EXPLORE THIMPHU TSHECHU – FESTIVAL IN BHUTAN 2017

THIMPHU TSHECHU - FESTIVAL IN BHUTAN 2017

THIMPHU TSHECHU – FESTIVAL IN BHUTAN 2017

Thimphu Tshechu Schedule: Sept 30-Oct 2, 2017

7 Night 8 Day Thimphu Festival

One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar. This Tshechu is witnessed by thousands of people many of which travel from neighboring Dzongkhags (districts) to attend the festivities. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods.When it was initiated by the 4th Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay in 1867 the Tshechu consisted of only a few dances being performed strictly by monks. These were the Zhana chham and the Zhana Nga chham (Dances of the 21 Black Hats), Durdag (Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Ground), and the Tungam chham (Dance of the Terrifying Deities).

The Thimphu Tshechu underwent a change in the 1950s, when the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, introduced numerous Boed chhams (mask dances performed by lay monks). These additions added colour and variation to the festival without compromising its spiritual significance. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) are enjoyed because they are similar to stage-theater.Equally important are the Atsaras, who are more than just mere clowns. The Atsaras are the dupthobs (acharyas), who provide protection.

The dances and the jesting of the Atsaras are believed to entrance evil forces and prevent them from causing harm during Tshechus. Modern Atsaras also perform short skits to disseminate health and social awareness messages.To farmers, the Tshechu is also seen as a break from farm life. It’s an occasion to celebrate, receive blessings and pray for health and happiness.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro & Paro-Thimphu

Distance: 54 km, estimated driving time: 1 hr

Fly into Paro by DrukAir ( Royal Bhutan Airlines). After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour.Then drive to Thimphu .

On Arrival At Thimphu Check Into Your Hotel And After Lunch Visit The Following:

Bhutan Postal Museum (recently established)-The museum tells the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the evolution of communications and postal system in the country. And also you can get personalized Bhutanese postage stamps with your photo on them. You can bring along your favorite photo to put on the stamps and put these stamps on your postcard to send to your family and friends.

Changzamtok Weaving Center to observe beautiful colourful silk and cotton textiles being woven into shawls, scarves and traditional Bhutanese dresses.

Craft Bazaar where craftsmen and artisans from across the country display and sell their handicrafts. In the evening, free to relax or stroll around Thimphu town, do shopping, etc. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Day 02: 1st Day Of Thimphu Tshechu (Festival)- (9.Am – 4.30 Pm)

After breakfast you will go to witness the 1st Day of Thimphu Tshechu (Festival) which will be held at Tendrel Thang (the festival ground in front of Thimphu Tashichhodzong). Dressed in traditional finery, devotees flock to Tendrel Thang to proclaim their faith and receive blessings.

You will take off sometime from the festival to visit Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

After The Festival You Will Visit The Following:

Watch Archery Match: Bhutan’s national game

Kuenselphodrang where the Bhutan’s largest Buddha statue (167 feet tall) is perched on the hillock overlooking the entire Thimphu valley below and the view from there is magnificent.

National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ‘ seat of faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu Tsechu 2nd Day, Thimphu Sightseeing & Short Hike To Tango Monastery

After Breakfast Visit The Following:

Centenary Farmers’ Market (open from Thu-Sun only): Most of the Thimphu’s population and many valley dwellers converge on the bustling weekend market, held by the side of Wangchu River. A wide range of foodstuffs and local arts and crafts are sold at the market, which runs from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening. A visit to the market provides great photo opportunities, as well as the chance to mingle with local people and perhaps buy souvenirs.

Go to Tendrel Thang to get a glimpse of the 2nd Day of Thimphu Festival and stay at the festival for about an hour or so.

National Textile Museum, which is a good place to see that the art of traditional weaving is preserved and preserved by exhibition and contains a good collection of old textile rich in colors and designs. You’ll also see people weaving with intricate designs.

Simply Bhutan – A living rural museum that provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life.

After lunch, drive to the base camp of the Tango Monastery for about 30 minutes and head to the monastery. The walk to the monastery is filled by the woods with Rhododendron trees that are full bloom during April. Tango Monastery is the center for higher studies for monks. The view from the Tango Monastery is breathtakingly beautiful. You will experience complete peace and quiet in this area. After visiting the monastery, walk back to the road and return to Thimphu, Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Last day of Thimphu Tshechu

Last day of Thimphu Tshechu

Day 04: Last day of Thimphu Tshechu

After breakfast go to Tendrel Thang (festival field) to see the spectacular day of Thimphu Tsechu with religious dance performances mixed with folk dances and dance from Bhutanese warriors. People from all walks of life gather at the festival in their best dresses and ornaments.

After The Festival You Will Visit The Following:

Traditional Bhutanese paper mill, the handmade paper manufacturer in Bhutan, originates from the ancient tradition from the 8th century of Bhutanese history. The handmade paper forms a valuable national heritage of Bhutanese cultural identity and is preserved throughout the ages. The traditional paper is recognized and has high value in both the interior and the outside world. Jungshi Paper Factory was established in November 1990 as a company of the Royal Government of Bhutan. The device now has a large and only retailer in handmade paper and its products.

Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal that is found only in Bhutan. This is a very rare member of the goat family. Found in herds at very high heights (13,125 ft and above). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It could be up to 550 pounds.

Changankha Lhakhang (Temple): This temple located on top of a small dog overlooking the Thimphu Valley was built in the 13th century by the illustrious Lam Phajo Dugom Zhigpo. The temple is considered the spiritual home of children born in the Chang Valley. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Thimphu-Punakha  Wangdue

Thimphu-Punakha Wangdue

Day 05: Thimphu-Punakha / Wangdue

Distance: 71 km, estimated driving time: 2 ½ hours

After breakfast, travel to Punakha & Wangdue via Dochula Pass 3140 m). In the bright springtime you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains, Then by the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Queen Mother of Bhutan) for the security and well-being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan.

You will also visit Press Wangyal Lhakhang (Monastery), built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Queen Mother of Bhutan) in honor of his Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck and the Armed Forces after His Majesty a Successful operation against Indian militants who occupied certain areas of Bhutan. The Wangyal Lhakhang Gallery has beautiful murals depicting some important events in the rulings of the Kings of Bhutan.

Then travel to Punakha. Punakha is inextricably linked to some of the most important events in Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and most important regions in the heart of Bhutanese culture. Punakha served as a capital of Bhutan from 1637 to 1907. The dzong is historically important and represents a united Bhutan.

On the way, stop for lunch in the village of Metsina, then visit Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famous for its fertility sanctuary, where one can get a special fertility blessing.

Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on Pho-Chu Island (Male River) and Mochu (Female River). The dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. At the dzong you can see the highest standards in woodwork.

In the evening you can visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendup Lhakhang Nunnery and enjoy the breathtaking views of Punakha and Wangdue. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

Punakha vailly

Punakha vailly

Day 06: Punakha Paro

Distance: 71 km, estimated driving time: 2 ½ hours

After breakfast, travel through the top Punakha Valley and stroll through farms to the beautiful Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Lhakhang (Temple) built by Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck (the Queen of Bhutan Queen) for peace and stability in this ever changing world. This temple is located on the hilltop overlooking the valley below. The quiet walk to the temple takes about an hour. Visit the temple and enjoy the breathtaking beautiful view from there.

Punakha Paro

Punakha Paro

Then travel to Paro with lunch and route. On arrival in Paro, visit the following:

Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks. Then go to Rimpung Bridge (Traditon Bridge), the oldest bridge in Bhutan. Farmhouses in Paro Valley and visiting a farm give a good look at a farmer’s lifestyle. Overnight stay in a hotel in Paro

Tiger's Nest Monastery

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 07: A Day Walk To Takhang Ghoempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) In Paro

After breakfast, walk to Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). The walk to the viewpoint takes about 1 1/2 hours and from there you enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the cliff side. You will stop here for refreshments and then continue to the monastery which another 1 1/2 hours.

