11 Days 10 Nights Drupchen Tour

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Daily Tour 11 days 10 NIghts
Rangjung Woesel Choling Monastry, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Trongsa, Bumthang Tour Guide: 11 Days 10 Nights Drupchen Tour

Rangjung Drupchen
Rangjung Drupchen is one of the most well known ceremonies all over the world especially in Bhutan. During this period of year, the atmosphere is filled with melodious sounds for twenty four hours throughout ten days of its conduction. People describe Rangjung as “heaven on earth” for its astonishing and breathtaking night view. People of all ages eagerly wait for the great festival which only comes once a year and rush to witness it with great excitement. The festival originated hundred years ago from the great treasure discoverer (His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshey Dorje) and is still led by his grandson (His Eminence Kyabje Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche).


INCLUDED
  • Government Royalty and taxes
  • Dedicated English speaking tour guide
  • Dedicated tour vehicle and driver
  • 3-star accommodation (twin sharing)
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)
  • Airport transfers
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees to parks and monuments

NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights to and from Bhutan
  • Personal expense/shopping
  • Beverages (soda/juice/alcohol)
  • 4 or 5 star accommodation (extra charges will apply)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver

Day 1:Arrival at Paro International Airport

Take in the spectacular aerial view of the valley as you approach Paro International Airport. Assigned tour guide and driver will greet tourists on arrival at the airport and drive to the hotel.

Day 2: Hike to Taktshang

The highlight of the trip is the hike to the Tiger’s Nest. Tourists will drive up to the base of the monastery and a two hour hike awaits. Refreshment will be served on the way up at the cafeteria where tourists can take in a close up view of the Tiger’s Nest perched on a cliff. After the short break, continue the hike and on arrival at the monastery, tourists will visit the shrine. After the exploration, tourists will descend back to the cafeteria where lunch is served. After lunch, tourists will descend back to the base and onwards to the hotel.

Day 3: Paro – Youngphula – Rangjung

Fly from Paro to Yonphula and drive to Rangjung. Witness Kilaya dance performance and night view. Overnight at Rangjung

Day 4: Rangjung

Meet with important people and visit to Theckchhog Kuenzang Choden nunnery. Overnight at Rangjung

Day 5:  Rangjung – Bumthang

To reach Bumthang, one can take the option to drive from Rangjung to Bumthang or fly from Youngphula to Bumthang

Day 6: Sightseeing in Bumthang

After breakfast, you will explore our neighboring palace, Wangdichhoeling, a past home to the 2nd King, and now home to the auspicious prayer wheels next door. Heading up valley, you will take in the grand Kurjey Lhakhang – considered one of Bhutan’s most auspicious monuments, that was once the resting place of Guru Rimpoche, and Jambay Lhakhang – home to the early winter festivals that draw thousands of Bhutanese for their annual blessings. Heading back into town and across the Bumthang Chhu, you will enjoy a visit to the sin alleviating Tamshing Monastery followed by quick visits to the valleys unique cottage industries – Red Panda Brewery, Bumthang Cheese/Dairy Facility and the Bumthang Distillery, home to numerous distinctive spirits.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Bumthang to Phobjikha

Drive to Phobjikha Valley early in the morning and overnight at Phobjikha

Day 8: Phobjikha – Thimphu

It will be a five hour drive back to the capital city. In the afternoon tourists will visit Kuensel Phodrang nature park and the Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Tashichho Dzong – The “fortress of the glorious religion” was initially erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichho Dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.
  • Changangkha Lhakhang – It is right above Thimphu Valley, this temple and a monastic school was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo.
  • Motithang Takin Preserve – Houses the rare national animal of Bhutan. Takin is listed by international conservation agencies as a vulnerable species and it is a rare animal found only in Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.
  • Traditional Medicine Institute – In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants are prepared and dispensed here.
  • Folk Heritage Museum – The house replicates a traditional farmhouse and is furnished, as it would have been about a century ago.
  • National Institute for Zorig Chusum – The school of Arts and crafts is an institute where student undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
  • Buddha Point/ Kuensel Phodrang – Is the largest Buddha statue in the country, from there you can get a good view of the Thimphu valley.
  • Memorial Chorten – Built in the year 1974 in the memory of our third king of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Day 10: Thimphu – Paro

Continue sightseeing in Thimphu, and towards the evening, drive to Paro and explore around Paro for the night view.

Day 11: Paro – Departure

After breakfast, drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight. The representative of our company will see off and bid farewell.

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