Thimphu Tsechu and Domchoe
Duration: 10 days (including programs apart from the Tsechu alone)
Highlights: Culture, people, dress, ornaments, food, mask dances, songs, photography.
A cultural bonanza, where the spiritual and the secular blend, this Festival is attended by hundreds of people from Thimphu and the neighboring districts, dressed in their best attires.
Apart from the mask dances, cultural activities, such as singing and dancing of Bhutanese songs are also part of the Tsechu.Thimphu Tsechu was initiated in 1867, by the fourth Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay. In the 1950s, the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Father of Modern Bhutan also introduced some dances.
Thimphu Domchoe, which precedes the Tsechu is also very significant. It is observed in reverence to Palden Lhama, Bhutan’s protecting deity.
The Festival with Women tour is also something that we can customize for you depending on your choice or availability. For the sake of maintaining our own specialty, the specific details are shared off- the website. Please let us know if you would want to hear anything more.
Day 1: Paro-Thimphu
Day 2: Attend Thimphu Festival
Day 3: Thimphu Tshechu and sightseeing
Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha
Day 5: Sightseeing in Punakha
Day 6: Punakha to Bumthang
Day 7: Sightseeing in Bumthang
Day 8: Bumthang to Thimphu
Day 9: Thimphu to Paro
Day 10: Departure