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Bhutan Festival Tour - 9 Days

Bhutan Festival & Cultural Tour

Bhutan Festival Tour is a nine-day leisurely-paced tour that takes on, at least one, if not multiple colorful festivals in this magical Kingdom .

This leisurely-paced tour, takes one or more of Bhutan’s most colorful and popular festivals. Bhutan’s festivals are joyous expressions of its Buddhist culture. It offers Bhutanese an opportunity to become immersed in the meaning of their religion, as well as being an occasions for seeing people and being seen. People wear their finest traditional clothes, put on their most beautiful jewelery; bring delicious picnic lunch and join in the festivities.
In addition to these festival, this tour covers highlights of Paro, Thimphu, Phobjikha, Wangdue & Punakha valleys, which are Bhutan’s most important historic towns and districts in western Bhutan. The pace of this tour allows you to fully absorb and appreciate the rich culture and natural beauty of this peaceful kingdom without feeling that you are bused around.

In the early spring, we Punakha Tsechu and Punakha Dromchoe, and bit later into full spring, attend Talo village festival, along with the famous Paro Tsechu festival, where we also see the unfurling of gaint Thangka. In the autumn,  you’ll see three festivals of  Wangdiphodrang, Gangtey and Thimphu tsechu festival.

As these festival periods are extremely popular, flights and hotels tend to get booked out soon, so book this tour early !

 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 – In Thimphu: Thimphu established as the capital of Bhutan in 1961. Its population in under hundred thousand. It has a youthful exuberance that constantly challenges the country’s conservatism and proud tradition. The ever-present juxtaposition of old and new is just one of its appealing qualities. Crimson-robed monks, Indian labourers, gho- and kira-clad professionals and camera-wielding tourists all strolling on; and nobody, it seems, is in a hurry. Thimphu is the world’s only capital without traffic lights. During your two full days, we will visit many monuments and attractions of Thimphu, including Tashicho Dzong, the farmers market, Gaint Buddha Statue, Memorial Chorten, Traditional Art School, Indigenous Hospital, Textile museum, Handicraft workshops and more. Thimphu offers the best opportunity to do your own thing. It’s relaxed, friendly and pretty informal, and is most rewarding if you can be the same.

Day 3 & 4: Punakha—Wangdue Valley: Three-hour-drive from Thimphu to Wangdue/Punakha valley is across spectacular Dochula pass. On a clear day, you will see panoramic views of snow capped peaks of eastern Himalayan range, including Bhutan’s highest peaks.Punakha and Wangdue towns are located close to each other in one valley. Punakha was the former winter capital of Bhutan and was established in this location, in part because Punakha is a warmer at a relatively low altitude of 4,100 feet (1300m), allowing for the production of two rice crops each year, along with growth of subtropical fruits such as oranges, mangos, and bananas.During our stay here, we will visit the impressive Punakha Dzong fortress located at the confluence of Pho and Mo Chu Rivers. We’ll take an easy walk in the valley, visit some of its monasteries, villages, take short drives and enjoy this idyllic countryside dotted with farm houses and terraced hillsides.

Day 5: Gangtey – Phobjikha valley: From Punakha valley, we’ll take a day trip to Phobjikha valley; the drive is though ever changing landscapes and vegetation, as we climb from sub-tropical to temperate and then to alpine vegetation. It takes about two and half hours each way, and including local stops and return, it is a full day excursion. We arrive in beautiful Phobjikha Valley, with its alpine setting on the western slope of the Black Mountains National Park. Visit ancient Gangtey Monastery, which sits on a prominent hilltop above the valley. The vegetation in this high-altitude glacial valley includes mixed forests of pine and rhododendron, with thick brushy bamboos on the valley floor. The valley is the winter home for endangered black-necked cranes that migrate in huge numbers from remote Tibetan plateau, to escape its harsh winter (late Oct till March). Bhutanese consider these cranes as harbingers of good luck.

