Textiles, Arts and Crafts of Bhutan

Textiles, Arts and Crafts of Bhutan

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Appreciate the intangible cultural heritage of Bhutan

Departing: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Returning: Thursday 14 November 2019
Duration: 16 days

Price from: 
£4,998.00*
Scholars: 

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has preserved its unique traditions in a way unheard of in the modern world. Since the 1970s, the country has pursued a policy of Gross National Happiness, which requires the protection and promotion of cultural values and the natural environment in parallel with sustainable economic development.

On this expert-led tour you will see first-hand Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage, which evolved more or less in isolation. You will learn to understand and appreciate the nuances communicated by national dress and jewellery, still worn as a matter of course; the distinctive architectural features of fortresses and monasteries; the ancient stories expressed in music and dance; and the seasonal festivities, both religious and secular.

In Bhutan you can step beyond the picturesque scenes and immerse yourself in the living arts and traditions of the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Visit the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan 
  • Meet artisans at a local weaving school and at the Textile Convention Centre 
  • Experience Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage first-hand

ARTS, CRAFTS and TEXTILES
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM

Booking

Indus Experiences' ATOL logo number 4586, British Travel Awards 2013 Best Small Holiday Company to Southern Asia
Address: Unit 4 Artisan Place, 23 Ladysmith Road, Harrow, HA3 5FE, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)208 901 7320

*Price details

Price per person, cost includes international flights from UK. Single room supplement is £545/$736.

$6,745 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in June 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.