This 9 day 8 night program is part of series – “the Sacred Festivals of Bhutan” that centers around festivals that happen during different part of years in different regions of Bhutan. This particular one is around Thimphu Tshechu.
The ancient festivals of Bhutan called the ‘tshechus‘ (meaning the ‘tenth day’) are considered sacred since they not only celebrate the life of Guru Rimpoche (known to have appeared on a tenth day of lunar calendar), but also the advent of Buddhist faith in Bhutan and its various milestones.
These festivals conducted and performed by the monks, are also a medium that is used to pass spiritual messages to laity through mask dances or ‘Cham‘ which is best described as ‘mystical plays’
The sacred festival in Thimphu is considered the grandest of all with attendance from all walks of life. For more details, contact us.
Places: Paro, Phobjikha/ Gangtey, Thimphu,
Highlights: Thimphu Festival, Phobjikha valley, Big Buddha, Punakha Dzong
Sacred Festivals of Bhutan: Sketch Itinerary (for year 2019)
Day 1 Thu 03 Oct Fly into Paro
Day 2 Fri 04 Oct Paro – Punakha
Day 3 Sat 05 Oct Punakha
Day 4 Sun 06 Oct Punakha – Gangtey
Day 5 Mon 07 Oct Gangtey – Thimphu
Day 6 Tue 08 Oct Thimphu
Day 7 Wed 09 Oct Thimphu – Paro
Day 8 Thu 10 Oct Paro
Day 9 Fri 11 Oct Paro – Fly out
Accommodations and Services options: Luxury, Deluxe & Standard
Contact us for detailed itinerary and prices, which depends on service options you choose.