It is the glorious days of autumn, the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon is at the height of the festival season— this is Shangri La in its most awe-inspiring and beautiful season. In fall’s golden days the mountains echo with the boom of highland horns, accompanied by bells, drums, gongs and conch shells. In an atmosphere of mystical power unchanged for centuries, silk-robed masked dancers leap, twirl and whirl in a kaleidoscope of color as they celebrate the ancient Himalayan Buddhist rituals. The festivals in Bhutan are pure and genuine, representing a tradition that dates back thousands of years.
This Bhutan Travel’s favorite fall tour combines two important traditional festivals– one of which is considered the most important festivals. You will first cross over the spectacular Dochu La pass and into the balmy Punakha Valley to attend the Tshechu at the dramatic Wangduephodrang Dzong then proceed to witness the very popular and important festival in the capital– at the Great Fortress Dzong– the Tashichodzong.
On this special Bhutan Travel trip, you will hike and explore villages….. pay homage at important temples. You will visit the recently opened region of the Haa Valley just south of Tibet... Discover the very interesting weekend market... The exploration will end with a pilgrimage hike up to the Tiger’s Nest – the most revered of all temples in the kingdom. Intensive sightseeing, day hikes, and a wealth of visual, cultural and natural experiences will create an exhilarating visit to one of the world’s most untouched and fascinating places during a fascinating time. Enjoy this special fall trip with Bhutan Travel and witness the important festivals in the capital and beyond. More importantly experience the unfolding of the sacred Thongdrel before sunrise for it is believed that witnessing the unfurling of this giant scroll will cleanse you of your sins !