Travel Style: Small / Big Group
Start Location: Paro
End Location: Paro
Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
Accommodation: Hotels / Farm House
Festival Date: 6th October
Thimphu is the Capital City of Bhutan. The festival usually takes place during fall season. It is one of the most attended and witnessed festivals in Bhutan, by the locals and the Tourists alike, mainly because it takes place in the Capital City and secondly people from around, Paro, Haa and Punakha and Wangdue come to witness this festival.
The Thimphu Festival consists of two parts:
Part I : Thimphu Dromche: This one day of festival showcases the sacred mask dances dedicated to appease the protecting deity of Bhutan, known as Pelden Lhamo.
Kuenga Gyaltshen , the first reincarnation of Jampel Dorji, son of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, instituted the dance ceremony between 1705 and 1709. Legend has it,that Pelden Lhamo appeared before him and performed the dances while he was in meditation. Based on these dances, Kuenga Gyaltshen initiated the dance ceremony. The first Thimphu Dromche took place in the year 1710. Thus the 2010 Dromche marked the 300th year of celebrating these sacred dances.
Part II : Thimphu Tsechu: This three day festival includes festival dances SHACHAM(Dance of the four stags), PELAGE GINGSUM(Dance of the three kings of Ging), PACHAM(Dance of the Heroes), SHAWO SHACHI(Dance of the Stag and the Hound), DRANYEO CHAM(Dance with Guitar), ZHANA CHAM(The black hat dance), and the PHOLEG MOLEG(Dance of the Noblemen and the Ladies).
Yatara Adventure has created a 6Nights/7 Days Thimphu Festival Tour. Please note that this tour is just an exemplary tour, thus travelers to Bhutan can either follow this Tour itinerary OR let us know your duration of stay in Bhutan(could be more or less than 6 nights), and we will customize your Bhutan Tour along with the Thimphu Festival accordingly to suit the number of days you are in Bhutan
This Standard Package includes:
• Standard hotels (3 stars)
• All meals
• Transport/transfers within Bhutan
• Entrance fees and permit
• Sightseeing and trekking as per itinerary with English speaking guide
• necessary arrangements
• 35% royalty to the government
• 24 hours service from Guide and tour operator
Not included in the cost
• Travel Insurance
• Airport taxes
• Expenses of personal nature
• Excess baggage
• Tips to guides and drivers
|Day 1: Arrival Paro and Drive to Thimphu, Over night in Thimphu.
|Day 2 and 3 THIMPHU : Witness the Thimphu Festival and do other sight seeing in Thimphu as and when time permits.
|Day 4: Thimphu sightseeings
|Day 5 : Thimphu and then to Paro.
|Day 6: Paro – Hike to the Taktsang Monastery
|Day 7: Early breakfast at the hotel and drive to the Paro Airport for departure.
(Note: These are sample itinerary planned to give you a general idea of trip to Bhutan. We can tailor, and make tour programs to meet individual needs and preferences.)