Festival tours

  • Thimphu Festival

    The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Padmasambhava-"one who was born from a lotus flower ", popularly known under the name of " Guru Rimpoche " the Precious Teacher. This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan region of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, etc around 800 A.D. The biography of Guru Rimpoche is highlighted by 12 episodes on the model of the Buddha Shakyamuni's life. Each episode is commemorated around the year on the 10th day of the month by "the Tshechu "which has become the name of a very popular festival. The dates and the duration of the festival vary from one district to another but they always take a place on or around the 10th day of the month according to the Bhutanese calendar.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive Paro- Drive to Thimphu, Check in Hotel

    Day 2 Thimphu, witness Festival

    Day 3 Thimphu, witness Festival and Sightseeing

    Day 4 Thimphu to Punakha

    Day 5 Punakha to Gangtey,Valley Hike

    Day 6 Gangtey to Wangdue

    Day 7 Wangdue to Paro,

    Day 8 Paro, Day excursion to Tiger's nest

    Day 9 Depart Paro

  • Paro Festival

    Paro Tshechu (festival) is one of the biggest religious celebrations of the Bhutanese year. It has been held annually since the 17th century when Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of the state of Bhutan, and the Ponpo Rigzin Nyingpo initiated the festival together with the consecration of Paro Dzong (fortress) in 1644. The 5 day festival is observed in three parts-prefestival rituals a day before the festival, ceremonies are undertaken on the first day inside the Paro Dzong, and the main festivities on the festival ground on the remaining 4 days.

    The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Padmasambhava-"one who was born from a lotus flower ", popularly known under the name of " Guru Rimpoche " the Precious Teacher. This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan region of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, etc around 800 A.D. The biography of Guru Rimpoche is highlighted by 12 episodes on the model of the Buddha Shakyamuni's life. Each episode is commemorated around the year on the 10th day of the month by "the Tshechu "which has become the name of a very popular festival. The dates and the duration of the festival vary from one district to another but they always take a place on or around the 10th day of the month according to the Bhutanese calendar.

    Brief Itineraty

    Day1 Arrive Paro, Check in Hotel

    Day 2 Paro, witness Festival

    Day 3 Paro attend Festival and Sightseeing

    Day 4 Paro toThimphu

    Day 5 Thimphu sightseeing

    Day 6 Thimphu to Punakha

    Day 7 Punakha to Gangtey

    Day 8 Gangtey to Wangdue

    Day 9 Wangdue to Paro

    Day 10 Paro, excursion to Tiger's nest

    Day 11 Depart Paro

  • Punakha Festivals

    Punakha festival consists of typical masked dances which are very colourful and interesting, the events and enactments are different on each day. Punakha Dromchoe is a five day long festival dedicated to the goddess Mahakala. The religious aspects are performed in the same manner as in early times. On the last day, a play of warriors going off to war is enacted.

    Brief itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive Paro, Paro –Thimphu, Check in hotel

    Day 2 Thimphu Sightseeing

    Day 3 Thimphu –Punakha

    Day 4 Punakha Festivals

    Day 5Punakha Domchoe and Sightseeing

    Day 6 Wangdi-Thimphu

    Day 7 Thimphu-Paro

    Day 8 Paro- Short Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery

    Day 9 Depart Paro

  • Trashigang Festival

    This "Meeting Guardian of East Festival Tour" provides you glimpses of Mystical world of Buddhist Kingdom. It provides firm understanding of why Mask dances are worshipped, and the festival so important for Buddhist practitioners. This tour also gives you insight of this Himalayan Kingdom in best possible way.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive Paro, Check in Hotel

    Day 2 Paro, Day excursion to Tiger's nest

    Day 3 Paro to Thimphu,

    Day 4 Thimphu city area excursion

    Day 5 Thimphu to Punakha

    Day 6 Punakha to Gangtey, Valley hike

    Day 7 Gangtey to Trongsa

    Day 8 Trongsa to Bumthang

    Day 9 Bumthang sightseeing

    Day 10 Bumthang to Mongar

    Day 11 Mongar to Trashigang

    Day 12 Trashigang, witness Festival

    Day13 View the Thongdrels

    Day 14 Drive to Samdrup Jongar

    Day 15 Depart Bhutan.

  • Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang Festival

    Jampa lhakhang is located in Bumthang.Jampa Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in the kingdom. It was founded by, Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King in the 7th century AD. The king was destined to build 108 temples known as Thadhul- Yangdhul (temples on and across the border) in a day to subdue the demoness that was residing in the Himalayas. The temple is one of the two of the 108 built in Bhutan. The other is the Kichu lhakhang in Paro, believed to have been built on the same day. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche visited the site several times and deemed it exceptionally sacred. Chakhar Gyab, the king of the Iron Castle of Bumthang renovated the temple in the 8th century AD. The first king of Bhutan, Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck constructed the Dus Kyi Khorlo (Kala Chakra- Wheel of Time) inside the temple, to commemorate his victory over his rivals Phuntsho Dorji of Punakha and Alu Dorji of Thimphu after the battle of Changlimithang in 1885. Later, Ashi Wangmo, the younger sister of the second king of Bhutan, built the Chorten lhakhang.

    Brief itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive Paro

    Day 2 Paro – Thimphu

    Day 3 Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue

    Day 4 Punakha/Wangdue-Trongsa

    Day 5 Trongsa-Bumthang

    Day 6 Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang Festival

    Day 7 Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang Festival

    Day 8 Bumthang – Punakha via Phojikha

    Day 9 Punakha-Paro

    Day 10 A Day Hike to Taktsang Goempa ( Tiger's Nest Monastery) in Paro

    Day 11 Depart Paro