KURJEY TSHECHU FESTIVAL [12 nights / 13 days]
Central Bhutan is considered the center of the Bhutanese culture. Bumthang, which is the center of central Bhutan is home to an extraordinary number of monasteries and gombas. One of the most important and venerated is the Kurjey monastery where the Guru Rimnpoche mediated and left an imprint of his body on a rock inside the second of three temples.
Arrive at Paro, clear immigration and customs. I will meet as you exit the airport and take you to the hotel. hotel. Orientation. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
Walk/hike to Tiger’s Nest, Taktshang Monastery. Lunch at Taktshang teahouse with its spectacular view of the famous monastery. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning, hike to the Kila Goenpa nunnery for superb views in all directions – the Haa Valley, Taktshang Goenpa, the Paro valley. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon drive to Thimphu, our capital. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, visit the National Library to see some unique and historic books. Our books are not hardbound in the typical manner. Next the traditional Painting School and then the Traditional Paper Factory. After lunch, souvenir shopping or more touring, as you wish. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day excursion to the 13th century Phadoding Monastery built by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo. Lunch box will be served on route. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Punakha via Dochu Pass (3100m). On clear days there are excellent views of the Himalayas. Afternoon sightseeing of the Punakha and Wangdi valleys. Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Trongsa with a stop at Chendebji Chorten. Check in and lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon, make an excursion to Kuenga Rabten, an ancestral home of the Royal Family. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning you will wander around the Trongsa Township and visit the the Dzong. After lunch you will drive to Bumthang. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
This is a day of visiting holy sites: monasteries and dzongs, including Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamzhing Monastery and Kuenchosum Lhakhang After lunch you will visit the Jakar Dzong known as the “Fortress of the White Bird.” Overnight at hotel.
Full day at the Kurjey Tshechu festival; enjoy festivities in and around the monastery.Â Overnight in Bhumthang.
After breakfast, begin our return west by driving through Trongsa back to Wangdi. Overnight in hotel in Wangdi.
Drive from Wangdi to Paro via Dochu Pass and Thimphu. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.
Drive to airport in time to check in for your early morning departure.
Â Date-15thÂ June
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Paro International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at leastÂ 2 hours before the flight.|
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time for touring and trekking in Bhutan. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms whereas Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring.
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