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Punakha Dzong, Greatest Festival Stage

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Highlights

Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan and its Dzong is architecturally one of its most  stunning structures (Dzong, the fortress style of architecture of Bhutan.) With a number of important temples, sprawling courtyards, set at a peaceful confluence of two rivers, against a backdrop of verdant hills, Punakha Dzong is a great stage for a festival. While the first part of the Punakha Dromchoe is dedicated to Mahakala, the goddess of death and protector of Buddhist monasteries, appearing in countless wall frescoes and thankas, the concluding part of the festival relates the story from the 17th-century when Bhutan was invaded by Tibetan army. The festival finale portrays the zest of the Bhutanese soldiers who smitten with war fervor ride out symbolically into battle from the courtyard of the dzong to fight the invading Tibetan troops.

The Punakha Tshechu, as all Tshechu festivals, honors Padma Sambhawa, also known as Guru Rimpoche, the precious yogi and saint who is credited with having introduced Tantric Buddhism throughout the Himalayas. The festival's masked dances are performed by monks clad in colorful brocade attire and permeated by chants and reading of Buddhist scripts. The culmination of  festival constitutes the unfolding of a huge cloth thanka, a sacred scroll, depicting Padma Smabhawa and imagery from Buddhist pantheon.

Do not miss this wonderful, festival in the scenic Punakha Valley! We can design your tour so you see the festival opening day as well as the closing festival events five days later, while in between you'll visit Trongsa, one of  Bhutan's most stunning sites for a township, its Dzong perched high above a deep gorge, a panorama that you'll remember forever.

 

 

PRE-DESIGNED BHUTAN INDEPENDENT JOURNEYS:

Punakha Dromchoe & Tshechu with Central Bhutan

Start your tour on February 28

 

DAY 01:  ARRIVE in PARO
DAY 02:  PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 03: 
Thimphu to Punakha, (Punakha Dromchoe)

DAY 04:  Punakha (Punakha Dromchoe festival)

DAY 05:  Punakha Tshechu

DAY 06:  PUNAKHA - WANGDUE – TRONGSA
DAY 07:  TRONGSA - BUMTHANG
DAY 08:  BUMTHANG
DAY 09:  BUMTHANG - GANGTEY
DAY 10:  GANGTEY - THIMPHU
DAY 11:  THIMPHU - PARO (Excursion to TAKTSANG Monastery)
DAY 12:  DEPART BHUTAN

 

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PRE-DESIGNED BHUTAN INDEPENDENT JOURNEYS :

Punakha Dromchoe & Tshechu with Central Bhutan

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