Wangdue & Thimphu Tshechu

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Wangdue & Thimphu Tshechu: (7 nights & 8 days)

Wangdue and Thimphu tshechu is one of the popular festivals in Bhutan. The dzongs come to life with color, music and dances. Local people dressed in their finest costumes join together to rejoice. Masked dances and sword dances perform in the court yard of dzongs by the monks and the lay people. These dances are performing only once a year and each has its own significance. The festival normally spans 3-4 days and it end with huge religious appilique/ Thongdrels that is hung from the wall of central tower of the dzong.

DAY 01 Paro (arrival) to Thimphu
Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flights, greetings by guides. Visit Ta dzong(National Museum), Paro Rinpung dzong. Then after lunch drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu.

DAY 02 Thimphu
Explore Thimphu valley, the list of sightseeing are visiting Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang, Insitute of arts & crafts, National Library, Mini zoo, Zilukha Nunnery, Institute of Traditional medicines, and Textile museum. Overnight in Thimphu.

DAY 03 Thimphu to Wangdue/Punakha
Today after breakfast you will drive to Wangdue/Punakha. En-route you will cross Dochula pass (3116m), and on a clear day you will have spectacular view of Himalaya range of Bhutan. Then after lunch you will visit Wangdue dzong to witness the festival. Overnight in Wangdue/Punakha.

DAY 04 Wangdue
Today you have to wake up early to witness the huge religious appliqué/Thongdrel. Before the dawn all the people from all walks of life come to get blessing and monk body perform ritual. It is said one gets liberated from the sufferings at the glimpse of Thongdrel. After lunch you will visit Punakha dzong and Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Overnight in Wangdue/ Punakha.

DAY 05 Wangdue/ Punakha to Thimphu
After breakfast you will drive back to Thimpu en- route Dochula pass. After lunch you will witness Thimphu tshechu in Tendrel Thang. Overnight in Thimphu.

DAY 06 Thimphu to Paro
Today you will witness Thimphu Tshechu which would be much crowed compare with Wangdue Tshechu. Later in the evening you will drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro.

DAY 07 Paro (Excursion to the Tiger’s Nest)
The day begins early as you have to do excursion to the Tiger’s Nest. The hike up to the monastery takes 2-3 hours. It is one of most sacred Monasteries in Bhutan. After lunch visit one of oldest temples in Bhutan kyichu lhankhang and Drugyel dzong. Later in the evening stroll around the paro town. Overnight in Paro.

DAY 08 Paro (Departure)
Drive to Paro Airport and see off.


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