Trekking in Nepal
Tourism Licence No: 1948/072

Paro Festival Cultural Tour - 8 Days


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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

  • Place of the Thunder Dragon
  • Sightseeing in Paro and Thimphu
  • Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest)
  • Festival activites
  • Drugyel Dzong
Paro festival cultural tours offer you the great chance to observe Paro Tsechu, a fascinating visual and cultural spectacle unique to Bhutan. Paro Tsechu is Bhutan’s largest and most resplendent festival of masked dance performed with ritualized reenactments of mythical struggles between good and evil forces.
Paro festival cultural tour offers great experience of the living culture and great sense of hospitality of Bhutanese in the Himalayan kingdom Bhutan and last Buddhist kingdom in the world reflects the living tradition of Buddhism. Besides experiencing the pristine nature and harmonious society, Bhutan tour is best characterized as observing spectacular Dzong and vibrant Buddhist culture, ancient monasteries and stupas which symbolize the profund expression of Buddhism. We observe Tsechu in Paro and then visit the cultural and historical sites in Paro and Thimphu imcluding Kylchu Lhakhang, Taktshang,Drukgyel, Ruin Dzong, ,memorial chorten, changangkha Lhakhang with tour of Punakha.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Bhutan Paro from Bangkok or Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Paro festival. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 03: Paro festival. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 04: Paro to Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 05: Thimphu to Punakha tour. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 06: Punakha exploration. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 07: Punakha to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 08: Departure 

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation under twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner in local restaurants and hotels.
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary.
  • Museum & Monuments entrance fee.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • Government Royalty

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

​Fly to Bhutan Paro from Bangkok or Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will meet you and bring up to the hotel. Afternoon we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country then drive to north end of Paro valley to visit Drukgyel Ruin Dzong. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included: Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2

​Paro festival

Engage whole day attend the annual Paro Tshechu, Bhutan’s largest and most resplendent festival. Masked dancers perform ritualized reenactments of mythical struggles between good and evil forces. Accompanied by Tibetan musicians and the antics of the sacred clown (atsaras), the Tshechu is a fascinating visual and cultural spectacle unique to Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3

​Paro festival

At morning we will visit the festival and at afternoon we drive north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger’s nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley. This hike up to tiger’s nest takes about 2 hours uphill for an average hiker. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4

​Paro to Thimphu

Today we will check out from the hotel and drive to Thimphu. Driving about one and half hour we will reach at Thimphu and check into the hotel. Take rest for a while and at afternoon visit memorial chorten built in the memory of our 3rd king then we will drive to Buddha view point. From here we get chance to see magnificent view of the temple. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, oldest temple in the valley. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

Thimphu to Punakha tour

At morning we will visit traditional handmade paper mill, school of arts and crafts where students learn thirteen different arts use predominantly in Bhutan, folk heritage museum, national library and the traditional institute of medicine. Then we will drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

Punakha exploration

Today we will visit Punakha Dzong, where houses are the most elaborated temple in the country. This is one of the finest examples of Bhutanese rich in art and architecture. Then we drive up to visit the souvenir making center for girls supported by youth development fund. After taking lunch we visit the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang or the temple of fertility associated with religious art of Phallus. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7

​Punakha to Paro

Today, we return back to Paro. Driving about three and half hours we reach at paro. After lunch we visit national museum of Paro, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings and at evening back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8

​Departure

Today is your departure time so we will drop you to the airport to take your flight. (Meal Included:  Breakfast)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation under twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner in local restaurants and hotels.
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
  • Private transport within Bhutan (Toyota coach / Tucson / Santafe / Land cruiser / Prado) as per itinerary.
  • Museum & Monuments entrance fee.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • Government Royalty

Cost Excludes

  • Tourism Development Fund of US$10 per person
  • Visa Fee of US$40 per person
  • Air ticket(flight fare)
  • Bank fee of US$30 only
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
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Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Days
Accomodation: Hotel
Type: Easy
Activities : Tour / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12 pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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