The most popular “Tshechu” (festival) takes place every year in Paro between the months of February-March. The “tsechu” literally means tenth day of a month and is an annual religious festival conducted all around the country coinciding on the 10th day of the Bhutanese calendar. The festival commemorates the birth of Guru Rimpoche, the patron saint of Bhutan bringing Buddhism to the country in the 8th Century.
Tshechus are the biggest festival in the country (lasting from 3 to 5 days) It is here that Bhutanese wear their best outfits, celebrate family and get blessings for the day. People witness various mask dances signifying purification, victory over the evil spirits, and 8 manifestations of Guru. The highlight of the event is the unfurling of the giant Guru Thongdrel (a large Guru tapestry). Bhutanese believe that a look at the giant Thanka blesses them and releases them from the chain of cyclic sins.
Being the most popular event also means it needs the most care in planning. This itinerary must be booked 6 months in advance as both hotels and airlines get fully booked during this season.
*To tailor this program, we can include places and activities of your interest – however, the duration may change due to the distance to different locations. All clients will receive individual itineraries upon finalization.
- Tigers Nest
- All meals during your stay
- Guide, driver, and transportation
- Pick up and drop off
- Visa and travel permits
- Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
- First aid medical kit
- Mineral water throughout your trip
- Travel & medical insurance
- Personal shopping
- Bar bills
- Hot stone baths