FESTIVAL TOURS

In Bhutan, the word festival has become synonymous with the annual Tsechu festivals. Different places hosts the annual Tsechus at different times of the year and it is the biggest attraction for the place. People come dressed in the finest clothes, wear the best ornaments, and gather at the site of the festival which is usually a temple, monastery or a fortress (called a Dzong).

The Tsechu festival is observed for three to five days and it is the best time to visit Bhutan and experience the Bhutanese culture, tradition and way of life. Durign the festival, several mask dances are performed apart from local dances and song sequences.

The Tsechu festival is a photographer’s delight. The festival is mainly performed in honor of the 8th century saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The word tsechu translates to ‘the 10th day’ and the festival almost always corresponds to the 10th day of the lunar calendar of different Buddhist months.

Other festivals in Bhutan include The Rhododendron Festival, The White-necked Crane festival, The Haa Summer Festival, The Masutake Mushroom Festival, The Rhododendron Festival, The Nomad Festival and some others.

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Paro Tshechu

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Paro Tshechu

The Paro Tshechu Festival is held for five days in Paro district in western Bhutan and is one of the biggest festivals...

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Punakha Drubchen Festival

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Punakha Drubchen

The annual Punakha festivals are held at the gigantic Punakha Dzong (fortress) which is the most beautiful of all...

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Punakha Tshechu

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Punakha Tshechu

The three-day Punakha Tshechu Festival begins right after the Punakha Drubchen. This is a relatively new festival...

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Thimphu Tshechu

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Thimphu Tshechu

The Thimphu Tshechu Festival is the biggest festival and the largest crowd-puller event in Bhutan. This festival virtually arrests all...

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Thimphu Dromchoe

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Thimphu Dromchoe

In February, as a precursor to the popular Thimphu Tshechu Festival, the Thimphu Dromchoe Festival is held...

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Dochula Druk Wangyel

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Dochula Druk Wangyel

While most Tshechus in Bhutan are centuries old and have religious and spiritual attributes, the Dochula Druk Wangyel...

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Wangdue Tshechu

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Wangdue Tshechu

This three-day annual Wangdue Tshechu Festival is held at the Wangdue Dzong, which is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan...

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Trongsa Tshechu

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Trongsa Tshechu

The Trongsa Dzong in central Bhutan is the biggest fortress in the country. The three-day Trongsa Tshechu Festival...

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Gomphu Kora Tshechu

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Gomphu Kora Tshechu

This Gomphu Kora Tshechu Festival is one of the most popular festivals in eastern Bhutan and is held...

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Chorten Kora Tshechu

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Chorten Kora Tshechu

The Chorten Kora Tshechu Festival is almost like a sister festival of the Gomphu Kora Tshechu Festival...

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Jambay Lhakhang Drub

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Jambay Lhakhang Drub

The five-day Jambay Lhakhang Drub Festival is also popular as the Naked Dance Festival. It is held in Bumthang...

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Jakar Tshechu

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Jakar Tshechu

If you visit Bhutan in November, you can plan to experience the five-day Naked Dance Festival or the 3-day Jakar Tshechu...

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Haa Summer

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Haa Summer

If you wish to experience Bhutan altogether at one place, you may time your visit to attend the Haa Summer festival...

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Black Necked Crane

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Black Necked Crane

This Black Necked Crane festival is a testimony of Bhutan’s love for the environment and it was introduced to celebrate...