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Paro Tshechu, Festival Tour

Day 1: Arrive Paro (Bhutan) by Flight & drive to Thimphu (55km, approx. 1.1/2-hour drive)
•   On arrival at Paro International Airport, received by our representative after immigration formalities & baggage Paro festival tour Bhutancollection and then transfer to Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu. En route photo stop at Tamchog temple viewpoint & Chuzom, the confluence of Paro & Thimphu rivers.
•   On arrival in Thimphu check into the hotel.
•   Later visit King’s Memorial Stupa.
•   Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu city centre.
•   Overnight in Thimphu. (Altitude 2,320m)

Day 2: Thimphu
•   Full day exploration of Thimphu valley includes visit to, Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Institute of Zorig Chusum or Arts & Crafts School, Takin Preserve, Thimphu Post office, Buddha Dordenma and Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress / monastery.
•   Overnight in Thimphu. (Altitude 2,320m)

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha (75km, approx. 2.1/2-hour drive)
•   After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the ancient capital town of Bhutan. En route take a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) enjoying stunning mountain views at the backdrop of picturesque Druk Wangyel Chortens (stupa).
•   On arrival in Punakha, check into the hotel.
•   Afternoon visit historic Punakha Dzong (fortress cum monastery) and a short walking excursion (about 30 min round trip walk) to Chimi Lhakhang or ‘Fertility Temple’.
•   Overnight in Punakha. (Altitude 1,300m)

Day 4: Punakha
•   Morning after breakfast, walking excursion (approx. 2-hour round trip walk) to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Stupa.  
•   Post lunch visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup temple and beautiful Talo village.
•   Overnight in Punakha. (Altitude 1,300m)

Day 5: Punakha – Paro (125km, approx. 4-hour drive) (Paro Tshechu, Festival)
•   Morning after breakfast, drive to Paro via Dochula pass.Paro festival tour Bhutan
•   Afternoon witness Paro Tshechu (festival) and Ta Dzong (National Museum).
•   Overnight in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)

Day 6: Paro (Paro Tshechu, Festival)
•   After breakfast, witness Paro Tshechu (festival).
•   Later walking excursion (approx. 5-hour round trip walk) to Taktsang monastery or ‘Tiger Nest’.
•   Overnight in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)

Day 7: Paro (Paro Tshechu, Festival)
•   Early morning witness Paro Tshechu (festival) and unfurling of Thongdroel, the highlight of the festival.
•   Later visit Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) or ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’.
•   Afternoon walking excursion to Dzongdrakha temple (approx. 45 min round trip walk) and visit to Kyichu & Dungtse temples.
•   Overnight in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)

Day 8: Depart Paro (Bhutan)
•   Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for flight to onward destination. Our guide will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.

Note: Above tour is available for private individuals or groups on your convenient travel date coinciding with the festival dates. Please call or write to us to arrange exact travel date.

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