Bhutan festival tour

Bhutan festival tour

Punakha Dromchoe festival (12 nights 13 days package)

Punakha was an ancient capital of Bhutan and it still one of the residences of the head Lama, the Ja Kempo. The Dzong is one of the most important and stunning buildings in Bhutan. The walled fortress contains a number of important temples, sprawling courtyards. Situated at the auspicious confluence of two rivers, against a backdrop of gentle hills, Punakha Dzong is a spectacular venue for a festival. This tour allows us to see the festival opening and closing festival days, while in the interim traveling through some really beautiful parts of the country and visiting another very important Dzong, Trongsa.

Trip Facts:

Tour Duration: 12/13 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Destination(s): Bhutan
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and Festival holidays
Season: Jan - June and Sept - December  
Trip type: Festival tour - Driving adventure
Meals: Full board basis

Max. Altitude: 2350meters
Trip grade: Leisure holidays
Cost: Please contact us

Bhutan Festival Tour – Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Paro, clear immigration and customs. We will meet as you exit the airport and take you to the hotel. Orientation. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Walk/hike to Tiger's Nest, Taktshang Monastery. Lunch at Taktshang teahouse with its spectacular view of the famous monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: In the morning, hike to the Kila Goenpa nunnery for superb views in all directions - the Haa Valley, Taktshang Goenpa, the Paro valley. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast, visit the National Library to see some unique and historic books. The books are not hardbound in the typical manner. Next the traditional Painting School and then the Traditional Paper Factory. After lunch, souvenir shopping or more touring, as you wish. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Day excursion to the 13th century Phadoding Monastery/ Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan Punakha via Dochu Pass (3100m). On clear days there are excellent views of the Himalayas. Afternoon sightseeing of the Punakha and Wangdi valleys. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL
Full day at the opening of the Punakha Dromchoe festival; enjoy festivities in the main courtyard of the spectacular Punakha Dzong. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8: Drive to Trongsa with a stop for lunch at Chendebji Chorten. In the afternoon, make an excursion to Kuenga Rabten, an ancestral home of the Royal Family. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: In the morning visit the Dzong. After lunch, free time to explore the town, to hike, or enjoy the views from the hotel.

Day 10: after breakfast, we begin our return and the destination will be Wangdi. This is a slightly is a shorter drive.

Day 11: PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL - closing day
In the morning we depart Wangdi to go back to the Phunakha Dzong for the last day of the festival. This day includes some very unusual events. You have to be there! Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Drive back to Paro from Punahkha. We will stop in Thimphu for lunch, before continuing to Paro. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 13: Final departure, transfers to airport fly to Kathmandu or onward destination.


Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made program to suit your equipments. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as trekking in Nepal and cultural tour in Nepal, overland tour in Tibet, etc...

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Cost Information:

The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

Cost Include

  • 12/13 day's full board package in Tourist standard Hotel in Bhutan
  • Arrival Pick up and Departure drop from Paro Airport.
  • All land transportation by luxury vehicle, depending upon group size
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tour.
  • Accommodation of Hotel during the tour
  • All kind of Permit, National Park entry fee, and movement charge
  • Guide and Private Vehicles will be available for paro and Thimpu Sightseeing as per above Itinerary
  • Escorted English speaking tour guide during the tour period as per Itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees to museum and monuments.
  • Bottle of mineral water during long road drive.
  • Evening tea with snacks
  • All hotel taxes/ service charges
  • Farewell Dinner in before departure.
  • Our service charges
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes

Cost Exclude

  • International and domestic Flight Ticket
  • Alcoholic beverages, Bhutan visa fee & Personal nature expenses
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Insurance

Insurance Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.

Further Information

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