7 Days Druk Wangyel Festival Tour

Festival scheduled: 13th December

The Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival started in 2011 to commemorate His Majesty the Fourth King and the Armed Forcesa�� victory over Indian insurgent forces residing in southern Bhutan in 2003. The Festival is an annual event held on December 13thA�at the Druk Wangyel Lhakhang Festival at Dochula Pass.

Dochula Pass is one of the most scenic locations in the entire kingdom, offering a stunning panoramic view of the east Himalayan mountain range. Set amidst this breathtaking backdrop, the Dochula Druk Wangyel Tshechu is an experience unlike any other and truly exemplifies Bhutanese cultural traditions. The Lhakhang honors the courageous service of the Fourth King, who personally led the troops against the insurgents, as well as the regular Armed Forces of the country.

DAY 01:A�Arrive ParoA�& Paro – Thimphu (54 km, 1 hour)

Your exciting vacation in this land of happiness begins. After completing the immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour. Then drive to Thimphu and check into hotel.

Time permitting, visit Kuensel PhodrangA�(tallestA�Buddha statue) and enjoy the full view of Thimphu valley below. Thereafter, visit National Memorial Chorten (stupa), Takin Preserve (national animal), Tashichhoe Dzong (fortress) and Craft BazaarA�where you can buy art and craft product. Night haltA�in Thimphu.

DAYA�02: Thimphu sightseeing

A yet another day in Thimphu is earmarked for visit to Institute for Zorig Chusum (Arts & Crafts School or Painting School), Coronation Park, the Folk Heritage Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang (fortress like temple) and the Weekend Market. OvernightA�in Thimphu

A�DAY 03: Thimphu a�� Druk Wangyel festival tours

You will be driven to Dochula pass to enjoy the grand Druk Wangyel festival. Background on the festival is detailed in the introduction. Return back and settle at your hotel in Thimphu.

DAYA�04: Thimphu – Punakha elocon cream online. (71 KM, 2 A? hours)

Travel to PunakhaA�viaA�Dochula Pass (3140 m). Punakha had served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. The dzong is historically important and stands as the symbolA�forA�a unified Bhutan.

On the way, stopA�forA�lunch at Metsina village and then visit theA�Devine Madmana��s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously knownA�forA�its fertility blessing. Then visit theA�Punakha Dzong (fortress). In the evening visit Rinchengang & Lobesa villages where you will take a short walk through the village and have free interaction with the villagers. Halt in Punakha.

DAYA�05:A�Punakha – Paro (135 km, 4 hr)

You will return to Paro and visit the National Museum-A�housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Thereafter, visit Paro Dzong (fortress that sits on a heap of jewels). In the evening explore Paro town and visit local handicraft stores. Halt in Paro.

DAYA�06:A�A�Hike to Taktsang Ghoempa (Tigera��s Nest monastery)

Today is another hallmark of the tour. You will drive to base of Takshang Monastry which takes about 1 hr and then hike up toA�Taktsang Monastery, also known as a�?Tigera��s Nesta��. The round trip will take about 5 hours hike with rest and lunch. You will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. On the way back, you will visit Kyichu temple built in the 7th century. We call the day off after the visit.

DAYA�07: Depart Paro

Drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. We hope to serve you again with our other exciting tour packages in the future.