It was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava meditated for three months in the 8th century. It is assumed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tiger and demon. He conducted meditation in one of the caves and appeared in eight incarnated forms (manifestations) and blessed the place. Then the place became known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. Guru Padmasambhava is famous for introducing Buddhism in Bhutan. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen caves in which he meditated.

After going to the monastery, go down down to the road, with lunch at the cafeteria. Then go back to your hotel after visiting Kichu Lhakhang on the way. Kichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story is that a huge demon is located throughout Tibet and the Himalayan region and prevents the spread of Buddhism. To conquer her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples that would be placed on all points of her body. Of these 108 temples, 12 were built according to precise plans. Thus it happened that in about AD 638 the temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the heart of the demon. In the evening, relax in the traditional hot-tub after a busy day and overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Paro International Airport

Paro International Airport

Day 08: Departure from Paro

After breakfast, your guide to Access Bhutan Tours will show you at the Paro International Airport for your further trip.

To Gasa Dzong

 

End of the Tour Program

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Guides of Bhutan Pre-Departure information

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Aides of Bhutan handles the entire booking process in the interest of our visitors, including flights and visa applications however it is fitting to book well ahead of time to secure inn convenience and seats on Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air. We trust the accompanying handy manual for go to Bhutan answers most inquiries yet kindly do email us for further elucidation and the most recent data at gaurav.chawla@swantours.in

DRUK AIR works two Airbus319s amongst Bhutan and Bangkok (by means of Calcutta or Dhaka and Bodhgaya) and amongst Bhutan and Delhi (through Kathmandu). On receipt of installment for the full passage, our visitors will be sent a duplicate of their E-ticket by means of email. Druk Air’s arrangements apply and Guides Of Bhutan can’t discount tickets obtained for the benefit of our visitors. For a la mode flight calendars and rates please allude to the Druk Air site http://www.drukair.net

Travel permits GOVERNMENT FEES and VISAS For any visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan all game plans (agenda, flights and visa) must be made through an authorized neighborhood visit administrator, for example, Guides Of Bhutan. It ordinarily takes 2 to 3 weeks to process visas yet under a few conditions, we can quicken the procedure.

To secure your booking we require the accompanying:

An examined duplicate of the photograph page of every visitor’s visa (legitimate for 6 months)

A finished duplicate of the visa shape (accessible for download from our site http://www.guidesofbhutan.com)

Full installment is required no short of what one month before the date of travel (your monies are held by the Tourism Council of Bhutan http://www.tourism.gov.net until the excursion has been finished). Installment is completely refundable if composed cancelation is gotten 45 days preceding entry date.

For subtle elements, the most productive strategy for installment and additionally a duplicate of the visa frame please email us at info@guidesofbhutan.com

The Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan requires that each outside national (aside from Indian nationals) pay a Daily Government Royalty of US$65 dollars per individual every day (with the exception of in July and August when it is US$55 per individual every day), a FIT (Free Independent Traveler) additional charge of US$30 per individual every day is demanded for two individuals, which ascends to US$40 every day for single explorers, however for gatherings of at least 3 this expense is deferred. (If you don’t mind take note of that these are DAILY charges).

It is profoundly prescribed to bring loved ones (instead of go as a solitary individual or a couple) or to join a gathering flight to significantly decrease the trek cost per individual and keep away from the FIT extra charge.

Also, outside nationals (aside from Indian nationals) are required to pay a Visa Fee (nonrefundable) of US$20 per application (one name for every application), and a US$10 per individual Tourism Development Fund Fee (which is utilized to help Bhutan’s framework).

If you don’t mind NOTE All the above Government Fees and Royalties are incorporated into the cost of your comprehensive Adventure Package with Guides Of Bhutan.

