Textiles, Arts and Crafts of Bhutan
A tour to appreciate the intangible cultural heritage of Bhutan
Departing: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Returning: Thursday 14 November 2019
Duration: 16 days
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.
- 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
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.