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Witness Paro Festival Tour in 2025

(1 Review)
  • Full Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • 21st March to 25th March 2025
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup: Paro Airport

Paro Festival Tour 2025. The Paro Tshechu or Festival is a Buddhist Festival and one of the major annual events of Bhutan. The Tshechu holds religious significance and is held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Bhutan who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Bhutan. This is the most popular Spring festival in Bhutan. Other Popular Tours you can visit are the Bhutan and Sikkim Tour, the Bhutan Ladakh and Sikkim Tour and Bhutan and Ladakh Tour

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport (Google Map)

Paro Festival Tour Date

21st March to 25th March 2025


All accommodation in 3 Star Hotel during the Paro Festival Tour

Guide for the Tour

Licensed Tour Guide approved by Department of Tourism

Price Includes

  • All meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)
  • All Hotel Accommodation in twin sharing basis
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Bottled water
  • Royalty and Government Taxes
  • Visa Fees and SDF

Price Excludes

  • Airfare for both Domestic and International
  • Alcoholic Drinks which is not mentioned in the Program
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services

Paro Festival Tour Highlight

  • Witness captivating mask dances, known as Cham, performed by monks in elaborate costumes.
  • Experience the sacred Thongdrel unveiling, believed to cleanse sins.
  • Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere at Paro's iconic Rinpung Dzong, where the festival unfolds.
  • Engage in traditional rituals, enjoy local delicacies, and explore the unique blend of spirituality and festivity.
  • The Paro Festival Tour promises an enriching experience, allowing you to witness the heart of Bhutanese culture and spirituality in the picturesque Paro Valley.
What to Expect during Paro Festival Tour 2025?

This famous festival, originally a consecration ceremony of the Dzong Paro Rinpung in the mid-17th century, is now held annually to honor the enlightened Guru Rinpoche.

  • Witness the most Popular Spring festival in Bhutan
  • Visit 6th century Kichu Monastery in Paro
  • Practice your shooting skill of Archery at Simply Bhutan Museam
  • Meditate at Dochulas 108 stupas.
  • Experience the Hotstone bath at Tshering farm House.
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Paro Festival Tour 2025 Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Paro International Airport

The flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight. Our representative will meet you at Paro airport, after arrival & visa formalities and collection of baggage, who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan. 

Day 2Witness Paro Festival from 21st to 25th March 2025

After an early breakfast attends the first day of the Tshechu which is held in the courtyard of Paro Rinpung Dzong. This is the main Secretariat Building, where the government offices and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot are housed. Witness the festival the entire day

The Festival includes the Dance of Black Hats (Shana / Ngachamp), Dance of the Nobleman and Ladies (phole Mole), Dance of the drum beaters, from Dramitse (Dramitse Ngachamp), Dance of the Stag and the hounds (shawa Shachi). Immerse yourself in the spiritual energy as monks perform ancient Cham dances, and locals gather in their finest attire to honor Bhutanese heritage.


Day 3Paro to Thimphu View

After a 50-minute drive check into Hotel and after a tea visit, The National Memorial was built by Bhutan’s third kind, H.M.Jigme Wangchuck who is also known as the ‘’Father of Modern Bhutan’’. He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity.

After his untimely demise in 1972, the Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfill his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and also serve as a monument to eternal peace, harmony, and tranquility. The National Memorial Chorten is located in the center of the capital city, Thimphu, and is designed like a Tibetan-style Chorten. The Chorten has patterned off the classical Stupa design with a pyramidal pillar crowned by a crescent moon and sun. One of the most distinctive features of the Chorten is it’s outwards flaring rounded part that makes the Chorten look more like a vase rather than a classical dome. The interior of the Chorten has a large number of paintings of Tantric deities, in explicit sexual poses that sometimes can be a little disconcerting to visitors.

Evening visit to DechenChholing, (about 30 minutes drive from Thimphu to view the palace of the Queen Mother from a hilltop. Visitors are not allowed to enter the palace complex, especially when the Queen Mother is in residence.  Overnight hotel in Thimphu

Day 4Thimphu to Punakha Tour

Early breakfast and visit Simtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 A.D. Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass at 3150mts. The drive would take about 3 hours. On arrival, drive to Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” Built-in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’, Punakha Dzong is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu (Mother and Father Rivers). It is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move en masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three-story main temple of the Punakha Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan’s first king was crowned. Overnight hotel in Punakha.

Day 5Punakha to Paro

Drive to Paro. Visit 6th Century Kichu monastery, Dungtse monastery, and later visit Farm House. Discover the tranquility of rural life with farm house activities in Paro. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, these farm experiences offer an authentic glimpse into Bhutanese agrarian traditions. Engage in hands-on activities like milking cows, tending to crops, or trying your hand at traditional Bhutanese cooking. Feel the warmth of local hospitality as you connect with the farming communities, gaining insights into sustainable practices. Whether it’s savoring farm-fresh produce or participating in age-old rituals, a farm house activity in Bhutan provides a serene escape, fostering a deep connection with the land and its vibrant cultural tapestry.Over night at Hotel

Day 6Paro to Airport and See Off

Today is the last day in Bhutan. Our staff will see you off at the airport.

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FAQs About Paro Festival Tour

What is Paro Tshechu?

Paro Tsechu is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tsechus (festivals) is one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan.

When did Paro Tshechu start?

In 1644, the consecration of the Paro Dzong by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Ponpo Rigzin Nyingpo was followed by a grand celebration in the form of masked dances and traditional songs. It came to be recognized as Paro Tshechu, and since then it is being celebrated every year with the utmost zeal and happiness.

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

Its always better to book the flights and services in advance because it’s very difficult to get flights due to the huge rush for the festival. 

What is cancellation policy?

Please Check our policy.

How long does the Paro Festival last?

The festival usually lasts for about 3 to 5 days. The duration can vary, but it’s a multi-day event filled with various ceremonies and performances.

What can I expect to see at the Paro Festival?

At the Paro Festival, you can expect to witness traditional Bhutanese masked dances performed by monks and laypeople. The dances often depict stories from Buddhist scriptures and historical events. Colorful costumes, vibrant masks, and intricate choreography are highlights of the event.

Are there other activities during the festival?

In addition to the masked dances, you can also enjoy various traditional music performances, religious rituals, and local food stalls offering Bhutanese cuisine. The festival creates a lively and festive atmosphere.

Can I take photographs during the festival?

Photography is generally allowed during the Paro Festival, but it’s respectful to ask for permission before taking close-up photos of individuals, especially monks and religious ceremonies.

What should I wear to the festival?

 Wearing respectful attire is important. Visitors should opt for modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees. It’s also a good idea to remove hats when entering religious venues.

How can I learn more about the festival's schedule?

The festival schedule can be obtained from the tour agency you’re booking with. They typically provide a detailed itinerary of the events and ceremonies taking place during the festival. To know more about Bhutan festival 2024 Check here

Is there an entrance fee for the Paro Festival?

 There is usually no entrance fee for attending the festival itself, but your tour package may include fees for transportation, accommodations, and other services.

What else can I explore in Paro?

 Paro is a beautiful town with attractions like the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, National Museum of Bhutan, and historical dzongs (fortresses) that you can explore outside the festival time.

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Amith Somya

Family Traveller

“Unforgettable Experience at the Paro Festival”

“I recently had the privilege of attending the Paro Festival as part of a tour, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The vibrant colors, mesmerizing dances, and deep spirituality of this annual event left a lasting impression on me.

The tour was exceptionally well-organized, and our guide was both knowledgeable and passionate about Bhutanese culture. They provided valuable insights into the significance of the festival’s rituals and dances.

April 6, 2023
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