TIPS FOR DRUK AIR PASSENGERS

On registration at the air terminal demand a seat on the left-hand side of the plane for the best mountain perspectives and the other way around on flight.

Visitors Flying by means of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport the Druk Air registration work area at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International airplane terminal is at Row W at the furthest end of the concourse, to spare time request that your driver drop you at that end.

Visitors Flying by means of India All travelers traveling to and from Bhutan by means of Calcutta or Delhi must apply for an Indian Visa preceding their takeoff on the off chance that they expect to remain overnight – in the event that they stay in travel no Indian visa is required.

As Paro air terminal may be “sunlight limited” and absolutely reliant on climate, flights can once in a while be postponed. To be set up for such an occasion travelers ought to keep no less than 24 hours’ travel time for corresponding flights out of Paro and it is encouraged to convey fundamental individual things like prescriptions, money, records and so on in your grasp stuff.

Aides of Bhutan – Inspiring and Uplifting Adventures in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

Hand Baggage Allowance Druk Air asks for that travelers restrain their hand stuff to one piece, the size not surpassing 45+35+20 cm (17 ½ +13 ½ +8 inches) and the weight not surpassing 5 kg (11lbs).

Checked Baggage Allowance:     Economy Class: 20 kg (44 lbs)      Business Class: 30 kg (66 lbs)

Wellbeing and SAFETY

THE EFFECTS OF ALTITUDE Though we are in the Himalaya, our schedule remains underneath the height where Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) may influence individuals. Be that as it may, it is still imperative to. Get in the most ideal shape you can before the trek Begin your experience healthy

Drink loads of water – more than you feel you have to

Eating is imperative – eating regimen ought to be high in starches and protein

Comprehend the idea of elevation acclimatization – relax for the initial few days and do whatever it takes not to overexert Recognize and never disregard the indications of height sickness – approach your guide for more subtle elements

Every one of our agendas are composed with simple days toward the begin with some turning out to be additionally testing towards the end, after acclimatization has happened.

Happiness Holiday Vacation in Bhutan

There are no statutory necessities unless you are touching base from a zone assigned as contaminated by cholera or yellow fever. If it’s not too much trouble counsel your specialist for progressive data and in the event, that you are on any recommended pharmaceutical guarantee that you carry an adequate supply with you. As Bhutan is a remote nation we prompt that all visitors beyond 60 a year old or with a previous condition counsel their specialist about their venture arranges.

TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a condition for entering Bhutan that you convey confirmation of travel protection to cover medicinal and individual mishap dangers (counting repatriation costs, air emergency vehicle and helicopter safeguard administrations) and that you additionally take out cancelation protection. If it’s not too much trouble take note of that a few approaches confine scope or don’t cover go to Bhutan and may not cover exercises, for example, trekking and mountain biking.

Cash MATTERS

The Bhutanese unit of coin is the Ngultrum and 1Nu = 100 Chetrum. The Ngultrum is pegged to the estimation of the Indian Rupee and on 25/10/2011 was justified regardless of the accompanying:

1 $US = 49.78 Nu              1 UK£ = 79.57 Nu             1 Euro = 69.37 Nu            1 $Sing = 39.35 Nu           1 Jap Yen = 0.65 Nu

Progressively organizations in Bhutan acknowledge Visas and there are outside cash trade administrations at a few lodgings and banks in addition to there are currently ATMs for guests’ utilization in Paro and Thimpu. It is prescribed that for miscellaneous items, beverages and gifts, past the capital that visitors convey a mix of trade or explorers looks at US Dollars and a charge card (AMEX card holders can encounter troubles).

Additional EXPENSES and SPENDING MONEY as Guides Of Bhutan offers comprehensive bundles, aside from additional exercises, beverages, tips, fundamental things and gifts, there is little else to spend your cash on. The selection of keepsakes is enhancing and incorporates materials, wooden painstaking work, artistic creations, petition banners, supplication wheels, supplication globules and extremely vivid stamps. Paro Market day is each Sunday and Thimpu Market (with its broad handiwork and ancient rarity area) opens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Guests are encouraged to be mindful when buying old and utilized things. Traditions powers won’t permit any old/utilized things to be removed from the nation in the event that they have not been confirmed as non-collectible. In the event that you are uncertain please approach your guide for counsel.

