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Paro Tshechu Festival (April 2017)

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Difficulty Level
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    Grade * (Easy)
    Paro Tshechu Tour is a festival and sightseeing tour so there isn’t any long hours of walking. We do visit many monasteries, Museums and night markets therefore we do some walking. We also travel by transport over high altitudes which could cause symptoms of altitude sickness that will generally disappear once we descend. A basic level of fitness is required for this tour.

     

Trip Duration

8 Days.

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Trip Budget

USD 2000

Paro Tshechu Festival (April 2017)

Paro Tsechu festival is the most popular and busiest festivals of Bhutan. The dances are performed by the trained monks with wearing traditional costumes and mask.

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Overview

Paro Tsechu festival is the most popular and busiest festivals of Bhutan. The dances are performed by the trained monks with wearing traditional costumes and mask.  The festival features four days of Cham (ritual religious dance) followed by the pre-dawn unfurling of giant Thanks ( Painted religious pictures).  Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. The highlight of  Paro Tsechu is the unfurling of the silk Thangka – so large it covers the face of an entire building and is considered one of the most sacred blessings in the whole of Bhutan.

 

  • Start From: Paro.
  • Finish At: Paro.
  • Countries: Bhutan
  • Destination: Paro.
  • Max. Altitude:3050 Meters.
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code:
  • Group size: Minimum 1.
  • Activities : Festival Tours and Sightseeing.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Apr 05
    Arrival at Paro Airport

    Our airport representative will meet upon your arrival and transferred to the hotel.


    Overnight at hotel
  • Apr 06
    Scenic drive from Paro to Thimphu

    Early morning drive to capital city Thimpu, it is about approximately 90 minutes drive from Paro. In Thimpu, we will visit the National Library of Bhutan, which has preserved the ancient historical and religious books, Buddhist text and manuscript. We visit painting school, textile and folk heritage museum, also we visit National memorial Chorten, Trashichoo Dzong, Bhutanese handicraft.


    Overnight at hotel
  • Apr 07
    Drive from Thimphu to Punakha

    Today we drive to Punakha, the most popular valley of Bhutan. It takes about 3 hours through the forest of cedar, pine and festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula Pass (3,050m), which offers beautiful Himalayan ranges. Along the road we take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple, which is dedicated to The Great Yogi Drukpa Kuenley, and also believed that the temples bless to the women who seek the fertility.


    Overnight at hotel
  • Apr 08
    Drive Punakha to Gangtey and same day hiking and Village exploration in Gangtey
    Overnight at a hotel
  • Apr 09
    Drive Gangtey to Paro

    Follow the same route, drive back to Paro.


    Overnight at hotel
  • Apr 10
    Full day at Paro festival

    Enjoy the Mask Dance Festival Event of Paro Tshechu.


    Overnight at hotel
  • Apr 11
    Sightseeing around Paro and Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest)

    During the tour, we visit National Museum and Rimpung Dzong, also we visit Drugyel Dzong- victory fortress built in 1647. On a clear day, we can see the Mount Jomalhari from the northern battlements.

    We hike up to Taktsang Monastery ( Tigers Nest) through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The monastery was built on the 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley. According to the history, the Guru Padmasambhava brought the Buddhism in Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tiger.


    Overnight at hotel
  • Apr 12
    Transfer to international airport for your final departure

    After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Paro International Airport for your flight departure from Bhutan.


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Trip Includes

1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus (all airport transfers).
2. A standard government approved accommodation (in twin share rooms) for the duration of the tour.
3. Service of licensed English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guides.
4. All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum entrance Fees as per itinerary.
5. All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for the whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
6. Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on Day 1 evening with welcome drinks.
7. Cultural afternoon/evening consisting of traditional mask dances & folk dances (with beverages) ~ For Group Tours
8. Mineral water supply for the trek or tour.
9. Government Royalty (which is 35% of $200) this goes to the countrys health & education projects.
10. Private Transport & Driver within Bhutan. (Imported Prado’s, Micro Buses & Toyota Coaster Buses)
11. Toyota 4 X 4 luggage vans & light trucks for group travel
12. All our government taxes.
13. Tourist service charge, vat.
14. Official expense. 15. Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance.

Trip Exclude

1. Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service and al a cart meals.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfares and airport departure tax.
4. Photography charges (if and when applicable).
5. Items of a personal nature such as laundry.
6. Personal Equipment.
7. Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby. (Tipping is expected.)
8. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Altitude Sickness Info

Equipment List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items to be brought by you for the Paro Tshechu in Bhutan. The personal items are of individual interest and choice. The most important fact you should consider is the time of the year, region and altitude that you will be travelling in.

In a supported tour, heavy luggage items are transported by vehicle or when trekking is required items will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations during the tour. Your personal belongings which you may for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by you in your day pack.

Recommended Equipment list for Paro Tshechu Bhutan.
• Duffel or Rucksack bag (This should be nice with good zipper)
• Daypack
• Walking pants
• Full - sleeves shirt
• Jumper or pile jacket
• T - shirts
• Sandals
• Light cotton socks
• Woollen socks
• Sun hat
• Gloves
• Sun block for lips
• Sun lotion
• Sunglasses
• Thermal Long underwear
• Water bottle
• Sewing kit
• Medical & first aid kit
• Flash light
• Batteries and bulbs
• Swiss army knife
• Personal towel
• Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled

Please Note: As for a dress code, you should be aware that Bhutanese are conservative in their dress and do get offended by the sight of tourists wearing tight fitting, skimpy clothes. Shorts, singlets and hats are not advisable at any time and must not be worn to visit monasteries, dzongs and other religious institutions. These are offensive to locals, especially on women.

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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Paro and Thimphu
  • Taktsang Monastery
  • Festival Activites
  • Drugyel Dzong
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