Tiger nest (3180m).
flight and private vehicle.
To begin with, the Bhutan Tour with the Paro Festival (Paro Tshechu) tour will be a totally different trip experience for you. Generally, when you travel, you either see the landscape or trek to the mountains or walk on the beach. But, during this trip, you get to see the annual festival of Bhutan. It is one of the biggest festival events in Bhutan.
Literally, Tsechu means “the tenth day”. Celebrations of this Paro Tsechu Festival are seen all over the countries. The charm of the festival is even visible in Dzongs, Monasteries, and palaces.
The tenth day of the month of the lunar calendar is marked as a festival. There is a belief that Padma Sambhav, the first Dalai Lama was born on this day. However, the celebration style of the festival is different from town to town and village to village. You will be amazed to see the large numbers of people coming together and socializing with each other. The dancers with the masked face perform their special dances. If you want then you may also join them and participate in that dance. These masked dances are performed by monks in the monasteries and by locals in villages.
The Bhutanese people believe that participating in the festival, at least once, helps to get rid of sins, someone has committed in their lives. The Paro Tsechu Festival is one of the biggest such gatherings that attract people from all over Bhutan and many tourists from different parts of the world because you get to see a mass gathering in one place.
You land at the Paro International Airport and do the sightseeing on that day. The next day you attend the Paro Festival. Then, the next day, you go for the excursion to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and drive to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. After doing the full day sightseeing in Thimpu, your trip follows the drive to Punakha valley and Gangtey. You spend a day each at both of these places. Another attraction on this trip is the hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal, for which you have to hike for about 4 hours. The trip ends once you get back to Paro to catch-up with your flight.
(Note: This is the program we suggest for the Paro festival but if you have sort of time and want shorter program we will arrange for that.)