Trongsa Lhuntse Tshechu – 11 Days

The Tshechu is a festival honoring Guru Padmasambhava, “one who was born from a lotus flower.” This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan

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    11 Days  
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    3200 m /10496 ft  
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About Trongsa Lhuntse Tshechu – 11 Days

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The Tshechu is a celebration respecting Guru Padmasambhava, "one who was conceived from a lotus blossom." This Indian holy person contributed gigantically to the dissemination of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan districts of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan and so on around 800 AD. He is the author of the Nyingmapa, the "old school" of Lamaism which still has various adherents. The memoir of Guru is featured by 12 scenes of the model of the Buddha Shakyamuni's life. Every scene is celebrated around the year on the tenth day of the month by "the Tschechu". The dates and the term of the celebrations change starting with one locale then onto the next however they generally occur close by the tenth day of the month as per the Bhutanese logbook. Amid Tshechus, the moves are performed by priests and by laymen. The Tshechu is a religious celebration and by going to it, it is trusted one increases merits. It is additionally a yearly get-together where the general population, wearing all their luxury, meet up to cheer.

Short Itinerary

  • December 27– Arrive Paro (by Druk Air) and drive to Thimpu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 28– Thimphu Sightseeing. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 29– Thimphu to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 30– Punakha to Trongsa. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 31– Trongsa Festival. Overnight at a hotel.

  • January 01– Trongsa to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • January 02– Sightseeing in Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • January 03– Bumthang to Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.

  • January 04– Wangdue to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • January 05– Thimphu to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

  • January 06– Depart Paro (by Druk Air)

Trip Details

  • December 27- Arrive Paro (by Druk Air) and drive to Thimpu

    You can take off to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and so forth. We prescribe you to fly from Bangkok in light of the fact that Druk air offer ordinary flight from Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok while Druk air don't work regular flights from different areas.
    The flight into Paro on Bhutan's national transporter, Druk Air, is a befitting prologue to the awesome excellence of the nation. In clear climate, sublime perspectives of the world's most astounding pinnacles offer route to the lavish green Paro valley as you arrive. The principal blessing from Bhutan will be the cool, clean natural air as you venture out of the plane. Subsequent to clearing traditions and visa control you will drive you to Thimphu, the cutting edge capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 60 minutes. Thimphu has a populace of around 98,000. The town is comprised of only three lines of shops and is the main capital on the planet without activity lights. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 28- Thimphu Sightseeing

    After breakfast we will visit the House of Incense and House of Paper to see the procedure of hand making incense and paper from crude item in Bhutan. Most astounding, most noteworthy quality incense and paper items can be acquired. We will then visit the Memorial Chorten worked in memory of the third King of Bhutan who administered the Kingdom from 1952-1972, Changlimingthang Lhakhang and the Handicrafts Emporium. After lunch we will visit the "Material Museum"; Bhutan's materials are one of a kind for their decent variety and modernity; the Textile Museum investigates this dynamic art. Weaved and appliqué awe inspiring texture for consecrated and formal utilize is shown, and additionally a few perfect thangkas and holy place covers. Upstairs exhibition features the assorted variety of Bhutan's material expressions and abilities highlighting perfect works of art from the Royal Family of Bhutan. A stop to visit Bhutan's National Library where you will see many antiquated original copies and people of old parchments. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 29- Thimphu to Punakha

    Morning withdraw Thimphu and roll over the Docchu-La pass (3,200m) to Punakha. The teahouse at the pass offers lovely perspectives of the Himalayan range out there. This is a 3-hour drive with stops on the way. Evening visit the superb Dzong spreading over the Mo Chu and Po Chu waterways. This is the winter habitation of the ascetic body and the Je Khenpo (boss Abbott). Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 30- Punakha to Trongsa

