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Paro Tshechu Festival Tour

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Paro Tshechu Festival is the biggest, the most popular and important festival in Bhutan. This 8 day Paro Tshechu Festival Tour offers you to experience the entertaining and informative culture event that is celebrated every year in spring at Paro Dzong as well as discover the prominent landmarks in well known cities/valleys including Paro, Thimpu and Punakha. This trip lets you join and admire the magnificence of the biggest festival where you will be immersing yourself in the celebrations and enjoy the unique mask dances along with other sole cultural events. 

Trip Highlights:

  • Witness the areal vista of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest
  • Glimpse of mask dance in the festival 
  • Guided city tour in Thimpu 
  • Hike to the famousTiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro 
  • Explore Bhutan’s unique cultural hotspots
  • Immerse in Bhutanese culture and lifestyle 

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation on B/B (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • English speaking city guide
  • Flight fare to/from Paro
  • Bhutanese Visa and Travel Permit
  • Private vehicle and Entrance fees
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare to/from Nepal
  • Visa fees to Nepal
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our Airport Representative will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your respective hotels. After check-in and some rest, you will be taken to the main touristic hub in the city for a short introduction tour. Your trip guide will briefly give information about your trip in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 02: Fly to Paro (2250)

Flight Duration: 1 hour

Your flight to Bhutan with Druk Air will be amazing as your plane flies over the Himalayan peaks including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. You will be mesmerized by the Bhutanese landscape along with its green and lush mountains, waterfalls, and river valleys. After a short lunch break in Paro, you will head towards the capital, Thimpu. Once you reach the city, you will check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. You will explore nearby markets and streets in the evening. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 03: Attend Paro Tshechu Festival

On the third day of this trip, you will be attending the Paro Tshechu Festival in Paro Ringpung Dzong. This festival is celebrated every year where mask dances are performed by the monks dressed in colorful brocade attire which are pervaded by the Buddhist scripts chants and readings. Local people can be seen in their colorful traditional attire to celebrate the festival. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 04: Paro to Thimpu (2350m)

Drive duration: 1 hour

Early in the morning, you will depart from Paro to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu, following the Pachhu River. En route, you will stop for a short break to get a glimpse of Tamchhog Lakhang which was built to worship for the iron bridge builders of Bhutan. 

The capital of Bhutan, Thimpu is not a stereotypical city with huge skyscrapers and crowded traffic. It is surrounded by the mountains and it is popular for beautiful Bhutan Dzong, fresh air, and delightful hospitality. Once you arrive at the city, you will pay a visit to Late King’s Memorial Chorten. You will also explore the National Library, Folk Heritage Museum, Hand-made Paper Factory, and the School of Arts and Crafts. You will get to learn more about textile handicrafts in the traditional way in school. 

Tashichho Dzong or Thimpu Dzong is the highlight of today’s trip as it is the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. The dzong is also the headquarters of the government of Bhutan. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 05: Thimpu to Punakha (1250m)

Drive duration: 3 hours

In the morning, you will have a refreshing drive towards Punakha via Simtokha Dzong, a former Buddhist monastery, now a language learning institute built in 1629 and it is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan to survive till this day in its original form. The trail to Punakha from Thimpu is awe-inspiring as it takes you through the beautiful pine forests and pretty rural villages.  En route, you will stop by Dochu La Pass: a mountain pass at the elevation of 3100 meters with 108 memorial chortens. 

Punakha was once the capital of Bhutan until Thimpu was declared as capital in 1995. 72 km away from the current capital, Punakha is one of the beautiful places to explore the culture and history of the country. The first sightseeing place will be Punakha Dzong which is positioned at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu River. The Dzong is the second oldest, second largest, and one of the important Dzongs in Bhutan. 

You will also pay a visit to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, dedicated to the 5th king of Bhutan. The chorten was constructed with the intention of bringing peace and clear all the obstacles for the country. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 06: Punakha to Paro

Drive duration: 4 hours

After breakfast at the hotel in Punakha, you will head back to Paro city. Retracing the track, you will pass through Dochula Pass where you can capture some pictures of amazing Himalayan ranges and surrounding beauty. Upon arrival in Paro, you will check-in at the hotel and relax. Later, you will go to explore Paro Rinpung Dzong, built-in the 17th century with the belief to protect the valley. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 07: Attend Paro Tshechu Festival

Today, after breakfast, you will head towards the Paro Dzong to indulge yourself in the celebration and ceremonies. If your luck favors you then you will get the opportunity to get a glimpse of the enormous Thangkha/Thongdrel of Guru Rinpoche unfurling inside the dzong.  You will have leisure time in the evening to purchase some local Bhutanese souvenirs. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 08: Paro sightseeing

Start off your day with refreshing morning breakfast and you will hike for around 4-5 hours to the famous monastery of Bhutan Takstang Monastery which is also called Tiger’s Nest Monastery situated at the elevation of 3180 meters. The monastery hangs on the edge of a steep cliff which is 900 meters above the Paro Valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (the second Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress and meditated for years where the monastery is built. A cafeteria restaurant situated in the halfway of the mountain is one of the highlights of the monastery. After lunch in the cafeteria, you will hike down to Paro. After relaxing for a short period of time and lunch, you will begin your sightseeing in Paro by visiting the National Museum called Ta Dzong; once a traditional watchtower. Next, you will visit the oldest temple in the country, Kichu Lakhang. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 09:Fly to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 1 hour 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will greet you and escort you to your respective hotel. During your leisure time today, you can go shopping in the streets of Kathmandu city. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 08:Departure Day

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination by a representative from our company 3 hours prior as per your flight schedule.

Breakfast included.