- All of our packages include accommodation in government approved tourist standard hotels, three square meals a day, a reliable vehicle, and an experienced driver to get you around safely.
- Listed below are some of our most popular cultural tours. As always we can work with you on special tour arrangements to meet your interest and needs.
Journey through Druk Yul
This tour is a breathtaking slice of many different sites and attractions that Bhutan has to offer. You will see the best in cultl activities as well as experience some amazing hiking. This journey takes you to distinctly different, as well as breathtakingly beautiful valleys with lush green paddy fields, incredulous fortress-like monasteries known as Dzongs and majestically flowing rivers. We offer standard 7, 10, and 12-day packages or stay longer!
Thimphu Annual Tsechu
One of the biggest festivals in Bhutan is the Thimphu Tshechu, held in the capital city over 3 consecutive days in September and October, corresponding to the eighth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar. It was first initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867.
The Paro tsechu in spring and is one of the most popular tsechus in Bhutan. People come from neighbouring districts to participate in the festivity. The Paro tsechu commemorates the opening of the gateway to the pilgrimage site of Tsari in eastern Tibet by the founder of the Drukpa School of Buddhism, Tsangpa Jarey.
The Punakha domchoe usually falls in March. The highlight of the domchoe is the dramatic re-creation of a 17th century battle with hundreds of costumed pazaps (warriors). The domchoe is followed by the three day Punakha tsechu.
Trongsa, the sacred and the temporal heart of the country is a two days journey from Thimphu. The annual Trongsa tsechu is one of the oldest festivals in Bhutan. The Trongsa tsechu last for three days from the 9th to the 11th of the 11th lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar.
The Yakchoe is a three-day festival in , Bumthang. A sacred relic is put on display for the people to receive blessings from. Myth has it that an old woman while sitting outside her house had a visitor who asked her for a glass of water. She went inside her house to get the water and when she came, the visitor who was a lama had vanished and left a sack. When she looked in the sack, she found a statue, the statue that is now being displayed annually.
Jampay Lhakhang DrupJampay Lhakhang located in Bumthang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The festival lasts for four days from the 15th to the 18th of the ninth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar. The festival which includes chams and bonfires commemorates the establishment of this 7th century lhakhang. The highlight of the festival is the fire ritual that is held in the evening where crowds gather to witness the ritual together with the naked dance.
Trashigang TsechuThe Trashigang tsechu lasts for three days from the 7th to the 11th of the tenth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar. People from most parts of eastern Bhutan such as the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic community in Merak and Sakten, the Khengpas, people from Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel, and Trashi Yangtse attend the tsechu. During the tsechu, the thongdrol of Neten Chudrug (Sixteen Arhats) is unfurled.
Wangdue Phodrang TsechuThe annual Wangdue Phodrang tsechu was introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal after the completion of the Wangduephodrang Dzong. The three-day annual tshechu from the 8th to the 10th of the eighth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar is witnessed by people from Punakha and Thimphu and provides the people with an occasion to partake in entertainment and revelry. The Tshechu is known for the Dance of the Ox.