Date: 12-18 Dec 2019
Witness the celebration of traditional Bhutanese culture and faith and Druk Wangyel Festival held in the ground of Druk Wangyel Lhakhang located at Dochula Pass against a stunning vista of Himalayan peaks. This Bhutan tour also explores all of the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, including the famous Taktsang Monastery at Paro, Punakha Dzong, and the many sites of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu.
This unique festival takes place in Gynekha village at Chezhigoenpa temple. More intimate than the popular Thimphu Tsechu, this festival is an annual ritual, which begins with an appraisal to the local deity followed by masked dances and traditional forms of Bhutanese dance and entertainment. It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins.
This unique festival takes place in Changangkha temple, the oldest temple in Thimphu. Built in 12th century, it is located on a ridge above central Thimphu, with a picturesque view west all the way along the vast Thimphu valley. It is a popular temple attracting a regular procession of pilgrims, and new parents seeking auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children.
A leisurely tour of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Wangdu valleys in the west and the central valleys of Trongsa and Bumthang. It offers the rare opportunity to savour the different customs and cultures of each valley at a leisurely pace.
Experience the diversity of the Bhutanese culture and environment. This broad sightseeing tour visits temples, monasteries, markets, farmhouses, schools and museums. After a drive through the beautiful countryside you will explore the many cultural highlights of Thimphu.
Date: 30 Apr – 09 May 2020
The Bumthang Cultural Trek explores the highlights of the Bumthang valley, the religious heartland of Bhutan, and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. This gentle three-day trek passes through several villages on its route through Bumthang’s countryside of meadows, blue pine forests and mountains of scrub bamboo. It is perfect for the average trekker who wants to enjoy breathtaking mountainous views, visit remote sacred sites and meet with locals. It is especially recommended for lovers of nature. This trek also features a cultural tour through the beautiful western valleys of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
Season: This trek is recommended from April to May and then again from September to November. Please note that this trek is not recommended for December-March due to the cold weather.
This six-night trip takes us to the heart of the ethereal kingdom of Bhutan. From the gravity defying Tiger’s Nest monastery to the temple of the Divine Madman, this trip combines spectacular drives, unique nature walks, and fascinating monastery visits.
Festivals in Bhutan draw hundreds of Bhutanese people in a spirit of reverence, blessing, festivity and celebration, and is one of the best ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. These festivals come to life with colour, music, dance and drama as villagers and townspeople gather to witness the masked dances, sword dances, sample local cuisine, participate in traditional games and other sacred rituals.