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Tashigang Festival

US$ 3040
Duration : 13 days
Day 01: Arrival in Paro
Day 02: Paro to Trashigang (fly out)
Day 03: Trashigang festival
Day 04: Tashigang to Mongar
Day 05: Mongar halt
Day 06: Mongar to Jakar
Group Size : Any Number

Trashigang Dzongkhag is the largest district in the country. Its aboriginal inhabitants are known as the Tshanglas. Trashigang dzong sits majestically on a high ridge overlooking the Dangmechu and the Gamrichu.

    US$ 40 per person visa fees
    Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
    Government royalty and all the taxes
    Accommodations in best 3 star hotels or above on twin sharing basis, options available
    All meals (break, lunch & dinner), options available
    Full time English speaking Heavenly Bhutan's guide
    Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
    Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
    Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

    Flight fares - available from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka
    Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
    Single room supplement
    Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
    Specialized guides available on supplement cost
    Travel and medical insurance
    Activities available on extra cost (mountain biking, river rafting, tiger nest horse ride, hot stone bath etc)
    For single person traveling alone we charge USD 40/night extra
    For two persons traveling together we charge USD 30/person/night extra
    Cancellation policy, please refer terms and conditions

Day 01: Arrival in Paro
Flight to Paro has spectacular views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 02: Paro to Trashigang (fly out)
After our breakfast transfer to Paro airport for your flight to Trashigang, eastern most district of Bhutan. On arrival at Yanphula, you will be received by our representative and transfer to your hotel at Trashigang. The drive will bypass Sherabtse College, country’s first and oldest college when it started few decays ago. Evening we will relax at our hotel and explore the little Tashigang town, meeting nomadic people from Merak and Sakten. Overnight in Trashigang. Altitude 1400m.

Day 03: Trashigang festival
After the breakfast, we will proceed to festival site and witness the most interesting annual Trashigang festival (Tsechu) for whole day. Festivals are preformed to honor Buddhist saint Guru Rimpoche who brought Buddhism in the country in 7th century. Tse meaning date and chu meaning tenth, is performed annually in all the districts coinciding with tenth day of the Bhutanese calendar. Interesting and colorful mask dances are shown publicly in a open ground specially in the courtyard of the fortress, “The Dzong”, where all people gather to witness the dances. Witnessing the Tsechu is believed to accumulate the good deeds and help us to ride of the sins committed in the past. This is also wonderful opportunity to click the Bhutanese in best outfit with most expensive garments and jewelries. Don’t miss to witness this unique festivals of Bhutan. Overnight in Trashigang.

Day 04: Tashigang to Mongar
Checkout from the hotel and make an excursion drive to Trashi Yangtse before proceeding to Mongar. En-route visit famous Gomphukora, duksum to see the iron bridge built by Thong Thong Gylpo in 16th century and beautiful chortenkora. The chorten is said to have built over a live prince buried under the chorten as a offering to the deity and to pin down and demon receding in the area which use to destruct human activities as far as to Arunachal Pradesh, India. Still today, many people from Arunachal Pradesh come to witness the annual ritual preformed at Chortenkora. Evening we will retrace our drive back to Chazam and proceed to Mongar. Overnight in Mongar, altitude 1600m.

Day 05: Mongar halt
Make an excursion to the north and visit the province of Lhuntshe, ancestral home of the Bhutan’s royal family. Visit the picturesque Lhuntshe Dzong (Fortress). This region is famous for bamboo basket and silk brocade dress. Overnight at Mongar

Day 06: Mongar to Jakar
Today’s drive takes us through Thrumshingla, the highest road pass in the country making this the most spectacular drives in the country as we climb up from Lingmithang to Thrumshingla. Just in a distance of 84 km we will gain 3200m altitude showing us different type of vegetations. En route visit Ura village, made of cluster of large stone houses. Further about 52km, there lies a valley of white bird, Jakar. Overnight in Jakar, altitude 2650m.

Day 07: Jakar sightseeing
Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit the Kurjey Temple, the site where Bhutan’s royals are cremated. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancakes and noodles. Overnight in Jakar.

Day 08: Jakar to Phobjikha
Today we will have an early departure for the lengthy drive to Phobjikhakha, valley of black necked cranes. Upon entering the valley we will pay homage to Gangtey Gonpa before checking into the resort. If time permits we will take beautiful walk meeting locals and students. Evening we may enjoy talking tales of Yeti as it is very famous in the black mountain region. Overnight in Farm House in Phobjikha. Altitude 2900m.

Day 09: Phobjikha to Punakha
Check out from the hotel after our breakfast. We will take 2 hours Phobjikha natural trail until Gangtey Gonpa. Further we will proceed to warm valley of Punakha. Enqurote we will stop at Wangdue and visit and retrace our drive back to Paro via, Wangdue, Dochula and Thimphu. On arrival in Paro, we will visit national museum of Bhutan and Paro dzong. Evening we will explore the tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 10: Punakha to Thimphu
Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1950s. Today, the central monk body moves to Punakha in the winter when it gets too cold in Thimphu. With a climate almost tropical in the summer, the valley is blessed with an abundance of fruits and rice. We will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong which without doubt showcases the finest example of Bhutanese arts and crafts. After the Dzong, we will drive to the capital, Thimphu, over the Dochu La pass (3000m). Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 11: Thimphu to Paro
Check out from the hotel visit painting school, folk heritage museum and textile museum before proceeding to Paro. On arrival in Paro, we will visit national museum of Bhutan and Paro dzong. Evening we will explore the tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 12: Paro sightseeing
Early morning after our delicious breakfast drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Temple. The hike to Tiger’s Nest will take most of our day. The temple is one of the most renowned temple in the Buddhist world one of the ten most visit site before we die. This is most revolted temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley at 900m above the valley. En-route visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest Buddhist temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and Evening at leisure. Overnight in Paro.

Day 13: End of the tour in Kingdom of Happiness

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