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Paro Festival Tour

  • Day 01
    Day 01    Arrive at 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    Paro

    After breakfast, we will attend Paro festival up to lunch time or return back to the festival ground after lunch. Afternoon: Two optional program are: (1) Attend the Festival, (2) Hike to Tiger`s Nest,

  • Day 03
    Day 03    Thimphu

    Wake up very early in the morning and drive to Paro Dzong to witness the Thongdroel ceremony where a large religious painting of Guru Rinpoche made of cloth is unfurled on the side of the Dzong.

  • Day 04
    Day 04    Thimphu Sightseeing

    Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Further, we will visit the Zorig Chusum - 13 Arts & Crafts Institute where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive.

  • Day 05
    Day 05    Punakha

    Check-out from the hotel and drive to Punakha, the former Capital of Bhutan (77 Km) from Thimphu. Visit Druk Wangyel Lhakhang, and Royal Botanical Garden on the way.

  • Day 06
    Day 06    Punakha

    After a leisurely breakfast, we will visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the "Unifier of Bhutan" to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region.

  • Day 07
    Day 07    Hike to Khamsum Yella Temple

    In the morning drive to Yabesa village and hike to through rice fields and up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyal Chorten, built by her majesty the queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk.

  • Day 08
    Day 08    Depart Paro

    The guests will be Seen Off by a Representative of our company and the Tour Guide at the Exit Gate. Wish Bon Voyage!!!

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.

Paro Festival Tour Itinerary

Trip Highlights

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

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 & eastern in limited time. The total length of road & highways in Bhutan is measured at approximately 5362 kilometers including forest and farm roads. All the 20 districts' head quarters in Bhutan are now connected by road. Many of the rural areas are still not accessible by road and therefore have to be reached only by foot or on horseback. EVB(EXOTIC VACATIONS BHUTAN ) will provide luxury Korean & Japanese made 4WD cars for 1 or 2 pax, comfortable mini buses for group of 3-6 pax and Toyota coaster buses for group of 6 plus pax. Drivers are well experienced and always cautious in driving in hilly regions to insure your journey to countryside is pleasant & safe. All major towns have basic communication facilities, including post, telephone, fax and telegraph. television and internet broadband and dial up services are available in almost all tourists' hotels and major towns.
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 vacatiosn 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, & American Express) are accepted in few bigger shops and hotels.

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ITINERARY

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 01 Arrive at Paro
  • Day 02 Paro
  • Day 03 Thimphu
  • Day 04 Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Day 05 Punakha
  • Day 06 Punakha
  • Day 07 Hike to Khamsum Yella Temple
  • Day 08 Depart Paro