• Bhutan-Festival-tour

Chukha Festival

Festival dates: 13th – 15th October 2021.

The Chukha festival is held annually for three days as an offering to Guru Rinpoche. Different kinds of mask dances, traditional folk songs and dances are performed during the festival. On the third day, a Throngdroel of Guru Rimpoche is unfurled which is the highlight of the festival.

Detailed Itinerary for Chhukha Festival:

Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing: (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive):

Tamchog-Lhakhang-Chukha-Festival

Tamchog Lhakhang.

Meet and greet at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way we visit to:

  • Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo (1385 – 1464) in the 15th

After lunch, we visit to:

  • National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of the Late His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Craft Bazaar where you can buy Bhutanese Handicrafts and Art works.
  • Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing:

Tallest-statue-of-Sitting-Buddha-Chukha-Festival

Tallest statue of Sitting Buddha.

After breakfast, visit to:

  • Tallest Statue of sitting Buddha (51.5 meters) at Kuenselphodrang.
  • Changangkha Lhakhang.
  • Takin Preserve center.
  • Sangaygang view point.
  • Dupthop Lhakhang, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.

Lunch at Simply Bhutan Museum restaurant, where you can enjoy typical Bhutanese dishes, Ara (Local wine), witness Folk dances, visit to the Folk Museum and many more.

  • School of 13 Arts and Crafts (Painting school).

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing (76 Km, 3 hr. drive):

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Dochu La pass (3100 m).

In the morning, drive to Punakha.

On the way, we visit to:

  • Dochu La Pass with 108 stupas and the beautifully arranged Himalayan ranges in the north.
  • Chimi Lhakhang built in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. The Temple is also called “the Temple of Fertility”.
  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

After lunch, hike to the Imperial Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Punakha –Wangdiphodrang – Thimphu (Distance 90 km, Drive Time 4 hr.):

Wangdiphodrang-Dzong

Wangdiphodrang Dzong.

After breakfast, walk the longest Suspension bridge in Bhutan (160 meters).

Then drive to Thimphu via Wangdiphodrang.

  • Visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Lunch at Dochu La Cafeteria.

While in Thimphu, witness Archery match at Changlimithang stadium.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Thimphu – Chukha Festival (70 km, 1 hr. 15 minutes drive):

In the morning, drive to Chukha.

Chukha-Festival

Chukha Festival.

We stop on the way to view the Dobji Dzong.

While in Chukha and witness the festival.

Packed lunch will be served.

In the evening, drive back to Thimphu.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Thimphu – Paro (56 km, 1 hour drive):

After breakfast, we visit to:

  • National Postal Museum where you can make your own personalized stamps.
  • Textile Museum.
Rinpung-Dzong

Rinpung Dzong.

We drive to Paro and after lunch, visit to:

  • Ta Dzong built in 1649, an ancient watch tower which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • The Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Paro Sightseeing (Hike to the Tiger’s Nest):

After breakfast, hike to the beautiful Tiger’s Nest monastery (Taktsang).

After lunch, we visit to:

  • Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and is under repair.
  • Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan King, Srongsen Gampo.

Day 08. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.