Trip facts

Duration 01 Day
Activity General Tour

Trip Overview

Bhutan Festival tour takes you to one or multiple of Bhutan’s most colourful 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 jewellery, bring delicious picnic lunch and join in the festivities.

Trip highlight

  • Attend one or multiple colourful festivals
  • Insights of age old tradition of festival.
  • Pace of tour is easy, allowing you to enjoy and absorb the experience
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Arts, Architecture.
  • History, Culture and Buddhism
  • Local markets, farm houses, schools and opportunity to meet and interact with local folks.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paro.
Upon arrival in Paro, meet and transfer to the hotel. As per available time, we will visit few sights in Paro and familiarize.
Overnight in Paro, Hotel.

Day 2: Paro- Punakha
Drive to Punakha/Wangdue valley across Dochula pass. (4 +hrs). Later visit Punakha Dzong and local attractions.
Overnight in Punakha, Hotel

Day 3: Excursion to Phobjikha
Drive to Gangtey, Phobjikha valley. Visit ancient Gangtey monastery and Walk in the valley to visit Local Homes and crane information Center. Return to Punakha for overnight.
Overnight in Punakha, Hotel

Day 4: Attend Festival in Paro,Thimphu or Wangdue/Punakha
Attend Festival at Wangdue until afternoon. Later visit Chimi Lhakhang and local villages.
Overnight in Punakha, Hotel

Day 5: Punakha – Thimphu
Drive to the capital Thimphu and attend the festival here. Later visit some of its local attractions.
Overnight in Thimphu, Hotel

Day 6: Thimphu
Another day at the festival in the morning. In the afternoon visit some of the highlights of the capital including the local market, see the archery match etc.
Overnight in Thimphu, Hotel

Day 7: Thimphu – Paro
Drive to Paro and visit Rinphung Dzong, National Musuem, Kichu Lhakhang, Dungtse Lhakhang, Drugyal Dzong and local village.
Overnight in Paro, Hotel

Day 8: In Paro (Taktshang Hike)
Full day for hike to famous Takstang (tiger’s nest) monastery. Return to Paro for overnight.
Overnight in Paro, Hotel

Day 9: Departure
Departure transfer to the airport in time for your flight.