This page will give you exact festival dates in Bhutan. We try our best to update and double check the exact dates, so that those festival dates are correct. Bhutan has their own festival calendar and this is totally different than the western caledar. Festival in Bhutan known as Tsechu, or "Tsechu" means Festival, offer the visitor an opportunity to see the colourful mask dances and religious art forms of Bhutan and Bhutanese culture or there way of life. It gives visitor an opportunity to interact with the local people. Bhutanese dances known as "Cham" bring blessings upon the onlookers, to instruct them in the teachings of the Buddhist dharma, to protect them from misfortune and to exorcise evil influences. It is a religious festival and it is believed one gains merit by attending it. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people rejoice together, dressed in their finest clothing and jewellery. On our tailor-made itinerary, we include some festivals in Bhutan so that our you could enjoy the festival on your visit. Write email for any further inquiry you have for Bhutan.Festival dates in Bhutan for 2017 SL# Festivals Name Nepalese Calendar (2073) English Calendar (2016 – 2017) 1 TAKIN FESTIVAL Damji, GASA 21st February 2 NOMAD FESTIVAL Nagsephel, BUMTHANG 22nd February 3 Bhutan InternationalMarathon (Annual Event organized byBOC) 23rd February 4 PUNAKHA DRUBCHEN Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 23rd – 27th February 5 PUNAKHA TSHECHU Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 28th February – 2nd March 6 THARPALINGTHONGDROL Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummi,BUMTHANG 5th March 7 CHHORTEN KORA Chorten Kora,TRASHIYANGTSHE 5th March & 20th March 8 GOMPHUKORA Gom Kora Lhakhang,TRASHIGANG 27th – 29th March 9 TALO TSECHU Talo, PUNAKHA 27th – 29th March 10 GASA TSHECHU Gasa Dzong, GASA 27th – 30th March 11 ZHEMGANG TSHECHU Zhemgang Dzong, ZHEMGANG 27th – 30th March
This page will give you exact festival dates in Bhutan. We try our best to update and double check the exact dates, so
VISITING BHUTAN All tourists willing to visit Bhutan must buy an all-inclusive package tour from the local agent in Kathmandu or through their agents abroad. The Royal Government of Bhutan has set a fixed tariff. This tariff includes accommodation, transport, guides and meals. VISAS A visa is required for traveling to Bhutan. All foreign nationals intending to visit Bhutan with us should apply to Nature Trails Travels & Tours with a complete visa form along with a Xerox copy of passport at least two weeks before the expected date of arrival. Once we have your detailed information, we will process your details and obtain the visa, (you can send us the details by fax or e-mail).We need the following details in order to start applying for visas. 01: Your full name (as it appears in your passport) -02: Permanent address -03: Occupation -04: Nationality -05: Passport number -06: Date of issue and expiration of passport -07: Date and place of birth - Please make sure that the information given to us is 100% correct and no single mistake; if there are any discrepancies when you arrive in Bhutan, delays and complications can take place. *Your actual visa is stamped only on arrival in Bhutan with the approval of a Visa clearance, which willbe sent to you in advance. * A visa clearance number is also required when issuing Druk Air tickets.* Two copies of original passport size photographs are required on arrival.* Nature Trail Travels & Tours, Trekking and Expeditions has been an authorized Travel Agent forBhutan for the past thirteen years. Currency and Credit Cards The Bhutanese currency is called the Ngultrum and is equivalent to the Indian rupee (approx. 1 US$ = Nu. 40). Currency notes are available in various denominations: Nu. 1000, Nu. 500, Nu. 100, Nu.
VISITING BHUTAN All tourists willing to visit Bhutan must buy an all-inclusive package tour from the local agent in Kathmandu or through their
An International Tourist Tariff has been set by the Royal Government of Bhutan and is valid for all-inclusive packages. 1. The daily tariff for tourists visiting in a group of 03 persons or more is approx.: Cultural tours/Trekking: US. $ 250 per person per night and is based on total nights stayed. 2. For individuals and small groups of less than three persons, there is an additional surcharge on the above rates, per night applicable rates of US $ 40 for a single person traveling US $ 30 per night for 2 people traveling 3. Visa fee US $20 per person & Tourism Development Fund (TFD) US $10 per person. Inclusive: * Accommodation on twin sharing basis with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).* Necessary transfers and sightseeing Tours within Bhutan in a deluxe vehicle.* The services of guide/porters/ponies as stated in the itinerary.* Royalty & Taxes to the Government.* Monastery and Monument entrance fees. Discounts: 1. Diplomats from foreign embassies and missions accredited to Bhutan are given a 25% discount on the daily tariff. 2. Students below the age of 25 years holding valid identity cards from their academicinstitutions are also given a 25% discount on daily rates.Children up to the age of 5 years travel free of cost. Those between 6 to 12 years accompanied bytheir guardians are entitled to a 50% discount. 3. A group leader with 15 paying persons and above is complimentary. A discount of 50% isgiven to one person in a group of 11 to 15 pax. 4. A discount of 5% on the daily tariff is provided for Tours beyond 21 nights. Delayed arrival / departure: There is no charge for the number of days delay on arrival / departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or roadblocks. People will
An International Tourist Tariff has been set by the Royal Government of Bhutan and is valid for all-inclusive packages. 1. The daily tariff
The southern part of Bhutan is tropical, and in general the east of Bhutan is warmer than the west of the country. The central valley of Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Mongar, Trashigang and Lhuntshi enjoys a semi tropical climate with very cool winters, while Thimphu, Tongsa and Bumthang have a temperate climate with monsoon rains in the summer (22- 28-degree Celsius approx.) with snow-fall in winter. Winter (below 0 – 8 Degree Celsius approx.) The best time to visit Bhutan is from mid-November until mid-March, at this time of year the climate is dry, with daytime temperature of 16-19 degrees centigrade and normally sunshine and clear skies, nighttime temperatures can fall tol below zero. The monsoon usually arrives in mid-June, with the rain falling mainly in the afternoons and evenings. At the end of September, after the last of the heavy rains, autumn (warm days but nights are chilly; 17-27 D. Celsius approx.)and a magnificent season for trekking unfolds lasting until mid-November. Generally spring is warm (20 – 25 Degrees Celsius approx.).Best season: March, April, May, September, October and November.Monsoon: ....June, July and August.Winter: .........December, January and February.
The southern part of Bhutan is tropical, and in general the east of Bhutan is warmer than the west of the country. The
If there is a heaven on Earth? It is this, it truly is. 'Land of the Thunder Dragon'. Hidden away in the Himalayas Bhutan and its people have largely lived a life of isolation from the rest of the world. The Bhutanese have succeeded in maintaining their cultural and spiritual heritage and belief that they live in the last Shangri-La by strictly limiting the number of tourists to the Kingdom to a maximum of 5000 a year. Western values have little or no impact. There in this land of culture and extreme charm which exudes a special feeling of serenity. The people are intensely religious, much in evidence here, even in urban centres the spinning of prayer wheels the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamps are still important features of daily life. Monasteries temples and religious monuments are dotted across the landscape bearing witness to the importance of Buddhism, while red robed monks, young and old, are everywhere mingling freely in towns and village markets. Watch allnepal in youtube.comBhutan boasts a wealth of Bio Diversity with almost three quarters of its land area covered by forests, it has been declared amongst the ten most prominent areas for environmental protection in the world. Its rich Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling snow capped peaks, lush valleys and unbelievably beautiful rural landscapes
If there is a heaven on Earth? It is this, it truly is. 'Land of the Thunder Dragon'. Hidden away in the Himalayas