Festivals of Bhutan
Once isolated from the world, Bhutan, the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is no longer unknown. It still retains its mystery and mysticism and takes pride in maintaining its ancestral way of life. For those with a whim to explore its remote valleys that provide a wide variety of photographic experiences...
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 10-DAY EXPERIENCE OF BHUTAN FESTIVALS WITH COLOURFUL MASK DANCES.
Begin with comprehensive touring in Paro, a resort town. There are forts of historical, architectural and religious importance and many great day walks in the valley and beyond. This tour will be adjusted, dependent on the festival in Bhutan at the time of your travel.
Next, fly to Jakar near Bumthang, one of the most beautiful valleys and the religious heart of Bhutan. Almost every festival is celebrated here with utmost reverence and gaiety that makes it the perfect place to be during the festival season. Your private guide will explain every aspect of the festival so you get an educative experience from your holiday.
Continue to Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley. Enroute visit the 17th century Trongsa Dzong, once the seat of power of the Wangchuck dynasty. Although burnt down by a recent fire, it still remains impressive and dominates the surrounding valley. The beautiful Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of two rivers provides an important subject to the photographers.
Next, enjoy a drive back via Thimphu, Bhutan's charming capital before returning to Paro where the tour concludes but not before you make the adventurous hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).
You will stay at the beautiful Ziwa Ling hotel, the only fully owned Bhutanese hotel to have earned a 5 star rating. In Bumthang you will stay at the exclusive Amankora Resort, The Uma Deluxe in Punakha and Taj Tashi in Thimphu.
Max your Awim Bhutan is as close to Shangri-la as one can get. Time your private tour to coincide with a colourful festivals in Bhutan featuring mask dances in one of several locations which vary throughout the year.
Ask us if you would like to incorporate a private day hike to rural villages and monasteries, activities like hiking, biking, archery, rafting, fly-fishing or golf, a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home, a meeting with local specialist, a Bhutanese astrologer, or arrange a private meditation session with the monks.
Flights are available to Bangkok or New Delhi from major UK cities on a variety of carriers. From there flights are with Druk Air. We will arrange your flight tickets and visa clearance details and forward them to the Druk office at the airport from which the flight originates.
If you are travelling by road, our representatives will meet you at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, India to escort you to the land border at Phuentsholing and handle entry formalities for you.