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URA YAKCHOE FESTIVAL

Ura Yakchoe Festival

Festival Date: 6th May - 10th May, 2017      10 Days - 9 Nights of Bhutan Festival Tour

Ura valley in Bumthang is known for the famous dance known as the Ura Yakchoe. The dance is performed during a festival that is held every May. During the festival a sacred and important relic is put on display so that the people can receive blessings from it.

According to legend an old woman sitting outside her house was visited by a lama asking for a drink of water. When she came out with the water, the lama had vanished leaving behind only a sack. Out of curiosity, she checked the bag and found the statue that is now displayed annually. This relic has been passed on from generation to generation and is still owned by the descendants of the woman.


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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 Ura yakchoe  day 1 Hotel accommodation in Bumthang
6 Bumthang Sightseeing Hotel accommodation in  Bumthang
7 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: Ura Yakchoe Day 1

  • After breakfast, drive to Ura and attend the Ura Yakchoe.
  • 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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