Thimphu Tshechu

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Thimphu Tshechu 2019
thimphu tshechu tour 2019
Thimphu Tshechu 2019
thimphu tshechu tour 2019
Thimphu Tshechu 2019
Thimphu Tshechu 2019
thimphu tshechu tour 2019
Thimphu Tshechu 2019
thimphu tshechu tour 2019
Thimphu Tshechu 2019

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 Punakha over Dochula Pass. Halt in Punakha

Day 2:

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

Day 3:

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

Day 4:

2nd day of Thimphu Tshechu. Visit the festival at the tendrel thang adjacent to Tashhichodzong. You will have the option to spend the day at the festival or visit some sights whenever you prefer. Halt in Thimphu

Day 5:

Last day of the Tshechu. Visit the festival or do a short hike north of Thimphu valley in the morning. After lunch drive to Paro. 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:

Depart from Paro airport.

Thimphu tshechu is scheduled for 19-21 September and from 7-9 October for 2019.

  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels
  • Single room supplement is additional USD 30 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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