Thimphu Tshechu Festival (8 Days)

Festival Dates:
30th September to 2nd October 2017

19th to 21st September 2018

The ‘Tsechu’ literally means the ’10th day’ of a month and is considered one of the auspicious days of the month. The festivals are called ‘Tshechu’ as one of the three days of festival falls on the 10th day of the particular month. These religious festivals are in honour of Guru Rimpoche Padmasambhava (the Indian Saint who spread Buddhism in the country in 8th century) or a patron deity of the area. Mask dances and various cultural folk dances are performed by the monks and the locals. All mask dances have religious significance and it is believed that one who witnesses the tshechu is profusely blessed.

Tshechus are also an occasion for friends and families to get together and for some it is also an opportunity wear and their best dresses, jewelry and ornaments. So, everybody is dressed in their best.

The annual Thimphu Tshechu falls in the months of September and October as per the Bhutanese (lunar) calendar and is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan.

This Tour is a combination of Cultural and festival tour. This sample tour can be lengthened if you have more time so that you can travel up to the beautiful valley of Bumthang the spiritual hub of Bhutan and Gangtey/Phobjikha valley (The Most beautiful glacial valley in Bhutan) or shortened as per your convenience.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro
Day 02: Paro Taktsang Hike
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu Sightseeing (55km 1 hour)
Day 4: Thimphu Festival
Day 6: Thimphu – Punakha
Day 7: Punakha – Paro
Day 8: Depart