Wangdue phodrang festival
The Wangdue Phodrang festival is held in the beautiful valley of Wangdue Phodrang. It usually takes place in fall for three days. Wangduephodrang Festival is famous for Raksha Mangcham or the Dance of the Ox.
Unlike other festivals in Bhutan, Wangduephodrang Festival is conducted in Tencholing Army Ground. Earlier it was conducted in Wangdue Phodrang Dzong but after it caught fire in 2012 , the venue for the Festival was changed to Tencholing Army Ground . Wangdue Phodrang Festival is full of colour, symbol and song. There is a lot of laughter, jokes and food sharing among relatives and friends. You can also wear Bhutanese attire and take part in the festival.
In this Tour you will also be exploring the valley of Thimphu, the only capital in the world without the traffic light. You will also be visiting Punakha Valley, one of the most scenic valleys of Bhutan and taking a hike to Famous Tiger Nest at Paro valley.
Duration: 5 Nights/ 6 Days
- 3rd -5th October 2022 & 22nd – 24th September, 2023
Witness the Wangduephodrang Festival famous for Raksha Mangcham or the dance of the Judgement of the dead
Explore the valley of Thimphu, the only capital in the world without the traffic light. It is also said the eight lucky sign is embedded in the natural features to the left of Thimphu Valley
Excursion to the Punakha Valley, one of the most scenic valley of Bhutan,
Explore Paro valley with its wide open spaces and rice fields populated by many sacred sites & historical places
Visit Dochula Pass a wonderful sight at 3100m adorned with a concentration of 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the snow-laden Himalayas from this pass.
Visit Historical Sites: Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, ,Chimmi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang & Buddha Statue & Tashichodzong
Hike up through fields of rice along the banks of the Mo Chhu to the upper ends of the valley to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten
Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery or the Taktsang Goemba. Perched on a mountain cliff at 900 meters off the Paro Valley floor, it is a stunning and beautiful. It is Bhutan’s most religious and iconic landmark.
Sustainable Development Fee to the Government of Bhutan which goes towards the development of schools. hospitals. etc.,
Accommodations in 3- star properties. (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5-star with additional Premium)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Certified English Speaking Bhutanese Guide.
All ground transportation
All internal taxes and charges including Entry Fees
Mineral Water while traveling
Complimentary from company:
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver