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Listed below are some of our most popular cultural tour and trek itineraries. We will work with you on customizing these tour arrangements to meet your interests and needs.





Festivals Cultural Tours Treks

Tsechu (Festival) Tour Packages


Here are some of the popular tsechus in Bhutan. Since the tsechus are based on the lunar months in the Bhutanese calendar, the dates vary from year to year. Please contact us for exact dates and for information on more tsechus in Bhutan.

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Thimphu Annual Tsechu (September/October)


Thimphu Tsechu
One of the biggest festivals in Bhutan is the Thimphu Tshechu, held in the capital city over 3 consecutive days in September/October, corresponding to the eighth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar. It was first initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867.
 



Paro Tsechu (March/April)


The Paro tsechu in spring and is one of the most popular tsechus in Bhutan. People come from neighboring districts to participate in the festivity. The Paro tsechu commemorates the opening of the gateway to the pilgrimage site of Tsari in eastern Tibet by the founder of the Drukpa School of Buddhism, Tsangpa Jarey.





Punakha Domchoe (February/March)


The Punakha domchoe usually falls in March. The highlight of the domchoe is the dramatic re-creation of a 17th century battle with hundreds of costumed pazaps (warriors). The domchoe is followed by the three day Punakha tsechu.









Trongsa Tsechu (December/January)


Trongsa, the sacred and the temporal heart of the country is a two days journey from Thimphu. The annual Trongsa tsechu is one of the oldest festivals in Bhutan. The Trongsa tsechu last for three days from the 9th to the 11th of the 11th lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar.




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Ura Yakchoe (April/May)


The Ura Yakchoe is a three-day festival in Ura, Bumthang. A sacred relic is put on display for the people to receive blessings from. Myth has it that an old woman while sitting outside her house had a visitor who asked her for a glass of water. She went inside her house to get the water and when she came, the visitor who was a lama had vanished and left a sack. When she looked in the sack, she found a statue, the statue that is now being displayed annually. This relic has been passed from generation to generation and is now owned by the descendants of this woman.




Jampay Lhakhang Drup (October)



Jampay Lhakhang located in Bumthang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The festival lasts for four days from the 15th to the 18th of the ninth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar. The festival which includes chams (mask dances) and bonfires commemorates the establishment of this 7th century lhakhang. The highlight of the festival is the fire ritual that is held in the evening where crowds gather to witness the ritual together with the naked dance.






Trashigang Tsechu



The Trashigang tsechu lasts for three days from the 7th to the 11th of the tenth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar. People from most parts of eastern Bhutan such as the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic community in Merak and Sakten, the Khengpas, people from Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel, and Trashi Yangtse attend the tsechu.

During the tsechu, the thongdrol of Neten Chudrug (Sixteen Arhats) is unfurled. On the final day, the old thongdrel of Guru Tshengyed is displayed with Guru Tshengyed Chhams.




Wangdue Phodrang Tsechu



The annual Wangdue Phodrang tsechu was introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal after the completion of the Wangduephodrang Dzong. The three-day annual tshechu from the 8th to the 10th of the eighth lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar is witnessed by people from Punakha and Thimphu and provides the people with an occasion to partake in entertainment and revelry. The Tshechu is known for the Raksha Mangcham or the Dance of the Ox. It concludes with the unfurling of the Guru Tshengye Thongdrol.

 

Cultural Tour Packages


Bhutan is a country that is deeply rooted in its unique customs and traditions. A cultural tour in Bhutan will allow you to visit different parts of this magical kingdom each quite different from the other with its own dialect and unique customs.



Journey through Druk Yul: The land of Thunder Dragon



Trekking Packages


Trekking in Bhutan is a truly adventurous and breathtaking experience! It gives you an opportunity to see the beautiful and remote countryside and meet the friendly locals who still live happily in the ways of their ancestors. You also get an opportunity to see flora and fauna unique to this Himalayan kingdom. There are over 25 treks formally approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. Listed below are some of the approved treks. Please contact us for a full list.



Bumthang Cultural Trek


Bumthang valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries.

The Bumthang Cultural Trek allows for many opportunities to visit temples and small Bhutanese villages along the trek route. Although the trek is on the easier side, it involves a few major climbs like the one up to Phepe La (3,360 m) with an ascent of about 500m.



Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-    Apr – May,  Sep – Nov
Duration :-    13 days; Actual Trek: 3 days
Starts :-   Thangbi Goemba
Finish :-   Kizum
Max Elevation :-    3,360m
Difficulty :-    Moderate

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek



The Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is not a difficult trek but one can expect some steep climbs. The trek starts from Thimphu. During this trek, you pass through forests covered with blue pine trees, evergreen oak trees, and rhododendron shrubs as well as many small lakes. Needless to say, you will be rewarded with some amazing views. The trek is off the beaten path, so one can expect to not encounter any other trekkers along the way.