Tips This is an absolutely individual matter as there is no custom of tipping in Bhutan obviously, any tips as money or outside apparel or apparatus are constantly extremely generally welcomed – giving, obviously, the level of administration you get is deserving of some extra reward.

Helpful INFO of BHUTAN Vacation

BUSINESS HOURS Saturday is the week by week three day weekend for all Government Offices and a few shops are shut however in the private segment the day away from work is Sunday. It would be ideal if you take note of that the National Museum is shut on Sundays and Mondays.

TOBACCO Bhutan has turned into world to ban the sale and consumption (in public) of tobacco. While guests can at present acquire cigarettes for their own particular utilize the things will pull in an obligation of 200%. Smoking in broad daylight ought to be kept away from.

Aides of Bhutan – Inspiring and Uplifting Adventures in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

Web ACCESS Bhutan’s availability is enhancing by the day, with most PDAs working and remote associations accessible in Tourist Class lodgings however this reduces as you move eastwards past Punakha.

ELECTRICITY 220 volts AC from clean Hydro Electric plants. If you don’t mind pack an all-inclusive fitting connector as the kind of electrical attachments fluctuates the nation over.

LOCAL TIME Bhutan is 10 hours in front of New York, 6 hours in front of Greenwich Meantime with no light sparing, 30 minutes in front of India, 1 hour behind Thailand and 2 hours behind Tokyo.

LANGUAGE Of BHUTAN

Dzongkha is Bhutan’s legitimate dialect and there are incalculable lingos. Because of his Majesty the fourth King’s instruction strategy, English is broadly talked in shops and inns.

FOOD of Bhutanese dishes are rich and zesty with a lot of cheddar and bean stew. Do attempt the national dish called Ema Datse whose hotness can be decreased to guests’ tastes. Most visitors adhere to the Chinese, mainland or Indian food that is served in eateries and lodgings. There are dependably veggie lover alternatives in addition to momos (Tibetan dumplings) and mushrooms are served in plenitude (Bhutan is celebrated for delectable matsutake and chanterelle mushrooms).

CULTURAL ETIQUETTE All Bhutanese have a profound regard for religion, their senior citizens and the government. Their traditions are unpredictable and not effectively comprehended in a short visit to the nation however a decent general guideline is to take after fitting Western benchmarks of civility. Here are a few focuses to recall:

In the event that you might want to photo a Bhutanese individual, please ask them first

DRIVING DISTANCES AND TIMES

From   To   Distance Drive Time
Bagdogra (India)   Phuentsoling   170km 4hrs 30min
Phuentsoling   Paro   111km 5hrs 30min
Paro   Thimpu   65km 50min
Thimpu   Punakha   77km 3hrs 30min
Punakha   Wangdi Phodrang   13km 45min
Wangdi Phodrang   Trongsa   129km 4hrs 30min
Wangdi Phodrang   Gangte   65km 2hrs 30min
Trongsa   Bumthang   68km 2hrs 30min
Bumthang   Mongar   198km 7 hrs
Mongar   Lhuntshi   76km 3 hrs
Mongar   Trashigang   90km 4hrs
Trashigang   Chorten Kora   52km 1hr 30min
Trashigang   Samdrup Jongkhar   180km 6hrs 30min
travel map of Bhutan

travel map of Bhutan

Nearby WEATHER

Bhutan lies at an indistinguishable scope from Miami in the US so expect a lot of daylight – to be sure Bhutan is really a year-round goal for guests. The fluctuating elevations of the valleys in the Kingdom make for various microclimates eg. the low Punakha valley (1,200m) appreciates a sub-tropical atmosphere though the higher Gangte valley (2,900m) encounters solidifying temperatures all through the winter.

