Thimphu Tshechu Festival

Thimphu Tshechu FestivalThis tour is a combination of the Bhutanese cultural experience with spectacular festival, "The Grand Thimphu Tshechu" where you can see spectacular mask dances performed by the monks in the courtyard of the Tashichho Dzong. The tour will also take you to the beautiful valley of Bumthang, spiritual hub of Bhutan and Gangtey-Phobjikha valley, the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas.

 

Itinerary (9 Days)

Day 01
Destinations: Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight) | Area altitude: 2,280m

  • Representative of Bhutan Mystical Tours will welcome & receive you at the airport.
  • Visit Ta Dzong - an ancient watch tower.
  • Rimpong Dzong, (literally meaning "Heap of Jewels").
  • Drive to Thimphu.

Day 02
Destinations: Thimphu (Sightseeing tour) | Area altitude: 2,320m | Time taken: Full day

  • Morning drive to Kuensel Phodrang view point.
  • Visit Tashichhoedzong.
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum.
  • Visit the national painting school.
  • Changangkha Lhakhang.
  • National Zoo (Takin preservation center, Takin is our national animal).
  • Evening stroll through the Thimphu town.

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

  • Drive towards Tashichhodzong.

Day 04
Destinations: Thimphu - Witness - Thimphu or Tango Monastery (a short hike)

  • Drive towards Tashichhodzong or ascend towards Tango Monastery.
  • A short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten.
  • Drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great saint
    Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Enjoy the panoramic 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.

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

  • After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.
  • While at Dochula pass view higher mountains.
  • On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century. The Temple is also known as "the Temple of Fertility".
  • 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
Destination: Punakha - Gangtey | Area altitude: 3,120m | Travelling distance: 80km | Time taken: 3hrs

  • After breakfast drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey.
  • Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdi Phodrang includes: visit to Wangdi Phodrang 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 - Punakha - Paro | Area altitude: 2,800m | Travelling distance: 193kms | Time taken: 7hrs 15mins

  • After breakfast sightseeing tour.
  • Drive towards Paro via Panakha & Thimphu.

Day 08
Destinations: Paro | Area altitude: 2,800m | Time taken: Full day

  • Morning Excursion to the Taktsang.
  • A short drive to Satsam Chorten.
  • Drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314m) on the way back.
  • Visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.

Day 09
Destinations: Paro, Departure | Area altitude: 2,320m

  • Early Morning drive to Airport and Farewell.



Package Cost

Peak Season:
01 pax: US $ 2138 per person
02 pax: US $ 2058 per person
03 pax & above: US $ 1818 for per person

The above package tariff includes:
Excellent services within Bhutan with 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.