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TOUR DESCRIPTION The day-long festival dates back to the 17th century. It was first introduced by Kuenga Gyeltshen in 1710, which was recognized as the reincarnation of Jampel Dorji, son of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The Dromchoe is celebrated 3 days prior to the Thimphu Tshechu. The Dromchoe showcases the sacred dances dedicated to the chief protective deity of Bhutan, Palden Lhamo. Legend has it, that the deity Palden Lhamo appeared before Kuenga Gyeltshen and performed the dances while he was in meditation. Based on these dances, Kuenga Gyeltshen initiated the Dromchoe. TOUR HIGHLIGHT The most solemn ceremony of welcoming anyone by offering the scarf Witness sacred dances and rituals performed by monks and laymen in elaborate, colorful costumes A chance to try traditional costume of Bhutan and join in with locals in a special occasion of celebration, blessings and socializing Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and many other cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests Get chance to taste traditional local delicate: Cheese; Red rice; Butter tea; Yogurt; Highland barleywine A Traditional hot stone bath to heal your body after a hike to Taktshang Happiness campfire, where our team will show cast Bhutanese traditional songs, play, and dances. The travelers will also take part in the dance.Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us) Flight on other airlines to catch Drukair Flight Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants Hotel stays outside of Bhutan Expenditure of personal nature Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us) Tips for the guide and driver Language guide Alcoholic drink.
Day 1 : Arrive Paro Bhutan - Transfer to Thimphu
The Flight to Paro gives you a breathtaking with views of Major Himalaya peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu, and Bhutan’s own snowy peaks, the sacred Jhomolhari, 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.
Our representative will be there you receive you at the airport. Upon warm greeting by offering the scarf, our team will then take you for a lunch at one of the tourist standard restaurants either at Thimphu or Paro depending on the flight schedule.
Visit Kuenselphodrang (commonly known as Buddha Point) where the largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Enjoy the magnificent view of Thimphu Valley and mountain peak.
Followed by a visit to National Memorial Chorten, Chorten literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly local in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.
And with evening, a walk around the town for you to get
a glimpse of the capital of Bhutan before you check in your hotel. It is the only capital in the world without a traffic light. The walk gives you an insight to the Bhutanese architectural design and painting. (Overnight at Thimphu)
Day 2 : Thimphu Dromchoe
Our team will take you Tashi Choe dzong to attend the festival. The festival is dedicated to the chief protective deity of Bhutan, Palden Lhamo. Legend has it, that the deity Palden Lhamo appeared before Kuenga Gyeltshen and performed the dances while he was in meditation.
Followed by a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang, Built-in 12th century, Changangkha Lhakhang is the oldest temple in Thimphu. It is hovering over a ridge above Thimphu, near lower Motithang. The Lhakhang houses Chenrezig
“Bodhisattva of Compassion” an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation of Avalokiteswara as the central statue. The prayer books in this Lhakhang are larger than the usual Buddhist texts. There are larger prayer inside the Lhakhang and small on the walls outside the Lhakhang. You will then check in your hotel and break for a lunch. After lunch,
Visit Centennial Farmer's market, the biggest farmers market in Bhutan. The farmers from all the districts in the country come to this place to sell their Agriculture product. One will get to see the local product available in the country. Followed by a visit to Folk Heritage Museum, A living museum of rural life which provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life and Dechen Phodrang, The initial place of Trashichoe dzong. Today it houses the school for the monks.
In the evening,
Visit Trashichoe Dzong a fortress of the glorious religion to receive the blessing. 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 3 : Thimphu - Punakha
Drive to Punakha, the Ancient capital of Bhutan. Enroute, stop at Dochula Pass (10,100feet). The pass is a popular location among visitors as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Bhutanese Himalayan range. The view is especially scenic on a clear day with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens gracing the mountain pass.
Visit the Devine Madman’s Monastery Chimmi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing. Followed by a lunch at Messina village.
Visit 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.
Followed by a walk to one of the one longest suspension bridge in Bhutan for you to have a heart-pumping experience. (Overnight at Punakha)
Day 4 : Punakha - Thimphu and Thimphu Sightseeing
After Early Breakfast,
Our team will drive you to Yabesa village from where you will hike through a rice field to the beautiful Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Lhakhang built by Azhi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck (the Queen Mother of Bhutan). This temple is situated on the hilltop overlooking the valley below. The leisurely walk up to the temple would take about an hour and offers you with breathtakingly beautiful of the surrounding mountains. Then drive back to the hotel, where you will refresh yourself after a hike and have your lunch.
Drive back to Thimphu by Wangdue-Thimphu Highway with the stop at Wangdue for you to have a glimpse of Wangdi Valley and Dochula Pass, In case if you have missed some of the beautiful features out there.
Upon reaching in Thimphu, walk around town to do the last minute shopping and souvenirs back to home. (Overnight at Thimphu)
Day 5 : Thimphu - Hike to Paro Taktshang
Drive to Paro from where you will hike up to Taktshang Monastery, also known as ‘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 stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery. After visiting the monastery, you will come back for lunch at the viewpoint cafeteria.
After lunch, walk down to the road point,
Our team will take you to one of the popular restaurants in the country in the middle of the farm for you to have a hot stone bath to aid your join 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 6 : Departure from Paro Bhutan,
Our team will drive you to the Paro International Airport for your departure to your onward destinations.
|The Total Tour Cost per person|
|USD 1,365 for 1 person|
|USD 1,315 per person for 2 person travelers|
|USD 1,165 per person for group of 3 and above|
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