12 days starting at USD $3,795 per person*
This festival tour has a broad spectrum of activities across Western Bhutan into Central Bhutan which culminates with a spectacular mountain flight into Paro. The Paro Tsechu/Festival is the most popular and colorful of the Lama Dancing Festival in the Kingdom, it takes place in the peak season around March/April depending on the lunar calendar. This is a wonderful introduction into the true reflection of culture and tradition that has remained untouched for centuries.
Duration: 12 days
Group Size: 1 – 16
Tour Grading: Easy to Moderate
Key Words: Paro Festival, Mountain Flight, Tiger’s Nest
Best Season: March & April
Trip Route:Paro, Thimphu, Dochu La Pass (3,050m/10,006ft), Punakha, Phobjikha, Pele La Pass (3,300m/10,989ft), Trongsa, Yotong La Pass (3,424m/11234ft), Bumthang, Paro.
Sights: Second-largest seated Buddha, Traditional Medecine Institute,Traditional ArtsSchool, Punakha Dzong (Fortress), Chimmi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa Tower Museum, Jamby Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Ogyen Choling Museum, Paro Dzong (Fortress), Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest).
Highlights: Travel to 6 major cities, hike to Tiger’s Nest, see the second-largest seated Buddha, visit the traditional art school, visit a farm house, visit the temple of fertility and visit the Paro Festival.
Trip at a Glance:
Day 01: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (55km/34mile approx)
Day 02: Thimphu (Sightseeing)
Day 03: Drive to Punakha (approx 77 kms/47 miles)
Day 04: Punakha (Sightseeing)
Day 05: Drive to Phobjikha (78kms/48miles)
Day 06: Drive to Trongsa (approx 120kms/74miles)
Day 07: Drive to Bumthang (approx 68kms/42miles)
Day 08: Bumthang (sightseeing)
Day 09: Bumthang (Day excursion to Tang Valley)
Day 10: Bumthang- Paro (Mountain Flight)
Day 11: Paro Festival Day
Day 12: Tiger’s Nest Hike
Day 13: Depart
We use the best 3 star hotels and resorts for our tours and retreats. For 4-5 star luxury hotels, please email us your interest, we will send you a PDF from the hotel with the additional charges.
Hotels in Bhutan, are very charming and smaller with approx. 15-20 rooms with larger hotels have 35-50 rooms.
All ground transportation
Guide for entire tour
3 star hotels, single bed, shared rooms
All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
$65 daily royalty, which is paid to the government of Bhutan which provides free healthcare and education to its citizens.
What’s not included
International fights into Bhutan
4 – 5 stars hotel (Can add for extra charge)
Visa fee ($40), passport and taxes fee
Alcoholic Beverages (may be purchased separately)