The Thimphu Festival (Tsechu) is one of the grandest of Bhutan’s festivals and attracts the largest audience. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670. This festival also provides a great opportunity to witness locals gathered in their finest Gho’s and Kira’s in a celebration of their culture and faith. This tour also visits sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. There is also an optional day tour of the beautiful Haa Valley available as part of this tour.
Witness one of the largest festivals in Bhutan, Thimphu Tsechu reflecting rich cultural values and unique ancient traditions still intact and vibrant. Discover hidden Kingdom of Bhutan, a country that earned its nickname ‘Kingdom of Happiness’ and known for living in complete harmony with nature and everyday life of its people nurtured by the mindful Buddhist way of life. Go farther beyond capital city through rugged mountain passes clad in dense forests, beautiful fertile valleys, visit ancient monasteries and Dzongs (fortresses), explore rural Bhutan and taste exotic local cuisine to your heart’s content. Spend a night at a family farmhouse and get insights into life of a Bhutanese farmer in Phobjikha glacial valley at 3000m elevation. In Paro, hike up to the famous Paro Taktsang precariously perched on 800-meter rock cliff and enjoy peaceful moment induced by sacredness of the monastery.