This year, for the first time since 2012 I am not taking a photo tour to Bhutan. It’s not that I am sick of Bhutan, quite the contrary, I enjoy Bhutan more each time I go. It was the roads… The extensive road works from one end of the country to the other were making the driving somewhat unpleasant. The good news is that the road project is well underway and is due to be completed by the end of this year.
The other good news is that I am running another 15 day photo tour to Bhutan for 2018. As if that were not enough, I am also taking along special guest photographer Paul Hoelen as an additional Photo Guide. Paul is a highly acclaimed and very talented professional photographer residing in Tasmania. He has many years of experience guiding tours and teaching photography skills, and he is a lot of fun to hang out with. If you would like to read more about Paul and the plan for the 2018 Bhutan Photo Tour click HERE>>
Normally I take 10 participants to Bhutan, and we have 5 cars, 5 Bhutanese drivers, 4 Bhutanese guides and me. That’s just 2 participants per car and an extraordinary ratio of guests to staff of 1:1. For 2018 we are taking 12 participants, but it’s still just 2 guests per car with a guide and a driver… So 12 guests, 6 cars, 6 Bhutanese drivers, 4 Bhutanese guides plus me and Paul. Still 1:1 but now with twice as much photography tuition.
My Bhutanese team are all hand picked and highly experienced, they know exactly how fussy I am yet they work with me year after year and still maintain their great sense of humour.