Nalakhar Tshechu Tour. Bumthang is the Cultural capital of Bhutan with many ancient monasteries located in the district. One of the oldest monasteries, Jampa Lhakhang is located in Bumthang. Nalakhar Tshechu is a small rural festival in the village of Nag Lhakhang in Bumthang. The festival is held in November every year.
Trip Facts about Nalakhar Tshechu Tour
- Trip Duration: 4 Nights and 5 Days Festival Tour
- Trip Cost: US$ 760 Per Person
- Trip Guide: Licensed Guide.
- Meals: All Inclusive
- Trip Route: Starts from Paro and ends at Paro.
- Trip Date: 8th to 10th December 2022.
- Note: You can also book for Next Year Festival Date which is from 27th to 29th November 2023
- Attend the ancient Nalakhar Festival.
- Enjoy the Mountain flights from Paro to Bumthang.
- Visit Local Farm House.
- Visit the 6th Century Kichu Monastery in Bumthang.
Trip Outline for Nalakhar Tshechu Tour
- Day 01: Arrival Paro.
- Day 02 Paro to Bumthang via domestic flights.
- Day 03 Tour Bumthang City.
- Day 04 Bumthang to Paro and hike Tiger Nest temple.
- Day 05: Paro to airport and see Off.
Detail Tour Program
Day 01 Arrival at Paro Airport 2300m
Arrival at Paro. Paro is a fertile valley with paddy, wheat, millet, potatoes, apple, and seasonal vegetable grown as the main crops. Upon landing at the airport you will be received by our team and briefed about the tour. In the afternoon visit, Paro Rinchen Pung Dzong built-in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Most of the Dzongs in Bhutan is built by Zhabdrung to protect the people of Bhutan from continuous attacks from the Tibetan army. Dzong played the safe zone for Bhutanese people providing food and security. Also, visit the Taa Dzong national museum of Bhutan. Before it used to be a watchtower but now it’s converted into Museum. In the evening visit the small town of Paro that stretched about 500m. Evening at Hotel.
Day 02 Paro airport to Batpalathng Airport at Bumthang
Fly to Batpalathang airport from Paro. It is 25 minutes mountain flights from Paro to Bumthang. Bumthang is cultural capital of Bhutan and its beleived that first human settlement in Bhutan took place in Bumthang. Bumthang have lots of history and religious saints visiting the places including 6th century Kichu Monastery.
Day 03 Tour Bumthang City and Attend Nalakhar Festival Tour
The Nalakhar Tshechu Tour or festival runs for three days in the Nalakhar village in Bumthang, the religious heartland of Bhutan. The celebration is part of the national Tshechu, one of Tibet’s biggest religious festivals. The festival runs for three days every year and is celebrated in religious sites throughout the country. People from all walks of life gather here to attend the festival. Local believe that attending the festival will gain merits and the whole family from around the village come and enjoy the festival. The festival starts with Mask dance, Secular dance performed by village girls and boys, Sports activity competition and many exciting display of local products. Evening at Hotel.
Day 04 Fly from Batpalathng airport to Paro Airport.
After early breakfast drive to Batpalathang airport. Fly back to Paro from Bumthang and hike Tiger Nest temple. There are 199 Temples and 426 chortens, the most important beig the Tiger Nest temple and Kichu Lhakhang. We directly drive to Taktsang Base camp and from there our Hike will begin. It takes about 3 hours uphill walk through pine forest. The routes are well maintained and at time you will come across lots of tourist and locals plying the same route. You should be careful while walking as Horses also use the same route to carry the tourist. Upon reaching the temple you will be greeted by small waterfall just before the temple and upon 500 steps you will reach the temple door. Our Guide will take you inside and explain the detail history of the monastery. On the way back we shall have our lunch at cafeteria. The cafe is located about 15 minutes walk from the monastery towards the base camp. Evening we shall spend our time at Local farm House with hot stone bath.
Day 05 Fly from Paro Airport to onward Journey
Nalakhar Festival tour ends here today. Our team will escort you to airport and see you off.
Tour Cost Inclusion
- All Meals
- Airport Pick and drop.
- All entrance fees to temples and monuments.
- Transportation within the Country.
- English speaking Guide.
- Entrance fees for Temples and Monuments.
- Visa and processing fees.
Tour Cost Exclusion
- Insurance Premiums.
- Bills of personal nature like laundry, alcoholic drinks, etc.
- Flight Tickets for both International and Domestic.
- Any extra cost incurred due to political reason or natural calamities.
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Accommodation Used for the Tour
Hotel in Paro
Hotel in Bumthang
Swiss Guest House, Situated at Karsumphe, this traditional farmhouse was formerly owned by the famous “Karsumphe Angye”, the older sister of the first King of Bhutan. It is one of the oldest and best-serving hotels in Bumthang. Read the Reviews.
Hotel in Thimphu
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri.If you love hotels in the central city then Hotel Phuntsho Pleri is the best choice for you. It is 650m away from the Clock tower, 500 m from Taj Tashi Hotel, and around 10 minutes drive to the popular Memorial Chorten. Read the Reviews.