Ura Tsechu Festival Tour

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  • Duration: 13 days
  • Price: $250


URA TSHECHU FESTIVAL [12 nights/ 13 days]

Ura is located in a beautiful and secluded valley in Central Bhutan just beyond the terminus of most tourist itineraries. As a result, this festival remains one of the most traditionally authentic.

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
Taktshang Monastery

Walk/hike to Tiger’s Nest, Taktshang Monastery. Lunch at Taktshang teahouse with its spectacular view of the famous monastery. 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 built by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo. Lunch box will be served on route. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Dochu Pass

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.

Day 7
Chendebji Chorten

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.

Day 8
Trongsa Dzong

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.

Day 9
Jambay Lhakhang

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.

Day 10
Ura

Drive to the isolated village of Ura for a full day at the Ura Tshechu festival. Return to Bumthang for overnight.

Day 11
Wangdi

After breakfast, begin our return west by driving through Trongsa back to Wangdi. Overnight in hotel in Wangdi.

Day 12
Thimphu

Drive from Wangdi to Paro via Dochu Pass and Thimphu. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13
Airport

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

Details

 Dates- 18–23 Apr

START Paro
FINISH Ura, Bumthang
DESTINATIONS Paro-Thimphu-Trongsa-Bumthang
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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