Nimalung Festival

Nimalung Festival This tour is a combination of the Cultural tour with Nimalung and Kurjey Tshechu (meaning "Festival") where you can see various Mask dances performed by the Monks in the courtyard of the respective monasteries. The Tour will lead you to the beautiful valley of Bumthang and Gangtey/ Phobjikha valley (The Most beautiful Glacial valleys in the Himalayas) Cultural and spiritual hub of Bhutan, the Bumthang Valley.

 

 

Itinerary (13 Days)

Day 01
Destinations: Arrive Paro | Area altitude: 2,280m

  • Your Guide from Bhutan Mystical Tours will receive you at the airport.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower.
  • Visit Rimpong Dzong.

Day 02
Destinations: Paro - Thimphu | Area altitude: 2,320m | Travelling distance: 50kms | Time taken: 1hr 15mins

  • Short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten.
  • 2-3 hours hike to Taktsang.
  • Drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m).
  • On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king, Srongsen Gampo.
  • Evening drive to Thimphu.

Day 03
Destinations: Thimphu Sightseeing | Area altitude: 2,320m | Time taken: Full day

  • Hike to the Cheri Monastery.
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum.

Day 04
Destinations: Thimphu | Area altitude: 1,310m | Time taken: Full day

  • Visit the Tallest Statues of Buddha.
  • National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
  • Textile Museum.
  • Changangkha Lhakhang, Philatelic office.

Day 05
Destinations: Thimphu - Punakha | Area altitude: 1,310m | Travelling distance: 76kms | Time taken: 3hrs

  • Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass.
  • On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river).

Day 06
Destinations: Punakha - Gangtey | Area altitude: 3,120m | Travelling distance: 80kms | Time taken: 4hrs

  • Drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey.
  • Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes: visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638.
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery, from outside.
  • Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.

Day 07
Destinations: Gangtey - Trongsa - Bumthang | Area altitude: 2,800m | Travelling distance: 137kms | Time taken: 7hrs

  • After breakfast, drive to Trongsa.
  • Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive dzong of Bhutan, built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa.
  • Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family and first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong.
  • Then Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower.
  • After Lunch, drive to Bumthang.

Day 08
Destinations: Bumthang | Area altitude: 2,800m

  • Witness Nimalung Festival.
  • Evening visit Jakar Dzong which literally means "The Castle of White Bird".

Day 09
Destinations: Bumthang | Area altitude: 2,800m

  • Witness Nimalung Festival.
  • In the evening, visit Jambay Lhakhang.
  • In October one of the most spectacular festival, "Jambay Lhakhang Drup" is staged here.

Day 10
Destinations: Bumthang | Area altitude: 2,800m

  • Witness Kurjey Tshechu.
  • Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message ).
  • In the evening, visit Membarstho which literally means, "The burning Lake".

Day 11
Destinations: Bumthang - Thimphu | Area altitude: 2,300m | Travelling distance: 212kms | Time taken: 8hrs

  • Early breakfast, drive to Thimphu.

Day 12
Destinations: Thimphu - Paro | Area altitude: 2,200m | Travelling distance: 50kms | Time taken: 1hr 15mins

  • Free for shopping and photography in the town.
  • Visit Handicraft emporium.
  • After Lunch, drive to Paro.
  • Visit a Farm House.

Day 13
Destination: Paro (Departure) | Area altitude: 2,200m

  • Early Morning drive to Airport and Farewell.

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Package Cost

Peak Season:
01 pax: US $ 3180 per person
02 pax: US $ 3060 per person
03 pax and above: US $ 2700 per person

The above package tariff includes:
Excellent services within Bhutan for all land transport (Toyota luxury coach, ac/non ac cars),
Horses and yaks for trekking within Bhutan,
The best available hotels, meals (catered to personal orders and tastes),
Sightseeing, experienced and friendly guides, religious festivals.

Not included in the package tariff:
International flight ticket costs,
Personal insurance,
Airport departure tax,
Drinks, personal expenses, laundry and Tips.