Festival Tours

Festival Tours

FESTIVAL IN BHUTAN

In Bhutan there are a lot of Festival and they are very famous; for this matter they attract many people from all over the world.
Here below, we propose the most important festival with a “suggested tour”, which can be personalized  as you want. The prices are on request because they depend from the chosen accommodation (3/4/5 hotels) and from the availability that hotel have. Please contact us as soon as possible if you want to live this kind of experience!

 

THIMPHU TSHECHU FESTIVAL


PERIOD: September

The Thimphu Festival (Tsechu) is one of the grandest of Bhutan’s festivals and attracts the largest audience. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670. This festival also provides a great opportunity to witness locals gathered in their finest Gho’s and Kira’s in a celebration of their culture and faith. This tour also visits sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.

Suggested tour:
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 02: THIMPHU
DAY 03: THIMPHU
DAY 04: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA
DAY 05: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU – PARO
DAY 06: PARO
DAY 07: DEPART PARO

GANGTEY TSHECHU FESTIVAL


PERIOD: September/October

Gangtey Tshechu is a festival that is celebrated to commemorate the great deeds of 8th century Tantric master Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. Adorned with colorful costumes, the dances are performed with outstanding energy and locals gather to witness in their finest clothes.

Suggested tour:
DAY 01: PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 02: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
DAY 03: THIMPHU TO GANGTEY
DAY 04: GANGTEY FESTIVAL
DAY 05: GANGTEY TO PUNAKHA
DAY 06: PUNAKHA TO PARO
DAY 07: TIGER’S NEST HIKING
DAY 8: DEPART FROM PARO

PARO TSHECHU FESTIVAL


PERIOD: March - April

Paro Tsechu is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. A highlight of the Paro Tsechu is the unfurling of the silk Thangka – so large it covers the face of an entire building and is considered one of the most sacred blessings in the whole of Bhutan. The ‘Thangka, known in Bhutan as a ‘thongdroel’ is a religious picture scroll, and is only exhibited for a few hours at daybreak on the final day of the festival enabling the people to obtain its blessing. This holy scroll “confers liberation by the mere sight of it” (the meaning of the word ‘thongdroel’ in Bhutanese). This tour also takes advantage of the beautiful spring time growth with stunning hikes through the countryside to a Rhododendron forest in Phobjikha, as well as a visit to the Lamperi a Rhododendron Festival near Dochu La Pass. The sacred sites of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha are also featured

Suggested tour:
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO
DAY 02: PARO
DAY 03: PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 04: THIMPHU
DAY 05: THIMPHU – PHOBJIKHA
DAY 06: PHOBJIKHA – PUNAKHA (Shasila hike from Phobjikha to Kheleykha)
DAY 07: PUNAKHA
DAY 08: PUNAKHA – PARO
DAY 09: DEPART PARO

PUNAKHA TSHECHU FESTIVAL


PERIOD: February

Experience the spectacular Punakha Tsechu (Festival), held in the grounds of the magnificent Punakha Dzong. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Locals gather in a spirit of festivity, celebration and deep faith to witness unique masked dances and celebrations. The Tsechu is one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. Also visit sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and view the Black-Necked Cranes in the beautiful Phobjikha Valley.

Suggested tour:
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO
DAY 02: PARO
DAY 03: PARO – PUNAKHA
DAY 04: PUNAKHA
DAY 05: PUNAKHA – PHOBJIKHA VALLEY
DAY 06: PHOBJIKHA VALLEY – THIMPHU
DAY 07: THIMPHU
DAY 08: THIMPHU – PARO
DAY 09: DEPART PARO

JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUPCHEN

FESTIVAL
PERIOD: October/November

Discover the rich pageantry and festive atmosphere of the Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival set in the Bumthang Valley, Bhutan’s spiritual heartland. Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Local villagers gather in a spirit of festivity, celebration and deep faith to witness unique masked dances and celebrations. Also visit sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang.

Suggested tour:
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 02: THIMPHU
DAY 03: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA
DAY 04: PUNAKHA – TRONGSA – BUMTHANG
DAY 05: BUMTHANG
DAY 06: BUMTHANG
DAY 07: BUMTHANG – PUNAKHA
DAY 08: PUNAKHA – PARO
DAY 09: PARO
DAY 10: DEPART PARO

ROYAL HIGHLAND FESTIVAL


PERIOD: October

The Royal Highlander Festival will be organized in Laya this October. Driven by the underlying goal of making the Highlands a vibrant and thriving economy, the festival aims to promote the sustainable livelihood of highlanders, showcase highlander’s innovation, and exhibit the highlands as a pride of Bhutan. The festival brings together highlanders from other parts of Bhutan to exchange values, knowledge, skills and best practices related to highlands and yak farming. The festival is a landmark activity of Gasa Dzongkhag’s vision of Good to Great Gasa. The Good to Great Gasa is a vision inspired by His Majesty’s passion to make our country Great.

Traverse beautiful landscapes and varied vegetation from alpine shrubs to temperate forests. Come across snow-capped mountains to low valleys.

See ancient Bhutanese Heritage, History, and sacred Buddhist sites.

Visit sacred temples, medieval fortresses (Dzongs), museums etc.

Experience local lifestyles of Bhutan up-close.

Be immersed in the grandeur of the Himalayas; enjoy the pristine nature.

Experience and be part of the unique living culture of Bhutan

Suggested tour:
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO
DAY 02: GANGTEY VALLEY
DAY 03: GASA
DAY 04: GASA- LAYA: TREKKING
DAY 05: ROYAL HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL
DAY 06: LAYA – PUNAKHA
DAY 07: PUNAKHA – MENCHUNA VILLAGE
DAY 08:  MENCHUNA VILLAGE – PARO
DAY 09: PARO – TIGER’S NEST HIKE
DAY 10: DEPART