THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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Tshechus are large social gatherings, which perform the function of social bonding among people of remote and spread-out villages. Large markets also congregate at the fair locations, leading to brisk commerce. The Thimphu tshechu and the Paro tshechu are among the biggest of the tshechus in terms of participation and audience. This Unique Dance are composed by the great teacher Guru Rinpoche for the well beings of all sentience beings, visiting this festival brings great merits and better Karma.

 

THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Visit the Jowo Temple of Kyichu, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

  • Begin our journey by Thimphu Tashichho Dzong – Mask Dance Festival
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation ​
  • In the afternoon, we go to Bhutan Post office to make stamp and visit handmade paper factory

 

DAY 3 Thimphu – Punakha

  • Visit Punakha Dzong, the administrative Centre of Punakha Dzongkha in Bhutan and winter capital for Thimphu monks

 

DAY 4 Punakha – Bumthang

  • To Wangdue Bridge where you can see the ruins of Wangdue Dzong which was damaged by fire.  
  • Pass through Pelela Pass (3,350m) with many colorful prayer flags in the background, excellent for photo takings.
  • Have our lunch at a local restaurant called Norbu yangkhil
  • Continue our journey to Trongsa en routing Chendebji chorten built in the style of the great Bodhanath stupa of Nepal
  • Continue to Bumthang after our tea break

 

DAY 5 Bumthang

After breakfast you will visit the following cultural sites:  

  • Kurji Lhakhang to have a short session of drawing and mediation and take a gradual hike to Tamshing Monastery
  • Tamshing Monastery where you can experience a Swinging Bridge
  • Visit Konchogsum Lhakhang (the triple gems monastery)
  • Visit Jakar Dzong, which is the administrative center of Bumthang and Buddhism institute for monk.

 

DAY 6 Bumthang – Gangtey

  • Visit Trongsa Dzong, which was built in 463 years ago and is the largest fortress in Bhutan
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum

 

DAY 7 Gangtey-Thimphu

  • Visit Gangtey Monastery  

 

DAY 8 Thimphu – Paro

After breakfast you will visit :  

  •  Changangkha Lhakhang: built in the 13th century
  • Kuensel Phodrang: Big Buddha
  • Memorial Stupa: “a chorten to represent the mind of the Buddha”.
  • Shopping at Thimphu
  • Tachogang Monastery  

 

DAY 9 Paro Tiger’s Nest

After breakfast you will visit :  

  • Hiking to Taktshang (the Tiger’s Nest).
  • After hiking, we will arrange a hot stone bath (in self-expense) so you can relax and release the muscle tense
  • Dinner and enjoy cultural dance performance in the last night in Bhutan

 

DAY 10 Farewell Bhutan 

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Price starting from USD3,220, including:

checkedRound-trip flight from Bangkok to Bhutan

checked3 star-4 star accommodation double occupancy inclusive breakfast and dinner

checkedDaily 3 meals

checkedLand transport within Bhutan

checkedA qualified & licensed English-speaking guide

checkedAll entry fees

checkedBhutan visas, government fee, taxes & surcharges

checkedTea and snacks

checkedTelephone sim card

Excluding:

– Flight into Bangkok
– Laundry
– Private calls and value top-up services for phone card
– Land transport within Bhutan
– A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
– All entry fees
– Bhutan visas, government fee, taxes & surcharges
– Tea and snacks
– Telephone sim card

Thimphu Festival falls in High Season Tariff

Bhutan Air ticket (Druk Air): US$720

Tariffs for US$ 250 per person per night

*The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more*

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Surcharges:

Tourists travelling in a group of 2 persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates.

– Single individual – US$ 40 per night
– Group of 2 persons only – US$ 30 per person per night

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