This festival includes masked dances; and wears spectacular costumes made of yellow silk or rich brocade, often decorated with ornaments of carved bone. For certain dances, the monks wear masks which represent fearsome deities, animals or skulls of human being. This festival takes place in the first month of the lunar year and ends with ‘Serda’, a magnificent procession which re-enacts an episode of the war against the Tibetans in the 17th century.
|23Feb.2012||Arrival Paro from Bangkok|
|24Feb.2012||Paro sightseeing; evening Thimphu|
|29Feb.2012||Punakha Festival & afternoon drive back to Paro|
|01Mar.2012||Departure for Bangkok|
|Activities||-||Cultural Tour, Sightseeing|
|Mode of Travel||-||Private Vehicle|
|Group & Staff||-||Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver|
|Accommodation||-||'A' Class hotel|
Note: - This tour is based on Bangkok being the International flight connecting point. Book your international flights to meet the connection. Current schedule departs Bangkok for Paro at 2 different timings 4.35am and 5.50am Local time. The flight from Paro arrives in Bangkok on 2 timings 2.35pm and 3.00pm local time.
As festival times are the most popular times for visitors to come to Bhutan, flight seats and hotel rooms will be on high demand. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"