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TOUR DESCRIPTION
The Dochula Druk Wangyal Festival was established in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the Armed Forces’ victory over Indian insurgent forces residing in southern Bhutan in 2003.
Druk Wangyal Festival is an annual festival held on December 13th at the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Festival Ground located at Dochula Pass around 22km from the capital city Thimphu. Dochula Pass is one of the most scenic locations in the entire kingdom, offering a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. Set amidst this breathtaking backdrop, the Dochula Druk Wangyal Tshechu is an experience unlike any other and truly exemplifies Bhutanese cultural traditions.
The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang was built over a period of four years (2004-2008) under the vision and patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo. The Lhakhang honors the courageous service of the Fourth King, who personally led the troops against the insurgents, as well as the regular Armed Forces of the country.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
The most solemn welcome ceremony at the airport with the offering of the scarf to the travelers
Blessing by touching the forehead, feel the charm of spiritual Buddhism
Join in with locals on a special occasion of celebration, blessings and socializing
Witness unique dances and rituals performed by the Royal Bhutan Army, the monks & the people
Visit most beautiful cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums
Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
Get chance to taste traditional local delicate: Cheese: beef rice; Butter tea; Yogurt; Highland barleywine
A chance to try traditional costume of Bhutan and take part in the cultural show performed by our dancers
A visit to Punakha Dzong, one of the most beautiful fortresses built at the confluence of two Major rivers of Bhutan
Hike to Paro Taktshang, the most iconic landmark and religious site of Bhutan clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 hundred meters above the Paro Valley.
A traditional hot stone bath to aid your body after a long day hike to Taktshang.Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and driver
Language guide
Alcoholic drink.

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro - Thimphu

    The Flight to Paro gives you a breathtaking view of Major Himalaya peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, the sacred Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang on a clear day. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight.
    Upon completing your visa & customs formalities, a representative from our company will be there to receive you as you exit the Airport. Our team will warmly welcome you by offering scarf and then take you for a lunch depending on time either at Paro or Thimphu.
    After Lunch,
    You will visit the Buddha Dordenma Statue, one of the largest massive statue of Buddha in the world. The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley.
    Followed by a visit to the Centennial Farmers Market to see the organic agriculture products available in the country. All the farmers from other district bring their product to sell here.
    And a visit to Trashichoe Dzong a fortress of
    the glorious religion (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It houses His Majesty's secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, the central monk body, and some ministries. Visit the chapel until the unique flag lowering ceremonies at the Dzong. (Overnight at Thimphu).

  • Day 2 : Thimphu - Punakha,

    After Early Breakfast,
    Leave to Dochula pass (3,100 meters) to attend the spectacular Druk Wangyal Festival (45 Minutes’ drive, 22 km). It is a tribute to the wise leadership of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan. It also celebrates the continuous efforts of the Royal Bhutan Army in protecting the sovereignty and the stability of
    the country.
    Afterward,
    Drive to Punakha with enroute a walk to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of the Drukpa Kuenley popularly known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it’s not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and most childless couples go to his temple for blessing.
    Followed by a walk to one of the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan for you to have a heart pumping experience. (Overnight at Punakha).

  • Day 3 : Punakha Sightseeing - Thimphu,

    After Breakfast,
    Our team will drive you through Yabesa Village from where you will hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, built for the well-being of the kingdom and the benefit of all sentient beings. Khamsum Yulley holds an example of Bhutan’s fine architectural and artistic traditions. From the point, you will also have a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and valley below.
    Followed by a visit to Punakha Dzong, the most spectacular Dzong in Bhutan, built at the confluence of the Mo Chhu (Female River) and Pho Chhu (Male River) in 1637. This huge fortress/monastery was the national capital until 1966 and is the place where the country’s kings have been crowned and the site for the 5th King’s Royal Wedding in Oct. 2011.
    Afternoon,
    Drive back to Thimphu where you will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores. (Overnight at Thimphu)

  • Day 4 : Thimphu - Paro Taktshang Hike,

    After Breakfast, Our team will drive you to Paro from where you will hike to Paro Taktshang,
    Taktshang Monastery is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktshang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This monastery is one of the holiest sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 2952 feet above the Paro Valley. At about an altitude of 10,100 feet, Taktshang was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site. You will have your lunch at the Taktshang viewpoint.
    After Lunch,
    Our team will take you to one of the popular restaurants in the country at the middle of the farm for you to have
    a hot stone bath to aid your joint from a tiring hiking.
    Followed by a cultural show, where our team will show cast some of the traditional dances, Play, and song. You will also take part in the song and enjoy to the fullest before you have your dinner.
    Our team will then take you to your hotel for rest and preparation for the next day departure. (Overnight at Paro).

  • Day 5 : Departure

    After Breakfast, our team will take you to the airport for flight to your onward destination.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels Accommodation at 3-star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to return at the end of your stay)
  • A traditional hot stone bath to heal your body after Taktshang Hike
  • The cultural show provided that there are six travelers in the group
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip.

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Exclusions

  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Language guide
  • Alcoholic drink.

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Total Tour Cost

USD 920 for 1 person
USD 880 per person for 2 person travelers
USD 760 per person for group of 3 and Above

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  • Paro, Bhutan, Asia

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