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Thimphu Tshechu Festival

land of thundering dragon with unique ancient culture and colorful festivals

Trip Summary

Tour Accommodation
Hotels on full board
Tour grade
Leisure to Moderate
Bhutan tour
07 nights & 08 days.
Activities
fly in and fly out, scenic drive and tour with festivals.
Total Trip
10 nights & 11 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Tshechu Festivals
Festival dates 30th Oct to 8th November (the above dates can differ please contact us for right time to be in this festivals which is held as per Buddhist calendar)

Trip Highlights

tour around best places of Bhutan with interesting Thimphu Tshechu Festivals,
exciting journey visiting famous Takshing Monastery and ancient Dzong and Forts,
in the land of colorful festivals with tour of beautiful Bhumthang country side,
observe the rich cultures and customs of Bhutanese as it was past many centuries.

Trip Overview

View Nepal proudly present an amazing tour in Bhutan to witness famous and main events of Thimphu Tshechu Festival, full of exciting colorful dance programs started by 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 AD.

The Tshechu consisted of only a few dances being performed strictly by monks. These were the Zhanachham and the ZhanaNgachham (Dances of the 21 Black Hats), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Ground), and the Tung.

After an enjoyable time in Paro and Thimphu this wonderful tours takes you to another best areas of Bhutan at Bhumthang countryside, where you can observe true Bhutanese life style and cultures of simple joyous harmony and witness another colorful festival called Prakar.

This marvelous Thimphu Tshechu with Prakar Festivals concludes with a drive back to Thimphu and Paro for the flight back to Kathmandu or other respective destinations.

Thimphu Tshechu Festival: Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,280 / 7,524 ft via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: In Paro 2,280m / 7,524 ft for sightseeing tour.
Day 05: Drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) – 02 hrs journey.
Day 06: In Thimphu observe Thimphu Tshechu festival.
Day 07: Drive to Bumthang 2,600 m / 8,580 ft – 06 hrs journey.
Day 08: At Bumthang local tour and observe Prakar Festival.
Day 09: Drive back to Thimphu 198 k.m. -05 hrs journey.
Day 10: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
Day 11: International departure for home ward bound.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Bhutan visa and applicable  Bhutan travel permit.
  3. Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  4. Kathmandu valley sight seeing with a car and local tour guide.
  5. Twin sharing accommodation in Bhutan at tourist standard hotels, lodge-guest house on full board (B-L-D).
  6.  Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  7.  All private  transportation in Bhutan as per group size.
  8.  Service of Bhutanese guides and staff with daily wages-medical  insurance, meals allowance.
  9.  Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  10. Airfare Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu (if flying back to Nepal after Bhutan trip)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa and International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  •  Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Bhutan, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Personal travel gear or equipment.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation and personal medical kit.
  •  Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / hers owns expenses.
  • Tips for guide and driver (optional)
  •  Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear).

Thimphu Tshechu Festival Detail Itinerary

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will receive with a warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After refresh join the other group member for trip orientation and briefing by our guide / leader regarding Bhutan Trip, hotels, do and don’ts along with evening group dinner.

In Kathmandu morning sightseeing tour at places of interest, Kathmandu is steeped with historical and cultural monuments listed in World Heritage by UNESCO, all tour accompanied by expert cultural tour guide, after a great time back to hotel, afternoon free at leisure and trip to Bhutan preparations.

Depending upon the flight time to Paro, Bhutan either morning or in afternoon time, Destination Holidays staff transfer you with a short drive to Kathmandu international airport, after checking in boarding in Bhutan national carrier “Druk Air” a super scenic flight to Paro with amazing views of high snow capped peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga and on reaching at Paro airport with mountains of Bhutan.

At Paro airport after immigration and visa formalities our guide in Bhutan will receive for the drive to respective hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure.

Morning after having breakfast in respective hotels, our native guide of Bhutan will take you on a pleasant walk or short drive and hour uphill steep climb to Bhutan’s famous old Taksang Monastery known as Tiger's nest. A place for retreats and meditation of many Buddhist monks and high priest of Bhutan, the monastery located within the overhanging rock cliff with superb views of Paro town and snow capped peaks towards north, from here with steep downhill a short drive to visit 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.

Morning after breakfast depart for the capital city of Bhutan after a wonderful time in Paro, this is an interesting drive of two hours through the countryside dotted with farm villages and terraces with typical Bhutanese landscapes and Buddhist culture architecture villages.

Driving leads at Thimphu one of the few modern city of Bhutan and a capital, interesting to know that Thimphu the only city in the whole world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police and a whistle.

In Thimphu check into the best hotels, after refreshment and lunch our guide will take you on a tour of memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.

Morning after breakfast our native take you to respective festival monastery to observe the colorful Thimphu Tshechu initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 AD the Tshechu consisted of only a few dances being performed strictly by monks. These were the Zhanachham and the ZhanaNgachham (Dances of the 21 Black Hats), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Ground), and the Tung.
After a nice and interesting moment afternoon free to explore the Bhutanese market area.

After a nice time at Thimphu drive to Bumthang one of nicest countryside in central east Bhutan, where you witness Bhutanese people with their traditional way of living as it was for many past centuries. Here again enjoy the famous Prakar Festival held annually in honor to natural spirit for good harvest.

These two days in Bhumtahg engrossed with colorful Prakar festival and interesting tour of Jakar Dzong, handloom shops, Tamzing Monastery, Kurjey temple, burning lake and Ura Valley/Ogyen Chholing Palace.

After a wonderful time in Bumthang area, morning drive to Thimphu on route tour around Punakha town, the earlier capital of Bhutan, and then reaching Thimphu for last overnight in Bhutan with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Depending upon flight time to Kathmandu or connecting with other Indian cities, our guide transfer you to Paro international airport for the flight back to Kathmandu, or flight to Delhi and respective destinations. For those flying back to Nepal on reaching Kathmandu airport View Nepal Treks staff transfer you back to hotel.

As per the flight for international departure to your home countries after a great experience and observing “Thimphu Tshechu Festivals”, with lovely tour, View Nepal Treks staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

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