Bhutan Adventure Photography Workshop

Bhutan Adventure Photography Workshop

4,950.00
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Bhutan is a country nestled in the Eastern Himalaya mountains, bordering Tibet and India, and regions of the country are some of the most remote in the world. For centuries, Bhutan remained in self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world. This conscious policy of isolation, complemented by formidable geographical barriers, enabled the country to maintain its independence throughout its history. This tiny kingdom cautiously opened its doors to outsiders in 1974, and visitors have been mesmerized by its spiritual life and forbidden aura ever since.

Almost everyone takes photos on vacation, if only to have them as memories. On this tour, you will learn new techniques to take better photos – even if it is just with your iPhone! Professional photographer Clifford Pickett is a Zephyr alumnus who will join this trip as our special expert. Our cultural journey includes moderate walks to monasteries, sightseeing in the capital and interacting with locals in what is essentially an original, unspoiled culture. We have adapted our itinerary to provide special opportunities for photography workshops and photo taking opportunities. No experience or special equipment is necessary and all workshops are optional, so you need not even be interested in photography to take this trip.

This is truly adventure travel, where we give up comforts we’re accustomed to and gain insight into another culture. The key is to relax, live in the moment, and not worry about things we can’t control. We Westerners generally value punctuality, productivity, and assertiveness. Buddhist cultures tend to be more forgiving, relaxed about time, and polite and gentle in awkward situations. Be prepared to forgo your Western way of thinking and experience an alternate way of life in a country that measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ Gross National Happiness instead of financial benchmarks!