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Bhutan - Tongsa Festival Tour ( 11 Days / 10 Nights )

 

Bhutan - Tongsa Festival with holidays

Places Covered: Paro - Thimpu - Punakha - Trongsa - Phobjikha - Thimphu - Paro

Day 01: Arrive at Paro

Upon arrival at Paro Airport, meet our tour representative at the airport and get transferred to Thimpu. On arrival, check in at the hotel in Thimpu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimpu – Punkaha

Post breakfast in the morning, set out for a sightseeing tour of Thimphu. The places you will visit in Thimpu include the National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Trashichhodzong, Handicrafts Emporium, Memorial Chorten and Textile & Folk Heritage Museum. Later, head straight to Punakha- the former capital of Bhutan. On the way, visit the Dochula Pass. Stay overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 03-05: Attend Folk Festival Tshechu

For three consecutive days, attend the folk festival Tshechu. It is a festival where people dressed in local attires and indulge in celebrations. Various competitions such as mask dances, archery, cuisine and dart are organized and the winners are given prizes. It is a great opportunity to witness the local lifestyle.

Bhutan - Tongsa Festival with holidays

Day 06: Punakha-Trongsa

Post breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Dochula Pass. En-route, treat your eyes with the spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan peaks such as Tsendagang, Terigang, Kangphugang, Zongphugang, Masagang, Jejegangphugang and Gangkar Puensum- the highest peak in Bhutan.

Later, head straight towards Wangduephodrang town. On arrival, have your lunch and proceed towards the Trongsa across Pelela pass (3,300 m ), the traditional boundary between east and west. On the way, make a stopover at Chendbji Chorten, an 18th century structure by a Lama known as Shida. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07: Trongsa-Phubjikha

Post breakfast in the morning, head straight to Phobjikha by crossing semi-tropical  dwarf bamboo and the rhododendron trees. Arrive in the broad glacier valley of Phobijika. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely stroll around Gangtey village and explore Gangtey Gompa. Stay overnight at the Camp in Phobjikha.

Day 08: Phobjikha-Thimphu

Today, drive back to Thimphu via Dochula Pass. On the way, halt for a hot tea or coffee at Cafeteria.

Bhutan - Tongsa Festival with holidays

Day 09: Thimphu-Paro

Start your day with a visit to the  National memorial chorten- a monument built to commemorate the third king  of Bhutan. Later, visit the Traditional Painting School and Textile Emporium. Thereafter, halt at National Library where ancient rolls are preserved.  Later, leave by road for Paro. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10: Paro

Post breakfast, start your day with a short trip to Paro’s upper valley. Enjoy  the scenic views of the Goddess Mt. Chomolhari. Later, return back to Taksang Monastery. During the 8th century, Guru Rimpoche is believed to have flown to the site on the back of a flying tiger and therefore it was named Taksang. Stay overnight at Paro hotel.

Day 11 Paro – Delhi

Post breakfast in the morning, bid adieu to the land of peaceful dragon and board the flight for onward destination.