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

Mar 02, 2020

Mar 04, 2020

Punakha Tshechu

Punakha

Mar 05, 2020

Mar 07, 2020

Tharpaling Thongdrol

Bumthang

Mar 09, 2020

 

Gasa Tshechu

Gasa

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

Zhemgang Tshechu

Zhemgang

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

Talo Tshechu

Punakha

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

Gomphukora

Trashigang

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

Paro Tshechu

Paro

Apr 04, 2020

Apr 08, 2020

Chhorten Kora

Trashi Yangtse

Apr 08, 2020

Apr 22, 2020

Domkhar Tshechu

Bumthang

May 03, 2020

May 05, 2020

Ura Yakchoe

Bumthang

May 04, 2020

May 08, 2020

Nimalung Tshechu

Bumthang

Jun 30, 2020

Jul 01, 2020

Kurjey Tshechu

Bumthang

Jun 30, 2020

 

Tour of the Dragon

Bumthang

Sep 05, 2020

 

Thimphu Drubchen

Thimphu

Sep 22, 2020

 

Wangdue Tshechu

Wangdue Phodrang

Sep 24, 2020

Sep 26, 2020

Tamshing Phala Chhoepa

Bumthang

Sep 26, 2020

Sep 28, 2020

Thimphu Tshechu

Thimphu

Sep 26, 2020

Sep 28, 2020

Gangtey Tshechu

Wangdue Phodrang

Sep 28, 2020

Oct 01, 2020

Thangbi Mani

Bumthang

Sep 29, 2020

Oct 02, 2020

Jakar Tshechu

Bumthang

Oct 23, 2020

Oct 27, 2020

Chhukha Tshechu

Chukha

Oct 24, 2020

Oct 26, 2020

Dechenphu Tshechu

Thimphu

Oct 26, 2020

 

Jambay Lhakhang Drup

Bumthang

Oct 31, 2020

Nov 03, 2020

Prakhar Duchhoed

Bumthang

Nov 01, 2020

Nov 03, 2020

Black Necked Crane Festival

Wangdue Phodrang

Nov 11, 2020

 

Mongar Tshechu

Mongar

Nov 21, 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Pemagatshel Tshechu

Pemagatshel

Nov 21, 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Trashigang Tshechu

Trashigang

Nov 22, 2020

Nov 25, 2020

Nalakhar Tshechu

Bumthang

Nov 30, 2020

Dec 02, 2020

Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham

Bumthang

Nov 30, 2020

 

Trongsa Tshechu

Trongsa

Dec 10, 2020

Dec 13, 2020

Druk Wangyel Tshechu

Thimphu

Dec 13, 2020

 

Lhuentse Tshechu

Lhuentse

Dec 21, 2020

Dec 24, 2020

Nabji Lhakhang Drup

Trongsa

Dec 29, 2020

Dec 31, 2020

 

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.  


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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
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