the Thimphu Festival 2020 - 8 Days

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Departure dates

2020-09-23

What's included

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners.
6 nights 3-4 star hotels and 1 night camping near the banks of scenic Mo Chu River.
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 & day 8 (only).
Guided sightseeing of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and the Punakha Valley.
Traditional Bhutanese dinner at a farm house, giving you the opportunity to interact with a local family.
Escorted by a licensed English-speaking local tour guide.
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles.
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing.
All Bhutan government royalties and taxes.
Bhutan Visa fee and travel Permit (excludes visa admin fee of USD$20 pp, payable upon arrival).

Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - Paro Wednesday 23 September 2020. We will be there to meet you upon your arrival and transfer you through to your hotel. Free time is offered to relax or explore independently.
  • Day 2 - Punakha Today we drive to beautiful Punakha Valley, where we take a hike, 1.5 - 2 hour hike up to Chimi Lhakhang Temple - dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley (also known as the Divine Mad Monk). We then explore Punakha Dzong, before travelling to our camp for the evening..
  • Day 3 - Punakha Today we hike (approximately 2 - 2.5 hours) to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a stunning temple with impressive views of the valley below. We then explore the villages of Talo and after a picnic lunch we visit the Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery, and then drive to Thimphu.
  • Day 4 - Thimphu Tshechus are grand occasions where entire communities come together. The 3 day event marks the tenth day of the lunar calendar and honours the birthday of Guru Rimpoche Padmasambhava, an Indian Saint. Witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialise with the locals, that are dressed in their best for the festivities.
  • Day 5 - Thimphu Today's ightseeing highlights include the Memorial Chorten - a beautiful stupa, the world's biggest Buddha Dordenma statue and enjoy the views of Thimphu Valley. We'll also explore workshops to see a wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven textiles, paper, jewellery and artwork
  • Day 6 - Thimphu Today we'll see incredible views of three different types of Stupas – Bhutanese, Tibetan and Nepalese,the Tachogang Iron chain bridge, Lhakhang Templem, National Museum and Kichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest temples in the Kingdom.
  • Day 7 - Paro Visit to Taktshang Pelphung Monastery or Tiger’s Nest Monastery and enjoy a traditional Bhutanese dinner at a farm house.
  • Day 8 - Paro Wednesday 30 September 2020. Tour ends, departure transfer to Paro airport.
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