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6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Druk Wangyel Festival Tour

Duration : 6 Nights 7 Days | Travel style : Cultural and Festival Tour

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  • Bhutan Druk Wangyel Festival Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Country

    Bhutan

  • Duration

    6 Nights 7 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    2,250m / 7,382ft

  • Accommodation

    Hotel on Full Board Meal

  • Grade

    Easy

  • Festival Date

    13th December

  • Group Size

    Any

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival was started in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the Armed Forces’ victory over Indian insurgent forces residing in southern Bhutan in 2003.

This annual Druk Wangyel Festival is held on December 13th at the Druk Wangyel Lhakhang Festival Ground located at Dochula Pass around 22km from the capital city Thimphu. During the tour you will pass Dochula Pass which is one of the most scenic locations in the entire kingdom, offering a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. Set amidst this breathtaking backdrop, the Dochula Druk Wangyel Tshechu is an experience unlike any other and truly exemplifies Bhutanese cultural traditions.

The Druk Wangyel Lhakhang was built over a period of four years (2004-2008) under the vision and patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo. The Lhakhang honors the courageous service of the Fourth King, who personally led the troops against the insurgents, as well as the regular Armed Forces of the country.

Tour Cost:-

1 Person: USD 1570 person person
2 Persons: USD 1450 per person
3-9 Persons: USD 1200 per person
10-15 Persons: USD 1150 per person
16 & above: USD 1110 per person

Festivals Dates For 2019:- 

Festival NameTownStart DateEnd Date
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Jan 04, 2019 Jan 07, 2019
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Jan 04, 2019 Jan 07, 2019
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Trongsa Jan 10, 2019 Jan 12, 2019
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Feb 12, 2019 Feb 14, 2019
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Feb 15, 2019 Feb 17, 2019
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang Feb 19, 2019  
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Mar 14, 2019 Mar 17, 2019
Gomphukora Trashigang Mar 14, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
Talo Tshechu Punakha Mar 14, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Mar 14, 2019 Mar 17, 2019
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Mar 14, 2019 Mar 16, 2019
Paro Tshechu Paro Mar 17, 2019 Mar 21, 2019
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Mar 21, 2019 Apr 05, 2019
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang Apr 14, 2019 Apr 16, 2019
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang Apr 16, 2019 Apr 20, 2019
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu Apr 19, 2019 Apr 21, 2019
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jul 10, 2019 Jul 11, 2019
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jul 11, 2019  
Haa Summer Festival Haa Valley Jul 13, 2019 Jul 14, 2019
Mushroom Festival Thimphu Aug 15, 2019 Aug 16, 2019
Masutaki Mushroom Festival Bumthang Aug 23, 2019 Aug 24, 2019
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)> Bumthang Sep 07, 2019  
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Oct 03, 2019  
  Wangdue Phodrang Oct 05, 2019 Oct 07, 2019
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 07, 2019 Oct 09, 2019
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 10, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 10, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Thimphu Oct 14, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 05, 2019 Nov 09, 2019
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Nov 06, 2019 Nov 08, 2019
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Nov 11, 2019  
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 11, 2019 Nov 13, 2019
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 13, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 13, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dec 04, 2019 Dec 06, 2019
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dec 05, 2019 Dec 07, 2019
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 12, 2019  
  Bumthang Dec 12, 2019  
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2019

Itinerary

You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.

1

Day

ARRIVE PARO & PARO-THIMPHU, (DISTANCE: 54 KM, ESTIMATED DRIVING TIME: 1 HR)
Fly into Paro by DrukAir / Bhutan Airline After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour.

Then drive to Thimphu . On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after refreshment visit the following:

  • Kuensel Phodrang and visit tallest  buddha statue and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below.
  • National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly local in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.

Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds.

  • Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
  • Craft Bazaar -A one stop place to witness Bhutanese culture and buy Bhutan made art and craft product. The Bazaar in its 80 stalls covers all aspects of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. At this Bazaar craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. And also visit other handicraft stores. 

Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

2

Day

THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING VISIT.
 After breakfast visit following place :

Institute for Zorig Chusum
Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. On a visit, one can see students learning the various skills taught at the school.

Coronation Park
Located on the banks of the river (near the city stadium), this 5.6 acres of parkland offer a pleasant and relaxing environment to stroll or to sit and watch the river flow by.

The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
It is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programmes and documentation of rural life. The principal exhibit in the museum is a restored three storey traditional rammed mud and timber house, which dates back to the mid 19th century. The design and form of house is that of an average household in the Wang area during that era. The age of structure demonstrates the durability and performance of the building materials. From ground to top floor, household objects, typical domestic tools and equipments that would have been used by a family during that period are put on display. The museum is also developing some of the native trees and plants that were used for various domestic purposes in the rural households.

Changangkha Lhakhang
It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley.

Weekend Market
Every Saturday and Sunday most of Thimphu's scant population and many valley dwellers congregate on the banks of the river where weekend market is held. It is an interesting place to visit and provides opportunity to mingle with the local people.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

3

Day

THIMPHU – DRUK WANGYEL FESTIVAL TOURS.
Early Morning Drive to Dochula pass & Witness Festival latter drive back to thimphu.

Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

4

Day

THIMPHU-PUNAKHA, (DISTANCE: 71 KM, ESTIMATED DRIVING TIME: 2 ½ HOURS). 
After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass 3140 m).

Punakha has been inextricably linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. Punakha had served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. The dzong is historically important and stands as the symbol for a unified Bhutan. 

On the way, stop for lunch at Metsina village and then visit the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Then visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho - Chu (male river) and the Mochu (female river). The dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region.  At the dzong, you can see the highest standards in woodwork. 

In the evening visit Rinchengang & Lobesa villages where you will take a short walk through the village and have free interaction with the villagers.

Overnight at Hotel in Punakha(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

5

Day

PUNAKHA-PARO, (DISTANCE: 135 KM, ESTIMATED DRIVING TIME: 4 HR). 
After breakfast travel to paro. On arrival at paro check into your hotel and visit the following:

  • National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

  • Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. It is also known as the Rinpung Dzong which means a “fortress that sits on a heap of jewels”. This imposing dzong located above the Paro River is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture with its inward sloping walls that rise to an impressive height. The dzong was built in the 16th century on the foundation of a monastery built by Guru Rinpoche (who is regarded as the "second Buddha.") .From the dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, an oldest traditional cantilever bridge in Bhutan.

  • In the evening stroll through the Paro town and visit local handicraft stores.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

6

Day

A DAY HIKE TO TAKTSANG GHOEMPA (TIGER’S NEST MONASTERY)
After breakfast,drive to Paro which takes about 1 hr and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The walk up to the viewpoint will take about 1 – 1 ½ hrs depending on your fitness and from View Point you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former glory.After visiting the monastery, walk downhill back to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further downhill to the road point. Then drive back to hotel. On the way visit Kyichu temple,one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples, which would be placed on all the points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built in accordance with precise plans. Thus, it happened that in about the year AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demon.

Overnight at Hotel in Paro(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

7

Day

PARO DEPARTURE.
Our airport representative will drop to paro international airport for final departure.

 Also, Global Holidays provides you the best Bhutan tour experience and all the best of Bhutan tour. Besides Bhutan tour, we also have the provision of Tibet Tour, and many other adventures, tours and trekking in Nepal.

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English Speaking Guide trained and licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, will be together throughout trip.
  • Accommodation on twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
  • Drinking water (2 bottle per day each person)
  • Visa fees and TDF fees.
  • Paro flight from Kathmandu/ Delhi/ Bangkok/ Singapore.
Cost Exclude
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.
  • Airfare.
  • Tips and Gratuities to Guides/drivers/trek crew.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


This is true that Bhutan is more expensive than Nepal and India. The government of Bhutan has imposed an all-inclusive nightly tariff structure for all tourists so Bhutan tour can appear more expensive. A regular tour operator of Bhutan from 10 years we receive comments from returning clients that they get the real value of money genuinely. Considering the tour every visitors has access to a private guide, vehicle, driver, and package includes all meals, accommodation, sightseeing, entry fees, transfers, taxes, Government Royalties and visa fees which is indeed excellent value of money as well as Bhutan is such a pleasure to visit.


No! It is not possible to get entry visa to go Bhutan unless you pre-arranged land tour itinerary with a licensed and approved tour operator and pay the appropriate nightly all inclusive government tariff. Bhutan government avoid the independent visitors to maintain its strict culture and ecological value. However you can enjoy a high degree of flexibility during the hike, visit local markets, villages and interact with locals as you wish. You can arrange your own private tour and you do not need to join with other group but it just must be pre-paid and pre-arranged.


Bhutan, like Nepal and other countries in the planet is experiencing some climate change. Summer (June to mid- September) are warm, humid and raining. Winter (December to Early march) cold and dry. Winter nights are cold but days are clear and sunny. The western valleys only average 2 snowfall per annum. August to early September is wettest period.


There are two way to reach Bhutan either from overland from India or by flight from Nepal, Indian and Thailand. Flight from Kathmandu is most amazing which offers the spectular views of Everest, Makalu, kanchanjunga and thousands of Himalayan peaks.


Our company will help you for visa procedures. We must submit the vvisa application to the Bhutan government at least 1 week before you go. Here you will get paper visa and once you arrive at Paro get actual stamped in your passport.


October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the weather is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February is clod after then march to May is the climate remains dry and pleasant and end of the spring rhododendron bloom spectacularly and flooding the hills with varieties of colors. May to june is little hot and high humidity, from June from September the monsoon rain covers the mountains.


Most visitors will have No problems of altitude in Bhutan. Our cultural tour itineraries does not reach higher than 3500 meters from sea level. Of course if you are doing some trekking in Bhutan then you have to aware from altitude.


Pack list is depends on the season of travel in Bhutan. Except for summer warm clothing like down jackets, and sweaters are recommended and for summer cottons and lightweight woolens clothes are better.


Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying you name card. After that you will be transferred to hotel. 

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