SPRING and AUTUMN (March to May and September to November)

Warm days and cool evenings (max 24ºC: min 2ºC), some shot of rain – Camping Trek Seasons (solidifying temps at high camps)

SUMMER (June to August)

Hot days and soothing evenings (max 26ºC: min 14ºC), shot of rain – Best Time for Flowers and Birdlife

WINTER (December to February)

Fresh, clear sunny days and cool dry evenings (max 20ºC: min – 4ºC) some shot of snow – Best Time for Mountain Views

Readiness and PACKING

Gear and CLOTHING As you can see the climate in Bhutan is not as outrageous as one may think, even in winter. Notwithstanding your ordinary every day garments, for our general undertakings (please observe the pressing records for overnight treks and full biking visits on the schedules), may we propose the accompanying things to carry with you:

Fundamental little rucksack; warm coat; solid boots or shoes with great soles; waterproof coat; shades; warm cap; sunhat; sunscreen; all-inclusive fitting connector; water bottle.

Suggested shorts for cycling and strolling; burn; bug repellent; lip ointment; wet wipes; inflatable pad for flights and auto ventures; iPod or comparative; earplugs; individual emergency treatment pack and an adequate supply of any solution you are taking. It is likewise prudent to pack a few treats from home like muesli bars, gloves and maybe warm clothing for winter nights and an extra battery for your camera. Photos or postcards of your town, home and family to show aides and local people dependably go down well.

Strolling CONDITIONS Our strolls and treks are for the most part on set up journey and town trails utilized by local people and ministers, and there are no especially troublesome segments, albeit a portion of the trails are steep and rough and can be sloppy and tricky after rain. Boots with lower leg support are prescribed and Guides Of Bhutan can supply strolling sticks. Any sensibly fit individual will altogether appreciate the strolls we have created in addition to riding horses can once in a while be employed for certain harder climbs. Your guide conveys additional mineral water, snacks and a far-reaching mountain medical aid unit at all times.

BIKING CONDITIONS Guides of Bhutan offer a scope of both on-street touring and go dirt road romping biking outings to suit all interests, capacities and time limitations. Our group has spearheaded many bicycle courses including anything from freewheeling down calm nation paths and wide homestead tracks for an evening, to epic multi day single-track difficulties. We have a scope of KONA and Trek mountain bicycles, head protectors and gloves so on the off chance that you are keen on biking with us please educate us regarding your tallness as quickly as time permits to secure a bicycle of your size. Your guide conveys additional mineral water, snacks, toolbox, imperative extras and a far-reaching mountain medical aid unit at all times and vehicle support is given wherever conceivable.

TRANSPORT and ROAD CONDITIONS Depending on the span of your gathering, for exchanges and visits we utilize little private minibusses and 4 x 4 vehicles, for example, Land Cruisers dependably with an assigned, experienced driver. There is not a solitary activity light in the whole nation and when all is said in done the all around voyaged streets around Paro and Thimpu are in great condition – there is even a twofold path thruway into the capital at this point. Far from the primary streets in the west you can anticipate that up will 17 twists for each kilometer lessening normal rates to somewhere around 30 and 50 kmh with falling apart street surfaces.

Packages NCLUSIONS

All Guides Of Bhutan Adventure Packages incorporate the accompanying components in the cost :

Bhutanese Government Visa Fees

Bhutanese Government Taxes and Royalties

Comprehensive of 10% Government deals impose and benefit charge at lodgings

Settlement on a full board premise all through (barring refreshments)

The selective administrations of an accomplished, English-speaking, Government-authorized, Buddhist, Guide of Bhutan Entry allows and expenses to all sanctuaries, historical centers and religious communities recorded in the schedule

Private transport all through including airplane terminal exchanges

All secretly guided visits and exercises included in your schedule (unless an extra charge is expressed) Complimentary mineral water on all outings

Bundle PRICE Guides Of Bhutan offers comprehensive bundles to suit a scope of spending plans and guidelines of convenience with standard gathering rates beginning from US$275 (approx UK£170) per individual every day to elite tailor made extravagance enterprises from US$550 (approx UK£345) per individual every day.

