Nimalung and Kurjey Tshechu

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Nimalung and Kurjey Festival

Nimalung and Kurjey Tsechu

This festival tour has a combo package of experiencing two beautiful religious festivals in a same region. You shall explore the western and central part of Bhutan which has a wide range of rich heritages and sacred Buddhist sites.

Trip Highlights:
  • Witness two beautiful religious festivals - the Nimalung festival and the Kurjey Tsechu in Bumthang.
  • Experience the unique living culture of Bhutan, our rich heritage, history, and sacred Buddhist sites.
  • Visit many sacred temples, medieval fortresses (Dzongs), museums etc.
  • Visit most of the popular attractions in the Western and Central Bhutan.
  • Get more acquainted with the people of different region from western to central Bhutan.
  • Experience the diverse culture and traditions of Bhutan.
  • Have a memorable trip to famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900 m above the valley floor.
  • Have an opportunity of visit the winter home of the endangered Black-Necked crane in Phobjikha.
  • Explore western valleys of Paro,Thimphu and Punakha
  • Explore central valleys of Trongsa and Bumthang.
Trip Overview

Day 1: PARO:THIMPHU (55 Km , 2 Hours)

Arrive at the Paro airport and explore the town in the afternoon. Visit the oldest temple, Kyichu Lhakhang. Drive to Thimphu after evening tea. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu

Day 2: THIMPHU

Whole day sightseeing and exploration of the capital town Thimphu and popular tourist attractions.

Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day3: THIMPHU-TRONGSA (200 Km, 6.5 Hrs)

Drive to Trongsa through Wangdue town and cross the Pelela Pass. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pristine nature. Overnight stay at a hotel in Trongsa.

Day4: TRONGSA-BUMTHANG ( 68 Km, 2 Hrs)

Visit the Ta-Dzong and the Trongsa Dzong (fortress) and drive to Bumthang through Yontongla..

Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.

Day 5: BUMTHANG

Wholeday sightseeing and visit the most popular temples in the country like Jambay Lhakhag, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamzhing Lhakhang.

Visit Mebartsho in the afternoon and leisure time in the evening.

Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.

Day 6 : NIMALUNG FESTIVAL

Drive to Ura in the early morning to witness the Nimalung Festival and in the evening drive back to Bumthang.

Overnight stay in a hotle in Bumthang.

Day 7: KURJEY FESTIVAL

Witness the beautiful Kurjey Festival the whole day. Leisure time in the evening.

Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 8: BUMTHANG-PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY ( 188 Km , 7 Hrs)

Drive to Phobjikha, winter residence of the Black necked cranes through the 3,300m high Pele la pass. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtey.

Day 9: PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY - PUNAKHA ( 78 Km , 3 Hrs)

Arrive in Punakha and in the afternoon visit the most beautiful Dzong (fortress) of Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong. Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 10: PUNAKHA-PARO (143 Km, 5 Hrs)

Visit the temple of the Divine Madman, Chhimi Lhakhang. After lunch in a restaurant drive to Paro. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day11: PARO

Hike up to the famous Tiger’s Nest in the morning and after lunch visit other popular tourist attractions. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro

Day 12: PARO DEPART

After breakfast, you will drive to Paro airport for departure.