Takin Festival Tour


Takin Festival Tour - Experience the mysterious festival in mysterious Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan dedicated to its national animal – Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor)
The Park Manager of the Jigme Dorji National Park said that the festival is celebrated in the honor of national animal and it helps raise the awareness on the conservation of the national animal and promote off-season eco-tourism,

The Takin Festival Tour is once in a lifetime opportunity to have close glimpse of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor) in their native summer grazing grounds. Though it is very rare and endangered species around the globe, its population is thriving in Bhutan’s ecosystem.
The festival even is organized at Gasa Dzongkhag located inside the territory of Jigme Dorji National Park, the second largest national Park in the kingdom. The park flourishes extensive range of floral and faunal species including some rare medicinal plants. This spectacular park is blessed with magnificent natural charisma which was preserved delicately from generations and still intact.

At Takin Festival Trip, travelers will have great opportunity to experience fascinating hiking in the pristine environment of forest, soothe at mineral hot-spring and witness exquisitely crafted local handicrafts including Yak wool tents, dresses and carpets, bamboo and leather products and more. You also chance to taste deliciously cooked local cuisine prepared for the festival.

Gasa is located around 5 hour drive from modern capital of Bhutan, Thimpu and about 2.5 hours from Punakha Dzongkhag. The road trail onward from Punakha is unpaved but goes through the stunning canopies of broadleaved forests, the home of the elusive Bengal Tiger and the winter habitat of the Takin. The road trip provides the magnificent view of lush vegetation, high valleys, cascades waterfalls and array of gigantic Himalayan peaks.

Gasa Dzongkhag is the one of the least populated district in Bhutan’s Kingdom and also rarely visited area in the country. But it is truly blessed with medicinal plants and temperate bio-diversity. On this festival tour, you will travel from 3,000ft to 13,500ft: you have opportunity to witness the dramatic change in vegetation and life it supports.
Travelers also get opportunity to explore the farmhouse and high valley of Phobjika in the Black Mountains. If luck grants you, you will also get chance to witness Black Necked Cranes; which stay there and may still be there. Moreover, you also get chance to pay homage at the Nyingma Monastery. To the top, you will hike up to famous Taktsang Monastery and admire the architecture and serenity it beholds.
Intense, Infused and Involved……, Takin Festival Tour organized by Dream Bhutan is especially for those who wish to enjoy the natural and culture wonders of Bhutan while exploring its mysterious national animal – Takin.


Day01: Arrival in Paro International Airport and drive to Thimpu (1 hour)

Day02: Sightseeing of Thimpu

Day03: Drive from Thimpu – Punakha (2.5 hour)

Day04: Takin Festival

Day05: Takin Festival

Day06: Punakha – Phobjikha (3 hour)

Day07: Sightseeing of Phobjikha

Day08: Phobjikha – Paro (6 hours)

Day09: A day hike to Taktsang Monastery

Day10: Final Departure

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of USD 65 per person per night
  • FIT surcharges of USD 40 per person per night for double and USD 30 per person per night for Double
  • Twin sharing accommodation at star hotel
  • All the meal during trip
  • An English speaking experienced Bhutanese tour guide
  • All the ground transportation in cozy vehicle as per itinerary
  • All the governmental charges, local taxes and official charges
  • All the monumental and museum entrance fee
  • Mineral drinking water

Cost Excludes

  • Single room supplement (can cost USD 50 per room per night)
  • Visa fee – USD 40 per person (It must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • International Airfares

Trip Fact

Trip Grade: Easy
Trip Activities: Sightseeing and religious tour
Trip days: 8 days
Time to visit: 19th – 21th September