Paro Festival Tour 2020

6 Nights 7 Days Paro Festival Tour Highlights:

  • Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
  • See many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
  • Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
  • Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush greenery to dense woods.

Paro Tsechu Festival is one of  the biggest religious celebrations of the Bhutanese year. It has been held annually since the 17th century when zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of the nation state of Bhutan, and Ponpo Rigzin Nyingpo initiated the festival together with the consecration of Paro Dzong (fortress) in 1644. The festival is observed in three parts – the pre-festival rituals on the first day, ceremonies are undertaken on the second day inside the Paro Dzong, and the main festivities on the festival ground on the remaining three days. Bhutanese from all walks of life join the residents of Paro in their best finery to attend the five-day festival.

The Paro Thongdroel is a large appliqué painting displayed to the public during the annual Paro festival. The Thongdroel, which means ‘liberation on sight’, is reveled in order to confer blessings on those assembled. The Paro Thongdroel is brought out of Rinpung Dzong at approximately 3 AM in a ceremonial procession on the last day of the festival. The main image of Guru Rinpoche, flanked by his two consorts Mandarava and Yeshe Tshogyal. On the far left and right are the Guru’s eight primary manisfestations, and the top center is occupied by the three long life deities, Buddha Amitabha, Chenrezig (Avalokitesshvara) and Namgyalma (Ushnishavijaya).

All of our Bhutan tours are private, tailor-made journeys for independent travel on dates of your choosing. We can easily customize your Bhutan tour to spend more in the places doing the activities that you are interested in.

7 Days Paro Tshechu 2020 Tour

Day 1: Arrive Paro – Thimphu

Upon arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our Guide and Driver. Drive to Thimphu after your visa clearance. Visit National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordhenma and Tashichhodzong before you finally retire for the night.

Day 2: Thimphu

Morning half day excursion to Tango Cheri Monastery. Afternoon visit , Changangkha Lhakhang, Takin Zoo, Royal Textile Museum and General post office.

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha

Morning visit National Library, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Folk Heritage Museum and finally drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass.

Day 4: Punakha – Paro

Morning hike to Khamsum Yuelling temple and Punakha Dzong including the longest Suspension bridge (230 meters). After lunch proceed to Paro, 3 hours drive.

Day 5: Attend Paro Festival

Morning drive to Chelela Pass and its a two hours hike. Afternoon visit Drukgyal Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

Day 6: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Morning hike to Tiger’s nest monastery and later part of afternoon visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong.

Day 7: Depart Paro.

After breakfast depending upon your flight schedule you will be dropped at Airport for your onward journey.

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