THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
Zara Fleming, Freelance Art Historian
Zara is an exhibition curator and lecturer specialising in the art and culture of Buddhist countries.
- Explore this beautiful land by foot through a number of moderate walks
- Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s colourful festivals, from small rural festivals in the Haa Valley, to one of Bhutan’s largest festivals in Thimphu
- Discover the less visited Gangtey Valley and spend time in its remote villages
- Walk through the spectacular scenery of Central Bhutan, home to several of Bhutan's most important pilgrimage sites
- Visit The Choki Traditional Art School, where the pupils study woodcarving, thangka painting (a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton), clay sculpture and weaving
- Complete your journey in Kathmandu, with the option to extend your visit to Nepal
29 September – 14 October 2022
From £3,740 per person (From £380 single supplement)
Isolated by formidable mountain barriers, the tiny kingdom of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalaya, had until recently, remained relatively untouched by the outside world for centuries. Bhutan is a beautiful land of strange legends, ancient monastery fortresses and a fascinating people. No bigger than Switzerland, it is one of the most unspoilt countries in Asia; its architecture is stunning and its art superb. This itinerary is designed to provide the perfect introduction to Bhutan with a number of diverse and interesting walks and a chance to attend both a small rural tsechu (festival) in the remote Haa Valley and one of Bhutan's largest festivals in Thimphu, the country's capital.