Paro Festivals

  • Duration4 Days
  • DestinationBhutan
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2600
  • Starts at Paro
  • Ends at Paro
  • Trip Type Culture
  • Accommodation B/L/D
  • Transport According to Group Size
  • Paro Tsechu is the most famous and significant festival in Paro.
  • It takes place annually in the courtyard of Paro Rinpung Dzong.
  • The festival lasts for several days, usually in spring (March or April).
  • Masked dances performed by monks and laypeople are the main attraction.
  • The dances depict religious stories and events from Bhutanese mythology.
  • Paro Tshechu Drubchen, a three-day ceremony, precedes the Paro Tsechu.
  • Paro Tshechu Drubchen features historical reenactments and invokes the deities.
  • Thangbi Mani Festival is celebrated in the autumn season (October or November).
  • Thangbi Lhakhang, a temple in Thangbi village, is the venue for this festival.
  • The festival includes mask dances and religious rituals.
  • Druk Wangyel Tshechu is held at Druk Wangyal Lhakhang near Dochula Pass.
  • It honors the fourth King of Bhutan and the armed forces.

Paro, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bhutan, hosts several vibrant festivals throughout the year. The Paro festivals, known as "Tsechus," are celebrated with great fervor and are a highlight for both locals and visitors. Here are some details about the major festivals held in Paro:

Paro Tsechu: The Paro Tsechu is the most famous and significant festival in Paro. It is held annually in the courtyard of the iconic Paro Rinpung Dzong (fortress-monastery) and usually takes place in the spring season, around March or April. The festival lasts for several days, with the main highlight being the masked dances performed by monks and laypeople. The dances represent various religious stories and events, and they are believed to bring blessings and good fortune to the spectators.

During these Paro festivals, locals and tourists come together to witness the vibrant cultural performances, receive blessings from the deities, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. It is a time for the Bhutanese people to celebrate their traditions, express their devotion, and socialize with friends and family. Attending these festivals provides a unique opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan and immerse oneself in the country's spiritual traditions.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Accommodation on twin sharing/Single room according to traveler number
  • Breakfast & dinner at the hotel & lunch at the local restaurants
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English speaking accompanying guide
  • Governmental royalty and taxes
  • Entrances fee
  • 02 water bottle per person per day basis on the vehicle
What's Excluded
  • Insurance of any kind / medical expenses
  • Beverages (alcoholic /  non – alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature (like tipping, laundry, Telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees etc)
  • Airfare, Visa & airport taxes

Paro Festivals FAQs

  • Autumn season is considered the ideal season for traveling in Bhutan. The weather is flawless and cool and the sky looks bright with some hints of clouds. Therefore, this is the perfect season for glorious views of Bhutanese landscapes and mountain peaks. This is also the time when you can witness numerous religious festivals called Tshechus. Spring Season is also the best time to visit Bhutan. The weather is extremely moderate and this is also the flowering season. Hiking around Bhutan at this time will allow you to see blooming wildflowers and various spring festivals around Bhutan are the highlights of this season.

  • Yes. Although independent travel in Bhutan is not allowed, hiring a tour operator for solo travel is possible and the country is extremely safe. Tour operators, such as Golden Tibet, will provide an experienced guide along with you to assist you during the trip. Bhutan has an extremely low crime rate and the country is practically very safe for all travelers but having a guide along will make it easy for one to navigate across the country and learn about Bhutan’s cultural and religious heritage, history, and spiritual essence.

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