Day 6, 7 & 8: Paro & Takstang: Emerald green Paro Valley at 7,500ft, is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and most fertile valley. Numerous shrines, fortresses and farm houses dot the landscape and graceful willow trees grow along the edge of Pachhu river, which passes through paddy fields and farmlands. During our time here, visit the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, a fortress which protected the valley against invaders from north. Visit beautiful 7th century Kichu Lhakhang temple, see many beautiful Buddhist wall paintings and iconography inside Dungtse Lhakhang, built in 1421. Among others you will also visit Bhutan National museum, housed in an ancient watchtower and visit Paro Rinphung Dzong, one of the most beautiful fortress /monastery in Bhutan. We also dedicate a full day for excursion to famous Taktsang (Tiger’s nest) monastery, an quintessential Bhutan travel experience. We can arrange pony ride for uphill part. For some trips we also incorporate visit to Haa Valley.

Day 9: Departure

Please note that itineraries are revised for each departures to incorporate local festivals and events.  For more information submit Request Detailed itinerary form.

 


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Trip highlights

At least one of the Colorful Festival- quality time spent.
Ancient Monuments
Arts, Architecture.
History, Culture and Buddhism
Visit to local markets, farm houses, schools and opportunity to meet and interact for local folks.
The Tour is designed leisurely with opportunity to explore by yourself.


Trip Overview

Trip Price From US$ 2000 | See Details

Trip Accommodation4 star hotels mostly, but good 3 star hotel in Punakha

Trip SeasonsPrivately this trip can be done through-out the year. Rains from June-Aug. Dec till Feb has pleasant days with clear skies but nights can be cool to cold.

Group Size Min. 1 Maximum 11

MealsAll meals including evening tea included.

RouteParo - Punakha - Phobjikha- Thimphu - Paro

Trip Type Festival & Culture Tour

Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November

Good MonthsJanuary, February, September, December

Lean MonthsJune, July, August

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 – In Thimphu: Thimphu established as the capital of Bhutan in 1961. Its population in under hundred thousand. It has a youthful exuberance that constantly challenges the country’s conservatism and proud tradition. The ever-present juxtaposition of old and new is just one of its appealing qualities. Crimson-robed monks, Indian labourers, gho- and kira-clad professionals and camera-wielding tourists all strolling on; and nobody, it seems, is in a hurry. Thimphu is the world’s only capital without traffic lights. During your two full days, we will visit many monuments and attractions of Thimphu, including Tashicho Dzong, the farmers market, Gaint Buddha Statue, Memorial Chorten, Traditional Art School, Indigenous Hospital, Textile museum, Handicraft workshops and more. Thimphu offers the best opportunity to do your own thing. It’s relaxed, friendly and pretty informal, and is most rewarding if you can be the same.

Day 3 & 4: Punakha—Wangdue Valley: Three-hour-drive from Thimphu to Wangdue/Punakha valley is across spectacular Dochula pass. On a clear day, you will see panoramic views of snow capped peaks of eastern Himalayan range, including Bhutan’s highest peaks.Punakha and Wangdue towns are located close to each other in one valley. Punakha was the former winter capital of Bhutan and was established in this location, in part because Punakha is a warmer at a relatively low altitude of 4,100 feet (1300m), allowing for the production of two rice crops each year, along with growth of subtropical fruits such as oranges, mangos, and bananas.During our stay here, we will visit the impressive Punakha Dzong fortress located at the confluence of Pho and Mo Chu Rivers. We’ll take an easy walk in the valley, visit some of its monasteries, villages, take short drives and enjoy this idyllic countryside dotted with farm houses and terraced hillsides.

Day 5: Gangtey – Phobjikha valley: From Punakha valley, we’ll take a day trip to Phobjikha valley; the drive is though ever changing landscapes and vegetation, as we climb from sub-tropical to temperate and then to alpine vegetation. It takes about two and half hours each way, and including local stops and return, it is a full day excursion. We arrive in beautiful Phobjikha Valley, with its alpine setting on the western slope of the Black Mountains National Park. Visit ancient Gangtey Monastery, which sits on a prominent hilltop above the valley. The vegetation in this high-altitude glacial valley includes mixed forests of pine and rhododendron, with thick brushy bamboos on the valley floor. The valley is the winter home for endangered black-necked cranes that migrate in huge numbers from remote Tibetan plateau, to escape its harsh winter (late Oct till March). Bhutanese consider these cranes as harbingers of good luck.

Day 6, 7 & 8: Paro & Takstang: Emerald green Paro Valley at 7,500ft, is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and most fertile valley. Numerous shrines, fortresses and farm houses dot the landscape and graceful willow trees grow along the edge of Pachhu river, which passes through paddy fields and farmlands. During our time here, visit the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, a fortress which protected the valley against invaders from north. Visit beautiful 7th century Kichu Lhakhang temple, see many beautiful Buddhist wall paintings and iconography inside Dungtse Lhakhang, built in 1421. Among others you will also visit Bhutan National museum, housed in an ancient watchtower and visit Paro Rinphung Dzong, one of the most beautiful fortress /monastery in Bhutan. We also dedicate a full day for excursion to famous Taktsang (Tiger’s nest) monastery, an quintessential Bhutan travel experience. We can arrange pony ride for uphill part. For some trips we also incorporate visit to Haa Valley.

Day 9: Departure

Please note that itineraries are revised for each departures to incorporate local festivals and events.  For more information submit Request Detailed itinerary form.

 


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Dates & Prices

Cost Information
Tier Pricing cost based on the total sign-ups.
Starting from $2000 Per person.
Plus airfares to and from Bhutan
Contact us for detailed tour itinerary and price.

Start date End Date Remarks Status  
01 Apr, 201709 Apr, 2017 With Talo,Dzongdrakha & Paro Festival Limited
Only 3 Seats left
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26 Sep, 201704 Oct, 2017 With Wangdue & Thimphu Festival Available
11-2 = 9 Seats left
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Accommodations


Hotels in Thimphu

  • Hotel Druk

    The Druk hotel is a part of Druk group of hotels with hotel in Thimphu, Phuntsholing and few more coming up in Bhutan. Druk Hotels are among the pioneers of hotels industry in Bhutan. Thimphu Druk Hotel is located at the center of town, overlooking ...

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  • Hotel Jumolhari

    The 26 room hotel is situated in the centre of the town and describes itself as a boutique hotel. It is perfectly situated within the walking distance to explore the town and to access the local sights and shops. It has been extensively refurbished a...

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Hotels in Punakha

Hotels in Paro

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    Fabulous, superb, masterful!!! We had a marvellous journey! ( Fabulous, superb, masterful!!! We had a marvellous journey!)
    5 "Frimmel Smith" Kuzuzungpola!!!! Fabulous, superb, masterful!!! We had a marvellous journey! And after my third trip to the Royal Kingdom, Bhutan remains the best place on earth!Peldan and Guddu were true joys to travel with!With most of the Bhutanese running with high expectations for"2008," we'll look forward to returning with Windhorse then. Best

    Kuzuzungpola!!!! Fabulous, superb, masterful!!! We had a marvellous journey! And after my third trip to the Royal Kingdom, Bhutan remains the best place on earth!Peldan and Guddu were true joys to travel with!With most of the Bhutanese running with high expectations for"2008," we'll look forward to returning with Windhorse then. Best wishes,


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  • Wanted to let you know that we had a great trip Westfield, NJ, USA Trip Date:
    March,14,2008
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    Wanted to let you know that we had a great trip ( Wanted to let you know that we had a great trip)
    5 " Nancy B " Bhutan Paro Festival Tour, Mar 2008 We are adjusting to the time difference and wanted to let you know that we had a great trip. I would reccommend not to schedule the Tiger's Nest hike the second day itself as most would prefer to have time to adjust to the altitude.

