Bumthang Tsechu Festival Tour
In Bhutan many festivals are held at different places almost every month. The best known festivals are called TSHECHUS which are celebrated in honor of a great teacher Padmasambhava who contributed enormously to the diffusion of tantric Buddhism in t ...
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|Duration: 09 Days | Best Month: Spring/Autumn | Trip Grade: Easy | Starting Point: Kathmandu | Mode of Travel: Flight & Private transport | Number of Pax: 2+|
In Bhutan many festivals are held at different places almost every month. The best known festivals are called TSHECHUS which are celebrated in honor of a great teacher Padmasambhava who contributed enormously to the diffusion of tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan region of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal around 800 AD. He is also the founder of the Nyingmapa, the old school of Lamaism. The dates and the duration of TSHECHU festivals differ from one place to another taking place on or around the 10th day of the month according to Bhutanese calendar. Both monks and the common folks dance together at the courtyard of the monasteries. The Bhutanese people give more importance to the festivals which bring shower of blessings to their lives. These events bind the local people to socialize, to laugh and to crack jokes with their neighbors and friends. On this special occasion they wear finest clothes and jewelry, eat special food and share greetings. We have given below TSECHU festival events held in different parts of Bhutan. Please check the appropriate dates of the festival before making a festival tour with us.
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Paro.
On arrival in Paro you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel.
Excursion around Paro and in the evening drive to Thimphu.
Day 02: Drive Thimphu to Punakha
While on the trip you will view majestic Himalayan peaks until you reach Punakha for overnight stay. Next day morning you will visit the Punakha Dzong and Wangduephodrang. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 03: Drive to Bumthang
Drive to Bumthang crossing two passes- Pele La, Yotong La and visit the largest Dzong in Trongsa valley which is popular for the ancestral home of the Bhutanese kings. Overnight stay in Bumthang
Day 04: Festival day in Bumthang
Full day festival observation in Bumthang where you can participate with the local people.
Day 05: Excursion to Ura
After breakfast we make day excursion to Ura and return to Bumthang to participate in the closing ceremony of the festival. Overnight stay at guesthouse
Day 06: Participating in closing ceremony of festival
After breakfast day trip Ura, return to Bumthang view the closing ceremony of Festival. Overnight stay at guesthouse
Day 07: Drive to Thumphu & sightseeing
After early breakfast we drive to Thimphu for full day sightseeing that includes a visit to the Simtokha Dzong, Painting School, Handicrafts Emporium, National Memorial Chorten and stupa of the late Bhutanese king. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 08: Drive to Paro
After breakfast we drive to Paro where we visit National Museum and the Paro Dzong, Ugyen Pelri Palace. In the afternoon we drive up north to see the Drukgyel Dzong now in ruins. On the way up, we visit Taktsang. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 09: Final departure
Transfer to Airport for final departure to Kathmandu or other destinations
• Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with attached bath
• American/continental Breakfast.
• Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) at every place of sightseeing.
• All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure
• All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned vehicles
• Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages.
• Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
• International flight fare
• Bhutan Visa fee
• Medical/ Travel insurance
• Monument Entry fee
• Unspecified Meals