Haa Summer Festival

Haa Summer Festival

from $1,550.00$1,240.00

Bhutan is the last Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom, and the teachings of this school of Buddhism are a living faith among its people. Spirituality exists even in the urban centers where the spinning of prayer wheels, the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamps in the houses are still important features of their everyday life. Bhutan’s unique architecture is one of the most striking physical features; the colour of house and buildings is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure.  Bamboo, ornaments of gold and silver and highly developed weaving kills represent an advanced art form.

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All about the Haa Summer Festival.

7 Days, 6 Nights

Bhutan is the last Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom, and the teachings of this school of Buddhism are a living faith among its people. Spirituality exists even in the urban centers where the spinning of prayer wheels, the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamps in the houses are still important features of their everyday life. Bhutan’s unique architecture is one of the most striking physical features; the colour of house and buildings is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure.  Bamboo, ornaments of gold and silver and highly developed weaving kills represent an advanced art form.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Wedding ceremony in Bhutanese style
  •   Tours specified in the itinerary
  •   Accommodation in 4 star hotel/ Complimentary Deluxe rooms.
  • Meals (Breakfast; lunch; dinner, mineral water) as per your choice
  •  Transportation within Bhutan (Toyota Hiace Bus/High roof)
  •   Services of experienced and licensed culture tour guide
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • US $ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
  • Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
  •  Tax and government royalty
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air fare
  •  Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  •  Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities)
  • Tips for guide and driver
  •  Alcohol, beverages in resorts.
  • Shopping and Entertainment
  1. Day 1 Arrive Bhutan to Thimphu

    Fly into Paro by Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Airline. The great snow-capped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can be seen during clear weather. As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, you will see Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. You will be received by the representative of Yelha Bhutan Tours and Travels (Bhutan tour operator) who will be your Bhutan travel guide throughout your tour. Now you will drive to Thimphu and check into your hotel. After refreshments, visit the following:

    • National Memorial Chorten: Chorten literally means ’ seat of faith’ and Buddhists often called such monuments the ’Mind of Buddha’. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.
    • Drive to Kuensel Phodrang and take a short leisure hike to the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below.
    • Visit Buddha Point and offer your prayers to the largest Buddha statue in the country and walk around to enjoy the great view of Thimphu valley below. In the evening stroll through Thimphu town and leisure time.
    • Tashi Chhodzong, Tashichhodzong, “the fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of the monarch’s throne room and seat of the Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without architectural plan.
  2. Day 2 Thimphu Sightseeing

    The full day Thimphu sightseeing includes visit to the following:

    • The Institute of Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.
    • The National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life.
    • Changzamtog Weaving centre.
    • Centenary Farmers’ Market (open from Thursday to Sunday so called weekend market) where farmers sell their farm produces ( vegetables, fruits, cereals, spices, wild vegetable collections, livestock products,etc and free interaction with local people who come shopping to this market, especially on weekends.
    • Takin Preserve which houses the national animal- takin which is found only in Bhutan. Takin is an extremely rare member of goat family.
    • Changangkha lhakhang/temple
    • Dechenphodrang
  3. Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha

    After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft). If you have a clear sky, the view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges is spectacular and you can even see the Gasa Dzong as a white dot in the horizon. Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and wellbeing of His Majesty the King of Bhutan.

    Travel onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho – Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river.

    Evening, walk through the Metshina Village and take a 20minute walk through the rice fields to the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

  4. Day 4 Punakha to Haa

    After the breakfast, we will drive to Haa Valley via Dochula and Chele la Pass. After arriving in Haa, we will do short valley tour and visit Black temple.

    Then relax and dinner at Farm house with the local people and experience the Bhutanese culture and lifestyle in the remote place.

  5. Day 5 Haa summer festival to Paro

    Today after the breakfast, you will be given Bhutanese traditional dress so that you can dress and experience our National dress (GHO for Man and Kira for Woman).

    You will get to watch skilled local craftsmen weaving yak hair into their traditional tents and also traditional arts of yak shearing and wool making. You will also see how delicious traditional meals are made using yak dairy products as main ingredients.

    Food, A Taste of Tradition: You will get to taste delicious Haapi Hoentoe, hearty dumplings made from buckwheat and stuffed with fragrant grated turnip, dried turnip grees, mushrooms, garlic, onions and chopped cabbage seasoned with gingerp, ground walnut, chili-powder, salt, butter, sesame and poppy seeds. This is the special dish of Haa valley and made only by people of Haa Valley. There will also be other traditional Bhutanese dishes to sample.

    Song and Dance: You will get to watch and enjoy the lively folk songs and mask dances performed at this festival and also experience Haapi Ausa, traditional songs extolling the virtue of their yaks that are typically sung while tending their yaks.

    Sports: you can either watch or participate in the local sports such as Archery, yak and Horse riding, Khuru (darts), Soksum (light javelin throwing). These lively competitions are energetic affairs accompanied by much laughter, singing and friendly taunts.

    We will drive to Paro for overnight. If we reach early, we will visit Taa dzong, now it is national museum and Paro Rinpung Dzong.

  6. Day 6 Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery

    After breakfast, drive up to the base camp of Taktsang and then hike up to the most famous Monastery in the entire kingdom of Bhutan perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to the viewpoint will take about an hour and it will take 2 hours to the monastery.

    Lunch at the viewpoint or at Paro town. Later sightseeing in town and Kichu Lhakhang. The 1300 years old Jo Jampa Temple.

  7. Day 7 Depurture from Paro

    In the morning, your tour guide from Yelha Bhutan Tours & Travels (local Bhutan travel agent) will escort you to Paro International Airport for your departure

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains
  • Village Homestay
  • Camping

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

Your Bhutan Visa and Bhutan tour will be 100% confirmed once the company receives your full payment. You will receive you Bhutan Visa and confirmed tickets 24-48 hours after you transfer us the full tour payment.

You can visit western Bhutan (Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang) anytime of the year. Avoid central and eastern Bhutan during the monsoon months of July and August when the weather is sometimes a little wet for sightseeing.

All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country.

Yes, tipping is a standard practice in Bhutan and it is part of a Bhutanese culture. All your service staff such as guide, driver, hotels staff will expect tips from you at the end of the service.

Licensed Bhutanese travel guides will introduce you to the many facets of this interesting country. The English-speaking guides undergo regular training and, where required, specialized guides will lead you on bird watching, botany or other special tours.

Yes, all most all the towns have internet cafes.

Yelha Bhutan Tours and Travels is a government registered tour operator based in Bhutan. Yelha Bhutan Tours and Travels is one of the best trusted and top travel company in Bhutan based in the capital

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