Duration: 10 days (including programs apart from the Tsechu alone)
Highlights: Culture, history, people, dress, ornaments, food, mask dances, songs, photography.
Paro Tshechu is one of the biggest such festivals in the Bhutanese calendar. Observed annually since the 17th century, the Tsechu was initiated by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder of the state of Bhutan, and Penlop Rigzin Nyingpo in conjunction with the consecration of Paro Dzong in 1644.
The festival is observed in three parts – the pre-festival rituals on the first day, ceremonies on the second day inside the Paro Dzong, and the main festival at the festival ground for three days. Bhutanese from all walks of life in their finery come to attend the five-day festival. 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: Bangkok/Kathmandu/New Delhi-Paro (2,250m)-Thimphu
Day 2: Thimphu (2,320m)
Day 3:Thimphu-Punakha (1,350m)
Day 4: Punakha-Phobjikha (3,000m)
Day 5: Phobjikha-Thimphu
Day 6: Thimphu-Paro
Day 8: Paro
Day 9: Paro
Day 10: Paro-Departure