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Black Necked Crane Festival

  • Day 01
    Day 01    Arrive Paro

    Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and the tour guide will receive and escort you to designated Hotels in Paro or Thimphu depending on the Final Itinerary that may be agreed upon.

  • Day 02
    Day 02    Thimphu

    Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Further, we will visit the Zorig Chusum - 13 Arts

  • Day 03
    Day 03    Punakha

    On arrival, visit Punakha Dzong, the "Palace of Great Happiness" built in 1637 by the Zhabdrung, the 'Unifier of Bhutan' to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region.

  • Day 04
    Day 04    Phobjikha

    Phobjikha is one of Bhutan\'s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black necked cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau.

  • Day 05
    Day 05    Attend Crane Festival

    After an early breakfast attend the Black-Necked Crane Festival. The festival features numerous cultural programs organized by the local community.

  • Day 07
    Day 07    Bumthankg

    Enjoy a day exploring some of the incredible sites of Bumthang, including Jakar Dzong (Dzong of the white Bird) and Tamshing Lhakhang, founded in 1501 by Terton Pemalingpa.

  • Day 08
    Day 08    Hike to Tiger's Nest

    Hike to Tiger\'s Nest, one of the most sacred Taktshang monasteries in Bhutan. It is perched on the cliff where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress.

  • Day 9
Season Peak Season
Type Cultural, Festival
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Guide Included
Transportation Included
Meals All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Places Covered Paro, Thimphu & Punakha
Entry Fee & Taxes Included

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The Paro Tshechu is held every spring and is one of the most colorful and significant events in Paro Dzongkhag (district). Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes. The Tsehchu is considered a major attraction and people travel from neighboring districts to participate in the festivity. Early in the morning on the last day of the celebration the monks display a gigantic thangkha (embroidered painting), the Guru Throngdel, inside the dzong. Thongdrols are especially impressive examples of Buddhist art and never fail to amaze viewers. They are considered so sacred that simply seeing a Thongdrol is said to cleanse the viewer of sin.

Black Necked Crane Festival Itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Join in with locals in a special occasion of celebration, blessings and socialising.
  • Witness sacred dances and rituals performed by monks and laymen in elaborate, colorful costumes.
  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.

Frequently asked questions

The Kingdom of Bhutan requires that all travelers entering on a tourist visa be accompanied by local guide or escort certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan. This assures that all travelers are safe and well cared for during their stay. In addition it insures that the sights and marvels of Bhutan are respected and protected from accidental injustices that might occur. Please rest assured that our guides, while with you to all parts of your journey, give all the space and privacy you require to experience Bhutan in your "own space".
As of now there are no domestic flights in Bhutan, so the best way to explore the country is either by road or on foot. However, three domestic airports are coming up in central (Bumthang) eastern ( Trashigang) and southern (Gelephu) Bhutan. The central and eastern Bhutan domestic airports will be operational by 2012. This makes possible for visitors to explore western, central
The official language is Dzongkha (language of the fort). English is widely spoken in major towns and is a medium of education in schools. The people in the south speak Nepali. There are a host of local dialects spoken in small pockets within the country. Besides, most people do speak Hindi due to Bhutan\'s proximity to India. All our guides speak fluent English.
Bhutanese delicacies are rich with spicy chilies and cheese. The most popular dish, ema datsi, is comprised of chilies (used as vegetable) in a cheese sauce. Exotic vacations Bhutan selected list of hotels and lodges offer delicious Chinese, Continental, Bhutanese and Indian Cuisine prepared by well trained chefs. Even on trek, our trained cooks prepare dishes suitable to western taste ranging from continental to Chinese and Bhutanese to Indian.
Bhutan unit of currency is Ngultrum (Nu.), which is at parity with Indian rupee. The Indian rupee is also an accepted legal tender. Major convertible currencies and travelers' cheques can be exchanged at banks in major towns. Certain credit cards (MasterCard, Visa,

What people are saying

We don't like to brag about ourselves, so here are some nice things our travellers had to say.

  • Robert Nelson A GREAT EXPERIENCE

    My traveling companions and I were very impressed with the ease of our trip due to the wonderfully organized accommodations put together. We were so happy with every camp we stayed in.

ITINERARY

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 01 Arrive Paro
  • Day 02 Thimphu
  • Day 03 Punakha
  • Day 04 Phobjikha
  • Day 05 Attend Crane Festival
  • Day 07 Bumthankg
  • Day 08 Hike to Tiger's Nest
  • Day 9 Depart Paro