Punakha Tsechu Festival Tour is one of the well-known festivals honored to the Guru Rimpochee (Padmasambhava) one of the great disciples of tantric Buddhism throughout the Himalayas who brought the Buddhism in Bhutan. This festival is held in one of the great magnificence Dzongs (Fortress). This festival is celebrated in all the districts of Bhutan and one of the biggest festivals in the Bhutanese calendar. This festival was first introduced by the 70thcentury Je Khenpo Trulku Jigmee Choedra in 2005 to preserve the Buddhists teaching and their culture. The entire festival celebrated are mostly the main theme is the colorful demon and animal mask dance performed by the monks and the local people with their typical, mystical dance performance.
Attending this festival and observing their typical mythical performance our pains, sins etc. will be vanished.so, it is said that good fortune will be come in your life by attending this festival; the local’s people tend to believe this myth legend. You get to see the folk dancers by the Bhutanese people wearing their unique traditional dresses, interesting mask dancers chanting the Buddhists scripts and jokers wearing mask entertaining the crowds. This is 9 days festivals held where lots of visitors come from different places to enjoy this festival with their family members so, during the festival you get the plenty of time to get experience their culture share your western culture as well as get fully detail about this festivals and the mythological of this land.
This tour begins from an airstrip to Paro where you get the majestic views of the highest mountain and at Paro we will be visiting the national museum Ta Dzong where you get to perceive the ancient handicrafts, arts and countless other ancient monasteries can be viewed and spend our day time sightseeing the Paro. Next day early morning we hike up to Taktsang monastery which is at high cliff at 900 meters also known as Tiger Nest which will take almost 2 hours to reach where you get the beautiful view of this monastery from high point. And visit the fortress (Dzong).From Paro we will be heading towards the Punakha one of the capital city of Bhutan here we will be attending the biggest festivals held in Punakha Dzong and also visit the Chimi Lhankang one of the Buddhists monastery and other related monastery to punakha. Next day we will head to Phobjikha valley where you will drive up to the rhododendron forests and oak etc. and also get the perfect picturesque of this Phobjikha glacial valley and visit the Gantey monasteries and drive to Thimpu where you can spend our ease time sightseeing the bustling thimpu and visiting the memorial Chorten and several monasteries. Roaming in Thimpu markets where you get try the different authentic foods Bhutan people eats very spicy foods so you get to observe different kinds of chilies in the market. And lastly our trip to Bhutan finally comes to the end by exploring the Paro and fly back to the Kathmandu.
Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking team) gives this festival tour to you by providing the overwhelming culture of the Bhutanese where you get the ample of time to experience their culture during the festival and also get to know the myth of this festival in details information. By attending this festival you get to build rapport with the Bhutanese people. For further detail about this festival tour you are free to email us or contact us.