Thimphu & Tangbi Mani Festival

Date : 10th – 13th Oct 2019

~ Itinerary Outline ~ 

Thu 2nd Oct Arrive Paro. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in Paro valley. Visit Paro Ta Dzong Museum and Rinpung Dzong

Fri 3rd Oct Drive to Thimphu and sightseeing in Thimphu. Visit the Chang-gangkha temple, takin reserve, Dechenphodrang Monastic Institute & take a stroll to the Memorial Chorten. If time permits visit to weekend market.

Sat 4th Oct Attend Thimphu Masked dance festival. The festivities consist mainly of masked dances, chanting, blessing & reading religious texts. The repertory of masked dances and the gorgeous silk costumes are the same for all the ‘tsechu’ – only the settings are different. Thronging with locals, these occasions are a visual delight.

Sun 5th Oct Drive to Punakha (2½hrs). Full day sightseeing in Punakha valley. Visit Dochula pass, Chimi Lhakhang and drive toward the Punakha Dzong.

Mon 6th Oct Drive to Phobjikha valley. (3½hrs) Visit Gangtey Monastery and the RSPN information centre.

Tue 7th Oct Sightseeing in Phobjikha valley. Drive to Bumthang (5 hrs) with enroute stop at Trongsa.

Wed 8th Oct Attend Thangbi Mani Festival for most of the day and sightseeing in the evening. The festivities consist mainly of masked dances, chanting, blessing & reading religious texts. The repertory of masked dances and the gorgeous silk costumes are the same for all the ‘tsechu’ – only the settings are different.

Thu 9th Oct Sightseeing in Bumthang. Visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing monastery.

Fri 10th Oct Drive to Wangdi (5½hrs).

Sat 11th Oct Drive to Thimphu (3hrs). Spend your time at leisure in town, browsing , taking photos and last minute shopping.

Sun 12th Oct Morning in Thimphu and drive to Paro for sightseeing. Overnight Paro. Visit Drugyel Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Mon13th Oct Morning hike to Paro Taksthang. Afternoon at leisure in Paro.

Tue 14th Oct Departure from airport. Tashi Delek!

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Tailor made Festival with Trek Tour can be designed on request.

The above cultural & festival group tour can carry on with a single person too and applies same with the trekking group tours.

For more details please contact us  :
Bhutan Daina Journey
P.O. Box # 1707
Lungtenphu
Thimphu : Bhutan
TeleFax : +975 – 2 – 348 552
Email : info@bhutandainatravels.com / visa@bhutandainatravels.com
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