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Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu | Bhutan Festival Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

WANGDUE PHODRANG TSHECHU

Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu

Festival Date: 9th Oct - 11th Oct, 2016      8 Days - 7 Nights of Bhutan Festival Tour

The annual Wangdiphodrang Tshechu was introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal after the completion of the Dzong. The three-day annual Tshechu is attended by people from Punakha and Thimphu and provides the people with an occasion for merrymaking and revelry. The Tshechu is known for the Raksha Mangcham or the Dance of the Ox. It concludes with the unfurling of the Guru Tshengye Thongdrol where people throng to receive blessings.

Most of Wangdiphodrang District is environmentally protected. The northern half of the district falls within Wangchuck Centennial Park, with north western pockets belonging to Jigme Dorji National Park. South-eastern Wangdi is part of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. Also protected are the biological corridors crisscrossing the district that connect Bhutan's extensive national park system.

The environmentally precious and vulnerable lands of Phobjikha Valley are not only protected by the government, but are maintained by the first and only Bhutanese private conservation group, the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN). Chartered as a public benefit non-profit organization (PBO), the RSPN focuses on education, sustainable agriculture, ecotourism, and improving living standards in ecologically responsible ways.

Note: Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhag Dzong was burnt to the ground on the 24th of June 2012. Plans are well underway to re-build. However the Tshechu will take place. After the fire the Tshechu was held at the nearby Tencholing Army ground in Wangdiphodrang.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Day From To Distance Time Accomodation
1 Arrival in the Airport     Hotel accommodation in Paro
2 Paro Thimphu 54km 1hr Hotel accommodation in Thimphu
3 Thimphu sight seeing     Hotel accommodation in Thimphu
4 Thimphu Punakha 72km 3hrs Hotel accommodation in Punakha
5 Wangdiphodrang (festival day 1) Phobjikha 65km 3hrs Hotel accommodation in  Phobjikha
6 Phobjikha sightseeing     Hotel accommodation in Phobjikha
7 Phobjikha Paro 192km 6hrs Hotel accommodation in Paro
8 Airport Drop and Farewell    

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in the Airport

  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Visit Rinphung Dzong and Ta Dzong (the National Museum).
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Paro.

Day 2:  Paro to Thimphu

  • After breakfast, take a hike towards Taktshang. Also known as the Tiger’s Nest. It is the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan.
  • In the evening, drive towards Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu sight seeing

  • After breakfast, visit Kuensel Phodrang, where the largest statue of sitting Buddha is located overlooking the capital city of Thimphu. It will give you a panoramic view of the entire stretch of the city.
  • Visit the Takin preservation center in Mothithang , on the way to Mothithang visit changangkha lhakang.
  • After lunch, visit Thimphu Memorial chorten and Centenary Park.
  • Check into the hotel and rest for the day. Before dinner you are also welcome to explore some of the most famous tourist cafes around Thimphu and enjoy an evening show in the clock tower performed by local artists and singers.

Day 4:  Thimphu to Punakha

  • After an early breakfast, drive towards Punakha. Halt in Dochula pass for photography. Lunch will be served in lobesa (Metsina), visit Royal Botanical Park in LamPelri.
  • Upon arrival to Punakha, visit Chimi lhakhang and the Punakha Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

Day 5:  Wangdiphodrang (festival day 1) to Phobjikha

  • After breakfast , drive towards Wangdiphodrang Dzong and attend the festival
  • After lunch drive towards Phobjikha valley.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Phobjikha.

Day 6: Phobjikha sightseeing

  • After breakfast, visit Gangtey lhakhang.
  • You can also take up photography while you view the beautiful crane valley. Explore the valley of cranes and make once in a lifetime memory in the beautiful valley.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Phobjikha.

Day 7: Phobjikha to Paro

  • After an early breakfast, start your journey towards Paro.
  • Lunch will be served upon reaching lobesa.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Paro.

Day 8: Airport Drop and Farewell

  • After breakfast, drive towards 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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