Punakha Dromchoe Festival Tour

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  • Duration: 13 days
  • Price: $250


PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL [12 nights / 13 days]

Punakha was an ancient capital of Bhutan and it still one of the residences of our head Lama, the Ja Kempo. The Dzong is one of the most important and stunning buildings in Bhutan. The walled fortress contains a number of important temples, sprawling courtyards. Situated at the auspicious confluence of two rivers, against a backdrop of gentle hills, Punakha Dzong is a spectacular venue for a festival. This tour allows you to see the festival opening and closing festival days, while in the interim traveling through some really beautiful parts of the country and visiting another very important Dzong, Trongsa.

Day 1
Paro Dzong

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.

Day 2
Paro Valley

Sightseeing in Paro Valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Kila Goenpa

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.

Day 4
National Library

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 5
Phadoding Monastery

Day excursion to the 13th century Phadoding Monastery/ Overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan 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.

Day 7
PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL

Full day at the opening of the Punakha Dromchoe festival; enjoy festivities in the main courtyard of the spectacular Punakha Dzong. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8
Chendebji Chorten

Drive to Trongsa with a stop for lunch at Chendebji Chorten. In the afternoon, make an excursion to Kuenga Rabten, an ancestral home of the Royal Family. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9
Trongsa Dzong

In the morning visit the Trongsa Dzong. After lunch, free time to explore the town, to hike, or enjoy the views from our hotel.

Day 9
Wangdi

After breakfast, we begin our return. Our destination will be Wangdi. This is a slightly is a shorter drive.

Day 10

PUNAKHA DROMCHOE FESTIVAL – closing day
In the morning we depart Wangdi to go back to the Phunakha Dzong for the last day of the festival. This day includes some very unusual events. You have to be there! Overnight at hotel.

Day 11
Paro

Drive back to Paro from Punahkha. We will stop in Thimphu for lunch, before continuing to Paro. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 12
Airport

Drive to airport in time to check in for your early morning departure.

Details

 Dates-14 -19 Feb

START Paro
FINISH Punakha
DESTINATIONS Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Trongsa
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paro International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
WHAT’S INCLUDE
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight

Best Season

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.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please Contact Us  for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

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Note: This itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. We have designed this itinerary including the best cultural and natural aspects of this country. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs. Please Talk to Us for more details. Itinerary is subject to flight and hotel availability. 

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