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The Tshechu (Festival) is an occasion to witness various mask dances and folk dances being performed. The timing differs across Bhutan. Tshechu marks the important events in the life of the second Buddha, the Tantric master known as Guru Rinpoche (Precious Gem). It poses great religious significance and dances are composed based on the visions of various religious master and are sacred. Various folk and mask dances are performed by monks and lay people for 3-5 days in the courtyard of the Dzongs and monasteries. Besides folk dances are also performed by general public (The Royal dancers, students, and local people etc). Atsara or clowns, with their expressive masks are an indispensable element in any religious festival and they create jokes and entertain the crowd. The other feature of the Tshechu is the displaying of a huge applique Thangkha (scroll) called “Thongdroel” with a unique power to grant blessings. It is also a social occasion where people dress up in their finest clothes and most resplendent jewellery of coral and turquoise. They pack picnic lunches in their traditional bamboo basket and stay all day at the festival.

The Thimphu Tshechu held at the Capital’s Trashichidzong is the perfect area to witness the preservation of rich Bhutanese culture despite the modernization. The visitors will get to see all sorts of mask dances being performed and also the folk dances being performed by the Royal Academy of Performing Arts and local people. The visitors will also see all sorts of scarves depicting the hierarchical nature of Bhutanese governance. On the contrary, visitors can also local Tshechu performed in Countryside and try to draw comparisons between the festival at the Capital and District.

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Day 1

Paro Arival and Travel to Thimphu

Day 2

Attend Thimphu Tshechu and Sightseeing

Day 3

Thimphu to Punakha

Day 4

Sightseeing in Punakha

Day 5

Punakha to Phobjikha

Day 6

Transfer to Bumthang. Overnight at hotel in Bumthang

Day 7

Bumthang sightseeing

Day 8

Bumthang to Wangdiphodrang

Day 9

Wangdiphodrang to Paro

Day 10

Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Hike

Day 11


The total tour costs which we will provide to you will include the following:

  • * Sustainable Development Fees (SDF) of USD 200/person/day (international guests) and/or INR 1200/person/day (regional). 
  • * Visa fees of USD 40.00 (one-time for international guests) 
  • Twin-share/double in Bhutanese 3-star hotel accommodation (4/5 star entails extra charge), tented accommodation, and in homestays approved by the Department of Tourism.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Refreshments (Tea and snacks)
  • Bottle water per day
  • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by the Department of Tourism
  • Private Transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary
  • Monumental, museum, entrance fees (you can pay it yourself in local currency as well)
  • On the day of departure, we shall be limited to providing breakfast and driving you to the airport only, and any extra requirements shall be payable on a usage basis.

Note* - The option is there whereby the guest can pay the SDF  + Visa fees and just transfer the remaining tour amount to our account.

  • Air Tickets (international and domestic flights)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to guide, driver, and others
  • Bar bills, telephone/mobile phone bills, laundry, and other personal expenses
  • Riding Pony Charges
  • River rafting charges
  • Bank wire transfer and credit card fees.