PAKKLING FESTIVAL (11 NIGHTS/12 DAYS)

PAKKLING-FESTIVALPakaling Temple was built in year 1966 by Khaling Lam Kuenzang (He is from Radhi Pakaling). Pakaling Village is 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Trashigang town. This lhakhang is one of the oldest temple (lhakhang) in that village and it is very famous in this region.

DETAILS ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVE IN PARO TO THIMPHU.

On your arrival you will be received by Guide from Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek (BDTT). And then visit Paro Dzong (also known as Rinpung dzong is the venue for the annual Paro Tsechu festival held every spring). Visit National Museum(known as Ta Dzong since it has been turned into National Museum, was the watch tower of Paro Dzong in 17thcentury).Lunch in Paro town and then transfer to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. On reaching Thimphu check in hotel. Towards the evening visit Tashichho dzong (the fortress of the glorious religion, houses the throne room of His Majesty the King, the main secretariat building and the central monk body).Overnight at THIMPHU

DAY 02: THIMPHU-SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast in hotel and visit Memorial Chorten (the stupa was built in 1974 in memory of the late his majesty the king Jig me Dorji Wangchuck), further visit Buddha point to see beautiful landscape of Thimphu town. After that visit Changangkha Lhakhang, (the drukpa kagyu, monastery is on the top hill of Thimphu town. Lunch in Thimphu Town, afterthat VisitTakin Preserve at Motithang. Towards the evening visit Tashicho dzong (the fortress of the glorious religion houses the throne room of His Majesty the King, the main secretariat building and the central monk body). Overnight at THIMPHU

DAY 03: THIMPHU-BUMTHANGBreakfast in hotel, after that long journey towards the Bumthang. On the way you will fine magnificent view of eastern Himalayas and great seen of chentobji chorten and Trongsa Dzong.Even you will fine real civilization of Bhutanese. After that you will reach to cold valley of Bumthang. And chick in hotel (overnight at Bumthang).

DAY 04: BUMTHANG-TRASHIGANG Early Breakfast in hotel, then you will transfers to Trashigang and you will reach to the dance vegetation, on the way you will fine great view of mountain and different types of animals. After that you will reach to warm place called monger. Further transfers to Trashgang (overnight at Trashigang)

DAY 05: TRASHIGANG-RADHI PAKKALING

Breakfast in hotel and transfers to Radhi Pakkaling.Pakaling Temple was built in year 1966 by Khaling Lam Kuenzang (He is from RadhiPakaling). Pakaling Village is 1 hour 20 minutes drive from Trashigang town. Every year on the 24-26 day of the 10thMonth of Bhutanese calendar, the people of RadhiPakaling village celebrate the festival. The main mask dances in the festival are, Shing-je pho/Mo, Chung Cham( Dance of Garuda), Ju-Ging Cham, Dhur-dag,DrilGing, Nga-ging and pa-cham ( Dance of heroes) will be perform.(overnight at firm house)

DAY 06: RADHI PAKKALING –PHONGME Breakfast in firm house after that visit Phongme Temple was built in the 17th century, later in 1911, Drungpa Lemja and the people of Phongme Gewog collaboratively extended the temple.With the introduction of Buddhism in Phongme in 1910. And visit Tokshing Pang Lhakhang was built in the year 1939 by Tempa Kuenzang and later renovated by the people of 3 villages in the year 1987.visitRadhiNamdroelChholing TempleIt was built in the year 1906 by Dronyer Ugyen Dorji. It is located below Khardung.After that visit Rangjung Monastery. The monastery was built in 6th jan 1988 by lam Garab Rimpoche. Main Relic in the temple are Khenlopchoe sum (Lopen Pema Juney, Chogyel Thritsong Detsen, Khenchen BotelSata).and round trip in Rangjung town, at evening transfers to Trashigang. (Overnight at Trashigang town)

DAY 07:TRASHIGANG-TRASHIYANGTSE Early Breakfast in hotel and drive towards the Trashiyangtse along the river of kholongchhu. when you reach to Trashiyangtse, visit old Dzong, the dzong is built on a ridge,at the base of which flows the Dongdi chu.it is accessibly by road and is four kilometers away from the main town of chortenkora and new Dzong As the region became a separate district, a newdzong farther up the valley was built, and today the old dzong houses the monastic body. The dzong also played a vital role in maintaining the security of the country, Lunch in town .After that visit chortenkora.Thestupa was built in the 18th century by Lama Ngawang Lodrö, the nephew of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in order to subdue a harmfuldemon believed to have been living at the site where the chorten is now located. The stupa is modeled after the famous Boudhanath stupa in Nepal popularly known as Jarung Khashor. Towards the evening quick visit in Gom Kora Lhakhang. (Overnight at Trashiyangtse)

DAY 08: TRASHIYANGTSE-BUMTHANG Early Breakfast in hotel. We will drive to Bumthang crossing Mongar andtrumshingla pass. We will stop there for while to take photo with great seen and mammary of Bhutan. When we reach in Bumthang chick in hotel overnight at Bumthang.

DAY 09:BUMTHANG-GANGTEY Breakfast in hotel we will drive to Gangtey crossing yotangla, Trongsa, pele la, and .on the way you will fine living standard of Bhutanese people, when we reach in Gangtey chick in hotel.(overnight at Gangtey)

DAY 10: GANGTEY-PARO

Breakfast in hotel and transfer towards Gangtey and visit Gangtay Gonpa.On and then visit Black Necked Crane Information Center in Phobjikha valley (the wintering home for the black necked crane).And visit Norsang Carpet Factory (Established in 1992 by a local woman, it has a small hall housing eight weaving).After that drive to Paro. (Overnight at Paro)

DAY 11: PARO SIGHTSEEING Breakfast in hotel and drive towards the Drugyel dzong (the fortress in ruins built in commemoration over Tibetan invasion in 17th century). And then drive back via same route and then visit Kichulhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, which dates back to 7th century before Buddhism came to Bhutan). And lunch in Paro town, after that visit Sangchen chokor Monastery in paro. (It takes 50minutes drive from Paro town. From there we can see the beautiful view of the Paro town.).And then visit Dumtse lhakhang, the monastery was built in 1421 (other sources say 1433) by an eminent Tibetan lama named Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464), also known as Chagzampa, (Overnight at Paro)

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

Breakfast in hotel and then drive to the airport for the flight t the next destination. See off by the guide and the driver of Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek.