Mushroom Festival Tour
Masutake Mushroom Festival takes place in Genekha and Bumthang. The display of varieties of mushrooms in the festival is one of the best in Bhutan. There is dispaly of varieties of Masutake mushrooms. The festival also comes with dance and local programs performed by laymen and women of the community. An annual mushroom festival takes place in Ganekha. Locally known as sangay shamu, Genekha is famous for producing matsutake and chanterelle mushrooms. It is during this festival when the native mushroom and other local product, cultural programs by the school and local community is showcased.
- Trip Duration: 5 Nights and 6 Days.
- Trip Start and End: Paro to Paro
- Trip Type: Mushroom Festival and Cultural Tour
- Trip Guide: Licensed Tour Guide
- Maximum Altitude: 3200m at Dochula Pass.
- Groups: 2 to 16 People
- Transport: Private Car
- Tour Date : Every year in August
- Explore the deep valley in Central Bhutan.
- Breath the fresh air and enjoy the natural wonder of Bhutan.
- Visit the Farm House
- Day 01: Arrival at Paro and drive to Thimphu.
- Day 02: Attend Mushroom Festival in Genekha Thimphu.
- Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha Tour.
- Day 04: Punakha to Paro
- Day 05: Paro Tiger Nest Hike.
- Day 06: Paro to Airport and see off.
Day 01 Arrival at Paro Airport
Upon arrival our team from Tour Bhutan will receive you at the airport. Its a customary for Bhutanese to receive any guest with white scarf. The scarf is sign for respect and used for promotion, welcoming guest and ceremonies like Birthday Party, Wedding and baby shower etc. Upon receiving you you will be briefed about the tour program by the guide who will accompany you. The drive takes about 1 hour from Paro to capital city. On the way Guide will take you to see Tamchog monastery. The monastery is 30 minutes drive from Airport and located on a small hilltop across Paro river.
Day 02 Attend Mushroom Festival in Genekha Thimphu
Today we drive to Genekha. Genekha is 1-hour drive from Thimphu. Genekha is also a popular starting point of Dagala Trek. You will spend the whole day at Genekha and enjoy the varieties of Mushrooms displayed. Huge matsutake is exported to Japan from Bhutan.
Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha
Today we start early. On the way we visit Trongsa Dzong one of the largest Dzong in the country and museam just above the Trongsa Dzong. The museam has the script written in gold and if you are lucky we will get the opportunity to see the holybook.
Day 04 Punakha to Paro
Punakha to Paro is 3 hours journey in a car. On the way towards Paro, we will stop at Thimphu. Visit the largest Budha Statue overlooking Thimphu valley. After lunch drive to Paro and visit Paro Rinpong Dzong, Taa Dzong and evening at Hotel.
Day 05 Paro Tiger Nest Temple Trek
Bhutan tour is not complete unless we take you to Tiger nest temple. Every Country have popular must see places and for Bhutan Tiger Nest temple is must visit place in Paro. It isnot easy to visit the temple. You must be fit and energetic because it is 3 hours strenous hike to the temple. The temple lies at rocky cliff 900m above Paro valley. We start early today and trek the 3 hours route. In the afternoon visit Paro city followed by farm House and Hotstone bath. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 Paro to Airport and see off
Your Mushroom festival tour of Bhutan ends here. Our team will see you off to the airport.
What is Included in the Cost?
- All meals as per the tour program.
- Professional Tour Guide.
- Transport within the Country.
- Visa Fees.
- Royalty and Government Taxes.
- Airport Pick and Drop.
- Professional Guide.
- Accommodation in 3-star Hotel
What is Excluded in the Cost?
- Insurance Premiums.
- Alcoholic beverage.
- Flight cost for both International and Domestic.
- any cost of personal nature.