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Thimphu Festival Tour

7 Nights 8 Days

Thimphu festival is one of the biggest and popular festivals that thousands of people from various regions cheer up for three days. The trained performers hold the mask dances and cultural performances at Tendrel Thang (festival ground). The special events are to bless visitors, preach Buddhist dharma, and protect from misfortune exorcising all evils. The people also need to get a break from their usual work and celebrates with their families, relatives, and loved ones wearing beautiful costumes and jewelry. Our insightful representatives will sight you with backgrounds and histories. All our expeditions can be adjusted to suit your preference as you desire.

Paro, Punakha Gangtey & Paro

Day 1 Paro – Thimphu

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 Thimphu Festival

Start your day visiting majestic Thimphu Tashichho

dzong, seats for some ministries, His majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Cheer the festival with our representative and local people at the festival ground. They will perform Amazing mask dances and cultural performances, and the people wear beautiful patterns of costumes. Visit markets before you leave for the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Thimphu – Punakha

Unfold your day visiting the oldest changangkha Lhakhang, famous for getting auspicious names for newborn babies and blessings for the children, followed by The folk Heritage Museum and the National Textile Museum. Then, drive to magical Punakha valley. Stopover at Dochula pass to enjoy the panoramic view of Himalayan ranges and the beautiful sights of 108 stupas. Finally, visit the famous fertility temple located on the hilltop on your way to Punakha valley. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Explore Punakha

Begin your day by visiting the majestic Punakha Dzong, beautifully built at the confluence of two rivers and the longest suspension bridge of the valley adorned with colorful prayer flags. Next, hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, built by Queen’s mother, is a classic example of Bhutanese architecture and arts. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley from the top. Retrace your walk to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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)