    Bhutan Paro Festival Tour, Mar 2008 We are adjusting to the time difference and wanted to let you know that we had a great trip. I would reccommend not to schedule the Tiger's Nest hike the second day itself as most would prefer to have time to adjust to the altitude.


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  • I found the trip wonderful Grainesville, Florida Trip Date:
    OCT - 27,2006
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    I found the trip wonderful ( I found the trip wonderful)
    5 "Laura Wilkins" I found the trip wonderful, and hope to return in the Spring. I will fill in the form

    I found the trip wonderful, and hope to return in the Spring. I will fill in the form


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  • May its fortresses defend and preserve its roots, traditions and real beauty. Rome, Italy Trip Date:
    Oct,08,2004
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    May its fortresses defend and preserve its roots, traditions and real beauty. ( May its fortresses defend and preserve its roots, traditions and real beauty.)
    5 "Maria Lucia Colecchia " Dear Ugen, Dreams have been my reality during the past two weeks, the trip was excellent in every single detail, just like the professional skill of the people you chose for us, do send to everybody my sincere Kadriche and to Bhutan. Tashi delek: may its fortresses defend and preserve its

    Dear Ugen, Dreams have been my reality during the past two weeks, the trip was excellent in every single detail, just like the professional skill of the people you chose for us, do send to everybody my sincere Kadriche and to Bhutan. Tashi delek: may its fortresses defend and preserve its roots, traditions and real beauty.


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Trip Leader


  • Dechen Duba

    For Dechen Duba, nothing is much more fulfilling than being in tour with guests. He comes a long way from quaint village of Mongar to the capital city of Thimphu. It wasn’t a easy journey, nothing was served on a platter. He earned every bit of rave review  from guests through his hard work and dedication. His favourite line “Hard works beats talent”.

    To be part of tourism fraternity was what he desired most, he made a splash headlong after  class 12 by enrolling for Tourism and management course. After its completion, he joined Wind Horse in 2013 and has been leading groups umpteen times.

    You may find him in basketball court playing hard, when he is not leading the group.

     

  • Chencho Dem

    Chencho Dem is a mother, doting wife and a travel guide. Its a conventional wisdom that a person should keep home front in harmony to achieve a better result at work, she manage all with perfection, no wonder its clearly reflects on the way she conduct the tours with smile and cheerfulness at large.

    After finishing her class 12 from Thimphu in 2010, though there were varied options but she chose to pursue Hotel Management and tourism programme for 2 years. Rather than being behind the desk, she felt she could expressed better being in field. She led many tours as freelance guide for Aman Kora and finally joined Wind Horse Tours in 2014. She is also among the few lady guides in the country who has treaded upon most of the  trekking routes in Bhutan.

  • Jambay Dorji

    Since kid, Jambay Dorji was sold to idea of travelling, growing up  amidst the bountiful nature in Trongsa, left an indelible imprint in his mind. His fascination grew stronger as the time flew. He joined the travel industry, right after his completion of Bachelor degree from Kalimpong college of arts.

    Like most of colleague at Wind Horse, he started his career in travel trade as travel guide, he came through ranks, and now he is a Sale Director. Although he completed his training in both – cultural and trekking aspects. But affiliation towards trek is more  strong.

    His love for nature is so deep seated that he find himself at peace in the wilderness of trek as well as the passion that he holds so dearly – Birds.He attended birding classes and workshops that gave wings to his passion and given any opportunity, he is either trekking or amidst the vegetation watching birds in action, probably the only way  he know to let his hairs down, after  hard days at work.

    As a kid, his head start in schooling was in Trongsa, and went to different school in the country.He was instrumental behind the opening of Sale and Support office in Phuentsholing. Currently he is settled in Thimphu. He looks after the sale as well as lend helping hand in the affairs of operation of the tours in Thimphu.

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