields covering all of Paro Valley, wild flowers strewn like dots of paint on the alpine meadows. In November the monsoon clouds are a distant memory and the landscape snap s into sharp focus with crystal light, inky skies and fabulous mountain views. Uma Paro has developed this unique seven-night adventure for photographers of all levels and interests. An experienced photographer will accompany the group, our time divided between the two distinctly different valleys of Paro and Punakha. It will be a combination of location shoots and serendipitous meetings or â€œhappy accidentsâ€ with friendly locals along the way.
Uma Paro Himalayan Adventure[5 Days] Experience complete immersion in Bhutanâ€™s extraordinary landscape and cultural heritage in this four-night package. Using Uma Paro as your comfortable base-accommodation is included on a full-board basis, excluding beverages-our experienced guides lead guests through the Paro Valley on two separate day walks, incorporating Taktsang â€™Tigerâ€™s Nestâ€™ Monastery, the National Museum, Drukgyel Dzong and a visit to the ancient temple of Kyichu Lhakhang. Guests may enjoy exploring the local monasteries and also spend a day exploring the highest road pass in Bhutan â€™Chele Laâ€™, and perhaps also the remote Haa Valley carpeted in flowers and pine, where the Bhutanese continue their age-old rural existences.
Thimphu Tshechu [07 Days] The Thimphu Festival (Tsechu) is one of the grandest of Bhutanâ€™s festivals and attracts the largest audience. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670. This festival also provides a great opportunity to witness locals gathered in their finest Ghoâ€™s and Kiraâ€™s in a celebration of their culture and faith. This tour also visits sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. There is also an optional day tour of the beautiful Haa Valley available as part of this tour.
Black-Necked Crane Festival [09 Days] To the villagers, the annual arrival of black-neck cranes is an event that holds great significance. As well as heralding the beginning of winter, some believe these endangered birds to be the reincarnation of two deities who are said to be protectors of this beautiful valley. When both arriving and leaving, these graceful birds will circle the Gangtey Goempa three times. To the locals, this represents the honoring of the three sacred jewels of Buddhism and the request and gratitude for their protection and care during their stay. The Black-necked Crane Festival is held every year in Phobjikha on November 11th, coinciding with the birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty the King. Organized by Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and the Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC), the festival started in 1998 and aims at spreading awareness on the cranes and the traditions as well as cultura of local people.
Best Tour of Bhutan [15 Days / 14 Nights] Best Tour of Bhutan showcases the diverse Bhutanese landscape and the rich vibrant culture of the kingdom that calls itself the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The 10-day trip combines touring well-known landmarks in Paro, Punakha and Thimphu and gaining some hiking experience by walking in the countryâ€™s most spectacular landscapes including the famous Taktsang (Tigerâ€™s Nest) Monastery. During the tour we visit several dzongs (fortresses), monasteries and temples scattered throughout the kingdom. We also hike in the famous Haa Valley which is situated in the north-west of Bhutan bordering Tibet. With its three prominent hills representing the three guardian deities, this valley is said to have been named Haa meaning â€œmysticalâ€ by Guru Padma Sambava himself.