    Today we begin right on time for the impressive drive to the focal valleys of Bhutan. The drive to Trongsa by means of Gangtey is around 6 hours traverse Pele La Pass (3,300meters) and Yotongla Pass (3,400meters). The Central Road, over the Black Mountains was finished 30 years prior, and it purchased about incredible changes to the general population in focal Bhutan. We pass Wangdue, one of the real towns and locale central command of Western Bhutan where we make a short stop to see the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong significantly situated on the goad of a slope at the intersection of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu streams. We at that point climb consistently going through semi-tropical vegetation and afterward to Pelela Pass (3,300m) with a snow capped condition of rhododendrons and midget bamboo. This pass is generally viewed as the limit amongst west and east Bhutan. On the off chance that the climate is clear, the Himalayan range can be seen, especially the pinnacle of Jhomulhari (7,314m) toward the west. On the way we cross Chendebji Chorten assembled numerous hundreds of years back to stifle a devil. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 31- Trongsa Festival

    Today we go to an entire day at the Trongsa Festival. What an energizing and thrilling approach to commend the day! The Trongsa Dzong was worked by Chogyel Minjur Tempa, theThird Desi, in 1648 AD. It is by and by the managerial seat of the region and home of the religious school. Worked at split-levels on a thin goad, the Dzong is a building wonder. Perspectives from here are broad making vital area of this Dzong. Over the Dzong is the medieval Watchtower. This antiquated structure gives unhindered perspectives of the valley and its Winding River and streets. The watchtower is found deliberately over the Trongsa Dzong. Load your camera to catch the power of this celebration, while your pick up legitimacy and religious purging; be submerged into medieval Bhutan and the charming Bhutanese culture. Here one can really value the pith of Bhutanese individuals and a protected resolute culture. Varieties of vivid brocades spin through the air as the artists turn and move the "thunderbolt step". Covers of superb satanic devils and creatures excite your faculties as purging happens. The force goes on; your soul will fly. Appreciate supper at a neighborhood eatery. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • January 01- Trongsa to Bumthang

    Today we will witness half day Trongsa celebration; After lunch drive to Bumthang (68 kms, 3 hrs). This is a standout amongst the most staggering valleys in Bhutan and furthermore the heartland of Buddhism. Here numerous awesome educators reflected and left afterward numerous holy grounds. The Guru and his ancestry of Tertons (treasure discoverers), have prompted the growing of numerous sanctuaries in the valley. Night walk around in the town of Bumthang. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • January 02- Sightseeing in Bumthang

    Appreciate breakfast and prepare to investigate Bumthang town. Meet with material weavers at looms as they weave their Bhutanese texture and material on toe lash looms with hand spun and colored strings. Here is the best place for buy of material. Visit authentic Jakar Dzong, "Royal residence of the White Bird", and in addition Jambay and Kurjey Lhakhang. A short stroll to Flamming Lake to visit this religious and sacred journey spot. Visit a Stone flour grist water process and a lager and cheddar plant, Tamshing Monastery and Wangdichholing Palace. At night visit a farmhouse for nearby accommodation. Come back to hold up for unwinding and supper. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • January 03- Bumthang to Wangdue

    Leaving Bumthang we drive westbound to Wangdue. Photograph and rest stops along our way; maybe a fascinating bowman's match in Trongsa. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • January 04- Wangdue to Thimphu

    We touch base in Thimphu today; register with our lodging and appreciate an evening and investigation in Thimphu. Maybe you have an exceptional intrigue thing to buy; ask you master Bhutanese manual for help you. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • January 05- Thimphu to Paro

    After breakfast we leave Thimphu towards Paro town. As we drive to a way to climb to Tiger's Nest Monastery. The cloister is roosted on a rough edge with a sheer drop of almost 800m. It is said that in the second 50% of the eighth century, Guru Padmasambbava landed here upon the back of a tigress. We appreciate lunch at Tigers Nest cafeteria and will have the alternative to climb up the mountain near the Tigers Nest Monastery; deep sense of being and peace is inside; what a mind blowing way. We at that point leave down the mountain to our vehicle and come back to Paro to our inn for rest and unwinding. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • January 06- Depart Paro (by Druk Air)

    Drive to Paro air terminal and travel to your next goal. We trust you have made the most of your visit to Bhutan.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car / van /minibus.

  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.

  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.

  • Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day 01 with welcome drinks.

  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.

  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required.

  • Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.

  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.

  • Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.

  • All route access and monument entry permits and fees.

  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.

  • Your travel insurance.

  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.

  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.

  • Personal clothing and equipment. (See the equipment tab for detail information)

  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants.

  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.


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