Tergo Travels, Bhutan

Tergo Travels, Bhutan

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Cultural

The cultural tour will give you insights to the Bhutanese people and their way of life, architecture, religion and ecology. Apart from these, you will also get to experience Bhutan’s cuisine and also see some of the breathtaking scenes from lush green valley to spectacular mountains. You will also get to see the unique architecture of dzongs and monasteries and witness intriguing festivals.

Sample itinerary for Cultural

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Adventure

Nature has bestowed Bhutan with dramatic land architecture, unique biotic treasures and fabulously rich cultural landscape which form the basis of country’s cultural tours, treks or any special interest tours. Interestingly this enchanting Himalayan Kingdom carefully preserves its unique natural and cultural heritage and thus requires kind of tourism that harmonizes well with the environment and acts synergistically in protection, preservation and conservation of the bounties of nature and culture. Talking in contemporary context, the Royal Government of Bhutan is successfully following the principle of High Value-Low Volume Tourism. The idea is to keep tourist arrivals to manageable levels so that an enriched experience to the guests is ensured. Thus, the tourism policy of the country has been to promote an economically viable, socially and culturally acceptable and environmentally sustainable tourism. In line with the Government policy of Quality Tourism, we have designed tours of various duration that introduces visitors to the unique aspects of Bhutanese culture including visit to sacred festivals and pilgrimage sites and whichever tour you go, there are fascinating excursion to villages, temples or scenic spots, offering panoramic vistas. The given suggested tour itineraries can always be modified / changed as per guest’s choice, specification and logistics.

Sample itinerary for Adventure

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Family

Tergo Travels also organises reunion, wedding or just vacation for families. Please see our sample family tour itinerary which encompasses cultural, wildlife, adventure and scenic tours. The entire trip is for 9 days and we recommend children above 8 years for this trip since this entails trekking for 3 days. For younger children, we can organise something easier according to the age group and interests.

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Holy Bhutan

Bhutan is a small Buddhist country with nearly 70 percent of its people practicing the Drukpa Kagyu form of Buddhism.  This form of Buddhism is the school of tantric Mahayana Buddhism and is similar to the Tibetan Buddhism but has its own set of unique beliefs and practices.

Bhutan has many holy places in the form of monasteries and chortens and other religious sites. And if you are interested in making a journey to discover yourself and Buddhism, it is worthwhile to make a pilgrimage to this amazing country.

Sample itinerary for Holy Bhutan

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Festival Tour

Tsechus are annual religious Bhutanese festivals held in each district on the tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar. These festivals are large gatherings that bring people from all walks of life to gain merit and to socialise.

The main theme of the tsechus are the scared Cham dances which are very colourful and is based on the life of the 9th century Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava and other Buddhist saints. Many Tsechus also feature the unfurling of thangka (a large tapestry depicting a seated Guru Rinpoche surrounded by holy beings). It is believed that viewing the thangka will help in cleansing one’s sins.

The story behind the tshechus is that Padmasambhava visited Bhutan in the 9th century to restore the health of a king who was not well at that time. Padmasambhava performed a series of dances and rites and restored the king’s health. The grateful king helped spread Buddhism in Bhutan. Padmasambhava organized the first tsechu in Bumthang, where the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava being the human form) were presented through eight forms of dances. These became the Chams depicting the glory of Padmasambhava.

Dromche is another kind of religious festival and Dromche includes dances dedicated to Yeshe Gompo (Mahakala) and Palden Lhamo. These are the two main protective deities of Bhutan. Dromches are also very colourful and is similar to the tsechus.

Sample itinerary for Festival Tour