Paro Tshechu

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paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour
paro tshechu tour

Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country.
The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.
Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances, tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.

It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries, the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages, they are performed jointly by monks and village men.

This is only a suggested itinerary and you can always customize the trip to suit your plans and needs

Day 1:

Arrive at Paro International Airport. Transfer to Thimphu, the capital, and visit sights within the valley. Halt in Thimphu

Day 2:

Transfer to Punakha in the morning over Dochula Pass. If you wish you can go on a 3 hour hike from Dochula. Continue towards to Punakha. Halt in Punakha

Day 3:

Short hike in the morning and continue with sights around the valley. Halt in Punakha.

Day 4:

Transfer back to Paro through the same route. Stop at the botanical garden at Lamperi. After arriving in Paro you either have the option to do some sightseeing or visit the festival. Halt in Paro.

Day 5:

Visit the festival and spend the day in the vicinity of the festival or do some other activities. Halt in Paro.

Day 6:

BIG DAY! Hike up to Paro Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest). Walk around Paro town and do some last minute souvenir shopping or just soak up the vibes. Halt in Paro.

Day 7:

If you wish you can visit the festival ground for the unveiling of the giant Guru thongdrel (appliqué) at dawn.

Depart from Paro airport.

Paro Tshechu is scheduled for 17 – 21 March 2019

  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels
  • Single room supplement is additional USD30 per day per person
  • All three meals (does not cover water and other beverages ordered in hotels/restaurants)
  • Bottled mineral water for the entire trip (except water ordered in the hotels and restaurants)
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • English speaking and knowledgeable guide
  • Comfortable SUV and a reliable driver
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Visa fee and processing charges
  • Tourism Development Fund
  • Government taxes
  • All administrative cost
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • Airfare to and from PBH (we can arrange you tickets for you if you wish)
  • Any other beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) including water ordered in restaurants and hotels
  • Travel or health insurance
  • Wire transfer/Credit Card fees
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity/Tip for guides and drivers
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