Druk Wangyel Festival takes place every year December 13, at Druk Wangyel Festival ground located at Dochula pass (3150m), which is about 45mins drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Dochula pass is adorned with many kind of prayer flags, 108 small stupas and offers a stunning panoramic view of Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges including highest Mountain in Bhutan, Gangkar Puensum.
This festival was established in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the Armed Forces’ victory over Indian insurgent forces residing in southern Bhutan in 2003.
Dochula Druk Wangyal Tsehchu is a unique festival where you will not see and experience in any other festivals in Bhutan and true exemplifies Bhutanese cultural traditions.
Highlights of Druk Wangyel Festival at Dochula.
- Meet the happy and friendly people of Bhutan
- Explore the unique culture of Bhutan.
- Experience a unique festival in Bhutan.
- Explore Bhutan Tour Packages.
- Enjoy the pristine environment of Bhutan
- Learn the true exemplifiers of Bhutanese cultural traditions
Day 01. Arrive to Bhutan – Trasfer to Punakha/Wangdi.
On arrival to Paro International Airport, you will be receive and greeted by the representative (guide & driver) of Authentic Bhutan Tours – For Your Bhutan Experience!. You will directly drive to Punakha. Lunch will be served at Dochula Café. After lunch continue your journey to Punakha and visit the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Punakha/Wangdi Hotel. Zangtopelri or Pema Karpo hotel or similar standard hotel.
Day 02. Punakha/Wangdi – Thimphu
After an early breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. On the way, we will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Continue our journey to Thimphu. Lunch will be served at Thimphu. After lunch we will visit to Post Office to buy Bhutanese stamps and to make personalized Stamps and then Mmeorial Chhorten, Weaving Center, Motithang mini zoo, to see the national animal of Bhutan, Takin and Zilukha Nunnery. Evening visit to Bhutanese Farm House for dinner and hot stone bath. Over night stay at hotel Thimphu. Peaceful Resort or similar standard.
We can also organize over night stay at Farm House also, if our guests are interested.
Day 03. Thimphu – Dochula (Dochula Festival)
After our breakfast, we will drive to Dochula, Druk Wangyel Festibval ground to witness Druk Wangyel Festival. Lunch we can take hot picnic lunch or can be served at Dochula Café. After lunch continue with the festival and in the evening visit Thimphu Tashichho Dzong.
Dinner and over night stay at Thimphu Hotel. Peaceful Resort or similar standard.
Day 04. Thimphu – Paro
After breakfast, drive to Paro and hike to Paro Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest). Lunch will be served at Taktshang Café’. On our way back to Paro town, we will visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan. Evening stroll around Paro town for your last shopping in Bhutan.
Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel, Olathang or similar standard
Day 05. Paro – Paro International Airport
After our breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. We wish you a very safe and pleasant flight. We sincerely hope to see you again in Bhutan- Happiness is a Place!
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).
I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.
Weaving in Bhutan
The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.
We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.
Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.
The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.
It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.
Trip Length: 04 Nights/05 days in Bhutan
1pax = USD 940
2 Pax = USD 890 per person
3 Pax & above = USD 765 per person.
The above price is inclusive of the followings:
- Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
- All government Taxes.
- Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
- Meals (Three Meals a day)
- Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
- Service of guides (English Speaking)
- Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
- Visa Fee of USD 40/person
- Mineral Water
- Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
- Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.
The above price shall be exclusive of the following:
- Travel Insurance Coverage
- Medical Expenses
- Sleeping bags on treks.
- Tips to guide and driver, others
- Personal bills and others