People PREFERENCES

Settlement For our standard undertakings Guides Of Bhutan have chosen all around found, agreeable, to some degree provincial however enchanting traveler class lodgings and can likewise mastermind a night in a town house in specific areas. For the extravagance alternative we utilize the incredible Uma Paro, Uma Punakha, Taj and Aman five star inns and can blend and match measures of convenience to suit, for instance a few visitors want to sprinkle out on a touch of extravagance for their last night or two..

Individual INFORMATION If you have any extraordinary dietary solicitations, prior restorative conditions or fears in addition to any unique interests or vital festivals while you are with us please told us at time of booking.

Extra ACTIVITIES Throughout your stay you have the choice to take an interest in a scope of additional open air exercises (white water rafting, biking, hot stone shower and so forth) at an extra charge. Aides Of Bhutan additionally offers a full, proficient and educated bespoke administration for gatherings or people with a specific end goal to tailor an enterprise to their exceptional advantages, capacities, wishes and needs.

Last CHECKLIST

Air Tickets Passport

Visa for Bhutan

Duplicate of Travel Insurance record Cash as well as Travelers’ Checks

Recommended READING LIST

Diaries

Fortunes of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Queen of Bhutan A charming mix of individual diary, history, old stories and travelog

Past the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa

Zeppa’s entrancing record of her time as a volunteer teacher in Bhutan

The Blessings of Bhutan (A Latitude 20 Book) by Russ and Blyth Carpenter

An individual and entrancing arrangement of expositions about the creators’ encounters and comprehension of Bhutanese life

As one of only a handful couple of Americans to have lived in Bhutan, Leaming offers an uncommon look into the particular mountain kingdom

IMPORTANT NOTE

The information in these notes is given in good faith, and covers the average range of conditions likely to be found on this trip. In remote destinations abnormal conditions can prevail at any time, and all adventurous holidays can therefore be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them we request that you be prepared to be flexible where necessary.

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Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness –  Thimphu Paro Tour

On a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I wound up sitting opposite a man named Karma Ugyen, spilling my guts. Possibly it was the way that he was named Karma, or the slender air, or the way travel liquefies my guards, yet I chose to admit something exceptionally individual. Not that long some time recently, apparently all of a sudden, I had faced some aggravating side effects: shortness of breath, wooziness, deadness in my grasp and feet. At first, I dreaded I was showing at least a bit of kindness assault, or going insane. Perhaps both, So I went to the specialist doctor, who ran a progression of tests and found…

 I Miss You- - piece of life

I Miss You- – piece of life

“Nothing,” said Ugyen. Indeed, even before I could finish my sentence, he realized that my fears were unwarranted. I was not kicking the bucket, in any event not as fast as I dreaded. I was having a fit of anxiety.

What I needed to know was: the reason now – my life was going uniquely well – and what might I be able to do about it?

“You have to consider passing for five minutes consistently,” Ugyen answered. “It will cure you.”

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

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“How?” I said, confused.

“It is this thing, this trepidation of death, this apprehension of kicking the bucket before we have achieved what we need or seen our youngsters develop. This is what is disturbing you.”

“In any case, why might I need to consider something so discouraging?”

“Rich individuals in the West, they have not touched dead bodies, crisp injuries, spoiled things. This is an issue. This is the human condition. We must be prepared for the minute we stop to exist.”

mind toward death

mind toward death –  Thimphu Punakha Paro

Places, similar to individuals, have a method for astonishing us, if we are interested in the likelihood of amazement and not weighed down with assumptions. The Himalayan kingdom is best known for its imaginative arrangement of Gross National Happiness; it’s an area where satisfaction probably rules and distress is denied section. Bhutan is in fact an extraordinary spot (and Ugyen, chief of the Center for Bhutan Studies, a unique individual) however that exceptionalness is more nuanced and, honestly, less sunny than the fantastic Shangri-La picture we anticipate onto it.

