Trip Details
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: 10
  • Max Elevation: 2900m
Highlights
  • Explore Paru City And Culture
  • Explore Thimpu
  • Explore Tamchhog Lhakhang
  • Explore  Folk Heritage Museum
  • Explore Changangkha Lhakhang Punakha Dzong
  • Explore Paro Rinpung Dzong
  • Explore Taktshang Goemba etc

Thimphu Tshechu Festival 7 Days Tour is one of the most beautiful and popular festivals celebrated in Bhutan. People observe this festival in the capital, Thimpu. Tendrel Thang (festival ground which is located in front of the Tashichhoedzong) is the spot where this festival is celebrated with different lively performances. Various exciting and unique religious activities starting from mask dances (chham) and folk dances are carried during the observation.

Actually, Thimphu Tsechu is held for three days according to the lunar calendar. It begins on the 10th day of 8th month of the year and lasts for three more days. It means it begins on the 10th of October and continues to 12th of October. The different eight forms of dances performed during the observation represent eight manifestations of Guru Rimpoche. This festive mood of the people and astonishing performances will be stunning to experience in Bhutan. It is believed that witnessing the mask dances of the people help to cleanse the crimes that have been committed during the life and regain good health. The holy monks attire with magnificent silk robes and different masks. Also people across the country come to observe this celebration with their family members and the loved ones.

This 7 day Thimphu Tsechu festival tour not only provides an opportunity to observe Tsechu festival but also offers an opportunity to explore magnificent cultural and religious sites in Bhutan. Similarly, Tamchhog Lhakhang, Folk Heritage Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang Punakha Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong, Taktshang Goemba etc. are the prominent highlights of 7 day Thimphu Tsechu festival tour.

The weather condition during this festival in Bhutan is perfect. We can observe Thimphu Tsechu festival conveniently since October is the best time of the year to visit Bhutan.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Flight From Kathmandu – Paro (Arrival), Thimpu

Upon arrival in Paro airport, our official tour operation representative will receive us and we drive to Thimpu (65km-2 hrs) capital city of Bhutan, be refreshed and we will have short orientation meeting on tour program. Now, we begin to explore of Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. Thimpu is a perfect destination to read Bhutanese culture and civilization. Overnight at hotel in Thimpu.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Thimpu
  • 2334m

We begin our today’s exploration after breakfast. Today, we begin our tour by visiting The National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to memorialize Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third king of Bhutan (1928-1972). This site is popular for meditation. Similarly Thimphu Tashichho Dzong , a fortress where we can see some government offices now. We also visit and explore National Folk Heritage Museum, Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory and The National Textile Museum which all tell a lot about unique civilization and art of Bhutan.

Next, we go to observe Tshechu festival. This festival honors Padma Sambhawa, also known as Guru Rimpoche. The holy monks attire with magnificent silk robes and different masks. Also people across the country come to observe this celebration with their family members and the loved ones.

We also visit popular Buddhist Point. We see the tallest statue of Buddha. From Buddhist Point, the Thumpu valley is spectacular.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Thimpu
  • 2334m

Today, we drive to Punakha from Thimpu. Punakha is the former capital city of Bhutan. On the way, we stop at Dochula Pass which offers us magnificent views of Himalayas. Our further drive finally takes us to Punakha. Next our visit to Punakha Djong offers us marvelous insights of Bhutanese art and architecture. This Djong is located among the serene atmosphere. After we explore Punakha Djong we go to visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which is one of the marvelous sites to visit in Bhutan. It represents astonishing art and architecture of Bhutan. We walk via colorful prayer flags around the chorten and explore the whole area. Overnight at hotel at Punakha.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Punakha
  • 1242m

Chhimi Lhakhang –When you walk 20 min beyong terraced fields along the village of Sopsokha there is Ngawang Chogyel temple built in 15th century.

Exploring Wangdue - One of the major town and district capital of western Bhutan is Wangdue which is located south of Punakha. Wangdue is famous for its best bamboo work and stone carving.

We visit to see the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong which was built in 1638 from the hill we can see Tsang Chu and Dang Chu River also.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Gangtey
  • 2900m

We begin our drive to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. It was built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan. This historical and religious site was destroyed by the fire and now it is renovated.

Next, we go to visit Ta Dzong, it is now popular as National Museum since 1968. There is the museum which is collection of ancient Thangka, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. It will be magnificent to visit this Dzong during our Bhutan tour.

Finally, we explore Paro Valley. This valley is the residence of many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. We can see the only Paro Airport in this valley.

The valley is also abode to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley. Overnight at Paro.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Paro
  • 2200m

This is the final day tour of 7 days Thimphu Tsechu festival tour. We spend whole day to explore this beautiful city Paro and Taksang Monastery ( Tiger’s Nest). Today’s prime highlight is Taksang Monastery built on the cliff. We can get Tiger’s Nest only by hiking. This hiking via beautiful prayer flags and country setting will be marvelous. Next, we drive to the north form Paro and go to visit Drunkgyal Dzong Built in 1647 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. We also can view Mt. Jomolhari from Drunkgyal Dzong if the weather is fair. We end our 7 days Thimphu Tsechu festival tour with a visit to Kyichu Lhakhang. Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. This temple is very special religious site for Buddhists.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Paro
  • 2200m

After breakfast, we get ready with our luggage and now it is time to say goodbye to this beautiful country. We drive to the Paro airport to catch the flight for departure from Paro airport to Kathmandu.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We will arrange the Car To Drop You To The Airport

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Kathmandu To Paro and Paro To Kathmandu Air Flight
  • All Entry Fees of Heritage site and Temple
  • Hotel with 3 Times Food BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Private Vehicle
  • Englisg Speaking Guide
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any Alcoholic or extra beverage
  • Foods and Hotel During Stay in Kathmandu.
  • Laundry
  • Guide Tips