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.