Samlha Tours & Travels

Paro Tshechu

Destinations: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Max Altitude: 3120m/10,240 ft

Best Season: March to May and September to November

Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Accommodation: Government approved 3 stars hotels and above

Transportation: 4 wheel drive – suvs, tour vans & mini buses

Tour Overview

The Paro Tsechu is hosted in Thimphu city’s Paro dzong courtyard. For a fully comprehensive cultural experience, join the locals. Watch the neighbourhood monks perform a dramatisation of a Buddhist myth.
Monks act out Buddhist legends while donning vibrant silk costumes and meticulously carved masks of gods, demons, and animals. The congregation is said to be blessed by the gods through the sacred dances.

Tour Highlights

1.Paro Tshechu
2.Hike to Paro Taktsang
3.The Tallest Sitting Buddha on a mountain top
4.Tashichodzong – 17th century Fort
5.Punakha Dzong
6.Home stay experience
7.Paro Museum

Detailed Itineraray

Day 1: Arrive in Paro
At the airport, your driver and guide will be waiting for you.
Driving from Thimphu to Paro
54 kilometres. Travel Time: One Hour
You’ll have lunch at your accommodation and then spend the rest of the day touring Thimphu.
Locations and Attractions: Tashichhodzong Memorial Chorten Buddha Dordenma Folk Heritage Museum Thimphu Authentic Craft Bazaar
Overnight stay in Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu – Punakha
In Bhutan, there are numerous motorable mountain crossings, including Dochula (3100 metres). Enjoy the breathtaking vista of the snow-covered mountain range.
108 identical stupas serve as a memorial at the site to remember the fallen and celebrate the defeat of the rebellion.You will be fed lunch while you travel to Punakha.
You must pass via Sopsokha village on the short climb to Chimi Lhakang (the fertility temple). This village is where the strange Bhutanese custom of phallus worship first appeared.
Locations and Attractions: Lungchutse Hike and Punakha Dochula Pass the Palace of Great Bliss is the Punakha Dzong. Chimi Lhakhang, The Fertility Temple, Punakha Suspension Bridge
Overnight stay in Punakha

Day 3: Punakha – Paro
Punakha to Paro by car
126 kilometers. 3 hours and 25 minutes to get there
Drive back to Paro early in the morning to start the day. Explore Paro town and the surrounding areas after lunch.
areas and points of interest: Paro National Museum of Rinpung Dzong in Paro Ta Dzong Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro and Paro City
Overnight stay in Paro

Day 4: Paro Tshechu
To get to Paro dzong, where the major event will take place, you will be escorted. Prepare your senses and your camera for this colour extravaganza. Monks perform dances while donning vibrant silk robes and meticulously carved masks of gods, demons, and animals.

You can try on a traditional clothing at this time as well.The dance’s highlights include the dance of the cremation ground’s ruler, the narrative of the last day of judgement according to Buddhist legend, and the unfolding of Thongdrel (a big appliqué).

areas and points of interest: Paro Rinpung Dzong in Paro
Overnight stay in Paro

Day 5: Paro
This will be a really gratifying experience for an avid hiker. As you ascend the trail leading into and out of the woods, take in the aroma of pine. As you hike, let your imagination soar as your guide tells you about the Buddhist legend that surrounds this location.
When you reach the top, allow the brisk mountain air, the waterfall tumbling over the rock, and the aura of a remote monastery to uplift your spirit.

Locations and Attractions: Tiger Nest Hike in Paro
Overnight stay in Paro

Day 6: Depart
You will say a sad farewell to this lovely Himalayan nation today and board an aircraft to your future location. We hope that at this point you have made some friends and have many wonderful images and memories of Bhutan. And we hope to see you again in this lovely country of limitless enchantments! Delek Tashi!

Cost Details

Package costs will be in addition to the SDF of USD 200 per person per night to include hotel accommodations, meals, admission fees, a guide, and a private tour vehicle. Email us a booking enquiry, and we’ll create a package just for you based on your preferences and price range.

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