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NOMAD FESTIVAL

Nomad Festival

Festival Date: 11th Nov, 2016      10 Days - 9 Nights of Bhutan Festival Tour

This annual gathering of Bhutan’s nomadic highlanders brings together the herders of the north-eastern and north-western Himalayan frontiers in an unforgettable celebration of their unique culture and traditions. The Nomad festival is held in Bumthang Dzongkhag (district) in central Bhutan the spiritual heartland of the country. Bumthang is approximately an 8 hour drive from the capital city of Thimphu.

You’ll gain an intimate glimpse into the proud communities that have survived virtually unchanged to this day and form a rich part of Bhutan’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

Dine on delicious traditional recipes whilst sitting cross-legged around a stone hearth as families from this region have done for untold ages.

Dress like a Bhutanese highlander and try on an entire costume spun from yak hair, including the Brokpa black hat with five long fringes down the front or the conical bamboo Layap headgear. Ladies can wear the wide, beautiful hand-woven aprons decorated with colorful motifs of flowers and animals traditionally worn by women. They can even have their hair plaited and decorated with colourful ribbons in the traditional style of the region.

The festival will give you the opportunity to witness the grand pageantry of the Chipdrel( a ceremonial procession usually reserved for royalty). Adventurous visitors will definitely want to try some yak riding. Immerse yourself in the festival-wide demonstrations of traditional Bhutanese village life including using ancient mill-stones for grinding maize, husking harvested rice and tilling fields with ox-drawn ploughs. Attain inner peace as you visit some of the most exquisite Buddhist temples in Bhutan.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Day From To Distance Time Accomodation
1 Arrival Paro Airport Hotel accommodation in Paro
2 Paro (Sightseeing) Thimphu   54km 1 hr Hotel accommodation in Thimphu
3 Thimphu Punakha 72km 3hrs Hotel accommodation in Punakha
4 Punakha Bumthang 197km 7hrs Hotel accommodation in Bumthang
5 Attend the Nomad Festival Hotel accommodation in Bumthang
6 Bumthang Phobjikha 188km 6.5hrs Hotel accommodation in Phobjikha
8 Phobjikha (sightseeing ) Hotel accommodation in Phobjikha
9 Phobjikha Paro 192km 6hrs Hotel accommodation in Paro
10 Airport Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrival in Paro

  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels will be there at the airport to receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Visit the nearby Ta Dzong, free to take a stroll in the Paro town.
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel. Food and accommodation will be arranged as per your reservations.

Day 2:  Paro (sightseeing) To Thimphu

  • After breakfast, take a hike to the tiger’s nest (Paro Taktshang), the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan.
  • After lunch, Drive towards Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu (sightseeing) to Punakha

  • After breakfast, visit Kuenselphodrang- the world’s largest statue of sitting Buddha.
  • Visit changgangkha lhakhang and National memorial chorten.
  • After lunch, Drive towards Punakha. , on the way to Punakha halt in Dochula for photography.
  • Upon arrival in Punakha visit chimmi lhakhang and Punakha Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight halt in Hotel in Punakha.
Optional avtivities you can choose from:
  • Dechen phu lhakhang .
  • Biking expedition around the trails in Thimphu.

Day 4:  Punakha – Bumthang

  • After an early breakfast, drive towards Bumthang. Approximately 216 km drive , 7 ½ hrs journey.
  • On the way to Bumthang visit chendebji lhakhang, a stupa built in the design of Boudhnath in Nepal.
  • Halt in Pelela Pass (3390 m) for Photography, this is the perfect spot to get a glimpse of the eastern Himalayas in full stretch.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel in Bumthang.

Day 5: Nomad Festival

  • After breakfast, attend the Nomad Festival.
  • After lunch drive to Tang and visit Mebartsho(the burning lake).
  • Dinner and overnight halt in Hotel in Bumthang.

Day 6: Bumthang sightseeing

  • After breakfast, Jakar Dzong.
  • After lunch, visit kurje lhakhang, and Jambay lhakhang.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Bumthang.
Other alternatives to choose from :
  • Visit to Bathpalathang – the Dairy Farm and Jalikhar bee keeping farms
  • Visit Tamshing lhakhang.
  • Bumthang brewery.

Day 7: Bumthang to Phobjikha

  • After a breakfast, begin your journey towards Phobjikha, halt in Pelela pass for photography.
  • After the day long journey, arrive in Phobjikha and check into a hotel and retreat for the day.

Day 8: Phobjikha sightseeing

  • After an early breakfast, explore the valley of the black necked cranes. Get ready to capture the most scenic photographs of this journey.
  • Visit Gangtey – another place guaranteed to amaze your mind, spend time with the monks at the Gangtey lhakhang.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel in Phobjikha.

Day 9: Phobjikha to Paro

  • After an early breakfast, drive towards Paro.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a Hotel in Paro.

Day 10:  Paro Departures:

  • After breakfast, drive to the airport and 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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