The Punakha Tshechu is one of the most popular Tshechu in the country. It is held right after the popular Punakha Drupchen. The Unfurling of the Thongdrel of Guru Rinpoche on the last day is the main attraction of the festival. It is believed that the mere sight of Thongdrel liberates the onlookers and cleanses of his sins. This tour also covers the major places of attraction in Bhutan: Thimphu,Paro,Punakha & Gangtey. Starting from Paro, known for the various religious sites including the famous Tiger Nest,the tour proceeds to ‘U’ shaped- Gangtey valley via Thimpu, where you can soak yourself in its scenic grandeur.
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days.
Destination Covered : THIMPHU, PUNAKHA, GANGETY, PARO.
Distance -55 Km,
Time required : Approximately 1 and half hour drive.
Evevation at Thimphu : 2334mts.
Fly to Paro, Bhutan, on Druk Air, the National airline of Bhutan. If you get a seat on the left side of the plane and the weather cooperates, you may have spectacular views of the high peaks of the eastern Himalaya, including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga—five of the highest peaks in the world—as well as peaks in Bhutan such as Jhomolhari, JichuDrakye, and Tsering Kang. After visa formalities at the Paro airport, your guide will meet you and drive you into town for lunch. Afterward, later drive to Thimphu,On the way visit Simtokha Dzong. This is the first ever fort to be built in Bhutan the capital of Bhutan. It is believed to have been built over the demoness that is buried beneath the fort where it now stands. It was built in the year 1629 by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Later drive to Thimphu which is just 10 minutes drive from here. On arrival check in at the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to unwind and absorb the beauty of this isolated kingdom.
Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Today , following breakfast at the hotel , you will enjoy a full day guided tour of the capital city. The morning tour includes a visit to National Library, which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature,with some works dating back several hundred years. Visit the nearby Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School),where a Six-year training course is given in the 13 Traditional Arts and Crafts of Bhutan.
Drive back to the town to have a good lunch at one of the restaurant designated by Bhutan Best Inbound.
After lunch proceed to your next sightseeing points. It includes a visit to Kuensel Phodrang, called as Buddha Point, where you will be visiting the World's tallest sitting Buddha Statue. Next visit is to the National Memorial Chorten. The building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan's third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ( "the father of modern Bhutan")who wanted to erect a monument in honour of world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, monument, serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Later in the evening visit the Fort (TashiChhoeDzong) or the fortress of the Glorious Religion, the beautiful medieval fortress which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room. It Is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.