The Festivals of Bhutan

Masked tsechu dancers
Masked tsechu dancers
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £4,895 per person based on a shared room for a departure on 24 Sep 2017.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 15 nights' accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 14 lunches & 14 dinners
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guide
  • Departure Information

    Departure date 16 Sep 2015.

    Flight options available:

    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

This exciting tour takes in three of Bhutan’s fabulously colourful festivals (tsechus) giving you a chance to experience one of the most interesting aspects of the country’s rich Buddhist heritage. Start in the west of the country to witness the sights and sounds of Paro and Thimphu before heading east to Gangtey where you can walk through the remote, and scenic, Phobjikha Valley and see the first of the ancient festivals. Afterwards drive to Bumthang for an extended visit where you will take in two more spectacular festivals involving masked dancers, monks and the local communities dressed up in their finery. This is a really special tour that only works once a year.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Bangkok: with Thai Airways.
  • 2
  • Bangkok: stay overnight at the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.
  • 3
  • Bangkok - Thimphu: fly to Paro. Transfer to Thimphu with an afternoon guided tour of the local area.
  • 4
  • Thimphu: guided tour of Thimphu.
  • 5
  • Thimphu - Gangtey: transfer to Gangtey with sightseeing.
  • 6
  • Gangtey: guided walk around the Phobjikha Valley.
  • 7
  • Gangtey: guided visit to Gangtey Festival.
  • 8
  • Gangtey - Bumthang: road journey to Bumthang with sightseeing.
  • 9
  • Bumthang: guided visit to Tamshing Phala Festival.
  • 10
  • Bumthang: guided sightseeing in and around Bumthang.
  • 11
  • Bumthang: guided sightseeing in the Tang Valley.
  • 12
  • Bumthang: guided visit to Tangbi Mani Festival.
  • 13
  • Bumthang - Punakha: transfer to Punakha. Afternoon guided tour of the local area.
  • 14
  • Punakha - Paro: morning tour of Punakha. Transfer to Paro.
  • 15
  • Paro: guided tour of Paro.
  • 16
  • Paro: guided tour of Paro and surrounds.
  • 17
  • Paro - Bangkok: fly to Bangkok.
  • 18
  • Bangkok - London Heathrow: with Thai Airways.
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