RADHI FESTIVAL (9 NIGHTS/10 DAYS)

RADHI-FESTIVALThe Radhi Temple was built in the year 1906 by Dronyer Ugyen Dorji. Radhi Village is of 1 hr 20 minutes drive from Trashigang Town.This lhakhang is one of the oldest lhakhang in that village and it is very famous in this region.

DETAILS ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO-PUNAKHA On your arrival you will be received by Guide and driver from Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek(BDTT). And then transfer to Punakha the drive to Punakha is about 3 hours from Thimphu via Dochula pass at 3150m, one can have a magnificent view of Eastern Himalayas on the clear weather from the pass.Lunch in Dochula cafeteria. Further down hill drive from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley of Punakha. On the way visit Chime Lhakhang temple which takes about 30mins from car parking to Chime Lhakhang and up down it takes 1hr.After that Visit Punakha dzong(majestically located at the junction of the two rivers Pho chu and Mo chu, meaning male and female river).Overnight at Punakha

DAY 02: PUNAKHA-BUMTHANG  Breakfast 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 03: 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 Trashigang.(overnight at Trashigang)

DAY 04: TRASHIGANG-RADHI PAKKALING

Breakfast in hotel and we will you to Radhi, the Radhi Temple was built in the year 1906 by Dronyer Ugyen Dorji. Radhi Village is of 1 hr 20 minutes drive from Trashigang Town. Every year on 14-16 day of the 10th Month in Bhutanese calendar the festival is celebrated.The main dances included in the festival are, Shing-je pho/Mo, Chung Cham ( Dance of Garuda), Ju-Ging Cham, Dhur-dag Cham, Dril Ging, Nga-ging and pa-Cham ( Dance of Heroes) (overnight at firm house)

DAY 05: RADHI PAKKALING –PHONGME                                                                                                      

Breakfast in firm house,visit Pakkaling Lhakang for thongdral. 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. Visit Radhi Pakkaling. Pakaling 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.after that visit Rangjung Monastery. The monastery was built in 6th jan 1988 by lam Garab Rimpoche. Main Relic in the temple are Khenlop choe sum (Lopen Pema Juney, Chogyel Thritsong Detsen, Khenchen Botel Sata).and round trip in Rangjung town, at evening transfers to Trashigang. (Overnight at Trashigang

DAY 06: TRASHI GANG-TRASHI YANGTSE   Early Breakfast in hotel and drive to Trashiyangtse  towards the Trashi yangtse along the river of kholong chhu. 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 chorten kora and new Dzong As the region became a separate district, a new dzong 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 chorten kora.The stupa 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.and drive back to Trashigang .overnight at Trashigang

DAY 07: TRASHIGANG-BUMTHANG  Early Breakfast in hotel.we will drive to Bumthang crossing Mongar and trumshingla 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 08: BUMTHANG-THIMPHU    Breakfast in hotel we will drive to Thimphu crossing yotang la,Trongsa,pele la,wangdi and Dochu la.on the way you will fine living standard of Bhutanese people,when we reach in Thimphu chick in hotel.(overnight at Thimphu)

DAY 09: THIMPHU-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 Kichu lhakhang (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 Monstery in paro. (It takes 50minutes drive from Paro town. From there we can see the beautiful view of the Paro town.).And then vist Dumtse lhangkhang, 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 10: 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.