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  • 09,10,11,12,13,14,15 September
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Explore the unique cultural heritage of Bhutan through its colorful celebrations, each offering a glimpse into the kingdom’s traditions and values.
Thimphu Tshechu held in Trashichhodzong is a major religious and social event in Bhutan. While the festival spans three days for the public, monks and dancers start preparations months ahead. Mask dances performed during the annual Tshechu are among the most visible manifestations of Bhutanese art. This year, Thimphu Tshechu will happen from 13th-15th September.



  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • View sacred dances and rituals performed by monks and laymen in elaborate costumes.
  • Experience Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions
  • Join in with locals in a special occasion of celebration, blessings and socializing.
  • Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
  • Drive over high mountain passes affording sensational views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.


Arrive Paro by Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, and it’s a scenic flight as the plane touch down the lush green Paro Valley flying past the world’s highest mountains. Steeping down from the plane, cool,
clean and fresh air welcomes the visitor, the first gift of Bhutan. After clearing the customs and visa formalities met by the representatives and transfer to Paro for lunch. Afterwards drive to Thimphu (1 half hrs) following Pa Chhu downstream.

In Thimphu, drive on to the Buddha Terrance for a stunning view of the valley and take a drive to visit Takin Preserve to see Takin, Bhutan’s national animal – a strange looking beast which some say resembles a beestung moose! Take a view of the majestic Tashichoe Dzong, the seat of the government before circumventing the
Memorial Chorten – a monument erected in memory of Bhutan’s third king H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Visit Centenary Farmers Market, the new authentic craft bazaar, National Institute of Traditional Medicine that still dispenses traditional herbal medicines to the locals, the Folk Heritage Museum – a 300 year old traditional house converted into a museum. Overnight at Hotel (Lunch/Dinner included)

On second day of your tour, prepare to be swept away by the spiritual and cultural magnificence of the Thimphu Tshechu. The following are some places and activities you’ll do during the festival.
Tashichhodzong (Thimphu Dzong): Marvel at the historical and architectural significance of Tashichhodzong, a fortress housing Bhutan's central monk body and royal offices. Experience the spiritual essence of the country through the colorful masked dances and chants performed by monks, embodying Buddhist teachings and morality.
The culmination of the festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thanka, a sacred scroll depicting Padma Smabhawa and imagery from the Buddhist pantheon.
Buddha Point: Your day will also include a visit to Buddha Point at Kuensel Phodrang. Here, you'll stand in awe before the 169-foot-tall bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, a symbol of peace and indestructibility.
While the statue awaits its final artistic touches, the site offers an unparalleled view of the Thimphu Valley. Especially enchanting at night, the view from Buddha Point provides a perfect moment of reflection and serenity, rounding off a day filled with spiritual discovery and cultural immersion.
Overnight: Thimphu

Drive through Dochula pass at 3010m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a site that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon we will hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility which is associated with religious arts of phallus.
Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m

In the morning, drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey and Phobjikha.
On the way, we take a view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
While in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Gompa monastery built in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley. Then visit the crane information center.
In the evening, explore the beautiful Phobjikha valley, the roosting ground of the rare black necked cranes in winter.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Today we head back to Paro and the scenic beauty of the Paro Valley. This area has many monasteries, temples, dzongs, and natural wonders that make Bhutan such a breathtaking country. Located on the northwestern border of Bhutan and Tibet is Chomolhari (Jomolhari) Mountain.

After breakfast, visit the Paro Ringpung Dzong where the festival is held to witness the celebration, and enjoy the dances and other religious rituals. Locals in their best dresses come to see the festival. Afternoon: Visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, the first Tibetan King to spread Buddhism across the Himalayas. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included)

After breakfast, you drive to Taktsang, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries which is widely known as “Tiger’s Nest.” n
Evening at leisure
Overnight: Paro

Early morning at 3 am drive to Paro dzong and witness the Throngdroel ceremony which is the main event of the Bhutan Paro festival tour.
Then drive to the airport and farewell.

Inclusion and Exclusion

What is included

  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)
  • Accommodation
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Laundry service on a daily basis
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip

What's Excluded

  • Flight into Bhutan (can be arranged with us)
  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Special Offer :
  • Do you have a group of 10 or more? You may qualify for a special group rate. Allow us to make sure your group travels happy and confidently.


How to book a Bhutan tour?

If you plan to travel to Bhutan, you must work with a local travel agent. Then, once you have chosen a local outfitter to handle your trip and selected a date, they will work with you to plan out a comprehensive itinerary of the things you want to do. There will be a guide along for the entire trip. There will be no problem adding anything not on your itinerary by your guide.

Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

Visitors of all nationalities, except those from India, require a visa before entering Bhutan. For all visitors, except those from Bangladesh and the Maldives, this visa must be applied for and approved in advance of travel. Visitors from Bangladesh and the Maldives also require a visa, but this can be applied for and approved either in advance of travel or upon arrival in Bhutan. 

Visitors from India are able to apply for a permit but are required to hold an Indian passport or an Indian voter ID card. For Indian nationals under the age of 18, a passport or a birth certificate can be used to enter and they must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Nationals from Switzerland and Thailand holding diplomatic or government-official passports are eligible for a visa at their port of entry.


What's included in the tour package?

All 3 meals per day, all taxes and surcharges, entries into point of interest, daily mineral water, a guide, a driver and a car. Most aspects of your travel have been covered except for shopping and alcoholic drinks.

Is cost of hotel included in the travel package?

Yes, 3 stars hotels are included in the package. However you can upgrade to 4 and  5 star hotels

What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutan’s currency is called ngultrum. It’s 1:1 with Indian rupees.

Which power plug is standard in Bhutan?

Three different electrical plugs are used throughout Bhutan: the British plug (three square pins, compatible with type G sockets), the European plug (two round pins, compatible with type C socket) and the Indian plug (three thick round pins, compatible with type D sockets). It’s a good idea to bring adaptors for all three.

What is the international country code?

For telephone calls, Bhutan’s country code is +975. Make sure you add this to the beginning of any number if calling Bhutan from abroad.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes. All visitors must have full, valid travel insurance for the duration of their visit. For all visitors except those from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives, it is required to be in place when you make your visa application. 

Visitors from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives have the option to purchase domestic travel insurance at their port of entry.

Is it safe to travel in Bhutan?

Bhutan is a very safe place to visit, even if you’re travelling alone. There is very little crime experienced by locals or visitors, although we advise you to take care of yourself and your belongings. In some areas you may encounter stray dogs – please be cautious around them as they are not domesticated. They normally keep their distance, but please stay away from them as much as possible, especially if travelling with children. Please don’t feed or pat these or any other wild animals.

Bhutan’s physical environment presents occasional safety hazards, including flooding and landslides. From June to September the monsoons can affect transport and services. Check with your hotel or tour operator for possible disruptions.

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  • 09,10,11,12,13,14,15 September
  • 18
  • 80