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Bhutan Punakha Festival Tour

Bhutan Punakha Festival TourBhutan Punakha Festival Tour - 07 Nights/08 Days

Places Covered: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue
Punakha Festival Dates: 21 – 25 September

Main Highlights of Bhutan Punakha Festival Tour:
Punakha festival is the perfect occasion to closely witness Bhutan’s unique culture and traditions, history, legend and religion.

In the past Bhutan had used various means of defense strategies to protect its sovereignty from the Tibetan invaders. On the last day, the Punakha Festival portrays one of such defenses with a grand procession of Bhutanese troops marching into the battlefield and commemorating the great victory over the Tibetan invaders in the 17th century.

Peak tourist season; require to book the tours 3 months in advance to confirm the Druk-Air ticket and good hotels
Bring you a closer contact with the people and give you an insight into the Bhutanese lives, beliefs and more.

Bhutan Paro Festival Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt
Evening free time at leisure

Day 02: Paro Depart at 08.30 am for a hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down)
Lunch at Taktsang cafeteria
Overnight halt in the hotel

Day 03: Paro – Thimphu Full day Paro sightseeing includes visit to;
Drukgyel Dzong , ruined fortress
Kyichu Lhakhang Buddhist monastery built in 7th century
Lunch at hotel
National Musuem (Ta Dzong)
Paro Dzong (fortress)
Evening drive to Thimphu (about 1 hr 30 m drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

Day 04: Thimphu Thimphu sightseeing includes visit to;
National Memorial Chorten (stupa)
Changangkha Lhakhang ( Buddhist monastery)
Radio Tower to catch a spectacular glimpse of whole Thimphu valley
Mini zoo to see Bhutan’s national animal Takin
Lunch at Hotel
National Library
Institute of Traditional Arts
Folk Heritage Museum
National Institute of Traditional Medicine
Textile Museum
Handicrafts Emporium
Overnight halt in the hotel.

Day 05: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive).
Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains.
Lunch at Hotel
Visit Punakha Dzong
Visit Khamsum Yuela Chorten (stupa)
Overnight halt in the hotel.

Day 06: Punakha Attend Punakha Festival. Venue- Punakha Dzong (fortress) courtyard
Overnight halt in the hotel.

Day 07: Punakha/Wangdue - Paro After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang (about 20 minutes leisure walk across the rice fields from the road)
Visit Wangdue town.
After lunch, drive Paro (about 3hrs 20 m drive).
Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 08: Depart Paro Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

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Departure Dates 2014/015

March 02, 2014, March 02, 2014

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