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Bhutan Festival with David Suzuki

 
12 days,Bangkok to Bangkok
ATBF

Experiencing the Tshechu festival with David Suzuki, gaining insight to Buddhist beliefs, contemplating the meaning of it all at ancient monasteries and shrines, strolling through valleys, forests and mountain trails in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Set departure March 23- April 3, 2013.

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Join award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and experience the pristine and peaceful nature of Bhutan while it’s at its most festive—during Tshechu! From March 23 - April 3, 2013 watch colourful Bhutanese dancers don masks and interpret the region’s history through dance. Beauty and wisdom will be revealed at each dzong, every Gompa and, most incredibly, in the eyes of every smiling Buddhist monk you meet. On gentle treks through remote trails and visits to Paro, Thimpu and Punakha, nature lovers, photographers and cultural junkies will uncover a purity of culture, traditions and kindness.

How You Can Join Us


Space on a departure like this is extremely limited. G Adventures is hosting a silent auction with proceeds benefitting Planeterra and the David Suzuki Foundation. For each traveller booked, we will donate $1,000 to the Planeterra Foundation and $1,000 to the David Suzuki Foundation.

STARTING BID: $6,000/person. Auction closes November 16, 2012.

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What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfers, visit Ta Dzong-an ancient watchtower and the National Museum, spend 2 days in Paro enjoy the festivities of the Tshechu festival, Paro valley sightseeing, visit the sacred Kurjey Lhakhang cave and the Zangdopelri monastery, hike to the Tamshing Monastery and visit Jambay Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong, hike in the Ura valley and visit the village of Ura, walk to the monastery of Gangtey Goempa and visit the Community School of Gangtey, walk across Phobjikha Valley and into the Khewa Valley and visit an old temple, short hike to Punakha Dzong monastery and fertility shrine, hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, visiting radar Nye and monastic central of Wangdue valley, visit the National Memorial Chorten, visits to the Drubthob Goempa Nunnery, Institute of Traditional Medicine, the Folk Heritage Museum and Textile Museum
  • 11 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners (USD150-250 for meals not included)
  • Flights, private vehicle, walking and hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Bhutanese CEO, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 22
  • Comfort hotels (11 nts)