Punakha Drupchen and Festival
8 Nights/ 9 Days

Punakha Drubchen is a unique festival as it hosts a dramatic recreation of the scene from the 17th century battle with the Tibetan army. This is one of the oldest festivals of the district. Unlike the annual festival called the tshechu, the Punakha Drubchen is a detailed dramatization of how the local Bhutanese militia duped and defeated an invading Tibetan army and forced them to withdraw. This 17th century event was also the beginning of the consolidation process of Bhutan as a country and it is historically very important for the country. This event is also a celebration of the Bhutanese roots.
The Punakha tsechu is one of the most popular tsechus in the country. It is held right after the popular Punakha Drubchen. The unfurling of the thongdrol (a large tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche is the attraction of the festival. It is believed that a mere sight of the thongdrol liberates an onlooker and cleanses him of his sins.

Festival Date: 13th-19th March, 2016

Place – Punakha

High Season

  • 1 Pax: Starting from – USD $2360
  • 2 Pax: Starting from – USD $1880
  • 3 pax & Above: Starting from – USD $2040

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Your tour includes
  • Professional Guides
  • All Noted Tours within the Country
  • Accommodations on twin sharing in Tourism approved hotels.
  • Meals Noted in Itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Entrance Fees and Permits
  • Private Ground transportation
  • Airport transport in Paro
  • Bhutan Airport Tax
  • Bhutan Visa Fees
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65 per person/ per day.
Price does not include
  • International Flights and Druk Air
  • Alcoholic and Bottled /Canned Beverages
  • Meals or Accommodations at Bhutan’s New 5 Star Hotels and Resorts (Available for an extra fee)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses (Telephone, Email, Laundry etc..)

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 01: (Mar13) Arrive Paro
Day 02: (Mar14) Paro – Haa
Day 03: (Mar15) Haa – Thimphu
Day 04: (Mar16) Thimphu – Punakha
Day 05: (Mar17) Punakha – festival
Day 06: (Mar18) Punakha – Punakha
Day 07: (Mar19) Punakha – Paro
Day 08: (Mar20) Paro –Tiger Nest hike
Day 09: (Mar21) Depart Paro

Your tour highlights

  • Punakha Festival and the Drupchen
  • Taktshang Monastery Hike
  • Tallest Buddha statue
  • National animal- Golden Takin
  • View of the Eastern Himalayan range from Dochula pass
  • Famous Devine Madman’s temple of fertility
  • The Mythic Valley of the Guardian spirit, Haa Valley
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