The Druk Wangyal Festival – intense celebration of fiercely free spirit and yet peaceful Bhutan
Bhutan has never been ruled by any other than our own – never colonized. It remains so because of blessings of protecting deities and benevolence and leadership of its Monarchs. The Druk Gyalpos or the Dragon Kings have worked tirelessly to ensure that the nation enjoys sovereignty and independence, including physically leading troops into the battle as during the 2003 modern warfare by the Great Fourth King His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
The festival called the “Druk Wangyal” – or the “Victorious Dragon Land” is victory celebration of the King, the Bhutanese and in essence the fierce free spirit of Bhutan. The festival only of a kind, has fused traditional temple orchestra, used ancient wood carving techniques to produce new battle thematic masks, traditional broacade costumes with choreography that echo ancient yogic stances of spiritual warriors to bring out series of performance that celebrates the 2003 victory. It acknowledges all – prayers the of people (including that of the Queens), intervention of deities, march of the Commander in Chief (the King) and his troops and the ultimate victory.
All the performance are intensified with the backdrop of some of the Highest Bhutanese Himalayan peaks outlined against the horizon that includes the Bhutan’s Highest Gangkar Puensum (7540m), which is also the world highest unclimbed peak.
In all, it is intense celebration of fiercely free spirit and yet peaceful Bhutan.
Our 5 night 6 day package has this festival at his core and shows much of Bhutan’s spirit as you journey between Thimphu – the present capital, Punakha – the ancient capital and Paro – the hub of ancient and modern travels.
The price starts from USD 999
(depending on the service options) and it is group
travel that you can sign up
individually. Bookings open for 2019! But we can customize same for you!
Day 1 Dec 11 Fly into Paro- Sightseeing in Paro – drive to Thimphu
Day 2 Dec 12 Sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 3 Dec 13 Drive to Punakha – stop at Dochula Festival
Day 4 Dec 14 Punakha – Paro
Day 5 Dec 15 Paro – Taktsang Excursion
Day 6 Dec 16 Fly out