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Trongsa Lhuntse Tshechu

Trongsa Lhuntse Tshechu

11 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.

    Easy

  • Trip Code: ATH332
  • Country Visited: Bhutan
  • Trip Start: Paro
  • Trip Ends: Paro
  • Trip Route: Paro-Thimpu-Punakha-Trongsa-Bumthang-Wangdue-Thimpu-Paro
  • Trip Style: Guided Sightseeing and Festival tour
  • Activity: Festival Tours
  • Max. Altitude:
    3200 m /10496 ft
  • Group Size: Min. 1 pax pax
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 3 to 6 hrs of guided activities per day
  • Trip Category: Bhutan Festival Tour
  • Trip Highlight

    • Sightseeing in Paro, Thimpu, Trongsa, Bumthang, Wangdue and Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger's Nest)
    • Trongsa Culture Festival activitie

The Tshechu is a festival honoring Guru Padmasambhava, "one who was born from a lotus flower." This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan etc. around 800 AD. He is the founder of the Nyingmapa, the "old school" of Lamaism which still has numerous followers. The biography of Guru is highlighted by 12 episodes of the model of the Buddha Shakyamuni’s life. Each episode is commemorated around the year on the 10th day of the month by "the Tschechu". The dates and the duration of the festivals vary from one district to another but they always take place on or around the 10th day of the month according to the Bhutanese calendar. During Tshechus, the dances are performed by monks as well as by laymen. The Tshechu is a religious festival and by attending it, it is believed one gains merits. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people, dressed in all their finery, come together to rejoice.

Itinerary Overview- 2016

  • December 27- Arrive Paro (by Druk Air) and drive to Thimpu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • December 28- Thimphu Sightseeing. Overnight at a hotel.
  • December 29- Thimphu to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel.
  • December 30- Punakha to Trongsa. Overnight at a hotel.
  • December 31- Trongsa Festival. Overnight at a hotel.
  • January 01/16- Trongsa to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
  • January 02/16- Sightseeing in Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.
  • January 03/16- Bumthang to Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.
  • January 04/16- Wangdue to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • January 05/16- Thimphu to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.
  • January 06/16- Depart Paro (by Druk Air)

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.

Donation
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).

Sponsorship
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 www.sambhavnepal.org