FESTIVAL TOUR

FESTIVALS

Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country.
The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.

Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. . In addition to the mask dances tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.

It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages they are performed jointly by monks and village men.

Two of the most popular Tshechus in the country are the Paro and Thimphu Tshechus in terms of participation and audience. Besides the locals many tourists from across the world are attracted to these unique, colorful and exciting displays of traditional culture.

Festival Tour Packages for the year 2018

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Bhutan Lekdrup Trek and Tours is a tourism company registered under the Royal Government of Bhutan. We are located at the heart of Thimphu- the capital city of Bhutan. A Travel agent with a broad understanding of and insight into Bhutan’s tradition, culture, climate, seasons, religion, flora and fauna and history, we are dedicated to ensuring quality services for our valued guests through personalized care, support and love. We ensure the comfort, health and safety of our guests at all times.

Thimphu Dromche (15th September) Tour, 5 Days (13-17th September)

Day 1 Arrival in Paro

Paro Airport pick-up & sightseeing- Paro Dzong, Ta dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, ruins of Drugyel dzong, evening leisure walk around local handicraft shops at Paro town.

Day 2: Paro- Thimphu

Sightseeing- National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Bhutan Post Office.

Day 3: Thimphu Dromche(Festival) (15th September)

One day Thimphu Dromche program

Evening: Transfer to Paro

Day 4 Paro

Traktsang (Tiger’s Nest)

Day 5 Departure from Paro

Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.

 

Thimphu Tshechu (17th September) Tour, 6 Days (14th-19th September)

Day 1 Arrival in Paro

Sightseeing- Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, a local farmhouse, evening leisure time at Paro town (handicraft shops)

 Day 2 Thimphu

Buddha Dordenma Statue, National Memorial Chorten, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Bhutan Post Office Headquarters.

Day 3: Thimphu Tshechu

One Day Thimphu Tshechu Program and Evening; Tranfer to Punakha. via Dochula Pass. 108 grand stupas.

Day 4:  Thimphu-Punakha – Paro

Sightseeing-Chimmi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, a Suspension Bridge,

Evening: Punakha – Paro transfer.

Day 5 Paro Hiking

Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), ruins of Drukgyel Dzong.

Day 6 Departure from Paro

Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual

 

Black Necked Crane Festival (11th November), 7 Days (8th – 14th November)

Day 1 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu

Airport pick-up, Paro Dzong. Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, ruins of Drugyel Dzong- Thimphu transfer. Some free time.

Day 2 Thimphu

Buddha Dordenma Statue, National Memorial Chorten, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Bhutan Post Office Headquarters.

Evening: Transfer to Punakha via Dochula Pass. 108 stupas.

Day 3 Punakha

Punakha Dzong. A suspension bridge, Chimi Lhakhang. Punakha – Gangtey transfer.

Day 4 Punakha – Gangtey Black Necked crane festival

Day 5 Gangtey – Paro

Gangtey Goempo, Khewa Lhakhang, Semchubara Village. Gangtey – Paro transfer.

Day 6 Paro

Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

Day 7 Departure from Paro

Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.

 

 Druk Wangyel Tshechu (13th December), 4 Days (12th-15th December)

Day 1 Arrival in Thimphu

Paro Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong).

Day 2 Druk Wangyel Tshechu

Day 3 Paro

Traktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong.

Day 4 Departure from Paro

Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.

 

Haa Summer Festival (8th July), 7 Days (4th -10th July)

Day 1 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu

Paro Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong).

Day 2 Thimphu

Sightseeing-Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts School, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Traditional Paper Making Factory.

Evening: Transfer to Punakha via Dochula Pass. 108 stupas

Day 3 Punakha

Sightseeing: Chimmi Lhakang, Punakha Dzong, a Suspension Bridge.

Evening: Transfer to Paro

Day 4: Paro

Sightseeing: Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Ruins of Drugyel Dzong

Evening: Transfer to Haa Valley.

Day 5 Paro – Haa Valley

Haa Summer Festival.

Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple), Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple), the central bazaar in Haa Town. Haa Valley – Paro transfer.

Day 6 Paro Taktsang

Day 7 Departure from Paro

Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.

 

Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham-23rd November, 9 Days (19th November- 27th November)

Day 1 Arrival in Paro – Thimphu

Paro Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Day 2 Thimphu

National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong). (B

Day 3 Thimphu – Gangtey

Thimphu – Gangtey transfer via Dochula Pass, 108 stupas. (B+L+D)

Day 4 Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang (By Car, 200 Km, Approx. 7 Hrs)

Gangtey – Bumthang transfer. Chenbdji Chorten, Trongsa Dzong. (B+L+D)

Day 5 Bumthang

Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Festival

Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, a local handicraft shop.

Day 6 Bumthang – Punakha (By Car, 210 Km, Approx. 7 Hrs)

Bumthang – Punakha transfer. Punakha Dzong. (B+L+D)

Day 7 Punakha – Paro (By Car, 125 Km, Approx. 4 Hrs)

Punakha – Paro transfer via Dochula Pass. Chimi Lakhang, Simtokha Dzong, Ta Dzong, Paro Dzong.

Day 8 Paro

Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest),  Kyichu Lhakhang. Free time for the rest of the day.

Day 9 Departure from Paro

Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!

  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.

 

DISCOUNTS

  • There shall be no charge other than visa fee of USD 40 for children below the age of 5 years.
  • Children between the ages of 5-12 years shall be given 50% discount on minimum daily package rate.
  • Full time students below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions, shall be given 25% discount on minimum daily package rate.
  • A GROUP SIZE DISCOUNT of 50% on minimum daily package shall be given to one person in a group of 11 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • A 50% DURATION DISCOUNT on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE shall be provided after the 8th night and 100% discount on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE shall be provided after 14th night.