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This festival is one of the most popular Tshechus in the nation. It is held directly after the well known Punakha Drubchen. The spreading out of the thongdro,l a large tapestry of Guru Rimpoche, is the primary fascination of the festival. It is trusted that a mere sight of the thongdrol liberates an onlooker and cleanses him of his sins. Punakha Tshechu, as all Tshechu festivals, respects Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rimpoche, the precious yogi and holy person who is credited with having presented Tantric Buddhism all through the Himalayas. The festival’s masked dances are performed by priests clad in beautiful brocade clothing and pervaded by serenades and reading of Buddhist scripts. Punakha Tshechu was introduced in 2005 accordingly with the solicitations made by Punakha District Administration and nearby individuals to have a Tshechu so as to better protect Buddhist lessons and keep alive the honorable deeds of Zhabdrung Rimpoche.

DAY 1: PARO/THIMPHU

Arrive Paro International Airport (2200 meters above sea level) at any time and transfer to Thimphu.
In Thimphu (2300m), if time permits, take an orientation walk in town, do shopping and get settled in.

Accommodations: Hotel Tara Phendeyling (or similar)

DAY 2: THIMPHU /PUNĀKHA

Enjoy a full day of exploration including a visit to Dochula Druk Wangyel Chorten (108 victory stupas) at Dochula Pass (3150m), Chhimi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Punakha Dzong (1200m), and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.

Accommodations: Zhingkham Resort (or similar)

DAY 3: PUNĀKHA

Visit the majestic Punakha Dzong to witness Punakha Tsechu.
Afternoon, hike through rice terraces and forests to Khamsum Yueley Chorten.
Ramble through the suspension bridge.

Accommodation: Zhingkham Resort (or similar)


DAY 4: PUNAKHA / Paro

Travel to Paro.
Visit to Paro Dzong and National Museum and Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in 8th century.

Accommodations: Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar)

DAY 5: TAKSHANG HIKE 

Hike to tiger nest famously known as Taktsang Monastery (2900M). It will take at least 2 hours to reach the monastery.
Enjoy cultural program and dinner in pure Bhutanese style in the evening.

Accommodations: Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar)

DAY 6: DEPARTURE 

Depart from Paro International Airport

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