Punakha Drubchen is celebrated to honour the victory by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel over the invading Tibetan forces which then lead to the unification of the country as one nation.
Punakha Tshechu/Festival is held right after the Punakha Drubchen with unfurling of Thongdrel ( a large tapestry ) of Guru Rinpoche.
It is believed that by attending a festival like this can cleanse sins and gain merits.
Punakha Drubchen: 2 to 4th March,2020
Punakha Festival: 5 to 7th March, 2020
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8 Days Punakha Festival Tour | Amedewa Tours And Trek
Day 1 Arrival to Paro International Airport
Representative from Amedewa Tours And Trek will receive you with Tashi Khada, traditional way of receiving guest and then drive to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan.
On the way visit iron bridge.
National Memorial chortoen.
Try dinner at the local farm house if interested.
Halt at the Resort.
Day 2 Thimphu Sightseeing
Visit Simply Bhutan Museum.
Bhutan Postal Museum and National institute for Zhorig Chusum.
Royal Textile museum and Centenary Farmer’s Market.
Rows of Handicraft shops in Thimphu.
Experience night life in Thimphu if interested.
Day 3 Hike to Tango and Cheri Monastery
Hike Tango monastery and Cheri Monastery for today.
Visit Traditional Paper making factory and archery ground where locals play on weekends and on public holiday.
Take Hotstone Bath in the evening and relax.
Day 4 Thimphu to Punakha/ Punakha Festival
Visit Dochula Pass on the way to Punakha.
Punakha Dzong and suspension bridge.
Attend Punakha Festival with our National costume Gho for men and Kira for women and then drive back to resort and rest in Punakha on that day.
Day 5 Punakha to Paro
Drive back to Paro and visit Ringpung Dzong.
Check out handicraft shops and stroll Paro town.
If time permits, visit Drugyel Dzong.
Day 6 Paro to Haa Valley via Chelela Pass
Drive to Haa valley and on the way visit Chelela Pass.
Visit Lhakhang Karpo ( White temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo ( Black temple).
Stroll Haa town and return back to Paro for the night.
Day 7 Hike to Tiger’s Nest
We will hike to Tiger’s nest today and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains.
Day 8 Depart Paro
We bid farewell today and drop you back to Paro International Airport.
Package cost: USD 1895 per head for 1 pax
USD 1825 per head for 2 pax
USD 1615 per head for 3 pax and above.
All taxes, surcharges and royalties
Accommodation in 3-star hotel/resort
All three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
English Speaking Tour Guide
Trying Bhutanese Costume (to be returned at the end of the tour)
Tour SUVs with well experienced driver
Return souvenir gift from Bhutan
Flight to Bhutan
Any Personal expenses
Laundries, alcoholic drink
River rafting and Hotstone Bath