Art Safari adventures to Bhutan

Himalayan palaces and monasteries

with Mary-Anne Bartlett 

10 – 23 April 2015

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We paint in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  Spectacular scenery awaits us, rugged Himalayan mountains with snow capped peaks, ancient monasteries, hilltop temples, rivers, forests of pine and cedar, fertile valleys and sacred lakes.  

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photoThis is a seldom visited country and we are privileged to be able to paint and sketch here. The rivers run clear and the air is drinkable, there is a whole new world to paint here.

We immerse ourselves in the Bhutanese lifestyle, culture and traditions, visiting Paro, Punakha, Trongsa and staying in a hilltop Palace in beautiful Bumthang.  Our sketchbooks will become journals, dotted with monasteries, brightly coloured prayer flags and splashes of ‘monks robe-red’. 

The buildings are ornately decorated (even the petrol station!), high mountain passes are adorned with fluttering prayer flags and shaggy yaks graze by the roadside.  Water driven prayer wheels, flowering Magnolias, rhododendrons, patches of primula, birds and butterflies catch our eye as we journey slowly through this magnificent Himalayan kingdom.

The Buddhist faith permeates daily life, there is a reverence for the land and its well being.  Monks of all ages carry out their monastic duties while acrobatic monkeys navigate the rooftops overhead and puppies sleep peacefully in the sun. Festivals in Bhutan are a riot of colour and raw energy, barefoot dancers leap and twirl to drum beats, their faces concealed with masks.  IMAG0007

Bhutan Art Safari 2014 991Prepare to be totally captivated by Bhutan and the wonderful gentle people you will meet on your journey.

 

 

Tour cost per person sharing: from £4043 excluding flights

We can arrange your flights for you from the UK so that your whole trip is covered by ATOL. 

 

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 Please note:- If you have six or more people, please feel free to discuss your own private safari, with dates to suit you and with an itinerary to suit you.