Gom Kora Festival Tour (13 Nights/14 Days)
“A land of friendly, devout Buddhists, mountain monasteries and snow-capped 22,000 foot peaks, Bhutan is the cultural explorer’s Philosopher’s Stone. This departure takes in the Festivals where people from all over Bhutan come to partake in the festivities. Festivalgoers and monks alike dress in brilliant costumes and wear masks representing Buddhist deities. Here they dance and re-enact Bhutanese legends. A unique, special, and spiritual way to explore Bhutan.”
Day 1: Arrive Paro
Arrive Paro. Afternoon visit Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening at leisure. Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Paro
Day excursion Taktshang Goenpa (Tiger’s Next). Evening visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Paro-Thimphu
Morning drive to Thimphu. Afternoon visit textile museum, folk heritage museum & handicraft emporium. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Thimphu
Morning visit Memorial Choeten, Changangkha Lhakhang & Sangaygang view point. Afternoon hike to Tango Monastery. Its a moderate hike. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Thimphu – Punakha
Morning drive to Punakha via the Dochula Pass(3100m). On clear days views of the Himalayas are magnificent. Afternoon hike to Chimi Lhakhang through Yuwakha village & rice fields. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Punakha
Morning visit Punakha Dzong & hike to Khamsum Yuelay Namgyal Choeten. Afternoon explore Nobgang village with the visit to Nobgang Lhakhang(village temple). Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Punakha – Trongsa
Morning visit Wangdue Dzong and then resume to Trongsa. Lunch will be served on route. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Trongsa – Jakar
Morning visit historical Trongsa Dzong. Then drive to Jakar. Afternoon visit Jakar Dzong. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 9: Jakar
Morning visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang & short hike to Thangbi Mani. Afternoon visit Tamzhing Monastery, Swiss farm and explore Jakar town. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Jakar – Mongar
Full day drive to Mongar but the landscape is beautiful. Lunch on route. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Mongar – Tashigang
Morning visit Mongar Dzong. Then drive to Tashigang. Afternoon visit Tashigang Dzong. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Tashigang(GOM KORA FESTIVAL)
Full day at the Gom Kora Tshechu (Festival). Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Tashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar
Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. On route visit Kanglung Zangdopelri & textile weaving at Khaling. Lunch on route. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Samdrup Jongkhar – Gauhati – Bangkok
Morning drive to Gauhati for your onward flight to Bangkok.