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Ura Yakchoe

Ura is an Alpine haven in the central district of Bumthang which is often dubbed the ‘Switzerland of Bhutan’. Ura valley is known for its cozy farm-house settings and the simplistic way of life of the pastoral community. The commune of Ura gather together annually to observe and celebrate the Yak Choe.

As in all other festivals, masked dances and age-old folk songs are performed; however, unlike other festivals where the masked dances are performed by monks, in this festival all performances are by the villagers themselves to much amusement and amazement of the spectators. Offering of libation (usually, the locally brewed wine) – to both locals and tourists – is commonplace and accepted.

You are welcomed just like one of their own. Atsaras or Jesters will incessantly amuse and entertain you with their antics.

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  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • All meals included (B/L/ D) at 3 star hotels and restaurants
  • Transportation for the entire tour
  • Service of licensed English-speaking cultural and trek guide
  • Experienced driver
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government fee, Royalty and taxes & surcharge for group travelling as one or two person
  • Entrance fee museum, monument, permits etc.
  • Trek Equipment: Sleeping tent, Dinning tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, Chair and sleeping mat. You need to bring your own sleeping bag.
  • Pack ponies for carrying trek equipment.
  • Services of Trek cook, trek assistant and horsemen
  • Mineral water on cultural tour and boiled water on the trek

Not Included

  • Airfare for your desired flight sector fly into and depart from Bhutan
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips