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CHORTEN KORA FESTIVAL

Chorten Kora Festival

Festival Date: 12th March - 28th March, 2017      10 Days - 9 Nights of Bhutan Festival Tour

The Chorten Kora Festival is an annual festival held in Trashiyangtse, in eastern Bhutan. Chorten kora is a two hour drive from Tashigang following the banks of two rivers Dangmechu and Kholungchu.

The Chorten (Stupa) was built by Lama Ngawang Loday in 1740 on the site where a demon was subdued. The chorten was dedicated to the memory of his late uncle, Jungshu Pesan. It is believed to be a replica of the Boudhnath stupa in Nepal and was consecrated by the 13th chief Abbot of Bhutan Je Sherub Wangchuk. Today, it is considered one of the most important historical Buddhist structures.

The chorten was built so that pilgrims could visit the temple in Trashiyangtse instead of making a trip to Nepal.

According to legend, a young princess from Tawang(a place in Arunachal Pradesh) who was married to a commoner in Bhutan agreed to be buried alive inside the chorten in order to subdue a demon who had been troubling the village for decades thereby fulfilling her destined prophecy. She was believed to have been a khando(dakini) and for this reason a ritual known as Dakpa Kora is organized every year where hundreds of people from Arunachal Pradesh known as the Dakpas make it to Chorten Kora to circumambulate. A Bhutanese feature film based on this story was made and is popular even to this day among the Bhutanese as well as people of Arunachal Pradesh.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Day From To Distance Time Accomodation
1 Arrival in Guwahati Airport       Hotel accommodation in Guwahati
2 Guwahati Samdrup Jongkhar 110 km 4 hrs Hotel accommodation in Samdrup Jongkhar
3 Samdrup Jongkhar Trashigang 180km 6hrs Hotel accommodation in Trashigang
4 Trashigang to Trashiyangtse 55kms 2hrs Hotel accommodation in Trashiyangtse
5 Attend the chorten kora festival Hotel accommodation in Trashiyangtse
6 Trashiyangtse Bumdeling and back 70km 3hrs Hotel accommodation in Trashiyangtse
7 Trashiyangtse Trashigang 55kms 2hrs Hotel accommodation in Trashigang
8 Trashigang Samdrup Jongkhar 180km 6hrs Hotel accommodation in Samdrup Jongkhar
9 Samdrup Jongkhar Guwahati 110km 4hrs Hotel accommodation in Guwahati
10 Drive to Guwahati Airport and farewell

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrival in Guwahati Airport

Altitude 49 meters:
  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travel will be there to greet you at the Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Free to Roam around Guwahati City in the evening.
  • Rest and prepare for the next day journey
Food and accommodation will be arranged as per your reservation.

Day 2 :  Guwahati to Samdrup Jongkhar

Altitude :  280 meters
  • Early morning pick up from the Hotel and drive towards Samdrup Jongkhar.
  • Enroute to Samdrup Jongkhar visit mithun breeding farm located at orong
  • Upon reaching Samdrup Jongkhar town ,Visit to Zangdopelri
  • Free to Roam around the town in the evening

Day 3 :  Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang

Altitude :  1100 meters

Early morning pick up from the Hotel and drive towards Trashigang.

  • Upon reaching Trashigang town ,Visit to Gom Kora.   the temple of Gom Kora is set on a small alluvial plateau overlooking the river. Surrounded by rice fields and clumps of banana tress, it looks like an oasis in an arid landscape
  • Free to Roam around the town in the evening

Day 4 : Trashigang To Trashiyangtse

Altitude :  1100 meters
  • Early morning pick up from the Hotel and drive towards Trashiyangtse.
  • Upon arrival in Trashiyangtse, visit Institute of Zorig Chusum(13 arts and crafts)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Trashiyangtse.

Day 5 : Attend the chorten kora festival

Altitude :  1100 meters

The most awaited event and the highlight of the itinerary is the chorten kora festival and it is  today. The festival takes place in the famous Chorten kora (replica of the Boudhanath in Kathmandu) and is an annual celebration to commemorate the sacrifice of a Tawang princess who was buried alive inside the temple.(you guide shall give you the detailed description of the epic story) You can spend the whole day enjoying the festival, best photograph of the event can be captured while the mask dances are going on and the local crowd is rejoicing. People from as far as Arunachal Pradesh Travel to Bhutan every year to witness this festival.


Day 6 : Trashiyangtse to bumdeling and back

Altitude :  1900 meters

Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is located in north-western part of Bhutan covering an area of 1,545 km sq with 420 sq. km of buffer zone encompassing parts of Trashiyangtse, Lhuntshe, and Mongar district. It shares international borders with the Tibetan region of China in the north and India in the north east. The sanctuary is home to around 100 species of mammals, including globally endangered species such as snow leopard, Royal Bengal tiger and red panda. About 150 black necked cranes spend their winter in Bumdeling every year from mid-November to early March. Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is also a paradise for butterflies:

  • After breakfast, Drive to Bumdeling.
  • Spend the day in the Park, bumdeling is also a famous tourist attraction for bird watching.
  • Drive back to hotel in Trashiyangtse.

Day 7: Trashiyangtse to Trashigang

  • After breakfast drive towards Trashigang. .
  • After lunch visit Trashigang Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Trashigang.

Day 8 : Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar

  • After breakfast drive towards Samdrup Jongkhar.
  • Check into a hotel in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Day 9 : Samdrup Jongkhar. To Guwahati

  • After breakfast drive towards Guwahati.
  • Check into a hotel in Guwahati
  • Free to roam around in the city of Guwahati.

Day 10 : Guwahati hotel to Airport drive

  • After breakfast drive towards Guwahati Airport and our representative will bid you farewell .

PACKAGE INFO

Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees

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