Really, by recommending I consider passing once per day, Ugyen was going simple on me. In Bhutanese society, one is required to consider passing five times each day. That would be wonderful for any country, however particularly for one so nearly compared with bliss as Bhutan. It is safe to say that this is covertly a place where there is obscurity and sadness?

mind toward death

mind toward death

Not so much. Some late research recommends that, by considering passing so frequently, the Bhutanese might be on to something. In a recent report, University of Kentucky clinicians Nathan DeWall and Roy Baumesiter isolated a few dozen understudies into two gatherings. One gathering was enlightened to think concerning a difficult visit to the dental practitioner while the other gathering was told to examine their own passing. Both gatherings were then requested that finish stem words, for example, “jo_”. The second gathering – the one that had been contemplating demise – was much more prone to develop positive words, for example, “bliss”. This drove the scientists to reason that “demise is a mentally debilitating reality, yet when individuals examine it, clearly the programmed framework starts to hunt down cheerful considerations”.

 I Miss You- - piece of life

I Miss You- – piece of life

None of this, I’m certain, would astonish Ugyen, or some other Bhutanese. They realize that demise is a piece of life, regardless, and overlooking this key truth accompanies a substantial mental expense.

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

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Linda Leaming, writer of the great book A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving and Waking Up¸ knows this as well. “I understood contemplating demise doesn’t discourage me. It makes me grab the minute and see things I may not normally see,” she composed. “My best exhortation: go there. Think the unimaginable, the thing that alarms you to consider a few times each day.”

 I Miss You- - piece of life

I Miss You- – piece of life

Not at all like a significant number of us in the West, the Bhutanese don’t sequester passing. Passing – and pictures of death – is all over the place, particularly in Buddhist iconography where you’ll discover vivid, abhorrent delineations. Nobody, not in any case youngsters, is protected from these pictures, or from custom moves re-establishing demise.

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Custom gives a compartment to misery, and in Bhutan that holder is substantial and mutual. After somebody kicks the bucket, there’s a 49-day grieving period that includes elaborate, precisely organized customs. “It is superior to any energizer,” Tshewang Dendup, a Bhutanese performing artist, let me know. The Bhutanese may seem withdrew amid this time. They are definitely not. They are lamenting through custom.

 I Miss You- - piece of life

I Miss You- – piece of life

Why such an alternate state of mind toward death? One reason the Bhutanese consider demise so frequently is that it is surrounding them. For a little country, it offers numerous approaches to kick the bucket. You can meet your end on the winding, deceptive streets. You can be destroyed by a bear; eat toxic mushrooms; or kick the bucket of presentation.

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Geshe_Michael_and_Lama_Christie

Another clarification is the nation’s profoundly felt Buddhist convictions, particularly that of resurrection. In the event that you know you’ll get another shot at life, you’re more averse to fear the end of this specific one. As Buddhists say, you shouldn’t fear kicking the bucket any more than you fear tossing old garments.

 piece of life

piece of life

Which isn’t to say, obviously, that the Bhutanese don’t encounter apprehension, or trouble? Obviously they do. Be that as it may, as Leaming let me know, they don’t escape from these feelings. “We in the West need to settle it in case we’re pitiful,” she said. “We fear misery. It’s something to get over, cure. In Bhutan there’s an acknowledgment. It’s a piece of life.”

 I Miss You- - piece of life

I Miss You- – piece of life

Ugyen’s lesson, in the mean time, stayed with me. I make it a point to consider passing once every day. Unless I get myself particularly pushed, or overwhelmed in an unexplained funk. At that point I consider it twice every day.

Eric Weiner is a recouping grouch and philosophical explorer. He is the writer of, among different books, The Geography of Bliss and the approaching The Geography of Genius. Tail him on Twitter.

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