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Nomad Festival

Day 1: Arrival 

Day 2: Thimphu to Punakha 

Day 3 : Punakha to Bumthang

Day 4: Nomad Festival and sight seeing

Day 5: Bumthang to Punakha

Day 6: Punakha to Thimphu

Day 7: Thimphu to Paro

Day 8: Departure


Nomads Festival takes place in Bumthang every year around the month of February before the nomads head back up to the mountains, and this festival showcases the Nomads of Bhutan, their nomadic livelihood, their goods and foods.

This festival is a very simple one whereby tourists to Bhutan can enjoy the nomads’ cuisine, check out the hand made goods that they bring along to sell so that they earn some money, and with this earnings they buy daily essentials like rice, salt, oil etc and take it back with them to their pasture lands in the mountains.

During this festival guests can participate in the local games of “Tug of War”, “stone pelting”, “khuru “(local game) and enjoy the cultural dance and songs performed by the students and locals of Bhumthang. By the way the winners get prizes too.

Guests can also take Hot stone baths and enjoy the local brew. Bumthang is famous for buckwheat noodles.

Tourists can witness and partake in this Festival by informing Bhutan Jewel Travel prior to coming to Bhutan so that it can be included in the itinerary and bookings at the eco camp and farm houses (no hotels in this festival area) can be mad

Detailed Tour itineraries are available on request as to maintain the exclusivity of the tours.

    What's Included

  • Private guided Tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip

  • What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair/Bhutan Airlines (can be arranged with us)
  • Luxury hotel stay
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Expenditure of personal WELLNESS

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