Quick Travellers will help you witness a fascinating Thimphu Tshechu in Bhutan, which is held annually in autumn season for one to four days. Our experienced guides will make sure; you will get a clear idea about the festival and its celebration that will enhance your experience while witnessing it live. From your arrival to departure, we will make sure you are guided in a right way to experience and enjoy a unique, relaxing and memorable trip in Bhutan. This vibrant and religious festival will offer an opportunity to witness numerous mask dances, music, traditional folk songs and many other cultural entertainments.
Day 1: Paro to Thimphu
Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative of Quick Travellers will receive from airport. Drive to Thimphu for one and half hour, check in to the hotel and let’s have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine.
After that visit National Memorial Chorten – Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation. Folk Heritage Museum – Dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past though exhibition of artifacts used in rural households. Textile Museum – Witnesses the art of traditional weaving. Institute of Zorig Chusum – Commonly known as the Painting School, or the School of the Thirteen Arts, the Institute offers you a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. It is a hands-on trip for you. Enjoy few moments with future artists of the country. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu (Thimphu Tshechu)
The Thimphu Tshechu, as all Tshechu festivals, honors Padma Sambhawa, also known as Guru Rimpoche, the precious yogi and saint who is credited with having introduced Tantric Buddhism throughout the Himalayas. The festival’s masked dances are performed by monks clad in colorful brocade attire and permeated by chants and reading of Buddhist scripts. The culmination of festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thanka, a sacred scroll, depicting Padma Smabhawa and imagery from Buddhist pantheon.
Buddha Point we can drive up to the Buddha point and view the tallest statue of Lord Buddha. The view of Thimphu valley from the Buddha point is spectacular and beautiful, especially at night and overnight hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
Drive from Thimphu and when you reach Dochula Pass you can see the 108 chortens which was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the souls lost.
Punakha Dzong was built in 1637; the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten –was built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck this Chorten is a splendid example of the Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawn from religious scripture. Overnight hotel at Punakha.
Day 4: Punakaha to Gangtey
Visit Chhimi Lhakhang a 20 minutes’ walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha. Ngawang Chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the ’divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there.
Passing Wangdue (left), one of the major towns and district capital of Western Bhutan. Located south of Punakha, Wangdue is the last town before central Bhutan. The district is famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate and stone carving.
We will pause to view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong which is built in 1638; Wangdue Dzong is dramatically perched on the spur of a hill and overlooks the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers. Overnight hotel at Gangtey.
Day 5: Gangtey to Paro
Early morning after breakfast we will drive to Paro and visit Drukgyal Dzong in the morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past and Ta Dzong which is built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong, it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thangka, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
Paro Valley – In evening you can visit the beautiful Paro valley where you can see many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The country’s only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. Overnight at Paro hotel.
Day 6: Paro
After Breakfast, you can visit Paro Dzong also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag.
Taktsang Monastery – A one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the cliffs and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. Overnight hotel in Paro
Duration: 5-7 hours depending on time taken in monasteries
Difficulty: Moderate – Guided with mineral water
Day 7: Departure
Our representative of Quick Travellers will drop you in airport where you can fly back to your destination.
- Receive and Transfer to Airport
- Double/Twin in 3 Star Hotel
- An experienced driver and tour vehicle
- A qualified & licensed English Speaking Guide
- All Sightseeing
- Museum Fees
- Bhutan Visa
- All Permits
- Bottled Mineral Water.
Cost Does Not Include:
- Donations to Monasteries
- Travel Insurance
- Alcohol & Beverages
- Tips for Guide, Driver & Hotel Staff
- International Telephone Calls
- Round Trip Air fare
- Inbound Airfare
- Expenditure in personal nature