Textile Tour for Fashion Students
This is a 5 Nights Bhutan Tour designed for Fashion students. The tour is short keeping in mind the time and money in regards to students. The itinerary concentrates on textiles, weaving, culture and way of life in Bhtan thereby delivering and enabling fashion students to have an insight into the Bhutanese textile, culture and way of life. This would give the students to combine the traditional ways with the modern feels and fashion.
- Opportunity to travel and learn.
- Theme based tours as per the subjects the students are learning.
- Oppoetunities to see how the pains become small foothills and then to big Himalayan slopes.
- Opportunity to explore Phuentsholing (the gateway to Bhutan) Paro valley and Thimphu (the capital city of Bhutan without traffic lights)
- Travel hassle free with your own guide and driver. Travel as per your convenience and visit places as per your interest. We are flexible with the itineraries except for the confirmed overnight destinations. Enjoy a real holiday.
- Personal attention by the tour operators.
- A private traditional cultural show and experience of the traditional hotel stone bath.
- Wonderful day hike to the abode of gods and monks, the world famous, Taktshang Monastery (Tigers’ nest)
- Visit to the age old Lhakhang (Monasteries/ temples) and dzongs ( Fortress)
- Opportunity to explore villages, visit to village houses and interact with local people.
Day 01: Arrive Phuentsholing
Distance: 170 km, Driving Time: 5 hr., Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 m
Meet & Greet on arrival at Phuentsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, explore the Phuentsholing town. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.
Day 02: Phuentsholing – Thimphu
Distance: 176 km, Driving Time: 6 Hrs. Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 m
After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, explore the Thimphu town and the craft bazar looking for local textiles, handicrafts and clothes. Before dinner interaction with a local weaver or Fashion designer (as may be available) and learn about Bhutanese textiles and fashion. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 03. Thimphu
After breakfast, visit the Royal textile Academy and the textile Museum. The Royal Textile Academy is Bhutan’s first institution that educates the Bhutanese youth about the conservation, preservation, training, study and exhibition of the country’s textiles. The Academy also provides in bringing about a National Centre for weaving and educating young students in textiles, fabric designs and museum studies. It also serves as a center for tourists, introducing the nation’s masterpiece to its visitors, while expanding the nation’s resource for cultural tourism. The Textile Museum was established in the year 2001 and has a good collection of exclusive and antique Bhutanese textile artifacts. The museum was set up with an objective to promote encourage weavers to continue the weaving of traditional Bhutanese textile, Promote Bhutan in the field of textile art and to preserve and promote the history and tradition of Bhutan. (Closed on weekends and Govt. Holidays) Then, visit the visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum: Students are taught the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan in this institute. Among the 13 Arts one of the Art is Tshem Zo, This is the art of working with needle, thread and other necessary items to make clothes, boots, thangkas, and other items used for decorations and other household needs. (Only on working days and when the institute is not on breaks. This institute is closed on weekends, Govt. Holidays and institute vacations). Afternoon, visit a weaving center in Thimphu. Learn and explore the weaving in Bhutan. Then, visit, Buddha Drodenma Statue in Kuenselphodrang and the National memorial Chhorten. In the evening, visit; Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion): The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present. A traditional Cultural Show before dinner (This will also give you a good idea about different clothes, textiles and culture in the country) Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 04: Thimphu – Paro
After breakfast, drive to Paro. While in Paro, hike to the Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s nest) at an altitude of 3100m. This may be one of the highlights of Bhutan trip. The climb up to the view point will take around 2 hours. Here one can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, and the surrounding temples built in 1692. In the evening, drive to a village house for a real village experience. Experience a traditional hot stone bath and taste the traditional local alcohol (Arra) at an extra cost. This visit could be a good experience in understanding how people live in villages and their way of life. Bonfire in the evening. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 5. Paro
After breakfast, visit a local shop and try the Bhutanese traditional Dress (Gho for males and Kira for females). Trying this traditional dress could give you a good experience in regards to Bhutanese way of dressing. Then visit another shop where you can meet weavers and see how they weave. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 6. Departure
After breakfast, drive to Paro Airport and farewell.