Bhutan & The Paro Festival Tour - 2017

Bhutan & The Paro Festival Tour - 2017

Fixed Departure cost: US$ 1305 per person

Join our Bhutan Tour to see the sacred Paro Festival in late March. Bhutan's  founder of Buddhism will be honored with dances & songs, colorful masks & costumes - do not miss it!!!  this is a journey to mystical Bhutan, the land of Thunder Dragon. Paro festival is one of the busiest period in Bhutan so getting flight & room is a big problem, request all the partiticpants to book early!

Day 01- March 07, 2017:  In Thimpu
Depart from Bangkok, Delhi/Kolkotta or Kathmandu to Paro. On this flight, you can see breathtaking views of the Great Himalayas. Arrive Paro. Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be welcomed to the Kingdom by your guide. After completing your formalities, transfer to Thimphu.The drive from Paro to Thimphu is spectacularly scenic. Magnificent monasteries and stupas in the valleys and mountain tops. Experience the -Last Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom on Earth and take precious memories back home. Check in to your hotel and have lunch. After lunch, look around the Capital City on your own. Overnight Thimphu.

Day 02- March 08, 2017:  In Thimpu
Full day Thimphu Sightseeing.
- Change money from the Bhutan National Bank
- Purchase worlds most beautiful postage stamps,
collectors items and postcards at face value from general post office which is right next to Bhutan National Bank.
- Visit Arts and crafts school where one can see young children at work.
- Visit Traditional Medicine Institute where the ancient healing arts are still practiced.
- Visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honour memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the
Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism.
- Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub to the finished product and purchase
some beautiful writing sets from the factory.
- Visit Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Takin, the National wild animal of Bhutan.
- Drive up to view point and take a hike beyond to see the
clear picture of Thimphu Valley.
- Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Weekend Market,
Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used and bed covers or wall decoration, jewelries and many more. Later afternoon, transfer to Paro for Overnight.

Day 03 - March 09 2017:  In Paro
Excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Day hike to Taktsang, popularly known as Tigers Nest Monastery. Taktsang, meaning-Tigers nest, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhawa) mediated in the 7th century. It clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan and meditated in the cave there for three months. Overnight Paro.

Day 04- March 10, 2017: In Paro - Paro Festival
Enjoy Paro festival whole day. This is the second last day of the Annual Paro Festival and you can see hundreds of local Bhutanese people dressed in their best for the occasion. On this day, there will be a display of the Lord of Deaths Mask Dances.

Day 05- March 11, 2017: Departure
Get up early in the morning around 4-am. Go to the festival ground to watch the Great Thangka (Thongdrel)being displayed. You can also see some dances. "Thongdrel meaning liberations o all your sins and sorrows at sight. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then transfer to Paro Airport.  Your guide will assist you to complete the departure formalities and bid.

If you wish to join festivals, other dates, here are list of festivals:

Name                                            Town                              Start Date             End Date

Punakha Drubchen                     Punakha                       Mar 02, 2017       Mar 06, 2017

Punakha Tshechu                       Punakha                       Mar 07, 2017      Mar 09, 2017

GOMPHUKORA Trashi                Yangtse                        Apr 04, 2017       Apr 06, 2017

Paro Tshechu                                Paro                              Apr 07, 2017        Apr 11, 2017

Chhorten Kora     Trashi              Yangtse                        Apr 11, 2017        Apr 26, 2017

Rhododendron Festival               Thimphu                       Apr 18, 2017      Apr 20, 2017

Ura Yakchoe                                  Bumthang                     May 07, 2017      May 10, 2017

Nimalung Tshechu                       Bumthang                    Jul 01, 2017       Jul 03, 2017

Kurjey Tshechu                              Bumthang                   Jul 03, 2017      

Thimphu Drubchen                       Thimphu                      Sep 25, 2017      Sep 29, 2017

Wangdue Tshechu                        Wangdue Phodrang  Sep 28, 2017 Sep 30, 2017

Tamshing Phala Chhoepa          Bumthang                    Sep 30, 2017      Oct 02, 2017

Thimphu Tshechu                         Thimphu                       Sep 30, 2017     Oct 02, 2017

Thangbi Mani                                  Bumthang                    Oct 04, 2017      Oct 06, 2017

Pemagatshel Tshechu                  Pemagatshel             Nov 01, 2017   Nov 03, 2017

Jambay Lhakhang Drup                Bumthang                   Nov 03, 2017    Nov 06, 2017

Prakhar Duchhoed                          Bumthang                   Nov 04, 2017    Nov 06, 2017

Black Necked Crane Festival      Wangdue Phodrang   Nov 11, 2017     

Mongar Tshechu                             Mongar                         Nov 25, 2017     Nov 28, 2017

Trashigang Tshechu                      Trashigang             Nov 26, 2017  Nov 29, 2017

Jambay Lakhang Singye Cham   Bumthang                Dec 03, 2017    

Nalakhar Tshechu                          Bumthang                Dec 03, 2017    Dec 05, 2017

Druk Wangyel Tshechu                  Thimphu                  Dec 13, 2017     

Trongsa Tshechu                            Trongsa                   Dec 25, 2017    Dec 28, 2017

Lhuentse Tshechu                          Lhuentse                 Dec 25, 2017   Dec 28, 2017

Cost includes:

01. Twin sharing accommodation on full board (all meals)
02. Airport transfers in Bhutan
03. All transfers and guided sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide
04. Royalty and taxes to government
05. Fees to temples & monuments 
05. Bhutan Visa and entrance fees

Cost does not include:
01. Tourism development fee US$ 10 and entrance fee US$ 10 p/pax
02. Airport departure tax if applicable
03. Expenses of personal nature
04. Airfare Kathmanu-Paro US$ 250 one way(round trip US$450) - airfare are subject to change without prior notices.  

Write to us if you want to see on the festival in different dates.
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