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Kurjey Festival Tour

7 Nights / 8 Days

Kurjey Festival Tour

per person

This festival is an important occasion not only for the local people of Bumthang but for all Bhutanese. The festival brings together tourists and Bhutanese from all over as it presents the perfect occasion to not only receive blessings by witnessing age-old mask dances but also to enjoy this unique culture whilst basking in the natural beauty of Bhutan’s spiritual heartland.

8 Days
2+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Paro / Paro
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Kurjey Festival Tour
    3 Star Hotel Accommodation
    One time visa fees US$40
    Basic Trekking Equipments
    All Ground Transportation
    All taxes and fees
    Entrance fees to all the monument and museum
    Royalty US$ 65/person/night(Child under 12 year is exempt from Royalty US$65)
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Tips
    International Telephone Calls
    Laundry Bills
    Bar Bills
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Mineral drinking water
    5 Star Accommodation
    All Meal While Trek
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Day 1: ARRIVE PARO - PUNAKHA
Your Bhutanese guide from Bhutan Mystery Tours will be there to receive you at Paro National airport and accompany you to your hotel. And then you will be transferred to Punakha which is about 3 hours drive via the magnificent Dochula Pass. Lunch in Dochula. Continue towards Punakha Dzong(fortress),which was the old capital of Bhutan untill1951 and the place where, in 2008,our present king received a special empowerment blessing before going on to be crowned in Thimphu.
The Dzong sits at the point where two rivers meet. These rivers are named the “Po chu”and “mo chu”(male and female rivers).The impressive cantilever bridge that gives access to the Dzong is a very recent reconstruction of the original. The Dzong is the setting for the Punakha Dromche festival in February, in which locals and monks re-enact the battles between the Bhutanese and Tibetan invaders who came in pursuit of the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and the precious relic that he had in his possession.
Overnight in Punakha.
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Day 2: PUNAKHA - BUMTHANG
After breakfast, we will make a long drive to Bumthang via the Pelela pass situated at an elevation of 3360m. From here, we will make an almost two hour drive to reach the village of Chendebji where we will stop for lunch. From here we will drive to the town of Trongsa where we can visit the isolated and beautiful Trongsa dzong, the fortress of the Wangchuck dynasty of Bhutan.
From here, we will proceed to Bumthang crossing another pass of Yotongla at 3400m and Kikila pass at 2700m.
Halt overnight at Bumthang.
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Day 3: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING
In the morning, we will drive to Kurjay Lhakhang to witness, what is also known as Bumthang festival. After lunch, we will visit Jakar Dzong, a fortress built in 1549 A.D, and visit Membartsho Lake, a short distance up the road leading to Tang valley.
Overnight at your lodge in Jakar, Bumthang.
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Day 4: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a day exploring some of the many sites around Bumthang, including the 16th century Tang Ugyen Chholing Palace museum containing an overview of traditional rural life in Bhutan and the pool of Mebartso (The Lake of Fire) where Pemalingpa (founder of the Nyingmapa sect) is said to have found treasure hidden by Guru Rinpoche.
Overnight at your lodge in Jakar, Bumthang.
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Day 5: BUMTHANG - THIMPHU
Today, we will retrace out steps and drive back to Thimphu.
Halt at Thimphu.
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Day 6: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
At Thimphu, Visit the School for Arts and Crafts, The National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century, the Traditional Paper Factory and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum.
If there is time, you may visit the nursing pen for the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, and Tashichhodzong, 'the fortress of the glorious religion' housing some ministries, His Majesty's secretariat, and the central monk body. Other options for the day include a hike to Tango and Cheri Monasteries (45 mins), two of the most ancient monasteries in the Thimphu region.
In the evening we will drive to Paro, stay overnight.
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Day 7: PARO SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. The walk of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours uphill takes you almost a kilometre above the Paro valley floor (for those who cannot hike we will arrange a horse for transfer up to cafeteria). The view of Taktsang Monastery built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor is a spectacular sight. The Monastery is an important pilgrim site for Buddhists.
The great Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. Afterwards drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, and 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.
Overnight at your hotel in Paro.
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Day 8: Departure
Breakfast in hotel and drive to the airport for departure.

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