Bhutan Paro Festival Tour has been designed by Greater Himalaya to explore the Paro Tshechu and visit Bhutan's stunning and scenic locations. During our tour, we will pay a visit to ancient monuments, Dzongs, local villages, monasteries, local farmland and interact with the local people.
Bhutan Paro Festival tour is a popular religious dance festival that is celebrated in Bhutan annually for 5 days. It begins from the 10th day of the 2nd Bhutanese Lunar month and usually takes place either at the end of April or the beginning of May. This festival has been celebrated since the 17th century when Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, founder of Bhutan, started the Paro Tsechu festival with the consecration of Paro Dzong.
Bhutan Paro Festival Tour commences from your arrival at Kathmandu where our representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. In this wonderful tour, you will explore the main attractions of Kathmandu in Nepal which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, etc.
From Nepal, you will fly towards Bhutan - the land of the Thunder Dragon. The Bhutan tour includes the visit to the popular fortresses in three cities of this nation; Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. Also, you will learn about the Bhutanese lifestyle and explore their religious and cultural sites.
In Paro, you will enjoy the nature walk on the land of small and big monasteries and temples such as Kyichu Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong. You can also explore the Bhutanese markets and their local products. Chatting with the local gurus on monasteries will provide you life lessons.
You will continue your drive from Paro to Thimphu where you can visit Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, etc. From Thimphu, you will drive to Punakha where you will visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang. On the way back, you will hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery located at the cliffside of Paro Valley.
Greater Himalaya has prepared the itinerary for the Bhutan Paro Festival tour by combining it with the Kathmandu sightseeing so you can visit the sacred sites of both Nepal and Bhutan. Taking this tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where you can learn about the rich culture of Bhutan. So, we invite all the travel lovers from around the world to indulge themselves in the spiritual journey by traveling with us to witness the rituals of Bhutan.
Bhutan Paro Festival Celebration
Paro festival is celebrated to honor Guru Rinpoche who was the one to introduce Buddhism in Bhutan in the 8th century. Bhutan Paro Festival tour is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Bhutanese culture and history. It is believed that by participating in the festival, one can gain merits. During this festival, people from all around the world gather together and perform customary rituals.
On the last day of the Paro festival, monks display the giant Tankha, a painting of Guru Rinpoche Thongdrol. Thongdrol is a stunning Buddhist art that has never failed to amaze the pilgrims. This art is considered sacred and it is believed that if one gets to observe this art, then all of their sins will wash away.
Bhutan Paro Festival Tour Highlights
• Enjoy a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro with the views of giant peaks such as Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Gaurishanker, and other Bhutanese peaks
• Observe Paro Tsechu Festival which was started by the founder of Bhutan - Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1644 AD
• Participate with the local people and honors Guru Rinpoche who introduce Buddhism in Bhutan
• Explore Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha town in Bhutan and visit some of the popular and sacred monasteries in Bhutan
• Cross the Dochula Pass (3,050) and explore the 108 chortens located at the top of this pass
• Enjoy the Bhutanese ethnic foods such as butter tea, local alcohol, etc. during the festival and visit local markets and villages in Bhutan
• Visit the numerous temples and dzong such as Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong, etc.
• Hike to cliffside of Paro town; Tiger's Nest Monastery