the Thimphu Festival 2020 - 8 Days

Thimphu Tshechu Festival - see the colourful masked dance performances and other cultural displays at the city's most popular event, Paro - Enjoy a guided tour of the city, including the National Museum and Rinphung Dzong , Punakha Valley - Hike up to Chimi Lhakhand Temple (the temple of Divine Madman) and camp next to scenic Mo Chu River , Picturesque villages of Talo or Nobgang - where we explore the ancestral home of the Queen Mothers of Bhutan, Dochula Pass - Himalayan peaks - Masagang, Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugang, Gangkar Punsum, Thimphu - Explore Bhutan’s capital city including, the Memorial Chorten, Kuenselphodrang, a handmade paper factory and Drubthob Nunnery, Handicraft Emporium - Browse through beautiful hand-woven and crafted products in Thimphu , Tiger’s Nest Monastery - Hike up to this famous Buddhist monastery perched on a cliff face

Destination: Himalayas

Travel Dates: 2020-09-23

Duration: 8 days

Company: ON THE GO TOURS

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Inclusions

  • 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)

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.
no breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
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..
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
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.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
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.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
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
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
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.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
Day 7, Paro
Visit to Taktshang Pelphung Monastery or Tiger’s Nest Monastery and enjoy a traditional Bhutanese dinner at a farm house.
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
Day 8, Paro
Wednesday 30 September 2020. Tour ends, departure transfer to Paro airport.
1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

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