Paro Festival With Drukpath Trek

Paro Festival With Drukpath Trek

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Paro Tsechu: Tsechu or the religious festivals are usually the main tourist attractions for visitors. Thimphu & Paro Festivals accounts for over 50 per cent of the total arrivals; and certainly Paro Tsechu is the most popular one with its unique unfurling of the world’s biggest Thangka or Thongdrel ceremony. The pageantry is a unique experience and that nothing you have ever seen before…

The festival commemorates deeds of the great saint Guru Rimpoche which are performed in the form of masked dances. The local folk attend these festivals to built merit. It is also a festive time for the locals who come dressed-up in their finest costumes full of color to socialize and merry making. This is not an event organized for tourist; it is an event that has been happening for centuries…”You may get an attention of the Atchara (clown), but the people won’t stare at you like elsewhere”.

Paro Festival With Drukpath Trek Detail Itinerary

The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. If you arrive via Kathmandu, which offers the most breathtaking view of the range, it's possible to see Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga as well. Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by Bhutan Travellers and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, you can visit the Paro Dzong. It was built in 1646 and now houses government offices and religious institutions, as do all the Dzongs (forts) currently. You'll cross a traditional wooden bridge on the way to the Dzong. You can then tour the National Museum, formerly the watchtower for the Dzong. It now houses a collection of fine arts, paintings, thangkas, statues, and antiques. Afterwards you will visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. In the evening you can stroll through the Paro market and town. Overnight in Paro.

After an early breakfast attend the first day of the Tshechu, which is held in the ground of Rinpung Dzong. Lunch at the hotel. Evening: relax at the hotel or stroll through Paro Town.

After lunch, you have two optional programmes:1) Attend the Tshechu. 2) Drive to Chele La pass, which is at an altitude of 3700m offers a good view of Jumolhari and Haa Valley. Visit Kila Goenpa (home for Buddhist nuns), which is nestled in craggy patch on the mountainside below Chele La pass. It’s about one-hour walk amidst magnificent wooded area. Drive back to Paro. Evening relax.

After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch, drive to Thimphu. In the evening you can explore Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, and absorb the lifestyle of the people. You can also visit some interesting handicraft shops. Overnight in Thimphu.

After breakfast you will visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the Takin. From there you will visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (where ancient manuscripts are preserved), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). After a relaxing lunch, you will visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong, and Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom). Overnight in Thimphu.

After breakfast you will drive to Wangdiphodrang, with a stop for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. After lunch you will drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. On the way back, you will stop at Metshina Village and take a 20 minutes walk through the rice fields to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple, where you may receive a special fertility blessing if you wish.

In the morning you will drive back to Thimphu. In the afternoon you can visit the Textile Museum and the Folk Heritage Museum. Or you can hike to Tango Monastery, which was built by the "Divine Madman" in the 15th century. It's a center of study for monks, and it affords a great view of the Thimphu Valley. On the grounds of the monastery is a "sin-testing" tunnel--it is said that if you have sinned, you will get stuck in the tunnel, and if you are without sin, you will go through with ease! Overnight in Thimphu.

(Distance 8 km, time 4-5 hours). The trek is all uphill through forest, mostly blue pine, this first day. The camp is at Phajodhing Monastery, and you can walk around the area and see the monastery. Altitude 3,870m.

(Distance 10 km, time 5-6 hours). The trail continues to climb for about an hour until you reach Phume La (pass) at 4,210m. From here you will have a view of Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan, as well as other Himalayan peaks. The trail then descends to Simkota Tsho (lake), where the camp is located. It's possible to go trout fishing here if you wish. Altitude 4,040.

(Distance 11 km, time 5 hours). The trail will take you on short ups and downs and through a yak herder camp. Before arriving at the camp, the trail will descend through dwarf rhododendrons. The camp is at Jimilang Tsho (Sand Ox Lake), where you will again have the chance to fish for giant trout, which the lake is known for. There is a good view of Jichu Drake Mountain from here. Altitude 3,880m.

(Distance 11 km, time 5 hours). The trek will begin with an hour-long ascent, following the ridge above the tree line and then eventually descending. The camp is near a yak herders' camp, and there are lovely views of Jumolhari Mountain from here. You may spot some pheasants in the area. Altitude 3,780m.

(Distance 10 km, time 4-5 hours). There are many ups and downs above the tree line during the first half of the trail. The trail then descends through rhododendron and thick alpine forest to Jela Dzong and across Jela La (pass) at 3,490m. You can visit the Dzong and explore the area. The camp is a ways below the Dzong, in a yak pasture. Altitude 3,450.

(Distance 10km, time 4 hours). The trail today is all downhill, past some villages. The trail ends near the Ta Dzong in Paro. You will be met by your driver and driven to your hotel in Paro. In the evening you can visit a traditional farmhouse and, if you wish, enjoy a Bhutanese dinner. Overnight in Paro.

Drive to Paro Airport for departure.

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