Discovery on the theme of “Tsechu”, Bhutanese religious dance.

True immersion in the Buddhist culture. Each Tsechu has a base of ritual dances and constitutes a true spiritual initiation for the monks and the secular community. However, there is no separation between the sacred and the profane, and we go smoothly from the most esoteric ritual to the most joyous and unbridled fair. From dzong to dzong, from village to village, through a natural environment of beauty at the foot of the great Himalayan peaks, an invitation to discover the reality of a unique country of its kind. The journey ends with a flight back to Kathmandu, the opportunity to fly over the entire Himalayan range from Kangchenjunga to Everest: a great moment of emotions!
HIGHLIGHTS

- Itinerary built around a religious and village festival
- Visit Bhutan's must-see sites, especially the dzongs,
- Certainly the country where Buddhist culture is the best preserved,
- Some easy and optional walks in Bumthang and Tharpaling.
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: According to festival dates
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Highest Altitude: 3 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel

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Day
Flight to Paro. Check in at the hotel and visit to Paro: The watchtower (Ta Dzong) transformed into a museum and the dzong of Paro.
- Accommodation: Hotel

* Itinerary to finalize according to your international flights at Delhi, Kathmandu or Bangkok which have daily connections with Paro in Bhutan.
Road to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Lunch in Thimphu then we head to Punakha. We cross a pass where, if the weather is clear, the whole Himalayan range can be seen. Visit of a convent.
- Driving hours : 4h30
- Accommodation: Hotel

Long road through a thick rhododendron forest on the Black Hills that separate Western Bhutan from Central Bhutan by the Pele La Pass (3 350m). We reach Tongsa whose dzong appears impressive at the turn of the path.
In the afternoon, visit to Tongsa dzong and the remarkable museum recently opened in the watch tower (Ta dzong).
Driving hours : 3h
- Accommodation: Hotel

Reaching the monastery of Tharpaling, high place of meditation belonging to the Nyingmapa school. Visit to the monastery. Then, optional easy hike to the Kikila Pass (3 900m) and descent into the woods to the Bumthang Valley and Jakar dzong.
- Hours of walking: 2h30
- Accommodation: Hotel
Walk in the Bumthang Valley. Visit to Kurjey Lhakhang, an imposing monastic complex built on the cave where Guru Padmasambhava would have meditated and left his footprints. Then, visit to Thamshing, founded in the 15th century by Pema Lingpa and whose frescoes are considered the oldest in Bhutan, and to Jambay Lhakhang that is considered as the oldest temple of Bhutan built in the 7th century.
- Hours of walking: 2h
- Accommodation: Hotel
Road to Gangtey, a small and peaceful village built around the monastery of the Nyingmapa School (Ancients) which has the particularity of being a monastery of lay meditators wearing the robe but living in the surrounding houses. In the valley, during winter time, we can see the black-headed cranes migrating from neighboring Tibet.
- Accommodation: Hotel
One-hour walk to the monastery of Chime Lhakang, small temple located on a hill overhanging the river.
- Hours of walk: 1h
- Accommodation: Hotel

Day dedicated to the festival of Punakha Tsechu.
- Accommodation: Hotel

In the morning, we take the road to Thimphu. Lunch on site and, in the afternoon, we visit the dzong. Tashiccho dzong is the home of Je Khempo, religious leader of Bhutan. Then stroll in Thimphu.
- Accommodation: Hotel

2-hour ascent to the Taktsang hermitage, also known as the “Tiger Nest”. Lunch on site and return to Paro. On the way back, we visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Bhutanese temples, dating back to the 7th century.
- Hours of walking: 3h 
- Accommodation: Hotel
Airport transfer for the return flight.
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What's included

  • French speaking cultural guide
  • Hotel 3 * or similar, or bivouac according to itinerary
  • Full board
  • Private transports
  • Visa
  • 33% taxes
  • Permits and entries

What's not included

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • Insurance
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