Paro Tshechu Festival Tour in Bhutan

The Paro Tshechu is the one of the biggest festival in the country. On the first day, all mask dances are held inside the courtyard of the Dzong. In the subsequent days, the courtyard outside the Dzong hosts the festival.

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Paro Tshechu Festival Tour
Paro Tshechu Festival Date: 4th – 8th April, 2020

Trip Overview

Paro Tshechu Festival is the biggest and important festival in Bhutan and definitely the most popular. The festival is celebrated with ceremonial dances, rituals of blessings and held at the Paro Rimpung Dzong courtyard during spring. The interesting feature is the unfurling of the world’s largest religious scroll, the Paro Thangka, on the last day of the festival. The pageantry of this site is nothing ever witnessed before. People from all walks of lives attired in their best clothes come to witness the festival. The celebration is basically performed by monks, lay monks and citizens, and such tshechu ‘festivals’ are celebrated to recount the history of Bhutan and for Buddhism. Initially the tour begins with scenic flight over the Himalayas to the lush green Paro then after finishing sightseeing around Thimphu and Punakha, return back to Paro to witness the Paro Tshechu.

Trip Highlights

Witness spectacular bird’s eye view of the Himalayas while flying in/out from Paro
Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition
Attend Paro Tshechu at Paro Ringpong Dzong
Observe unfurling of the world’s largest religious scroll, the Paro Thangka
Guided city tour of the tiny capital Thimphu
Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan Experience Bhutanese culture, tradition and lifestyles 

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