5D Bhutan Punakha Festival 2019

Join our 5D Bhutan Punakha Festival 2019 and see the best that Bhutan has to offer. The main highlight will be to experience the spectacular Punakha Tshechu ‘festival’ celebrated at the grounds of the towering Punakha Dzong. The festival consists of typical masked dances which are very colorful and interesting with the events and enactments being different each day. Join the locals gather in spirit of festivity, celebration and with deep faith to witness the festival.

Route : Paro – Thimphu – Punakha – Paro

Highlights : Attend Punakha Tshechu at Punaka Dzong, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Taktsang “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery

Day 1   Paro – Thimphu (L/D)

Your Bhutanese escort will greet you upon your arrival at Paro Airport, and then drive you the short distance to hotel. Paro is a picturesque valley with quaint clusters of hamlets amid terraced paddy fields. Although the site of the nation’s first airport Paro still retains tradition by way of architecture and farming.
After lunch, we will depart to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1½ hours. Thimphu has a population of about 98,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. In the evening visit the Handicrafts Emporium, which has all types of Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. Dinner and back to hotel for a good rest.

Day 2   Thimphu – Punakha (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will drive for about 3 hours to Punakha, and climb up the mountain road to Dochula La at 3,140m and view the spectacular sight of the Eastern Himalayas. Later we will descend through varied forests and finally witness the highly cultivated valley of Punakha.
Punakha Festival itself will be held at Punakha Dzong, followed by various mask dances and folk dancers. The Punakha Drubchen is a unique festival because it hosts a dramatic recreation of the scene from the 17th century battle with Tibetan Army. The ‘pazaps’ or local militia men, will be dressed in traditional battle gear and reenact the ancient battle scene. DOne enjoying the cultural performance, we will transfer you to your hotel in Punakha for overnight.

Day 3   Punakha – Paro (B/L/D)

After breakfast and check out hotel, we will drive back to Paro. On the way, we will make a stop at Buddha Dordenma Statue, one of the largest Buddha statue in the world. After lunch at Thimphu, we will continue our journey towards Paro.
Upon arrival in Paro, we will make a stop at Ta Dzong. Built in 1656 as a watchtower for Rinpung Dzong, now used as the National Museum which is a repository of not only precious works of art but also costumes, armor, and other hand crafted objects of daily life that provide a good snapshot of the rich cultural traditions of the country.
We will also visit Rinpung Dzong, one of Bhutan’s strongest and most important fortress. Done enjoying the city and history, we will take you to your hotel for a rest.

Day 4   Paro (B/L/D)

Today we drive for the base camp of Taktsang Monastery and start the hike to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’ which will take about 2 hours one way and offers the spectacular view of monastery. After enjoying some memorable time here, later we will head back to the road and drive towards the Drukgyel Dzong, the ruin fort and also visit the local farmhouse at Drukgyel to witness the daily life of the Bhutanese people. After done, back to your hotel in Paro for overnight.

Day 5   Paro (B)

After breakfast, you will have a free time until transfer to Paro Airport for your flight back home.

  • Sustainable Development Fees
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Accommodations in 5* on double/twin room
  • Lunch, dinner, evening tea and snacks (dinner & lunch will be served at tourism board certified restaurant only)
  • All transfers and entrance fees to the sights visited
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Luxury SUV or luxury coaster bus.
  • All necessary permits and fees.
  • Daily mineral water.
  • Visit of traditional Bhutanese house and dinner with Bhutanese locals.
  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Donation to monastery or traditional villages (if any)
  • Personal expenses (telephone, minibar, laundry, horseback ride, etc.)
  • Optional tours or additional meals
  • All kinds of alcoholic drinks (beer, Smirnoff, etc.) and exotic drinks
  • Tipping for driver and guide will be very much appreciated
  • Comfortable clothing (cotton preferred)
  • Comfortable running/trekking shoes and pair of flip flops
  • Trekking pole (can be rented on the spot if you have no checked luggage)
  • Dry bag for your camera and gadgets
  • Personal Medication (including mosquito repellent and sunblock)
  • Cameras and enough memory (no worries if you don’t have enough.. we can send you the pics through email!)
  • Small plastic bags (please be a responsible traveler by not littering on the objects..)
  • Lots of smile.. 🙂

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