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Dochula Festival Tour

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Dochula Festival Tour

Dochula Festival is one day Festival which is held on Dec 13 at Dochula Pass which is in between Thimphu and Punakha. The pass is at the altitude of 3150 m from sea level. And if weather is clear can see the Himalayan mountains. This festival is dedicated to the monarchs of Bhutan. This tour is actually a mix of Cultural and Festival. So will be covering 3 western districts of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. There will be also some short hikes and walks.

DAY 1

Paro Arrival, Transfer to Thimphu

You will be welcomed at Paro International airport by our guide and driver with traditional way of welcoming our Guest. Then will visit Ta Dzong (Watch tower) which is our National Museum registered under UNESCO world heritage. Then will visit Paro RIngpung Dzong. After that will drive to Thimphu and on way will stop at Iron chain bridge that dates back to 15th century. On reaching Thimphu will visit Takin Reservation where you will see Takin which is the national animal of Bhutan and is only found only in the Himalayas, and is one of the endangered species. Then will visit Tashi Cho Dzong, the beautiful fortress which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Evening will stroll in Thimphu market. Night halt at Thimphu Read more

Thimphu, 2 nights
DAY 2

Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast will visit National Memorial Chorten constructed by Second Queen Ashi Phuntsho Choden in the name of Her Late Son Third Monarch of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Then will visit Weaving Center where you will see the women of Bhutan weaving the clothes with Traditional Hand loom and Paddle Loom, followed by Buddha Point, where you will see 169 feet tall sitting Buddha over looking Thimphu City. Then if you are interested for Personalized stamps will visit Bhutan Post. After lunch will visit Folk Heritage Museum where you will see the the how our people had been staying earlier. Then will visit Takin Reservation where you will see Takin which is the national animal of Bhutan and is only found only in the Himalayas, and is one of the endangered species. Then will visit Tashi Cho Dzong, the beautiful fortress which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Evening will stroll in Thimphu market. Night Halt at Thimphu Read more

Thimphu, 2 Nights
DAY 3

Thimphu to Punakha (Dochula Festival)

After breakfast will drive to Punakha. On reaching Dochula will stop there for the festival. Will participate in the festival along with the local people there. Will have lunch there and after lunch will drive to Punakha. If we reach Punakha early then will visit Punakha Dzong which is one of the most neautiful fortress in Bhutan located at the confluence of 2 rivers, Pho Chu(Male River) and Mo Cho(Female River). And at present is the winter capital for the Monastic body. And if we are late will postphone to next day. Night Halt at Punkaha Read more

Punakha ,1 night
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DAY 4

Punakha to Paro

After breakfast will drive to Mitsena Village, and from there will have a short Hike to Chimi Lhakhang which is also known as Temple of Fertility, as we believe the if the couple does not con-sieve a child and pay respect in that temple they will be blessed with child. After that will drive to Paro. Again on way will halt at Dochula pass if you would like to spend some time. Then will drive to Paro and on reaching Paro will check into hotel and in the evening if you want will take you to the market if you would like to buy some souvenir. Night Halt at Paro Read more

Paro, 2 Nights
DAY 5

Hike to Taktshang

After breakfast will drive till Takshang Base, and from there will start with Hike. It takes on average 2 hours 30 minutes one way. And if think its tiresome you can opt for Horse ride too. Will stop at cafeteria on half way for tea coffee and then continue to Monastery. After we are done with visiting monastery will walk back on depending on the time will decide where will have lunch at cafeteria or restaurant at base. Towards evening will take you for a traditional Hot stone bath at farm house and also will have last dinner at Farm House where you will get the typical Bhutanese dish and also you have a chance to see how Bhutanese live back in the village. Night halt at Paro Read more

Paro, 2 Nights
DAY 6

Paro international airport and Departure

Depending on the flight time you can have your breakfast and will also reach you to the airport accordingly. And our Guide and Driver will bid good bye to you and thanks for visiting Bhutan. And safe journey to your next destination.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Day 3
Location Punakha
Day 4
Location Paro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Hotel Osel Hotel
Day 3
Location Punakha
Hotel Zhingkham Resort
Day 4
Location Paro
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Thimphu
Hotel Le Meridian
Day 3
Location Punakha
Day 4
Location Paro

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All accommodation(twin sharing for group of 2 or more)
  • All meals
  • Dedicated Car including pick and drop from Airport
  • Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Sustainable Development Fees of USD 65 per night per person
  • Visa Fees
  • All taxes and Monuments Fees
  • Mineral water during sightseeing

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Your travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Language guide, such as Chinese speaking, German, French, Spanish etc.
  • The single supplement for those who are travelling in group.
  • Lunch and Dinner inside in 5 star hotels

More information

  • We do have mainly 2 seasons, lean season (Dec, Jan, Feb, June, July and August) and Peak season (Sep, Oct, Nov, March, April and May). So we have the same price for all the months of lean season and same price for all months in peak season. And if you travel in peak season the weather is very favorable as it will be not so cold and not so hot too with minimal rainfall.
  • We can also arrange the hotels or Resorts of your choice too. And when it comes to standard and comfort one its fine, but when it comes to luxury resort the cost will vary with the hotel/resorts that you choose. And the single supplement is chargeable for those who are travelling in group.

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