Festival Date: 13th Dec, 2016 11 Days / 10 Nights of Bhutan Festival Tour.
Dochula is the second highest pass in Bhutan which separates Thimphu and Wangdue. Dochula Pass is one of the most scenic locations in the entire kingdom, offering a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. Another attraction of the location is also the magnificent collection of stupas built on the hill which separates the road. There is a total of 108 stupas situated on the hill. Bhutanese believe that making a circle around the hill will bring good luck and smooth ride for the rest of the day.
Druk Wangyel Festival is an annual festival held on December 13th at the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Festival Ground located at Dochula Pass around 22km from the capital city Thimphu. It is one of the festivals which receives Royal patronage and is participated by Royal family annually. Set amidst this breath-taking backdrop, the Dochula Druk Wangyal Tsehchu is an experience unlike any other and truly exemplifies Bhutanese cultural traditions.
The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang was built over a period of four years (2004-2008) under the vision and patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo. The Lhakhang honors the courageous service of the Fourth King, who personally led the troops against the insurgents, as well as the regular Armed Forces of the country.
|1||Arrival in the Airport||Hotel accommodation in Paro|
|2||Excursion to Paro Taktshang||Hotel accommodation in Paro|
|3||Paro||Thimphu||54km||1 hr||Hotel accommodation in Thimphu|
|4||Thimphu sight seeing||Hotel accommodation in Thimphu|
|5||Thimphu||Punkaha||72km||2.5hrs||Hotel accommodation in Punkaha|
|6||Punakha sightseeing||Hotel accommodation in Punkaha|
|7||Punakha||Phobjikha||72km||3 hrs||Hotel accommodation in Phobjikha|
|8||Phobjikha sightseeing /birdwatching||Hotel accommodation in Phobjikha|
|9||Phobjikha||Thimphu||135km||5 hrs||Hotel accommodation in Thimphu|
|10||Thimphu||Paro||54km||1 hr||Hotel accommodation in Paro|
|11||Airport Drop and Farewell|
After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell