Festival Tours

Festivals Tours

Day 01: Arrive Paro & Paro-Thimphu

Fly into Paro by DrukAir ( Royal Bhutan Airlines). After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour.Then drive to Thimphu .

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: 1st Day of Thimphu Tshechu (Festival)

After breakfast you will go to witness the 1st Day of Thimphu Tshechu (Festival) which will be held at Tendrel Thang (the festival ground in front of Thimphu Tashichhodzong). Dressed in traditional finery, devotees flock to Tendrel Thang to proclaim their faith and receive blessings.

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu Tshechu 2nd Day,Thimphu sightseeing & Short Hike to Tango Monastery

Dinner & overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 04: Last Day of Thimphu Tshechu

After breakfast go to Tendrel Thaang (festival ground) to witness the most spectacular last day of Thimphu Tshechu with religious dance performances mixed with folk dances and dance of Bhutanese warriors. People from all walks of life gather at the festival in their finest dresses and ornaments and drive to Paro

Day 1: Arrive Paro

Fly into Paro by Drukair flight ( Royal Bhutan Airline). After immigration and customs formalities, you will be received by our representative.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro

Day 2: Paro Tshechu 7

Today you experience the color, excitement and spectacle of the Paro Tshechu 7 Festival.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: Hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) in Paro

After breakfast,you will hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff.

Dinner and overnight in Paro.

Day 4: Paro Tshechu 7 and Paro-Thimphu

Early morning before dawn, you make your way to the early morning blessing from Guru Thongdroel (Thangka of Guru Rhinpoche).

From the Ta Dzong you will go to the festival ground to get a glimpse of the last day of Paro festival and drive to Thimphu

Dinner and overnight in Thimphu

Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro –Thimphu

On arrival at Paro airport and after completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by your tour guide and travel to Thimphu.

Sight seeing, Dinner and overnight at a hotel  in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Kuenselphodrang, Bhutan Post Office, National Textile Museum, Paper factory, National Memorial Chorten, etc.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03 Thimphu-Punakha and Wangdue

After breakfast, travel to Punakha & Wangdue through Dochula Pass and Druk Wangyal Monastry.

On the way, stop for lunch at Metsina village and then visit the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

Day 04: Witness the Last Day of the Punakha Drubchen

After breakfast, witness the last day of Punakha Drubchen which is the most spectacular day of Punakha Drubchen which would be held at the courtyard of the Punakha Dzong.

Dinner and overnight at hotel at Punakha.

Day 05: First Day of Punakha Tsechu

After breakfast attend the first day of Punakha Tsechu which will be held at the courtyard of Punakha Dzong.

In the evening you may visit Punakha town and market.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

Day 06: Punakha-Phobjikha-Punakha

After breakfast drive to Phobjikha valley through the dense forests of the Phobjikha Valley you arrive at Gantey village where you see the Gangtey  Monastery.

The Black necked cranes start migration to this area from November each year. You will have refreshment and lunch at a resort/restaurant in this valley. Afternoon you can visit the Black Necked Crane Center and enjoy the fascinating sight of these birds in this beautiful scenic valley.

In the late afternoon drive back to Punakha and overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

Day 07: Punakha Tsechu and Punakha-Paro

Early morning go to the Punakha Dzong to witness the unfurling of Thongdroel (giant silk Thangkha) which is unveiled on the last day of Punakha Tsechu.The thongdroel is usually unveiled at dawn and it is then let down to the ground and ceremoniously rolled and folded away before the first rays of the sun can reach it.It is believed that it brings blessings to all who view it.

Then return back to your hotel and after breakfast get a glimpse of the last day of Punakha tsechu and then  travel to Paro with lunch enroute.

Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 08: A Hike to Paro Taktsang Ghoempa(Tiger’s Nest Monastery)

After breakfast travel by car to the base camp of Tiger’s Nest Monastery and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 09: Depart Paro

In the morning, your tour guide will seee you off at the Paro Airport for your onward journey

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Fly into Paro. Then visit Rinpung Dzong, Farm houses, etc.

In the evening visit Paro town where you may visit local handicraft stores.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro

Day 02: Paro – Thimphu

After breakfast visit Kuenselphodrang, Bhutan Post Office, National Textile Museum, Paper factory, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dhordhenma Statue, Changgangkha Lhakhang, etc.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue

After breakfast, drive to Punakha  via the Dochula pass, Druk Wangyal Monastry, etc.

Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho-Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river. Visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple.

Overnight at hotel in Wangdue/Punakha.

Day 04: Punakha/Wangdue-Trongsa

After breakfast,drive to Trongsa, the ancestral home of the royal family. On the way, you will come across the majestic Trongsa Dzong, Watch Tower, etc..

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Trongsa.

Day 05: Trongsa-Bumthang

After breakfast, drive to Bumthang

In the evening stroll around the beautiful landscape of the Bumthang Jakar valley. After dinner attend the first day of Jambay Lhakhang festival.

The first day of the festival begins in the evening around 8:30 pm.

Overnight at hotel in Bumthang. 

Day 06: Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang Festival

After breakfast,you will attend the full second day of the Jambay Lhakhang Drup (festival) .

Overnight at hotel in Bumthang.

Day 07: Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang Festival

After breakfast, attend the full day of the 3rd day of Jambay Lhakhang Drub.

Overnight at hotel in Bumthang.

Day 08:Bumthang – Punakha via Phojikha

After early breakfast, drive to Phobjikha valley. You may visit Gangtey Gompa.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Punakha.

Day 09: Punakha-Paro

After breakfast, drive through upper Punakha valley passing through farmhouses and take a leisure walk through farmhouses and then through nature to the beautiful Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten temple built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan .

After lunch,drive back to Paro.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 10:A Day  Hike to Taktsang Goempa ( Tiger’s Nest Monastery) in Paro

After breakfast, travel to Paro which will take about 1 hour and on arrival at Paro hike to Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery).

In the evening relax and overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 11: Depart Paro

After breakfast,your tour guide will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward journey.