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Bhutan Festival Tour Packages:

Paro Festival Tour

Paro Festival Tour

Duration:         13 Nights
Activities:        Festival & Culture
Destinations:  Paro, Thimphu, Punakha & Bumthang

This 14-days Bhutan Holiday can coincide with the Paro Tshechu, the most popular spring festival, which falls on April 7 – April 11, 2017.

The Festival “Tshechu” is essentially an open-air performance where monks perform sacred mask dances or chhams, to the accompaniment of religious music, and district dancers perform traditional dances. It takes place within the cobbled stone courtyard of the magnificent Paro Rinpung Dzong (fortress).

The festival concludes with the display of a giant Thangka or Thongdroel (tapestry) at 3 in the morning and is brought down just before sunrise.

The pageantry is a unique experience and quite unlike anything you have ever seen before. Locals, dressed in their best, attend the annual festival to gain merit. It is a festive time and people socialise and make merry. This is not an event organized for tourists; it is an event that has been happening for centuries.

Jambay Lakhang Drup

JamBAY LHakhang Drup Festival Tour

Duration:         10 Nights
Activities:        Festival & Culture
Destinations:  Paro, Thimphu, Punakha & Bumthang

The Bumthang Jambay Lhakhang festival travel package starts from Paro valley and continues east through the stunning western valleys of Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue and then to the central regions of Trongsa and to Bumthang.

The highlight of the tour is the Jambay Lhakhang Drup, a unique festival unlike any other in Bhutan.

It is held within the Jambay Lhakhang complex built in 659 AD, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan. The festival is known for its “Mewang” (Fire blessing ceremony) and Tercham (Dance of Treasures).

During the fire blessing, locals run underneath a gigantic flaming gate made out of dry grass. The Dance of Treasures is performed naked at night around a bonfire. Bhutanese believe that the Tercham can bless infertile women.

People’s deep faith and devotion make this festival a special occasion.

Lay monks also perform sacred mask dances during the festival that takes place from 4th – 6th November 2017.

During the holiday you will also visit villages, temples, monasteries, markets and attend festivals. You will have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their spiritual life of myth, legend, superstition and folklore.

Thimphu Festival Tour

Thimphu Festival Tour

Duration:         7 Nights
Activities:        Festival & Culture
Destinations:  Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

The Thimphu festival or tshechu is Bhutan’s largest and most popular autumn festival held in the vicinity of Trashi Chho Dzong, a 17th century fortress, under clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine.

Thousands of people turn up for the four-day festival where colourful and ancient mask dances are performed in an open cobbled stone courtyard by monks and laymen.

Started by Desi Tenzin Rabgay, the 4th temporal ruler of Bhutan more than three centuries ago, the festival honours Guru Padmasambhava, the great Indian tantric saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century.

The festival tour package offers a unique opportunity to experience Bhutan’s ancient culture up close and to become part of festivities that brings together families and communities in the spirit of a carnival.

Punakha Festival Tour

Punakha Festival Tour

Duration:         6 Nights
Activities:        Festival & Culture
Destinations:  Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Attend an ancient religious festival in Punakha valley, the old capital of Bhutan.

The festival consisting of sacred mask dances takes place in the courtyard of majestic Punakha Dzong that sits at the confluence of two rivers.

While in Punakha, raft Bhutan’s snow fed pristine rivers, explore rural hamlets and get the best view of Punakha Dzong.

Visit Thimphu, one of the most unique capitals of the world and in Paro valley, hike to Tiger’s Nest, an ancient pilgrimage site dating back to the 7th century.

Bhutan festivals are rich and happy expressions of its ancient Buddhist culture. This festivals are held in all districts in honour of Padmasambava – “one who was born from a Lotus flower”, popularly known as “Guru Rinpoche”, the precious Teacher. This saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantirc Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, etc. around 800 A.D.read more

The Tsechu is a religious festival, and by attending it, it is believed one gains merits. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people gather to rejoice, dressed in finery.

Bhutan Festival Tours offer Tourists a complete insight into the nation’s vibrant religion & culture. The most popular events in the cultural itineraries coinciding Thimphu Festival, Paro Festival, Punakha Festival, and  Jamba Lhakhang Drup Festival.

Tsechus are week-long festivals where the teachings of Padmasambhava are imparted to the deity through mask well choreograph dances. The other attraction of festival tours is to meet the rural Bhutanese in their quaint hamlets and see first hand their way of life. Here one gets the opportunity to intermingle with the average Bhutanese, and to enjoy their hospitality.

Bhutan Bokar has an extensive choice of activities especially designed to enjoy your Bhutan holiday. Information can be obtained from us as to which exact festival, tour or trek will be of interest to you.