Paro Tshechu Festival
March 24 – 28, 2021 (Thongdrel “scroll” display on last day)
Festivals are considered an important event for any religious figures, Bhutan a Buddhist flourished country, the festival message to the people for life and impermanence and the causes and conditions reflects us, how to maintain our daily living and future existences
The Paro Tshechu / Festival in the spring is a wonderful time to visit Bhutan, experience its ancient culture, and get enthralled in the celebrations. Amid blossoming flowers and lush green landscape, the Festival comes alive with vibrant colors, music, dances and other sacred rituals. Mask Dance and music plays an important role in the cultural life of Bhutanese people and are performed to convey religious messages and righteous ways of living to the people. The Paro Tshechu is a Buddhist Festival and one of the major annual events of Bhutan. The Tshechu holds religious significance and is held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Bhutan who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Bhutan. Festivals are held mostly in the huge courtyards of the magnificent Dzongs/Fortresses and comprise of colorful masked dance and traditional folk songs and dances attended by even more colorfully dressed Bhutanese people. As per the Lunar calendar the Paro Festival falls during the Spring and is one of the most beautiful time to visit Bhutan. Weather-wise the days will be bright and sunny with clear view of the snowcapped Himalayan Mountains and evenings and mornings will be pleasant but also a little cold.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN PARO
The landing is Paro will be one of the breathtakingly and thrilling experiences. You can get to see a precise glimpse of world highest mountain ranges including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga and Bhutan famous mountains Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. Our representative will welcome and greets you and drive directly to Thimphu. Visit Kyechu Lhakhang (temple) built in 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtshen Gampo
DAY 2 – 6: PARO TSHECHU
DAY 7: HIKE TO TAKTSANG (Tigress Nest/Lair)
Drive for about 20 minutes to the base of Taktsang monastery and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’ a saint Guru Rinpoche mediated in the cave in the 8th century. In the view point you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Walked uphill, as per the Buddhist cosmology said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave for 4 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex was built by Gyelsey Tenzin Rabgay in 1692. Taktsang was damaged by fire in 1998 and now fully restored its former glory.
Evening, walked in Paro town and later hot stone bath
DAY 8: DEPART
Our Agent representative (Guide) will see off for your onward destination
3 persons & above
Low Season:Dec,Jan, Feb,Jun, Jul & Aug
High Season:Mar,April, May,Sept,Oct & Nov
Thank you & Tashi Delek
- Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) at 3-star hotels/tourist standard restaurants.
- English speaking tour guide service.
- All transfers and excursions by private vehicles.
- All entrance fees to museums and monuments.
- All internal taxes and fees.
- Mineral drinking water.
- Travel assurance (recommended).
- 4 star and 5-star accommodations and meals (optional).
- Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry, etc.