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Bhutan Paro Festival Tour

  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Bhutan Paro Festival Tour
  • Festivals are held in Bhutan throughout the year at different locations. These festivals are a celebration of faith, legends, myths and history of Bhutan in ancient rituals of colorful dance and music. The most popular for tourists are those held in Thimpu, Paro, and Bumthang. They mark the busiest time of the year for tourism and hotel rooms are difficult to come by. Festival time is one of the only periods of the year where tourists are permitted inside the courtyard of some Dzongs. The Dzongs come to life with color, music, and dancing as valley dwellers and townsfolk dress in the best clothes and join together to exorcise evil spirits and rejoice in a new harvest. Rare masked and sword dances and other rituals are performed by monks or lay village leaders dressed in bright costumes.

    Join our Bhutan Tour to see the sacred Paro Festival in March. Bhutan's founder of Buddhism will be honored with dances & songs, colorful masks & costumes - do not miss it!!! this is a journey to mystical Bhutan, the land of Thunder Dragon. The Paro Festival is one of the busiest periods in Bhutan so getting flight & room is a big problem, request all the participants to book early!

  • Day 01- March: In Thimpu

    Depart from Bangkok, Delhi/Kolkotta or Kathmandu to Paro. On this flight, you can see breathtaking views of the Great Himalayas. Arrive Paro. Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be welcomed to the Kingdom by your guide. After completing your formalities, transfer to Thimphu.The drive from Paro to Thimphu is spectacularly scenic. Magnificent monasteries and stupas in the valleys and mountain tops. Experience the -Last Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom on Earth and take precious memories back home. Check in to your hotel and have lunch. After lunch, look around the Capital City on your own. Overnight Thimphu.

    Day 02- March: In ThimpuSpoiler title

    Full day Thimphu Sightseeing. – Change money from the Bhutan National Bank – Purchase the world’s most beautiful postage stamps with your photo on it. The postal museum relates the progress and development. – Visit Arts and crafts schools where one can see young children at work. – Visit Traditional Medicine Institute where the ancient healing arts are still practised. – Visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honour the memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism. – Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub to the finished product and purchase some beautiful writing sets from the factory. – Visit Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Takin, the National wild animal of Bhutan. – Drive up to the viewpoint and take a hike beyond to see the clear picture of Thimphu Valley. – Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Weekend Market, Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used and bed covers or wall decoration, jewellery and many more. Later afternoon, transfer to Paro for Overnight.

    Day 03 - March: In Paro

    Excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Day hike to Taktsang, popularly known as Tigers Nest Monastery. Taktsang, the meaning-Tigers nest, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated in the 7th century. It clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor. For the local people, it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan and meditated in the cave there for three months. Overnight Paro.

    Day 04- March: In Paro - Paro Festival

    Enjoy Paro festival whole day. This is the second last day of the Annual Paro Festival and you can see hundreds of local Bhutanese people dressed in their best for the occasion. On this day, there will be a display of the Lord of Deaths Mask Dances.

    Day 05- March: Departure

    Get up early in the morning around 4-am. Go to the festival ground to watch the Great Thangka (Thongdrel)being displayed. You can also see some dances. “Thongdrel meaning liberations o all your sins and sorrows at sight. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then transfer to Paro Airport. Your guide will assist you to complete the departure formalities and bid.

    Other festival dates in 2019 - You can plan as per your choice of date

    Name Town Start Date End Date Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 02, 2020 Mar 04, 2020 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Mar 05, 2020 Mar 07, 2020 Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang Mar 09, 2020 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Apr 01, 2020 Apr 03, 2020 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Apr 01, 2020 Apr 03, 2020 Talo Tshechu Punakha Apr 01, 2020 Apr 03, 2020 Gomphukora Trashigang Apr 01, 2020 Apr 03, 2020 Paro Tshechu Paro Apr 04, 2020 Apr 08, 2020 Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Apr 08, 2020 Apr 22, 2020 Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang May 03, 2020 May 05, 2020 Ura Yakchoe Bumthang May 04, 2020 May 08, 2020 Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jun 30, 2020 Jul 01, 2020 Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jun 30, 2020 Tour of the Dragon Bumthang Sep 05, 2020 Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Sep 22, 2020 Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 24, 2020 Sep 26, 2020 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Sep 26, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Sep 26, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 28, 2020 Oct 01, 2020 Thangbi Mani Bumthang Sep 29, 2020 Oct 02, 2020 Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Oct 23, 2020 Oct 27, 2020 Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Oct 24, 2020 Oct 26, 2020 Dechenphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 26, 2020 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 31, 2020 Nov 03, 2020 Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 01, 2020 Nov 03, 2020 Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2020 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 21, 2020 Nov 24, 2020 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 21, 2020 Nov 24, 2020 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 22, 2020 Nov 25, 2020 Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 30, 2020 Dec 02, 2020 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Nov 30, 2020 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 10, 2020 Dec 13, 2020 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2020 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dec 21, 2020 Dec 24, 2020 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Trongsa Dec 29, 2020 Dec 31, 2020

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  • Fixed Departure cost: US$ 900 per person Cost includes: 01. Twin sharing accommodation on full board (all meals) using 3 star Hotels 02. Airport transfers in Bhutan 03. All transfers and guided sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide 04. Royalty and taxes to government 05. Fees to temples & monuments 05. Bhutan Visa and entrance fees, Tourism development fee Cost does not include: 01. Airport departure tax if applicable 02. Expenses of personal nature 03. Airfare Kathmanu-Paro US$ 250 one way(round trip US$450) - airfare are subject to change without prior notices. Write to us if you want to see on the festival in different dates.
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