Dochula Festival – Druk Wangyel Tsechu

Lose yourself in the Last Shangri-La for 7 Days 6 Nights!

Highlight of the tour: The unique and enchanting Dochula Tsechu festival

Day 1, 09 Dec 2017         Arrive Paro International Airport and sightseeing

Fly into Bhutan with Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines. On arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representatives.

Visit Ta-Dzong (National Museum).

Visit some of the local establishments around Paro town and mingle with the very hospitable locals.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 2, 10 Dec 2017          Hike to the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery)

Hike to Taktshang Goemba (“Tiger’s Nest”).

Visit Kyichu Lhakhang.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 3, 11 Dec 2017           Drive to Thimphu and sightseeing 

Drive from Paro – Thimphu (drive time is around an hour).

Visit the Tamchog Lhakhang on the way.

Visit the Paper Factory in Thimphu.

Visit the Dechenphodrang monastic school located to the north of the city.

Visit Tashichhodzong (“the fortress of the glorious religion”).

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4, 12 Dec 2017          Thimphu sightseeing

Drive up to Buddha Point. Buddha Point has the largest statue of Buddha Dordenma in the whole kingdom.

Visit the National Memorial Chorten.

Visit Simply Bhutan Museum, an interactive ‘living’ museum developed for and by the youth of Bhutan through the Bhutan Youth Development Fund.

Drive up to Sangaygang hill/BBS tower.

Visit the weaving centre at Changzamtog.

Religious discourse from a high lama in the evening.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 5, 13 Dec 2017           Dochula Druk Wangyel Tsechu (festival) and Punakha

After breakfast, drive on to the beautiful valley of Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan.

Stop at Dochula, a beautiful mountain pass (alt 3,140 m) with its fluttering prayer flags and a spectacular set of 108 miniature chortens.  

After the festival, drive to Punakha. The remaining part of the 2-hour drive is mostly a gradual descent into Punakha valley.

Overnight in Punakha.

Day 6, 14 December 2016         Sightseeing in Punakha and drive to Paro

Visit the Punakha Dzong.

Visit the Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing nunnery.

Visit Chhimi Lhakhang.

Drive to Paro via Thimphu. The drive takes about 4 hours.

Stop briefly at the Weekend Market in Thimphu.

Continue your drive to Paro.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 7, 15 Dec 2016          Departure

Drive to the Paro International Airport where our representatives will bid you goodbye!

Tashi Delek!