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Tamshingphala Choepa Festival

Tamshingphala Choepa Festival

12 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Easy

    Just about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.


  • Trip Code: ATH331
  • Country Visited: Bhutan
  • Trip Route: Paro-Thimpu-Phobjikha-Bumthang-Trongsa-Punakha-Paro
  • Activity: Festival Tours
  • Max. Altitude:
    4,000 m /13120 ft
  • Trip Category: Bhutan Festival Tour
  • Trip Highlight

    • Sightseeing in and around Paro and Thimphu
    • Shopping in Bumthang village
    • Masked Dance & Culture festivities
    • Visit Trongsa Dzong fortress
    • Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest)

This tour gives you the opportunity to explore Bhutans most visited sightseeing historical sites in Paro, Thimphu and Bumthang. Also experience the festival festivities that are celebrated. The festival is celebrated for three days, on the open grounds in front of the Tamshing lhakang. This festival is in honour of the “Terton” (treasure discoverer) Pema Lingpa of the 15th century. The religious dances are generally the same, but performed in a slightly different manner, as of the Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism.

Itinerary Overview- 2016

  • October 07- Arrival at Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 08- Sightseeing in and around Thimphu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 09- A long drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 10- Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 11- Bumthang Tamshingphala Choepa culture festival. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 12- Festival of Tamshingphala Choepa Bumthang sightseeing. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 13- Bumthang Sightseeing and festival activities. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 14- Leaving Bumthang for a scenic drive to Trongsa. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 15- Drive back to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 16 - Head back to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 17 - Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery and Drugyel Dzong. Overnight at a hotel.
  • October 18 - Transfer to the international airport for your final departure

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Book Bhutan Trip as early as possible
Druk Air, Bhutan’s national airline is the only airline to entre and exit Bhutan. The Druk air flight tickets sold out two to eight months in advance. We recommend you reserve your Bhutan trip as early as possible, so we can secure these flights for you.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website