Explore the Last Shangri-la, the Kingdom of Bhutan
Nestled at the heart of the Himalayas, the hermit kingdom of Bhutan is a living testament to an earlier era. Here, life moves to the rhythm of the Buddhist prayer wheel. Ancient temples and majestic dzong fortresses dot the countryside. Prayer flags flutter in the breeze, bestowing blessings to a land essentially unchanged for centuries.
PhotoTreks: Bhutan will traverse three cities renown for their stunning photo-opportunities. Enjoy 7 days and 6 nights of travel photography and cultural immersion, learn from the nightly photo-discussions, and savour the landscapes, the history and the unique heritage of the Bhutanese.
Lester V. Ledesma has visited Bhutan seven times in the last six years, and has covered this country for prestigious clients like Conde’ Nast Traveler, CNN Travel and Time Out Magazine. He is the 2007 and 2009 PATA Gold Awardee for Travel Photography, the 2005 ATTA Silver Medalist for Travel Photography, and the 2002 ASEANTA Awardee for Excellence in Travel Photography. An acknowledged photography teacher, his work has been exhibited in events like the Singapore International Photography Festival, and the Chobi Mela Festival of Light.
Check out his website at http://www.skylightimages.info/
Bhutan articles written and photographed by Lester Ledesma:
13 Beautiful images of Bhutan, the world’s happiest country as featured on Conde’ Nast Traveler: https://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2016-05-09/beautiful-images-of-bhutan-the-worlds-happiest-country/1
Intact culture, tantric Buddhism and a cuisine in which “spicy” is default – Bhutan offers a crash-course in awesome.
The Edge of Exotic: Six pages of gorgeous Bhutan photographs, as featured in This Quarterly Magazine