Kurjey Festival Tour (12 Nights/13 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: BKK/PBH
Arrive Paro from Bangkok. Afternoon visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening at leisure. Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Paro
Day excursion to Taktshang Goenpa (Tiger’s Nest). Evening visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Paro – Punakha
Morning drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3100m). Afternoon hike to Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Punakha – Trongsa
Morning drive to Trongsa. On route visit Wangdue Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Trongsa – Jakar
Morning visit historical Trongsa Dzong. Then drive to Jakar. Afternoon visit Jakar Dzong. Evening at leisure. Overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Jakar(Kurjey Tshechu)
Full day at festival. Overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Jakar
Morning visit Jambay Lhakhang & hike to Thangbi Mani. Afternoon visit Tamzhing Monastery, Swiss farm & Mebartsho (Burning Lake). Evening explore Jakar town. Overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Jakar – Punakha
Morning drive to Punakha. Lunch on route. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Punakha
Morning visit Punakha Dzong and hike to Khamsum Yuelay Namgyal Choeten. Afternoon explore Nobgang village with the visit the Nobgang Lhakhang (Village Temple). Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Punakha – Thimphu
Morning drive to Thimphu. Afternoon visit Post Office, Memorial Choeten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Sangaygang viewpoint, Dupthob Lhakhang. Evening visit Handicraft emporium. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Thimphu
Morning visit Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Painting School & National Library. Afternoon hike to Tango Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Thimphu – Paro
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Paro for your final night in the country. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: PBH/BKK
After breakfast drive to airport for your onward journey.