Thimphu festival held at Tendrel Thang, Bhutan’s capital city. The 4th Temporal Ruler of Bhutan, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in the year 1867, introduced it. In general, the four-day festival consists of 24 Folk Songs sang and danced by Royal Academy of Performing Arts and the girls of Thimphu valley and 24 Scared religious dances. This festival is the biggest festival in Bhutan, where we will see lot of people with their fines dresses, including many tourists.

From the year of its establishment, Thimphu Festival was held inside Trashichho Dzong Courtyard until 2007. However, because of steady increase in spectators, a new stadium was constructed, Tendrel Thang (Auspicious Ground).

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Visit to the capital city of Kingdom of Bhutan – Thimphu.

Explore and experience Bhutan’s unique culture.

Experience Bhutan’s Religious Festivals – Thimphu Festival.

Enjoy with the earliest festival in Bhutan – Thimphu Festival.

Visit to the oldest monastery in Bhutan – Kyichu Lhakhang

Visit to the most important and sacred pilgrimage spot in the Buddhism world – Taktshang Monastery.

Witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and merits.

Take the opportunity of taking mask dances photography besides the faces of smiling Bhutanese People.

City tour to Paro, Thimphu and Punakha valley.

DAY 01. BKK/PBH – PARO

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro National Museum.
Lunch in the town. After lunch we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Paro

DAY 02. PARO – PUNAKHA

Today we will drive to Punakha over Dochula pass. The drive will take about 5hours. From Dochula pass, we can see the eastern Himalayas mountain ranges on clear days.
Lunch at Dochula cafeteria. First we will drive to Wangdue Phodrang and visit the Wangdue dzong. On reaching Lobesa, we will hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. We have to walk about 25minute from the road point. The temple is also known as the temple of fertility.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Punakha.

DAY 03. PUNAKHA – THIMPHU

In the morning we will hike to Khamsum Yule Namgyel Chorten. We have to walk about 45minutes up steep. Then we will visit Punakha dzong, it was the winter capital of Bhutan until 1955 when the capital was permanently shifted to Thimphu. It still served as the winter resident for the monk body and drive to Thimphu.
Lunch at hotel, Punakha. After lunch drive to Thimphu.
Dinnera nd over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 04. THIMPHU HALT

Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival.
Lunch picnic lunch or in the hotel, Thimphu. At around 3.30PM we will visit memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu

DAY 05. THIMPHU HALT

Enjoy by witnessing the Thimphu Festival.
Lunch picnic lunch or in the hotel, Thimphu. At around 3.30PM we will visit Drupthop Lhakhang and handicraft emporiums.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.

DAY 06. THIMPHU – PARO

After the breakfast, we will drive to Paro. On reaching Paro we will hike to the viewpoint of Taktshang, (Tiger’s Nest) monastery. We have to walk about 1hours & 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. After enjoying the view & photographs and lunch we will walk back. On our way back we will visit the one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang and then stroll around the Paro town.
Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro.

DAY 07. PARO – AIRPORT

Today we will drive to Paro international Airport to catch the flight to your next destination. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey back home and hope to see you again in Bhutan.

This is a sample itinerary, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, tour conditions, group options and the physical condition of participants, may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of our guests, safety, comfort and general well being.

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 be reminded:

1. To carry the passport that matches the passport details indicated in the visa application.

2. The passport should have their validity more than 6months from the date of your travel.

3. For all travelers flying via India to/from the kingdom of Bhutan, to have the Indian Visa prior to their departure from their country.

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.

NOTE:

For most tours the booking must be completed 8 weeks in advance, but during the festivals booking must be completed at least 12 weeks in advance. Especially during the festivals, it can be very difficult to get the accommodation and flight seats without advance bookings, as it is a peak season for the tourist visiting Bhutan.

Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)

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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.

The cost for experiencing this will be USD 20 per person.

Weaving in Bhutan

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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.

So to arrange this you need to pay extra payment of USD 50 per person.

Cultural program

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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.

The program will be about 1hr program and the cost will be USD 100/program. Usually we organize this in the evening before your dinner. But any time of the day can be organized.

 

Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest

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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.

The price will be approximately USD 12-15. So we can arrange the horses and let us know.

 

The above activities can be incorporated easily into your travel itinerary. However some activities need to pay some additional fees. So let us know which activities you would like to experiences so that we will include in your invoice.

Trip Length: 06 nights/07 days

Costs
1pax = USD 1650
2 Pax = USD 1580 per person
3 Pax & above = USD 1395 per person.

The above price is inclusive of the followings:

  1. Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
  2. All government Taxes.
  3. Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
  4. Meals (Three Meals a day)
  5. Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
  6. Service of guides (English Speaking)
  7. Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
  8. Visa Fee of USD 40/person
  9. Mineral Water
  10. Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
  11. Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.

The above price shall be exclusive of the following:

  1. Travel Insurance Coverage
  2. Medical Expenses
  3. Laundry
  4. Drinks
  5. Sleeping bags on treks.
  6. Tips to guide and driver, others
  7. Personal bills and others
  8. Airfare.

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