Paro Festival Tour

Paro Festival Tour

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The Paro Tsechu is witout doubt one of the biggest and most famous festivals in Bhutan. This event marks as one of the mostly visited occasion in the whole country.

The Paro Tsechu is witout doubt one of the biggest and most famous festivals in Bhutan. This event marks as one of the mostly visited occasion in the whole country. The first day of the Tsechu is held in the courtyard whereas the rest of the days it is performed in the open for allowing access to a large number of gathering as hundred of thousands of people flock to witness the occasion dressed so gorgesously and in their finest traditional Bhutanese customes . On the last day of this religious ceremony, a big Thanka or Thongdrel (liberation at sight) is offered in the early hours of the procession and along with it blessing are also offered to the whole gathering who come to witness the occasion. It is commonly believed that such blessing bring good luck and prosperity to present life and reduces suffering of the souls which get entangled in the lower realms after one dies. The Paro festival tour incorporates visits to all the prominent cultural and historical sites in Paro and Thimphu valley providing you the convenience of easy access and modern aminities. 

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Day 01: Day 01: Paro arrival: The flight into Paro on Bhutan’s only national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. During the journey, the traveler will experience from the left side of the plane a spectacular view of Mt. Everest, and other famous Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport you will be received by your Bhutanese friend from Makalu Adventure Lunch at the Hotel. Discuss the Tour Programme with the tour guide. Time permitting we will do an afternoon sightseeing of Paro including a visit to Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in the region. Dinner and overnight at Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha: The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten followed by a visit to the viewpoint of Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and central monastic body including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). After lunch in Thimphu we then drive to Wangdu Phodrand over Dochula pass (3150m) from where, on a clear day there are impressive views of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges.

Day 03: Wangdu Phodrang – Thimphu: After an early morning breakfast, we will visit Wangdue Phodrang Dzong whih was built by Lama Zhabdruing in 1638 followed by a hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hill top involving a walk about 25 minutes from the road point. The temple is also famously known as the temple of fertility. After luch at Punakha we then proceed to visit Punakha Dzong which had been the winter capital of Bhutan unitl 1955 when the capital was finally shifted to Thimphu. It still serves as the winter resident for the monk body. We then drive to Thimphu for an overnight.

Day 04: Thimphu – Paro: After an early morning breakfast we then drive to Paro from where we then hike to the viewpoint of Taktshang (Tiger’s nest) monastery involving a steep walk about one and half hour. The trail fradually climbs through beautiful pine forest with many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We can spend a good deal of time here exploreing the sites and taking pictures and then set out for lunch. After lunch, we will then drive back to Paro visiting one of the oldest temples known as Kyichu Lhakhang on the way before finally strolling around the Paro valley. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro hotel.

Day 05: Paro: Full day participation and witnessing of the Paro festival (Tsechu). Packed / Picnic lunch. Evening at leasure or if you wish you could just stroll around the city doing things of your choice or spending time shoppintg or buying souvenirs.

Day 06: Paro: Full day participation in the Paro festival followed by pakced or picnic lunch, evening at leasure.
Day Paro: Early in the morning around 3:30 a.m. we will visit the Paro festival ground to witness the Thongdrel (liberation at sight) ceremony. This is the definitely the highlight of Paro festival. After the Thongdrel ceremony, we shall return to the hotel for breakfast and will have the time free till lunch hour. After lunch we then drive to Drukgyel and then stroll around the Paro town.

Day 07: Final departure: Today we will drive to Paro intrernational airport to catch the flight to your next destination.

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