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The Druk Wangyel tshechu festival in Bhutan is a very unique festival in Bhutan and will be performed by the Royal Bhutan Army. This event is a tribute to the wise leadership of His Majesty the King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is also to celebrate efforts of the Royal Bhutan Army in protecting the sovereignty and stability of the country. This festival is performed at the beautiful Dochu la pass with well arranged 108 stupas. You can also enjoy the stunning view of the Himalayan Mountains in the north.
Arrive at Paro airport, our guide will receive you and taken to restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will drive to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. Stroll in the city and absorb the lifestyle of people. Overnight in Thimphu.
After breakafast, sightseeing in Thimphu includes King’s Memorial Chorten (which was built in honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck), School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), Nunnery temple, Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, Buddha Point, and Motithang Takin Preserve. In the evening, visit the Tashi Chhoedzong, the seat of the national government. Overnight in Thimphu.
Morning drive to Dochula Pass (3150m).Attend the full day festival and in the evening drive to Punakha. Overnight in Punakha.
After breakfast, drive 30 minutes North of Punakha, then hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten through rice fields. The view from Temple is incredible. Walk down till car parking. Drive back to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan, located between phochu(male) and Mochu(female). Drive to Lobesa and hike to Chime Lhakhang(Fertility temple). Overnight in Punakha.
Drive back to Paro via Dochula pass. Sightseeing in Paro includes the Rimpung Dzong, dating back to the 17th century. From the Dzong, you can walk down to the road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. Then, you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temple in the country built in 7th century by Tibetan King Shongsen Gempo. Evening, enjoy a walk in Paro town.
Today, you will hike to Taksang, (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous temple. It is located at the face of a cliff about (3100m). In 8th century, Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave, where temple now stands. After having explored the temple and lunch is served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, about halfway up the mountain. After lunch, you will hike down to the valley floor. Overnight in Paro.
Drive to the airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell.
Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country.
The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.