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Great Thimphu Festival Tours (start from 11th sep to 13th th sep 2016) book your tour early and get discount up to 15%
Paro- Bhutan
7 Days
50 Persons
English
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Brief

One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar. This Tshechu( Festival) is witnessed by thousands of people, many of which travel from neighboring Dzongkhags (districts) to attend the festivities. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods. Then Tshechu was initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 the Tshechu consisted of only a few dances being performed strictly by monks. These were the Zhana chham and the Zhana Nga chham (Dances of the 21 Black Hats), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Ground), and the Tungam chham (Dance of the Terrifying Deities). Later His majesty the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, introduced numerous Boed chhams (mask dances performed by lay monks). These additions added colour and variation to the festival without compromising its spiritual significance. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) are perfumed including Atsaras(clowns) who amuse the audience with their antics. Atsaras are believed to entrance evil forces and prevent them from causing harm during Tshechus. Modern Atsaras also perform short skits to disseminate health and social awareness messages.

Tour Detail

Great Thimphu Festival Tour.(11th  SEP TO 13th  SEP 2016)

DAY 01. Arrive in PARO

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air or Bhutan Air line is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Tour Escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro National Museum. Lunch in the town. After lunch we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Paro

Day 02. PARO – PUNAKHA.

Today we will drive to Punakha over Dochula pass. The drive will take about 5hours. On the way, a drive takes us all the way up to Dochu La (3050m) to witness the magnificent view of the eastern Himalayan range (weather permitting). Dochu La is marked with 108 stupas built in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during military action against Assamese rebels and also visit Druk wangyel lhakang. Luch at Dochula Cafeteria.  Drive continues to Punaka With thick vegetation and beautiful paddy fields, Punakha is one of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan. Visit PunakhaDzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the confluence of Phochu (Male) and Mochu (female) rivers.

 
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Punakha.

 

Day 03. PUNAKHA – THIMPHU

Morning hike about 45 minutes,  After breakfast  at the hotel, drive about ten kilometers north of Punakha, on a hill rock called Nyizergang, HM the Queen Ashi Tshering Yangden had built three stored chorten called Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten consecrated in December 1999.

On the way return back  stop for short hike to chimilhakgang(fertility temple) and retrace or journey back by stopping at dochula for lunch.

After lunch drive to Thimphu , visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627 by Zhabdrung Ngawang namgyel, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.

Overnight stay in Hotel, Thimphu

Day 04. THIMPHU.(Festival)

Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival. Lunch hotel in Thimphu.  After Festival, towards the evening visit memorial Chorten  built in 1974 in memory of the late third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Changangkha Lhakhang.

Dinner and overnight stay hotel, Thimphu.

 

Day 05. THIMPHU -PARO

Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival. Lunch hotel in Thimphu and After Lunch visit National Heritage museum, National Handicraft center.

Towards the evening drive to paro.

Dinner and overnight stay hotel, Paro

Day 06. Paro(Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery)

Your day start with the excursion hike to famous Taktsang monastery located on a cliff 3000ft above Paro valley. After breakfast drive to the starting point of the hike from the hotel.

Taktsang (tigers nest) was first blessed by Guru Rimpoche when he visited the place riding on a flying tigress in 8th century. Guru Rimpoche is believed to be meditated in this cave for three months. Later Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, 4th Druk Desi built a monastery on the same location.

The hike is around three hours walk to the monastery, plus two and half hours visiting around with lunch hour and one hour way back to the road head.

On the way back from hike you can visit kichu Lhakhang which is one of Bhutan's oldest and most beautiful temples.
 

Day 07. Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch your onward flight. Your escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels will escort your group till the Flight departure.

Note: the Itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you general idea of the trip schedule. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs to our valued customers. 

Price Detail
Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Great Thimphu Festival Tours (start from 11th sep to 13th th sep 2016) book your tour early and get discount up to 15%
Paro, Bhutan
7 Days
50 Persons
English
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Brief

One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar. This Tshechu( Festival) is witnessed by thousands of people, many of which travel from neighboring Dzongkhags (districts) to attend the festivities. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods. Then Tshechu was initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 the Tshechu consisted of only a few dances being performed strictly by monks. These were the Zhana chham and the Zhana Nga chham (Dances of the 21 Black Hats), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Ground), and the Tungam chham (Dance of the Terrifying Deities). Later His majesty the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, introduced numerous Boed chhams (mask dances performed by lay monks). These additions added colour and variation to the festival without compromising its spiritual significance. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) are perfumed including Atsaras(clowns) who amuse the audience with their antics. Atsaras are believed to entrance evil forces and prevent them from causing harm during Tshechus. Modern Atsaras also perform short skits to disseminate health and social awareness messages.

Tour Detail

Great Thimphu Festival Tour.(11th  SEP TO 13th  SEP 2016)

DAY 01. Arrive in PARO

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air or Bhutan Air line is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Tour Escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro National Museum. Lunch in the town. After lunch we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Paro

Day 02. PARO – PUNAKHA.

Today we will drive to Punakha over Dochula pass. The drive will take about 5hours. On the way, a drive takes us all the way up to Dochu La (3050m) to witness the magnificent view of the eastern Himalayan range (weather permitting). Dochu La is marked with 108 stupas built in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during military action against Assamese rebels and also visit Druk wangyel lhakang. Luch at Dochula Cafeteria.  Drive continues to Punaka With thick vegetation and beautiful paddy fields, Punakha is one of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan. Visit PunakhaDzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1638 at the confluence of Phochu (Male) and Mochu (female) rivers.

 
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Punakha.

 

Day 03. PUNAKHA – THIMPHU

Morning hike about 45 minutes,  After breakfast  at the hotel, drive about ten kilometers north of Punakha, on a hill rock called Nyizergang, HM the Queen Ashi Tshering Yangden had built three stored chorten called Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten consecrated in December 1999.

On the way return back  stop for short hike to chimilhakgang(fertility temple) and retrace or journey back by stopping at dochula for lunch.

After lunch drive to Thimphu , visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627 by Zhabdrung Ngawang namgyel, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.

Overnight stay in Hotel, Thimphu

Day 04. THIMPHU.(Festival)

Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival. Lunch hotel in Thimphu.  After Festival, towards the evening visit memorial Chorten  built in 1974 in memory of the late third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Changangkha Lhakhang.

Dinner and overnight stay hotel, Thimphu.

 

Day 05. THIMPHU -PARO

Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival. Lunch hotel in Thimphu and After Lunch visit National Heritage museum, National Handicraft center.

Towards the evening drive to paro.

Dinner and overnight stay hotel, Paro

Day 06. Paro(Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery)

Your day start with the excursion hike to famous Taktsang monastery located on a cliff 3000ft above Paro valley. After breakfast drive to the starting point of the hike from the hotel.

Taktsang (tigers nest) was first blessed by Guru Rimpoche when he visited the place riding on a flying tigress in 8th century. Guru Rimpoche is believed to be meditated in this cave for three months. Later Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, 4th Druk Desi built a monastery on the same location.

The hike is around three hours walk to the monastery, plus two and half hours visiting around with lunch hour and one hour way back to the road head.

On the way back from hike you can visit kichu Lhakhang which is one of Bhutan's oldest and most beautiful temples.
 

Day 07. Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch your onward flight. Your escort from Bhutan View Tours & Travels will escort your group till the Flight departure.

Note: the Itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you general idea of the trip schedule. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs to our valued customers. 

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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