On this COMO Bhutan photographic journey, you will traverse the dramatic Himalayan valleys of Paro and Punakha photographing their architectural, cultural and natural wonders with renowned documentary photographer Micahel Turek.
With his support, you will not only hone your technical and interpretative skills as a photographer, but also experience the beauty of Bhutan at a slower, more purposeful pace.
While other cameras are very welcome, the focus will be on Leica models, and learning how to get the most out of them. If your interest lies in analog photography, this is an opportunity to work with an expert specialising in the medium. Digital photographers are also encouraged, and will receive full support and feedback.
You will spend three nights at COMO Uma Paro and three nights at COMO Uma Punakha, returning daily to world-class cuisine and holistic wellness treatments.
Day 1: Arrival - Check-in and Local Sightseeing
Day 2: Drive From Paro To Punakha Valley Via Thimphu And Dochu La
Day 3: Chimmi Lhakhang - Punakha Dzong - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Day 4: Chorten Ningpo and Khabasa Village
Day 5: Punakha Valley - Paro Valley via Chuzom - Darkarpo
Day 6: Paro Valey - Taktsang Hike (Tiger’s Nest) - Ugyen Tsemo - Zangtopelri
Day 7: Departure
This photo expedition has a maximum of 10 guests. Prices start at US$11,995 for a double occupancy room. Contact us for more accommodation options.
This retreat includes:
Accommodation for three nights at COMO Uma Paro and three nights at COMO Uma Punakha on a full board basis, including picnic lunches during excursion days (excluding beverages)
In-the-field photography instruction by Michael Turek
Lightroom and editing instruction by Peter Dooling
Loaner Leica cameras and lenses (*limited availability)
Full board including picnic lunches during excursion days (excludes beverages)
Five-and-a-half days of privately guided excursions, taking in the highlights of the Paro, Thimphu and Punakha Valleys
The services of an experienced English-speaking Bhutanese guide
All COMO Shambhala treatments in the itinerary along with two additional 60-minute COMO Shambhala body treatment of your choice
Access to the library, swimming pool, steam room and gym at COMO Uma Paro
One-hour daily yoga classes at COMO Uma Paro (except Sundays)
Private airport transfers and transport around Bhutan
All Bhutanese government visa and sustainable development fees, service charge and sales tax
All entry fees and road permits
Dates: 15 - 21 Jun 2023
Duration: 7 days
Venue: COMO Uma Paro, Bhutan
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