Quick Facts

Best time for trek  :-   Apr, Sep, and Oct
Duration :-   12 days; Actual Trek: 6 days
Starts :-   Geynizampa
Finish :-   Chamgang
Max Elevation :-    4,520m
Difficulty :-    Moderate

Druk Path Trek



The Druk Path trek is one of the most popular and scenic treks in Bhutan through the beautiful wilderness and remote lakes along the way. Besides the lakes, the Phajoding monastery is one of the highlights of the trek. The walking distances between the camps are not too long but the trek goes to a relatively high altitude making the trek moderately strenuous.





Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-    Mar to Jun and Sep to Nov
Duration :-   12 days; Actual Trek: 6 days
Starts :-    Paro Ta-Dzong
Finish :-    Motithang, Thimphu
Max Elevation :-   4,235 meters
Difficulty :-   Moderate

Duer Hot Spring Trek



Due to its high difficulty rating, this trek is not very commonly pursued. This trek takes you to Gangkar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed peak and offers a full day at the Tsachhu (Hot Springs). As the route is covered in snow in the winter, it is only open during March, April, September, October, and early November.





Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-    Mar – Apr, Sep- Nov
Duration :-   17 days; Actual Trek: 8 days
Starts :-    Duer
Finish :-    Duer
Max Elevation :-   4,700 meters
Difficulty :-   Hard

Gangtey Trek



The Gangtey Trek is relatively short and easy trek. The trek starts from Gangtey and ends after three days in Chuzomsa. Riding ponies can be provided if required. This trek will lead you through isolated villages, lush valleys, wildlife preserves, forests covered with rhododendron shrubs, juniper trees, magnolia, and bamboo. You will also have amazing views of the Himalayas.





Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-   March to May; September to November
Duration :-   10 Days, Actual Trek: 3 days
Starts :-    Phobjikha
Finish :-    Tikke Zampa
Max Elevation :-   3,480 meters
Difficulty :-   Easy

Jomolhari Trek



The Jomolhari trek offers a wide range of landscape and flora and fauna with altitudes ranging from 2,500 m to 5,000 m. The magnificent view of Mount Jomolhari from Jangothang (Jomolhari basecamp) is the highlight of the trek. Mount Jomolhari is considered to be the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayan range. The whole trek goes through a small part of the Jigme Dorji National Park. One should be reasonably physically fit to enjoy the majestic mountain views, endure thin air, serenity & the wilderness of the landscape while on the trek.


Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-   Apr – Jun, Sep - Nov
Duration :-  15 Days, Actual Trek: 9 days
Starts :-    Drukgyel Dzong, Paro
Finish :-    Dodina
Max Elevation :-   4,930 meters
Difficulty :-   Moderate - Hard

Lunana Snowman Trek



The Lunana Snowman Trek is said to be one of the most difficult treks in the world! The combination of the altitude, distance, weather, and remoteness is what makes it so difficult. We suggest that our clients make sure to get emergency evacuation insurance since the only way out of Lunana if the passes are blocked by snow is by a helicopter. Less than 50% of the people who attempt this trek complete the trek due to harsh weather conditions or problems with altitude.



Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-   Sep - Oct
Duration :-  29 days; Actual Trek: 25 days
Starts :-   Drukgyel Dzong
Finish :-   Sephu
Max Elevation :-   5,320 meters
Difficulty :-   Hard

Merak - Sakten Trek



The Merak – Sakten trek is the newest trek to be commissioned by the Bhutanese government. The government allows only one team (maximum of 12 people) at a time to walk the trek and the tours start every third day through two open seasons in order to maintain its exclusivity. There is also talk about a possible special fee to be charged for the trek. The trek takes you through the Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to endangered species like the snow leopard and red panda, and other animals like the Himalayan red fox and the Himalayan black bear.

Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-   Mid-Mar – May, Sep -Nov
Duration :-  17 days; Actual Trek: 6 days
Starts :-   Chaling
Finish :-   Phongmay
Max Elevation :-   3,480 meters
Difficulty :-   Moderate

Haa-Paro Ancient Route Trek



Haa valley is situated in north-west Bhutan by the Tibetan border. It was closed totourism until 2001. The ancient route trek takes you through some of the most scenic parts of Haa and Paro.







Quick Facts

Best time for trek :-   Mid-Mar – May, Sep -Nov
Duration :-  8 days; Actual Trek: 4 days
Starts :-   Haa
Finish :-   Paro
Max Elevation :-   3,480 meters
Difficulty :-   Moderate
 
 

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