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THIMPHU TSHECHU TOUR One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar. This Tshechu is witnessed by thousands of people many of which travel from neighboring Dzongkhags (districts) to attend the festivities. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods. When it was initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 the Tshechu consisted of only a few dances being performed strictly by monks. These were the Zhana chham and the Zhana Nga chham (Dances of the 21 Black Hats), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Ground), and the Tungam chham (Dance of the Terrifying Deities). The Thimphu Tshechu underwent a change in the 1950s, when the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, introduced numerous Boed chhams (mask dances performed by lay monks). These additions added colour and variation to the festival without compromising its spiritual significance. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) are enjoyed because they are similar to stage-theater. Equally important are the Atsaras, who are more than just mere clowns. The Atsaras are the dupthobs (acharyas), who provide protection. The dances and the jesting of the Atsaras are believed to entrance evil forces and prevent them from causing harm during Tshechus. Modern Atsaras also perform short skits to disseminate health and social awareness messages. To farmers, the Tshechu is also seen as a break from farm life. It’s an occasion to celebrate, receive blessings and pray for health and happiness.

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival Paro Thimphu ( Attend Half Day Festival)

    Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport drive to Thimphu to experience the half
    first day festival. The Thimphu festival is one of the grandest festival in Bhutan and lots
    of tourist and local people gather together to experience the festival.

    1st Day Tshechu Program

    SHA CHHAM: Dance of the Four Stags

    PELAGI GINGSUM: Dance of the three kind of Gings

    SHAWO S HACHI:Dance of the Stags and Hounds

    DRANYEO CHHAM: Dance of the Guitar
    In the evening travel to v isit:

    Kuensel Phodrang for valley view
    National Memorial Chorten
    Changangkha Lhakhang

  • Day 2 : Thimphu ( Festival with Optional Program)

    Today after your breakfast, drive to Tashichoe Dzong for your second day festival
    program. There will be optional program available depending upon the interest of our
    value clients.
    2nd Day Tshechu Program
    o SHANA: The Black Hat Dance
    o SHANA NGA CHHAM: Dance of the 21 Black Hats with Drums
    o PHOLI MOLI: Dance of the Noble man and the Ladies
    o DRAMITSE NGA CHAM: Dance of the Drums from Dramitse
    o SHAWA SHACHI: Dance of the Stage and the Hounds

    Optioal Program
    Hike to Tango/ Cheri Goemba
    On weekends visit the Vegetable Market
    Mini Zoo
    Sangay Gang
    Nunnery
    Dechen Phodrang
    Pangri Zampa Lhakhang
    In the evening stroll around the main down town of Thimphu.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 3 : Thimphu Paro (hike to the Famous Tiger ’s Nest

    Today at your early breakfast in the hotel drive to Paro valley, site of the famous Tiger’s Nest,
    Taktshang Monastery. The monaste ry is perched at some 900m up on the sheered cliff over
    looking the valley. It was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Rinpochhe, flew
    from Tibet on the back of the tiger to defeat demons. Who were opposing the spreading of
    Buddhism.
    Optional Program in Paro:
    Keychu Lhakhang
    Paro Rinpung Dzong
    National Museum
    Jangsa Dumtse Lhakhang
    In the evening stroll around Paro town for your last night shopping.

    • Meals & Drinks : Breakfast
  • Day 4 : Hotel Paro International Airport

    Today you will depart Bhutan for your next destination.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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