Dochula Festival (10 Days)

Festival Date: 13th of December Annually

This one day Dochula Festival or Tshechu (in local) was commissioned by the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in the year 2011. Compared to other fesstivals in Bhutan, It is a unique one as it is fully performed by the Royal Bhutan Army personals rather than monks and even the dances are completely different. The festival starts at 0900 and ends at around four in the evening.


Day 1 – Arrival in Paro, drive to Thimphu
Day 2 – Thimphu
Day 3 – Thimphu-Dochula-Punakha
Day 4 – Punakha – Trongsa
Day 5 – Trongsa – Bumthang
Day 6 – Bumthang
Day 7 – Bumthang – Gangtey Wangdue Phodrang
Day 8 – Wangdue – Paro
Day 9 – Paro-Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Hike
Day 10- Depart Paro