Paro Spring Festival - 8 Days
The Paro Spring festival makes way for various cultural dances and displays. The main highlight of this festival is the unfolding of the gigantic Thangka (embroidered painting) at dawn just before sunrise which is absolutely breathtaking. Colorful Bhutanese attire and their spicy and zesty food are some of the other highpoints.
Bhutan also known as the ‘Thunder Dragon Kingdom’ is a rich mosaic of different cultures, traditions, life styles, ethnic groups, languages and belief systems. It is astounding that a country with a population of just over half a million speaks as many as nineteen different dialects and a few major languages. Diverse as it may seem, yet the Bhutanese socio-culture fabric is well interlaced and harmonized mainly due to the common thread of simple Buddhist values that the people share. Our cultural tours are the easiest way to get a taste of Bhutan. Each town has a Dzong dating back from the 1600s, and many old temples and monasteries.
The “Tiger’s Nest”-Taktsang Monastery: The most famous and an unofficial symbol of Bhutan, perched on the side of a vertical cliff at 3000 m altitude.
Attend the Paro Festival an ancient festival where locals and monks dressed in elaborate costumes perform dances, plays and sing folk songs.
Visit a 7th century Buddhist temple Kyichu Lhakhang.
Witness the unfurling of the Throngdrel (A giant thangkha) if destiny permits.
Stop by the heritage museum, Traditional carts & crafts school, and the national institute of traditional medicine.
Offer your prayers at the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high.
Visit the many ancient Dzongs, Monasteries, fortresses where monks still reside, throughout the trip.
Take time at town of Wangdue Phrodang, where the cultural wonders of the area lie in the villages of Wangdi.
Explore the Phobjika Valley, a vast U-shaped glacial valley stop by at the impressive Gangtey Monastery. Black neck cranes gracefully flock here annually during winter.
Trip Duration: 8 Days
Arrival In: Paro
Departure From: Paro
Meals: Full Board basis (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Best Season: April
Activity: Tour/ Festival
• Arrival and departure transfers with assistance from our representative
• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Paro in a twin sharing room on full board basis
• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Thimphu in a twin sharing room on full board basis
• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Punakha in a twin sharing room on full board basis
• All transfers and tours as per the above program
• Entrance fees at the monuments during sightseeing as per the program
• Bhutan Visa Fees
• Bhutan Tourism Development fees
• International airfare (Will be quoted separately)
• Photography charges in monasteries and monuments
• Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry bills etc
• Any expenses occur due to flight cancellation, road blockades, landslides or any other mishaps
• Any other services expenses not mentioned in the above cost
Day 1 - Arrival in Paro
Day 2 - Hike to Taktsang, attend Paro Festival
Day 3 - Drive to Thimphu
Day 4 - In Thimphu
Day 5 - Drive to Punakha
Day 6 - Day excursion to Gangtey
Day 7 - Drive from Punakha to Paro
Day 8 - Final Departure