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Bhutan with Folk Festival – 10 Nights & 11 Days

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Bhutan, also known as the ‘Land of the Peaceful Dragon,’ is an excellent example of ancient traditions blended with modernity. Bhutan is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. It has been voted the happiest country in Asia and is an ideal tourist destination. The scenic beauty of its locations is at its peak and inspires admiration. The 11-day ‘Bhutan with Folk Festival’ also includes the three-day Tshechu festival.

Please keep in mind that this is just an example of a possible itinerary. We tailor holidays to your specific requirements. Please contact us if you require any changes so that we can tailor a vacation to your specific requirements for an unforgettable international tour.


  • Thimpu sightseeing trip includes the National Library, the Painting School, the Traditional Medicine Institute, the Trashichhodzong, the Handicrafts Emporium, the Memorial Chorten, and the Textile & Folk Heritage Museum.
  • Attend the Tsechu Folk Festival.
  • Chendbji Chorten excursion
  • See Gangtey settlement and the Gangtey Stupa.
  • Enjoy a visit to the National Memorial Chorten.
  • Plan a visit to Taksang Monastery.

Day 1 : Arrive at Paro

Arrive at Paro Airport and meet our tour representative to be taken to Thimpu. Check into your Thimpu hotel upon arrival. Stay the night in Thimphu at a hotel.

Day 2 : Thimpu – Punkaha

After breakfast, set off for a sightseeing tour of Thimphu. The National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Trashichhodzong, Handicrafts Emporium, Memorial Chorten, and Textile & Folk Heritage Museum are among the attractions in Thimpu. Later, proceed to Punakha, Bhutan's former capital. Visit the Dochula Pass on the route. Stay the night in Punakha at a hotel.

Day 3, 4 & 5 : Attend Folk Festival Tshechu

Attend the Tshechu folk festival for three days in a row. It is an event where people dress up in traditional clothes and celebrate. Competitions for mask dances, archery, food, and darts are held, and the victors receive awards. It is an excellent opportunity to see the native way of life.

Day 6 : Punakha-Trongsa

In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Dochula Pass. En way, enjoy breathtaking views of stunning Himalayan peaks such as Tsendagang, Terigang, Kangphugang, Zongphugang, Masagang, Jejegangphugang, and Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan's highest mountain.

Later, proceed directly to Wangduephodrang town. After lunch, continue to Trongsa via the Pelela pass (3,300 m), which serves as the traditional east-west divide. On the way, stop at Chendbji Chorten, an 18th-century structure built by a Lama named Shida. Check into the hotel for an overnight stay upon arrival.

Day 7 : Trongsa-Phubjikha

After breakfast, drive directly to Phobjikha, via semi-tropical dwarf bamboo and rhododendron trees. Arrive in Phobijika's vast glacier valley. In the evening, take a stroll through Gangtey village and visit Gangtey Gompa. Stay the night at the Phobjikha Camp.

Day 8 : Phobjikha-Thimphu

Return to Thimphu today via Dochula Pass. On the way, stop at Cafeteria for a hot tea or coffee.

Day 9 : Thimphu-Paro

Begin your day with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a monument created to honour Bhutan's third king. After that, go to the Traditional Painting School and the Textile Emporium. Following that, make a stop at the National Library, which houses ancient rolls. Later, take the route to Paro. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 10 : Paro

Start your day with a short trip to Paro's upper valley after breakfast. Take in the breathtaking views of the Goddess Mt. Chomolhari. Return to Taksang Monastery afterwards. Taksang was named after Guru Rimpoche, who is said to have flown to the place on the back of a flying tiger in the 8th century. Stay the night in a hotel in Paro.

Day 11 : Paro – Delhi

After breakfast, bid farewell to the country of the tranquil dragon and catch the aeroplane to your next destination.

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Cab Transfer
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)- 2 Pm to 5 Pm Available Only
  • Accommodation in well appointed A/c rooms with satellite connection LCD TV, electronic safe, Mini Bar( chargeable) and intercom.
  • Buffet/TDH Menu as per the plan selected.
  • MAP – Breakfast and either Lunch or Dinner
  • Complimentary use of Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms replenished once a day, Hair dryer on request. Any additional requirement will be at an extra cost.
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Advance seat reservations
  • Entry visa fees
  • Optional extensions & excursions
  • Personal, baggage & travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Geverages
  • Items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or "included features" list
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • UNUSED SERVICES: Unused services cannot be refunded once the trip has begun. No refund can be made for absence by travelers from any part of the itinerary.

10 Nights - 11 Days


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What is Bhutan's main festival?

The Thimphu Tshechu Festival, also known as the National Festival of Bhutan, is the country's largest and most popular celebration. Days and nights of supplication to the holy gods precede the actual Tshechu.

What are Bhutan's two major festivals?

Punakha Drubchen and Punakha Tshechu - These two March celebrations exemplify the spiritual and historical significance of festivals in Bhutan. Punakha Drubchen, which dates back to the 17th century, commemorates Bhutan's triumph over invading Tibetan forces.

What is Bhutan famous for?

Bhutan is well-known around the world for its textiles. This Himalayan country produces some of the most beautiful shawls and scarves. The majority are handwoven from raw cotton and silk. Bhutan offers a wide range of regionally specific traditional textiles.

What is Bhutan's harvest festival?

Matsutake Festival - Celebrate the harvest of Matsutake mushrooms in Bhutan, savour mouth-watering Bhutanese food, and get a glimpse into the lives of people in Bhutanese communities.

What is Bhutan's traditional name?

Bhutan, a mountainous country, is known as "Druk Yul" or "Land of the Thunder Dragon" among locals.

What is the significance of festivals in Bhutan?

Although tshechus, or festivals, take occur throughout the Tibetan lunar year, they are usually held on the tenth day and are an important social and spiritual occasion. They give isolated people the opportunity to gather together, dance, be happy, and learn from Padmasambhava's teachings.

What is the Bhutia festival?

Losoong Festival - Losoong symbolises the end of the harvest season for the Bhutia people, and is held every December. The 18th day of the Tibetan lunar calendar's 10th month.

What is Bhutanese culture?

Bhutan's traditional culture remains alive and well in its performing arts, such as dance and song, which are essential components of rituals and festivals throughout the country. Traditional arts, age-old rites, festivals, social conduct, and structures are not relics of a bygone era in many countries.

What is the origin of the name Bhutan?

The name "Bhutan" means "Land of the Thunder Dragon." The name comes from the strong storms that frequently roll in from the Himalayas. 8. Bhutan is the first country in the world to impose particular environmental protection obligations on its citizens.

What is the Bhutanese folk dance?

Bhutan's traditional dance is the Cham Dance. It consists of a sequence of masked dances performed by monks and people dressed in vivid costumes. These vivid and exuberant dances are performed during Tshechus, Bhutan's yearly festival.


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