Paro Tshechu Tour

6 Days / 5 Nights
Experience Culture with Colors

Tour Overview

The flawlessly executed sacred event is the culmination of the dedication and years of hard work the monks put in to master the nuances of performing masked dance. The monks perform the dance wearing colorful silk brocade and ferocious mask. The event encapsulates the essence of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and its culture. The highlight of the Paro Tshechu is the unfurling of the Thongdrel on the final day. At the break of dawn, the giant applique scroll is unfurled for public display. The painting depicts a seated Guru Rinpoche. Locals believe that a mere sight of the painting cleanses bad karma and accumulate good merits.

Tour Highlights

  • Paro Tshechu
  • Hike to Paro Taktsang
  • The Tallest Sitting Buddha on a mountain top
  • Tashichodzong – 17th century Fort
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Home stay experience
  • Paro Museum

Daily Itinerary for Paro Tshechu Tour (6 Days)

Day 1

Arrive in Paro

After landing into the country, you will be welcomed by our representatives, your guide and driver for the rest of your trip.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu
Distance: 54 Km| Driving Time: 1 hour

After which you will be driven to Thimphu where you will be taken to your hotel to relax after an exhausting flight. After getting refreshed and taking lunch you will be taken around for sightseeing. In Thimphu you will visit some major attractions like the 17th century fort, Buddha point, the memorial Chorten and many more. After sightseeing you will be taken to your hotel.

Day 2

Drive from Thimphu to Dochula

Drive from Thimphu to Dochula
Distance: 31Km|Driving Time: 1 hour

After breakfast you will be driven to Dochula pass. Dochula pass is located at an elevation of 3100 meters. The pass is one of the most idyllic passes of Bhutan. The pass is dotted with some 108 stupas built in honor of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (4th King) of Bhutan overlooking it stands the beautiful Druk Wangyal Lhakhang. After visiting these sites you will have lunch at Dochula Cafeteria.

Lunch at Dochula Cafeteria
After sightseeing you will have lunch at Dochula Cafeteria

Drive to Punakha
Distance: 63Km Driving |Time: 1 and half hour

After a brief lunch at Dochula, you will be driven to Punakha. As you enter Punakha you will notice the beautiful valley with its well preserved nature and its tradition. The valley is absolutely amazing with its traditional two storied houses speckled over the lush land surrounded by neatly trimmed terraces of rice fields. The valley holds a special place in the history of Bhutan as considerable amount of significant events took place in this region. Even to this day national events are witness in Punakha also because Punakha was the former capital of the country. At Punakha you will visit the palace of great bliss known as the Punakha Dzong and the longest suspension bridge over the Pho Chu River. After sightseeing you will be taken to your hotel.

Day 3

Drive back to Paro

Drive from Punakha to Paro
Distance: 126.9 km Driving Time: 3 h. 25 min

After breakfast you will be driving to Paro. On the way you will also visit the Fertility temple. The Chimi Lhakhang or the fertility temple is credited to the maverick saint Drukpa Kuenley who blessed the site by subduing the Dochula demon. The temple is famous for its belief that childless couples are blessed with children after visiting the temple and performing rituals.
After driving for another 3 hours you will be in Paro. At Paro you will be taken to you hotel and after resting for a while and taking lunch you will be taken around Paro town for sightseeing. You will visit some major attractions like the Paro watch tower museum, the Paro Dzong, the Kyichu Lhakhang.

After visiting these sites, you will be dropped off at your hotel for dinner and to rest.

Day 4

Visit to the Paro Tsechu

The flawlessly executed sacred event is the culmination of the dedication and years of hard work the monks put in to master the nuances of performing masked dance. The monks perform the dance wearing colorful silk brocade and ferocious mask. The event encapsulates the essence of the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and its culture. The highlight of the Paro Tsechu is the unfurling of the Thongdrel on the final day. At the break of dawn, the giant applique scroll is unfurled for public display. The painting depicts a seated Guru Rinpoche. Locals believe that a mere sight of the painting cleanses bad karma and accumulate good merits.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Paro

Day 5

Hike to Taktsang

A 4 hour hike to the tiger’s nest monastery is an ideal way to wrap up your enthralling journey in Bhutan. The Taktshang monastery stands precariously on a rock-face hovering at a 900 meters above the Paro valley. The hikers can also choose to ride a horse from the base of the monastery but the effort of hiking a worthwhile experience. The name of the monastery is derived from the legend which states that Guru Rimpoche flew to the site riding on a flying Tigress and meditated in the cave for many years to subdue a demon. The monastery encloses the cave within its structure.
After completing the hike you will be driven to your hotel for your last halt in the country.

Day 6

Depart From Paro

End of Trip

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms
  • The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
  • Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • 30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • 14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
  • There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.