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Punakha Festival Tour

8 Nights 9 Days

Experience the fantastic Punakha festival grandly performed in the ground of majestic Punakha dzong. It is held after the popular Punakha Drubchen. Thousands of foreigners and locals will be gathered at the Punakha Dzong to celebrate and cheer the festivals. The unfurling of thongdrol (a large tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche is the main attraction of the celebrations. It is Believed that sights of thongdrol clean the sins, exorcise all the misfortune, and get blessings. All our expeditions can be adjusted to suit your preference as you desire.

Paro, Thimphu, Punakha Gangtey & Paro

Day 1 Thimphu – Paro

Enjoy the spectacular view of Himalayan ranges on your flight to Bhutan and drive to the capital city of Thimphu through the beautiful landscapes following the Paro chu and Thimphu Chu. Make a stop at Tachog Lhakhang, built by legendary bridge-builder Thangtong Gyelpo. After a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, the Buddha Dordenma statue giantly sits atop the hills overlooking the Thimphu valley. Visit charming Thimphu city before you leave for the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 Explore Thimphu

Start your day visiting the Bhutanese factory, a school of arts and crafts where talented students are trained and practiced. On your way, visit the national takin preserve center, where the national animal of Bhutan is preserved, and the national library. Then, visit the oldest changangkha temple located at the hilltop. It is famous for blessing newborn babies and gives names for newborn babies. It also offers a magnificent view of Thimphu city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Thimphu – Punakha

Drive to magical Punakha valley. Stopover at Dochula pass to enjoy the panoramic view of Himalayan ranges and the beautiful sights of 108 stupas. Visit the famous fertility temple located at the hilltop on your way to Punakha valley. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Punakha Festival

Today spend your best time witnessing the festival with thousands of people. You can see lots of beautiful patterns of costume won by the people and seeing the celebration. Visit local markets set usually for the festival, and will display different varieties of local products. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Punakha Festival

Continue your day witnessing the festival and go sightseeing to visit the longest suspension bridge of the valley adorned with colorful prayer flags. Next, hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, built by Queen mother, is a classic example of Bhutanese architect and arts. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley from the top. Finally, retrace your walk to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 Punakha – Phobjikha

It reached you to the Phobjikha valley, ascending 3000- meter mountain passes and valleys with panoramic views, Engaged with the local people visiting villages and discover the unique lifestyle. Visit the important and biggest Nyingmapa monastery located at the hilltop offering a superb panoramic view of the valley. Immerse into the valley hiking through the pine forest and the breeding ground of endangered black-necked crane. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 Phobjikha – Paro

Retrace your journey back to iconic Paro valley crossing the Dochula Pass and Simtokha Dzong, the first dzong (a fortress built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Make a stop on your journey as you get good sights to enjoy the spectacular view. Then, stop at historic Tacchog Lhakhang, built by legendary architect Thangthong Gyelpo. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Explore Paro

Hike to famous Takshang monastery stands on a sheer cliff

with an elevation of 3000 m.

Discover the legendary history and meditate for a while. Then, walk back and visit the oldest Kyichu, Lhakhang. One of the 108 sites established by the Tibetan Emperor in the 7th century, Spend some time in the beautiful Paro town with our representatives. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 Departure

Today, our representatives will escort you to the Paro international airport for your departure.

Tour ends.

Package Inclusions
  • Accommodation at 3star Hotels or Resort
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Tea/coffee & bottle of water on the trip
  • Airport transfer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private luxury vehicles/driver and English speaking guide for internal transfer and sightseeing
  • All touring and Monument pass
  • Visa & Route permit processing assistance
  • Flight reservation assistances
  • Tradition game of Archery/ darts at chosen Hotels/Resort
  • Local farmhouse dinner
  • Sustainable development fee ($65 per night)
  • Bhutan visa fee ($40 person)
  • Museum & other entry fees
  • Bhutanese Gho & Kira (traditional costumes of Bhutan to wear on your trip)
  • Bhutanese Sim Card (1 tourist sim card in the group)