Thimphu Tsechu Festival Tour is one of the most popular festivals and tour in Bhutan. This festival is held in Thimphu for 3 days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Thimphu Tsechu was initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 and later some changes were introduced in Thimphu Tshechu in the 1950s by the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Thimphu Tsechu Festival Tour is witnessed by thousands of people from all over Bhutan. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods.
To Bhutanese farmers, the Thimphu Tshechu is also seen as a break from farm life. It is an annual social gathering where people dress in their finest clothing and jewellery come to celebrate, receive blessings and pray for health and happiness.
It brings you closer contact with the local people and gives you an insight into the Bhutanese lives, beliefs and more.
Thimphu, Capital of Bhutan Tshechu FestivalDuring Thimphu Tsechu Festival Tour, which is held at Tendrel Thang ( Festival Ground in front of Tashichhoedzong), the mask dances known as cham and folk dances are performed to bless onlookers, to teach them the Buddhist dharma, to protect them from misfortune and to exorcise all evil. It is believed that merit is gained by attending these festivals. The dances invoke the deities to wipe out misfortunes, increase good luck and grant personal wishes.
The sacred Thongdrol of Guru Rinpoche is unfurled early in the morning on the last day of Thimphu Tshechu. It is believed that the Thongdroel is unveiled at dawn to bring blessings to all who view it.
Day 01: Fly to Paro-Thimphu from Kathmandu
Day 02: Thimphu Tshechu (Festival)
Day 03: Thimphu Tsechu 2nd Day, Thimphu sightseeing & Short Hike to Tango Monastery
Day 04: Last Day of Thimphu Tshechu
Day 05: Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue
Day 06: Punakha-Paro
Day 07: A Day Hike to Taktsang Ghoempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) in Paro.
Day 08: Departure from Paro to Kathmandu
♂ Cost for Bhutan Sightseeing:
♂ 2500 US $ Per Person
♂ Group Size: 2-15 Pax
♂ Cost Includes
1. Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car / van /minibus.
2. Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.
3. Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks – for the duration of your stay.
4. Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
5. Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day 01 with welcome drinks.
6. Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
7. Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required.
8. Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
9. Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
10. Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
11. Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
12. All route access and monument entry permits and fees.
13. All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.
♂ Cost Does not Include
1. International airfare and airport departure tax. (Please see the Druk Air flight info below)
2. Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip, see the travel insurance page).
3. Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.
4. Alcoholic and cold drinks.
5. Personal clothing and equipment.
6. Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)
8. Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
0 Reviews on Thimphu Tsechu Festival Tour, Bhutan – 8 Days View All