Bhutan & The Paro Festival Tour - 2019

Bhutan & The Paro Festival Tour - 2019

Festivals are held in Bhutan throughout the year at different locations. These festivals are celebreations of fatih, legends, myths and history of Bhutan in ancient riturals of colorful dance and music. The most popular for tourists are those held in Thimpu, Paro and Bumthang. They mark the busiet time fot eh year for tourism and hotel rooms are dufficult to come by. Festival time is one of the only period of the year where tourists are permitted inside the courtyard of osme Dzongs. The Dzongs come to life with colour, music and dancing as valley dwellers and townsfolk dress in the best clothes and join together to exorcise evil spirits and hejoice in a new harvest. Rare masked and sword dances and other rituals are performed by monks or lay village leaders dressed in bright costumes. 

Join our Bhutan Tour to see the sacred Paro Festival in 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 partiticipants to book early!


Day 01- March 15, 2019:  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 16, 2019:  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 17, 2019  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 18, 2019: 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 19, 2019: 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.

Other festival dates in 2019 - we can plan as per your choice dates

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen  Punakha Feb 11, 2019 Feb 13, 2019
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Feb 14, 2019 Feb 17, 2019
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang Feb 19, 2019  
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 02, 2019 Mar 04, 2019
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 02, 2019 Mar 04, 2019
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 02, 2019 Mar 04, 2019
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Mar 05, 2019 Mar 07, 2019
Talo Tshechu Punakha Mar 14, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Mar 14, 2019 Mar 17, 2019
Gomphukora Trashigang Mar 14, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Mar 14, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
Paro Tshechu Paro Mar 17, 2019 Mar 21, 2019
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Mar 21, 2019 Apr 05, 2019
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang Apr 14, 2019 Apr 16, 2019
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang Apr 16, 2019 Apr 20, 2019
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu Apr 19, 2019 Apr 21, 2019
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jul 10, 2019 Jul 11, 2019
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jul 11, 2019  
Haa Summer Festival Haa Valley Jul 13, 2019 Jul 14, 2019
Mushroom Festival Thimphu Aug 15, 2019 Aug 16, 2019
Masutaki Mushroom Festival Bumthang Aug 23, 2019 Aug 24, 2019
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang Sep 07, 2019  
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Oct 04, 2019  
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 06, 2019 Oct 08, 2019
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Oct 08, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 08, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 10, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 11, 2019 Oct 14, 2019
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Thimphu Oct 14, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 05, 2019 Nov 09, 2019
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Nov 06, 2019 Nov 08, 2019
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Thimphu Nov 08, 2019  
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 11, 2019 Nov 13, 2019
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Nov 11, 2019  
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 13, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 14, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 21, 2019 Nov 24, 2019
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dec 04, 2019 Dec 06, 2019
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dec 05, 2019 Dec 07, 2019
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Dec 12, 2019  
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 12, 2019  
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2019




Fixed Departure cost: US$ 900 per person

Cost includes:

01. Twin sharing accommodation on full board (all meals) using 3 star Hotels

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, Tourism development fee

Cost does not include:

01. Airport departure tax if applicable

02. Expenses of personal nature

03. 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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  • Price : USD 1305
  • Destinations : Bhutan
  • Max Elevation : 3500
  • Weather : Spring and Autumn time is best to explore
  • Trip Duration : 5 days
  • Trip Grade : Easy
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