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Thimphu Festival Tour

Day 1 : Arrive in Paro
Go on sigtseeing tour in Paro. Our first destination would be National musuem in Ta Dzong. Next in our itinerary would be Paro Dzong, also famous as Rinchen Phug Dzong, an impressive fortress. Third stop in your itinerary is Drukgyel Dzong or fortress of victory. Also visit Takshang monastery, most famous monastery in Bhutan. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Paro - Thimphu
Leave for Thimphu, the Bhutanese capital. The distance is 53km and it would take around one and a half hour to reach there. Take rest and have lunch in your hotel. The afternoon and evening can be utilised by you as wished. You can tour the markets of Thimpu and indulge in some souvenir shopping. Bhutan is not known for nightlife and mall-style shopping. So don't expect that.

Day 3 : Thimphu
Visit Tashichho Dzong, located on the bank of Thimphu river. Dzong hosts the throne room of the Bhutanese king. Nearby the Dzong is Bhutan's only golf course, having none-hole circuit. Also visit Thangka painting school, located in central Thimphu. is worthy of a visit. Also tour the Handicraft Emporiu, Traditional Medicine Institute and the National Library.

Day 4 : Punakha
Leave Thimphu for Ponakha. Journey through pine forests and picturesque tiny villages. Soak in the scenic view of the Himalayan panoply at Dorchula Pass (10,500 feet). Few scenes in Bhutan are as good as this one.

Reach Punakha which was the capital of Bhutan until 1955. Saunter around the town in evening.

Day 5 : Punakha
We would start the day sightseeing with Punakha Dzong, strategically erected at the confluence of the two rivers in the 17th century by the first Shabdrung. The Dzong is used as the religious and administrative centre. Sacred temples like within the Dzong compound. In one of the temples the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal lies. The Dzong has been fully refurbished by the Bhutanese government.

Then we would visit other places in Bhutan. We would return to Thimphu for taking part in the fextival.

Day 6 : Thimphu Festival
Participate in lot of celebrating, feasting and dancing. Laymen, learned and monks, all indulge in merrymaking festivities. All families in Thimpu attire themselves in their finest dresses.

Day 7 : Thimphu Festival
Enjoy another day of Thimphu festival. Visit and explore the weekend market. All kind of food in Bhutan is available here. Stroll through the baskets of juicy mangoes, fresh cheese and fiery chillies. Many stalls would be selling beautiful items of Bhutanese handicrafts.

Overnight in your hotel.

Day 8 : Thimphu
Have delicious breakfast. Pack your luggage. Out representative would escort you the international airport where you would board a flight back to your home.

Note: Thimphu festival is celebrated during the month of September. Therefore this tour would be available only during this festival.
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