10 days Tsechu (festival) tour to Bhutan, cultural experience.
Bhutan Religious festivals
Many visitors come to Bhutan to enjoy the most popular festivals, which are held in Paro in the spring and in Thimphu and Bumthang in the fall. Festivals are well worth attending because they give you a different sense of the Bhutanese culture, plus they're fun and entertaining. Due to the interest in the festivals, these are the busiest times of the year for tourism. If you wish to attend a festival, we strongly suggest that you book your trip well in advance, as seat availability on Druk Air is limited.
Festival Tours in Bhutan is an ideal opportunity to witness "Tsechu" or religious festivals, which are held annually at various parts of the kingdom at different times of the year. The most popular festivals are Paro Tsechu (March / April), Thimphu Tsechu (September / October) and the Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen in Bumthang (October / November). The Tsechu festival, which is celebrating at every Dzong. The major events are Mask dance known as Cham, which take place for 3-4 days and in honor of Guru Rimpoche. Performed by both monks and laymen, the Bhutanese people would have witnessed 12 episodes by the end of the festival. It is a must for every Bhutanese to see and understand every dance as these gains you merit and brings you luck. It is also a time when people from all over leave all their farm work, dressed in their best attires and jewelry and rejoice together.
Join the Bumthang Festival at middle of Nov. 15 and 16th. You can start the trip in between Nov 9 - 20, 2008.
In Bumthang festival at mid-night we take a walk to the Jambay Lhakhang and witness the festival where the dancers dance around the fire in naked and is said to be the most scared dance and the event of the beginning of the festival Evening witness “Jambay Lhakhang Drup”among the local people where there will be dances consisting of mask dances and folk songs by the local people. The festivals gives the opportunity to interact with the local people and you can immerse yourself with the locality of Bhutan.
Paro Festival is one of the busiest festivals in Bhutan, dances are performed by trained monks and laymen wearing amazing costumes, experience the buzzing active lifestyle while visiting many historical sites in Bhutan.
People who wish to see this festival tour, should visit the Bhutan in April each year
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, check into hotel rest day.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley , world heritage sights
Day 03: Fly to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - 06: Participate in Paro festival.
Day 07: Drive to Punakha valley.
Day 08: Drive to Thimpu & explore around.
Day 09: Excursion to Taktsang monastry, Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu and free day, evening cultural show and dinner.
Day 11: Transfer to Airport for final Departure, Namaste!
There are Many Festivals in Thimphu, Paro or Bhumthang every year. Let us know when and where you want to participate in the festival, we will adjust your tour with festival dates in Bhutan.
Festival tour of Bhutan: Festival Tours in Bhutan is an ideal opportunity to witness "Tsechu" or religious festivals, which are held annually at various parts of the kingdom at different times of the year.
Single Supliment USD 347
Greetings from Australia! After arriving home last Tuesday and then our son arriving from London on Friday, we are now starting to settle down after our fantastic tour of Nepal and Bhutan.
I would like on behalf of Peter and Robyn and Brian and myself to offer you our sincere appreciation for the arrangements you made for our trip to Bhutan and Nepal.
You can choose any departure dates for our Bhutan east to west tour and Nepal tour adventure, just have to match with Bhutan flight schedule write us for details. The tour also can combined with India Taj Mahal or Sikkim Darjeeling or Tibet Tour. Please ask us for the extension options.
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Availability: Every week from March to Nov. (weather permitted), however July- Aug is not recommended
Style: Guided trip
Maximum elevation: 3050Mtr (pass only)
Accommodation: 3 star level accommodations
Transport: Jeep / Bus / Flight, included
Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners