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Trashigang Festival Tour

Trashigang Festival Tour

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During this Tshechu it is attended by the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic people that reside in the valleys of Merak and Sakteng, the Khengpa community and people from as far as Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel and Tashiyangtse.

The Preparations for this Tshechu begin 2-3 days prior to the actual festival. On the 7th day of the month the monks perform ceremonial ablutions or thrue. On the 8th they have rehearsals in preparation for the Tshechu. Then on the 9th of the month the Tshechu begins proper. On the 10th day the Thongdrol of Neten Chudrug (Sixteen Arhats) is unfurled amidst a flurry of mask dances. On the final day, the old Thongdrol of Guru Tshengyed is displayed. The unfurling is accompanied by the performance of Guru Tshengyed Chhams (dances)

12 Days
2+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Paro / Paro
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Trashigang 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 Dragon Adventures 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 at Dochula. Continue towards Punakha Dzong(fortress),which was the old capital of Bhutan until 1951 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 - MONGAR
After breakfast, we will drive to Mongar. It almost take 6 hours to reach Mongar. Two beautiful mountain passes have to be crossed and then a distance of about 80 km is downhill.
We will retire in our hotel once we reach Mongar.
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Day 4: MONGAR - TRASHIGANG
In the morning, we will take a 4 hour drive to Trashigang. The road follows the river on the side until it makes a final ascent to reach Trashigang. We will drive to Trashigang Dzong which is high up on a hill and overlooks the confluence of the Dragmechhu and Gamrichhu rivers. It was built in the year 1667 A.D. This will be the venue for the Trashigang festival.
Halt overnight at Trashigang.
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Day 5: TRASHIGANG (FESTIVAL)
We will head for the Trashigang festival which will take us an entire day.
Overnight at Trashigang.
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Day 6: MONGAR - TRASHIYANGTSE
In the morning, we will drive to Mongar, the same way we came. From Mongar, we will drive to Trashiyangtse where we will spend the night.
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Day 7: TRASHIAYNGTSE - BUMTHANG
We will move to Bumthang in the morning.
Halt overnight at Bumthang.
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Day 8: BUMTHANG – THIMPHU
In the morning, we will head for Thimphu.
We will halt at Thimphu.
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Day 9: 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.
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Day 10: THIMPHU - PARO
Breakfast in Hotel and then Visit Painting School (Commonly known as the Painting School, the Institute offers you a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. It is a hands-on trip for you. Enjoy few moments with the future artists of the country.)
And then visit Folk heritage Museum (This museum provides glimpse into the traditional Bhutanese life.). National Library (The National Library was established in the late 1960s primarily to conserve the literary treasures which form a significant part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage.).Lunch in town and after lunch Visit Paper Factory.
After that drive back to Paro. Overnight at PARO
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Day 11: PARO
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 12: DEPARTURE
After breakfast in the hotel, and then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.

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