Thimphu Festival Tours,Bhutan Thimphu Festival Tour Guide,Bhutan Festival Tour
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and it is the centre of government. The broad Thimphu valley represents mostly urban way of life. Just like any other place in Bhutan. This valley is clothed with beautiful trees from valleys to the hill top and with beautiful buildings built and maintained with traditional Bhutanese architecture.
Thimphu means "sinking” derived from a legend and today one can still see a rock covered with silk and offerings in front of Dechenphu temple. Before the arrival of the great Shabdrung Rinpoche in Bhutan 1616, the valley of Thimphu came to exist after the arrival of the great Boddhisatawa Phajo Drukgum Shipo, who married to a local girl and settled in Thimphu valley. Almost all the historical sites as well as temples in Thimphu are connected to Phajo Drukgum Shipo family. During the festival period, many religious mask dances and dramas are performed based on the visions of various Buddhist saints.
Trip Length: 8 Days 7Nights.
Festival dates:14th – 16th September 2013
Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport and will be Receive by Tashi Gongphel Tours Representatives. Check in at Olathang Hotel. After an early tea visit: Kichu Lhakhang (Temple),Paro dzong,Taa Dzong(Watch tower) overnight at hotel Olathang.
Day 2: After breakfast drive to Thimphu and visit the King's Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Monastery,Nunnery temple, National Library, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Trashicho Dzong, Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, Textile museum and Folk Heritage Museum.
Day 3: Full day at Thimphu festival.
Day 4: Full day at Thimphu festival.
Day 5: After early breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass, where you can see 108 Bhutanese Stupas. If the weather is clear you can see all Himalays Ranges with all snow covered. Further drive to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong.In the evening short hike to Chimi Lhakhang(Temple).It is a gentle walk through beautiful farm houses and vast plains of rice fields, for about half an hour.
Day 6: After breakfast, drive to Wangdue and visit Wangdue Dzong .Enroute stop for a lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro.
Day 7: Day Hike or Mule ride to Tigers Nest Monastery. One of the most venerated places precariously perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. From the road point the hike up to Taktshang, on a well maintained path, is up hills takes around 2-3 hours at an average walking speed. On a sunny day please do remember to carry sunscreen, water, walking stick and a hat.
Day 8: Departure
Most of our Paro hotels are within 15 minutes drive to the airport. Transfer to Paro Airport. Check in two hours prior to flight departure to ensure the best seats on board Druk Air.
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