Nestled at the heart of the Himalayas, the hermit kingdom of Bhutan is a living testament to an earlier era. PhotoTreks: Bhutan will traverse three cities renown for their stunning photo opportunities. Enjoy 7 days of non-stop travel photography with multi-awarded photojournalist Lester V. Ledesma. Learn from the nightly photo-discussions, and savour the landscapes, the history and the unique culture of the Bhutanese.
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Media Coverage of PhotoTreks: Bhutan by Lester Lesdema
This was a land unlike any they’ve ever seen.
From cloud-obscured mountains, to sprawling terraced rice fields and massive temple-fortresses, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” offered challenging and oh-so-memorable subjects for the participants of PhotoTreks: Bhutan. This group of avid photographers visited this obscure South Asian kingdom last August with their hands on their cameras, and their minds set on adventure.
Tucked amidst the Himalayan mountain range, Bhutan has been called “The Last Shangri-la” - a reference to its unique culture that has stood unchanged for centuries. On these slopes, life still throbs to the rhythm of the Buddhist prayer wheel. Native Dzongka designs still dominate the local architecture, and traditional dress remains the preferred everyday attire. In fact, so isolated is this country that they didn’t have roads until the 1960s, and there was no Internet here until 1999.