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Punakha Tsechu

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Difficulty Level
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    Grade * (Easy)
    Punakha Domchoe 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

10 Days.

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Trip Budget

USD 2750

Punakha Tsechu

Punakha Tsechu festival is a typical mask dance, which is more colorful and exciting. Punakha Dromchoe is eight days long festival that is devoted to goddess Mahakala.

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


Punakha festival is a typical mask dance, which is more colorful and exciting. Punakha Dromchoe is eight days long festival that is devoted to goddess Mahakala. It is hosting in dramatic recreation of the scene from the 17th century battle with Tibetan Army. The local militiamen wear traditional battle gear and reenact the scene. The victory escorted in a period of newfound internal peace.

During the tour you will visit Punakha (1800m), Thimpu and Paro (2400m). The Dzongs, Museums, Temples, farmhouse are the main places to visit in Paro and Thimpu. Excursion to Taktsang Monastery is worth-full hiking, which is admired religious place of Paro.

Detailed Itinerary

  • February 24
    Arrival at Paro Airport

    The Druk Air, a national airline of Bhutan takes you in Paro. Cool, clean and fresh air is the first present of Bhutan when you step out from the plane. Afterward clearing the VISA control and customs you will be welcomed by our airport representative and take you to the hotel. Once check in the hotel you will visit some place of Paro such as Ta Dzong (national Museum) and Paro Rimpung Dzong on the way to cross the Cantilever Bridge (Built in 16th Century).

    Overnight at a hotel
  • February 25
    Scenic drive from Paro to Thimphu

    After breakfast drive to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. During the day you will visit National Library, where you can see the collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts that are also known as Painting School. Folk Heritage Museum, which holds Bhutanese culture, materials. The National Memorial Chorten, Trashichho dzong, and Bhutanese Handicrafts exhibiting are the attraction of the day.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • February 26
    Drive from Thimphu to Punakha

    Today you are going to visit Punakha, which is an ancient capital of Bhutan. The road to Punakha is ascent steeply through the forest and pass the Dochula Pass (3050m). This pass always offers you a perfect panoramic view of Himalayan mountain ranges. After having short tea break you will decent to Punakha Valley, along with the hairpin turn to the valley and continue to the hotel. Afterward the lunch you move to visit Punakha Dzong, located between Mo Chu and Pho Chu rivers.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • February 27 to March 01
    Festival activities in Punakha

    Enjoy the festival of Punakha Domchoe.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • March 02
    Hiking and village exploration in Gangtey and afternoon drive to Paro

    You will back to Paro by following the same route.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • March 03
    Sightseeing around Paro

    Sightseeing once again in Paro.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • March 04
    Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest)

    Today you will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery a dramatic Tiger Nest built in 1600; incredible monastery grips to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m. According to the history, a Guru called Padma Sambhava landed here on the back of flying tiger to meditate. He had meditated there for three months and established Buddhism.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • March 05
    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.


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Trip Includes

  1. Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  2. Welcome drinks, presentation of country and tour briefing
  3. Twin sharing government approved standard accommodation during the tour.
  4. English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guides for all service
  5. All entrance fees of Monument and Museum as per itinerary.
  6. All meals;breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee during the tour/stay in Bhutan
  7. Cultural traditional mask dance in the evening with beverage. (For Group Tours)
  8. Drinking mineral water will provide during the tour.
  9. Government Royalty (which is 35% of $200) this goes to the countrys health & education projects.
  10. Private tourist vehicle & driver within Bhutan.
  11. Luggage vans & light trucks for group travel
  12. All our government taxes.
  13. Official expense.
  14. Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance.

Trip Exclude

  1. Bottled, alcoholic,cold drinks, room service and cart meals.
  2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  3. International airfares and taxes
  4. Photography charges (if and when applicable).
  5. Personal Equipment.
  6. Tips for staffs (Tipping is expected.)
  7. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  8. Druk air flights (please contact us for the Druk air flight booking)

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Annapurna Base Camp. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.


  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  7. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in mountain, which affect our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  8. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.


  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Two pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
  5. A pair cotton pants
  6. Especially for the women a full length skirt.


  1. At least two pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers
  3. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea


Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc


  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relax during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to void that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note:
The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Paro and Thimphu
  • Taktsang Monastery
  • Festival Activites
  • Drugyel Dzong
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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