8 Days Punakha Festival Tour
5th – 7th March 2020 | Venue: Punakha Dzong
The 8 Days Punakha festival tour (Tshechu) is one of the most popular festivals of the country. It is held right after the popular Punakha Drubchen which is also a major festival. Tshechu literally means the tenth day of a particular Bhutanese lunar month but that depends on each and every district of Bhutan.
On the last day of the festival (Tshechu), a big Thangkha, called the Thongdrel, which is actually a massive cloth painting is unfurled early in the morning for public which is revered by locals for ultimate blessing to pass away sins and is rolled back before sunrise to be displayed again the next year at the same exact date. This Thongdrol (a large tapestry) is of Guru Padmasambhawa and his two principal cohorts and his eight manifestations. It is believed that a mere sight of the Thongdrol liberates an onlooker and cleanses him of his sins.
Consistently, the Bhutanese hold the Punakha Tshechu Festival to pay tribute to the GuruPadmasambhawa, the valuable yogi and holy person who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan in the 7th century.
Get a direct ordeal of Bhutan’s living history, conceal artists, and old customs on this occassion..
Day 01. Arrive Paro (Altitude 2280 m) – Thimphu.
Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m).
Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha:(Altitude 1310 m) (76 Km, 3 hrs drive).
Day 04. Punakha Festival (Full day witness the festival.
Day 05. Punakha Festival (Full day witness the festival)
Day 06. Punakha – Wangdiphodrang – Paro sightseeing: (Altitude 2280 m, Distance 58 km, Drive Time 1 hour).
Day 07. Paro (Altitude 2280 m).
Day 08. Departure: (Altitude 2280 m).
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