8 days, 7 nights
Duration

Ekno Travels brings you face to face with Bhutanese culture in our Paro Tsechu Festival Tour. The colorful festival brings together rural and urban communities in Bhutan in a celebration filled with performance, music, and various wares to purchase. The focal point of the Tsechu is the Cham Dance, a form of meditative dance.

Spend your time in and around Paro and surrounding regions of Bhutan savoring the elaborate masked dancing with locals, browsing the vendors that line the street, and hiking in the majestic Himalayas that define this small nation. Bhutan is extremely conscious of the impact of tourism on the natural environment, a sentiment reflected in your accommodations, and homestays. If environmental consciousness and less traveled roads are for you, Ekno Travels’ Paro Bhutan Tour is your next adventure.

 

TOUR DATES 9-16 April 2017
TOUR COST US$2995 per person twin share
* Prices based on minimum 6 people with English speaking guide
DURATION 8 days, 7 nights
Map Festival tour of Paro - Bhutan

Additional information

DestinationIndia
Groupsize10
Day 1

9 April 2017

Transfer from International Airport to your hotel. Welcome to Bhutan! After checking into your hotel, we’ll take off on a sightseeingtour around Paro. Visit the Paro Tsechu festival to enjoy the mask dances. Overnight Paro.
Day 2

10 April 2017

Post breakfast, spend the day at the Paro Tsechu festival observing the masked dances, chanting, and rhythmic instrumentation. Overnight Paro.
Day 3

11 April 2017

Today is the last day of Paro Tsechu festival. Wake up before sunrise to watch as the magnificent Throngdul “Thangka” is unfolded. This is the culmination of the Festival and accompanied by the triumphant rise and falls of horns and drums. Return to the hotel for breakfast and drive to Punakha, the capital of Bhutan until the 60’s.
Overnight Punakha.
Day 4

12 April 2017

Tour Punakha Dzong Chimmi Lhagang, a famous fertility temple. This lush agricultural region is known for its rice cultivation. We’ll leisurely tour the surrounding countryside after visiting the temple.
Overnight Punakha.
Day 5

13 April 2017

Drive to Bumthang, enroute stop at Trongsa and Chumey valley to see the yak wool weavers. In Bumthang, visit Kurjey Lhakang, the final resting place of the first three kings of Bhutan. After, we’ll head to Jambey Lhakang, a Maitreya temple. In the evening, we’ll walk around Bumthang and visit the Swiss dairy. Overnight Bumthang.
Day 6

14 April 2017

Today, we’ll take a day trip to the spectacular Tang valley. Take in the scenery as we walk to the Ugyenchoeling Palace and visit the Towadrak monastery. In the evening, we return to Bumthang. Overnight Bumthang.
Day 7

15 April 2017

After breakfast, we check out of our hotel in Bumthang and drive to Gangtey, in central Bhutan. When we arrive, we’ll visit the Gangtey Monastery and explore the area by foot. At night, we’ll stay with a local family, offering a unique peak at life in this remote valley.
Overnight: Bumthang
Day 8

16 April 2017

Head out early as we drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. We’ll visit Tashichodzong, the head of the Bhutan’s civil government, and visit the Handicraft Emporium to pick up some local crafts as we prepare to return home.
Overnight: Thimphu

INCLUDES

Professional English speaking guide, driver and private small coach.
All touring & transfers throughout your journey.
Bhutanese style 3 star hotel accommodation with private bathrooms.
All meals.
All entrance fees and sightseeing.
Bhutan visa fees, Bhutan government royalties and local taxes
Professionally Operated by Bhutan Tourism Corporation – BTCL

EXCLUDES

Drukair flights to/from Bhutan are additional *
Items of a personal nature, phone calls, laundry, drinks etc.
Tipping – Travel Insurance – which is mandatory to enter Bhutan.

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