Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour (7Days)


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWB096
Trip Duration
7 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Paro
End Point
Paro
Max Altitude
3180m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
Mar-May, Sept-Dec
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 7 Nights 3-Star Hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Mineral water each day
Locations Covered

Overview


Punakha Tshechu, as all Tshechu festival, honors Padmasambhava, 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 the festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thangka a sacred scroll, depicting Padmasmabhawa and imagery from the Buddhist Pantheon. Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour – 6 Nights 7 Days could be the best itinerary to enjoy the Punakha Tshechu and Bhutan’s beautiful monuments across Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. Wearing Face Mask during the festival in Bhutan Punakha Tshechu Festival Schedule 2021 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 22-24 February 2021 Let us help you organize your Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour – 6 Nights 7 Days during the Punakha Tshechu; this definitely puts extra…

Punakha Tshechu, as all Tshechu festival, honors Padmasambhava, 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 the festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thangka a sacred scroll, depicting Padmasmabhawa and imagery from the Buddhist Pantheon. Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour – 6 Nights 7 Days could be the best itinerary to enjoy the Punakha Tshechu and Bhutan’s beautiful monuments across Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha.

Wearing Face Mask during the festival in Bhutan

Punakha Tshechu Festival Schedule 2021

Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha22-24 February 2021

Let us help you organize your Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour – 6 Nights 7 Days during the Punakha Tshechu; this definitely puts extra color on your wonderful trip to Bhutan. Book in advance to join a group and check the dates on our list of Bhutan festival chart on the website. You can be connected to Paro airport from Nepal (Kathmandu), India (Delhi, Kolkotta, Bagdogra, Guwahati), Bangkok, Dhaka, and Singapore.

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Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be greeted your guide upon exiting the arrival gate to start your wonderful trip of Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour – 6 Nights 7 Days. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatize to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check in to the hotel and lest have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine and some light- seeing as the weekend market in Thimphu.

Heritage Museum – Dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past though exhibition of artifacts used in rural households.

Textile Museum – witnesses the art tradition weaving.

Simtokha Dzong – Five miles from Thimphu on a lofty stand Semtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom.

National Memorial Chorten – which was built in honor of the late king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk

Papermaking Factory – Witness the art of papermaking

Day trek to Tango Goemba and picnic/lunch by the river in the afternoon. The Tango Goemba site has had religious significance since the 12th century when it was the home of the lama who brought the Drukpa Kagyupa school of Buddhism to Bhutan. The monastery was built there in the 15th century by Drukpa Kunley (“The Divine Madman”). Tango is the highest center of Buddhist learning in the country; almost every Je Khenpo (religious head of Bhutan) completed the 9- year program there. After completing that program, monks traditionally spend a 3-year program there. After completing that program monks traditionally spend 3 years, 3 months and 3 days in mediation at the nearby Cheri Goemba retreat, built-in 1619 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder or first unifier of Bhutan. It is currently the home of an 11-year-old boy believed to be the seventh reincarnation of the fourth desi or ruler of Bhutan.

 

Centenary Farmers’ Market – Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the weekend market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products.

Two Full Days for Festival activity in Punakha

Punakha Dzong – Built-in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by 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.

The Punakha 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 culmination of festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thangka a sacred scroll, depicting Padma Smabhawa and imagery from Buddhist pantheon.

 

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten –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.

Chhimi Lhakhang – A 20 minutes walk across the terraced field through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the center of the valley below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel Built a small Chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women. Paro Valley –The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The country’s only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300m) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Paro Dzong also is known as Rinpung Dzong this 15th-century massive fortress/monastery is also the administrative center of the dzongkhag. A morning drive north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built-in 1647 by the great Shabdrung 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.

Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest temple): 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.

Drukgyal Dzong: a morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built-in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left 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.

Kyichu Lhakhang: After a sumptuous local lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

After breakfast, we will transfer to Paro airport for your flight to the onward destination.  Your wonderful trip to Punakha Tshechu Festival Bhutan Tour – 6 Nights 7 Days will be over here.

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What's Included


  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on a twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded


  • Insurance of any kind
  • Single Supplement (if require)
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bhutan tour Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a tour… Read More »

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