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4 Nights 5 Days Druk Wangyel Festival Tour

4 Nights 5 Days Druk Wangyel Festival Tour

Highlights

  • Admire over 20 types of local dances during the Druk Wangyel Festival celebration
  • Take a leisure hike to visit the Taktsang Monastery - the most renowned attraction in Bhutan
  • Sightseeing in both Bhutan's former and present capitals
  • Relax yourself via a traditional hot stone bath
  • Drink traditional red rice beer with unique local taste
  • Dress in traditional National Attire to take a photo
  • Get 1 Bhutan sim card of 2GB internet access (to be returned)
  • Try local archery, which is not only Bhutan’s national sports, but also art
Itinerary
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Day1  Paro Arrival and Transfer to Punakha

Welcome to beautiful Bhutan! Your tour guide will pick you up at the airport of Paro and transfer you to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. You will visit the Punakha Dzong today. The Dzong, which collects precious local paintings and handcrafts, is located in a valley with postcard-worthy sceneries.

Meals:  Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Punakha

Day2  Transfer to Thimphu for Sightseeing

Today, you will transfer to Thimphu, Bhutan’s present capital, from Punakha, Bhutan’s former capital. Before arriving in Thimphu, pay a visit to the Devine Madman’s Monastery - Chimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

After lunch, you will start your Thimphu Half-Day Tour, which covers Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Tashichhoe Dzong and a local craft bazaar.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Day3  Celebrate Druk Wangyel Festival at Dochula

Different from most Bhutan’s festivals, the date of the Druk Wangyel Festival is always December 13th, while the Gregorian calendar dates of other festivals change every year based on the Bhutan’s Lunar calendar.

December 13th was set as the Druk Wangyel festival in 2011, in order to commemorate the fourth King of Bhutan and celebrate the victory of the war against Indian insurgent in 2003. You will see over 20 types of local dances today on the ground near Druk Wangyel Lhakhang, which is located at the Dochula Pass, the most beautiful mountain pass in Bhutan.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Day4  Transfer to Paro for Taktsang Monastery Hike

Around 2.5 hours’ hiking are needed to reach Taktsang Monastery, the most famous religious relic in Bhutan. It is possible to take a rest at the view terrace, which is located on the half point of the hiking route.

Pay a visit to a local people’s farmhouse to continue your tour. It is incredible that there is not a single nail used to build a farmhouse, which offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day5  See You Next Time and Best Wishes!

In the morning, after breakfast your tour guide will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations. See you next time!

Meals:Breakfast     

Accommodation:

DEPARTURE DATE& PRICE

Price Includes

    • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
    • Accommodation in 3 star hotel under twin/dbl bed sharing basis
    • All transportation within the country including airport transfers
    • Daily USD 65 per person/night Gov. Royalty
    • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments
    • USD 40 per person Visa Fee
    • English speaking Local guide
    • Sightseeing

Price Excludes

    • Single room supplement charges USD 30 per room/night
    • Payments for service provided on a personal basis and Insurance Premiums
    • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "PRICE INCLUDES"
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