Thimpu, being the capital of Bhutan also has the greatest concentration of cultural and architectural wonders in Bhutan. Thus, the Thimphu Tsechu Festival Tour is one of the grandest of Bhutan’s festivals and attracts the largest audience.
Tshechus are religious festivals held all throughout Bhutan which incorporate Buddhist ritual performances. These festivals are mainly constituted of Buddhist dances performed by masked performers, usually monks or trained laymen. The tshechus are one of the best ways to explore deep into the Bhutanese culture and way of life. They are performed in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670. This festival also provides a great opportunity to witness locals gathered in their finest Gho’s and Kira’s in a celebration of their culture and faith. This tour also visits sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha which allows the travelers to better understand the background behind these festivals and the reason why they are so important and greatly celebrated!
Day 1 :Arrive Paro Airport (2235m) and transfer to Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2 :Sightseeing in Thimpu Valley. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3 :Festival Tsechu observation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 4 :Drive from Thimpu to Punakha and sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Day 5 :Drive from Punakha to Paro via Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 6 :Sightseeing in Paro Valley. Overnight at Hotel
Day 7 :Departure from Paro.