Thimphu Tshechu Tour

6 Days / 5 Nights
Immerse in the Religious Theatrical Experience

Tour Overview

This spiritual social event brings people together unified by the common culture, tradition and beliefs. The sacred mask dance (Chaam) is believed to invoke deities blessing all who witness the Chaam.
The monks perform a series of meticulously choreographed religion inspired dances wearing grand silk robes and exquisitely crafted mask. The three day event presents selection of age old Chaam which includes Dance of the Lords of the cremation ground and the theatrical presentation of the judgment day after a person dies which is quintessential to Buddhist beliefs.

Tour Highlights

  • Thimphu 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 Thimphu Tshechu Tour (6 Days)

Day 1

Arrive in Paro

Arrive in Paro
You will fly to Paro International Airport via Drukair or Tashi Airlines. Upon landing into the country, you will be received by your guide and driver who will accompany you for the rest of your trip in Bhutan.
Drive from Paro to Thimphu
Distance: 54 Km|Driving Time: 1 hour

After having welcomed by your guides, you will be driven to Thimphu which takes only an hour. Once at Thimphu you will be taken to your hotel and after lunch your guide will take you around for sightseeing.

Day 2

Visit to the Thimphu Tsechu

After breakfast you will be taken to visit the Masked Dance which is also the highlight of the tour. Locals dressed in their finest outfit gather at the Thimphu Tashichoedzong. You can also choose to go along with the crowd and wear the national dress with intricate patterns and vibrant colors. This spiritual social event brings people together unified by the common culture, tradition and beliefs. The sacred mask dance (Chaam) is believed to invoke deities blessing all who witness the Chaam.
The monks perform a series of meticulously choreographed religion inspired dances wearing grand silk robes and exquisitely crafted mask. The three day event presents selection of age old Chaam which includes Dance of the Lords of the cremation ground and the theatrical presentation of the judgment day after a person dies which is quintessential to Buddhist beliefs. The whole setting is amazingly colorful and lively and is an absolute treat for the Photography enthusiasts.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu Tashichhodzong

Accommodation options:
City Hotel Hotel Bhutan Le Meridien

Day 3

Drive from Thimphu to Dochula

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

You will be driven to Dochula pass after breakfast which is located at an elevation of 3100 meters. After driving for one you reach the pass. The pass is decorated with 108 chortens and colorful prayer flags which is absolutely a beauty. After taking pictures and exploring the pass you will also visit the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang which is built on a small ridge overlooking the 108 chortens. The Lhakhang was built to honor the 4th king of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The highlight of this pass is the view from the pass. The view of the mighty Himalayan range far off in a distance is a treat for the onlookers.

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 lunch you will proceed to drive towards Punakha valley. Punakha is one culturally and historically rich place in Bhutan. Much of all the significant events that helped structure Bhutan were all witnessed in this valley. Here you will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong and the longest suspension bridge. After sightseeing you will halt at Punakha in a hotel.

Day 4

Drive back to Paro

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

After breakfast you will be driven towards Paro but on the way you will visit the famous fertility temple. The temple known as Chimi Lhakhang is located at a village called Sopsokha right before reaching Lobesa. To reach the temple you will have to walk a short while through the green paddy fields. The walk is very refreshing and very calming as well.

At Paro you will be taken to you hotel and after getting refreshed and having lunch you will be taken around for sightseeing. You will visit some important attractions like the Paro watch tower museum, the Paro Dzong, the Kyichu Lhakhang and also you will also be taken around the Paro town for some shopping or just to get some fresh air.
After visiting these sites, you will be dropped off at your hotel for dinner and to rest.

Day 5

Hike to Taktsang

hike to Taktshang is the perfect way to end your memorable journey through Bhutan. Tiger’s nest monastery is located on a cliff at over 900 meters above Paro valley. It will take 4 hours to reach the monastery from the base where you will be dropped off. The steep trail takes you through lush green diverse forest and prayer flags all the way guiding you. The monastery is credited to a Buddhist master Guru Rinpoche. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site of the monastery riding atop a flying tigress and meditated in the cave for many years. The monastery still encloses the particular cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated.
After completing the hike you will be again picked up from the Base and will be taken to your hotel.

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.