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Thimphu Festival Tours
(7 Days / 6 Nights)

The Tsechu / festival are a religious festival in honor of Guru Rinpoche, who brought the Buddhism to this country in 8th century. The Bhutanese dressed in their finest, come from all over for the festivities of the Thimphu Tsechu. It is believed one who witnesses the festival/the tsechu will bestow with much luck, they gain merits and their wishes are realized. The tsechu is also a yearly social gathering where people rejoice together.
The Thimphu Tsechu or Thimphu festival is held in the courtyard of the Tashichho dzong. Since every year number of visitors, both tourist and Bhutanese are increasing very much where all the people can not accommodate in the courtyard and the dance place is being constructed outside where more people can witness and enjoy the Thimphu Tsechu luxury. Most dances in the program have religious significance. Folk dance by the Royal Academy of Performing Arts is interspersed with religious or mask dance. 
The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th temporal ruler, Tenzin Rabgye in 1670 on the 8th month of Bhutanese calendar to commemorate the birth of Guru Rinpoche.

DAY 01. BKK/PBH – PARO
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro National Museum.
Lunch in the town. After lunch we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro

DAY 02. PARO – PUNAKHA
Today we will drive to Punakha over Dochula pass. The drive will take about 5hours. From Dochula pass, we can see the eastern Himalayas mountain ranges on clear days.
Lunch at Dochula cafeteria. First we will drive to Wangdue Phodrang and visit the Wangdue dzong. On reaching Lobesa, we will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. We have to walk about 25minute from the road point. The temple is also known as the temple of fertility.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Punakha.

DAY 03. PUNAKHA – THIMPHU
In the morning we will hike to Khamsum Yule Namgyel Chorten. We have to walk about 45minutes up steep. Then we will visit Punakha dzong, it was the winter capital of Bhutan until 1955 when the capital was permanently shifted to Thimphu. It still served as the winter resident for the monk body and drive to Thimphu.
Lunch at hotel, Punakha. After lunch drive to Thimphu.
Dinnera nd over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 04. THIMPHU HALT
Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival.
Lunch picnic lunch or in the hotel, Thimphu. At around 3.30PM we will visit memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 05. THIMPHU HALT
Enjoy by witnessing the ThimphuFestival.
Lunch picnic lunch or in the hotel, Thimphu. At around 3.30PM we will visit Drupthop Lhakhang and handicraft emporiums.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 06. THIMPHU – PARO
After the breakfast, we will drive to Paro. On reaching Paro we will hike to the viewpoint of Taktshang, (Tiger’s Nest) monastery. We have to walk about 1hours & 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. After enjoying the view & photographs and lunch we will walk back. On our way back we will visit the one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang and then stroll around the Paro town.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro.

DAY 07. PARO – AIRPORT
Today we will drive to Paro international Airport to catch the flight to your next destination. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey back home and hope to see you again in Bhutan.

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