Bhutan: Land of the Druk Yul Photo Expedition

Cost: $3380 per person, on a twin-sharing occupancy basis. For single occupancy, add $450 per person

During Bhutan, Land of the Druk Yul Photo Expedition, our group will travel to a land wrapped in myth and legend, hidden from the rest of the world by its mountains. Its legends swirl around supernatural beings, around ancient monastery fortresses and around its Tibetan Buddhist culture. Bhutan’s festivals, or Tsechus, offer colorful mask dances and religious performances depicting the unparalleled cultural heritage of this enigmatic country.

We will travel to the valleys of Bumthang in central Bhutan; the holiest and most spectacular in the country, where our principal destination is to attend and photograph festivals in the valleys. Our route will take us from Paro in western Bhutan all the way to its heartland, and we will photograph its villages, ancient monasteries, temples and fortresses along our route. Our agents are currently setting various interesting cultural events (such as a shaman ritual) as further add-ons to the itinerary. Some will materialize, others will not. These will be announced once details are firmed up.

Participants interested in multimedia will be helped to create such projects from their inventory of photographs, and learn how to control story length, intent, pace, use of music and ambient sound, narration, field recordings and interviews.

Multimedia Audio Slideshows From The Land of the Druk Yul:


Sangha Debates

Photo Galleries From The The Land of the Druk Yul:

The Dancers of Tamshing Goemba

The Buddha’s Apprentices