TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

 

Paro Festival is a massive festival and by far the biggest spring time event in Bhutan. At the end of the festival a four storey high thangkha (Buddhist religious scroll) is unrolled in celebration. The scroll is said to be over 350 years old!

 

Thimphu Festival is held in Bhutan’s capital and, as such, draws thousands upon thousands of attendants, creating an atmosphere that is unforgettable. It runs annually from the 10th – 13th August. The three day Festival is actually followed by many days and nights of prayers.

 

Jakar Festival is a 3-day festival displays several sacred mask dances. The festival also hosts different types of folk songs and dances. People visit the festival dressed in their finest clothes.

 

Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival, known as the ‘fire ceremony’. The 5 day Tshechu is incredibly flamboyant and entertaining, consisting of locals running underneath large flaming gates and nude masked dances in the middle of the night! 

 

Wangduephodrang Festival is one of the largest Tshechus in Bhutan. The event is a welcome respite for locals who come together to drink, dance and socialize. 

 

Haa Summer Festival celebrates the nomadic and traditional-living lifestyles of the Bhutanese. Gorgeous lakes and lush valleys are the backdrop to this fantastic festival.

 

The Punakha Drubchen Festival celebrates the famous victory by Bhutan when the armies managed to suppress the invading Tibetan forces in the 17th century. Local military and village volunteers re-enact the battles in glorious costumes of bright colours.

 

The Black-necked Crane festival is an annual event held to celebrate the arrival of the endangered black-necked cranes to the Phobjikha Valley. This is the festival for nature lovers!

 

 

 

Our sample itineraries:

THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

BUMTHANG JAKAR FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

PARO FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

PUNAKHA FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

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PARO FESTIVAL 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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PARO FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Visit the Jowo Temple of Kyichu, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

  • Begin our journey by Thimphu Tashichho Dzong 
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation ​
  • In the afternoon, we go to Bhutan Post office to make stamp and visit handmade paper factory

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PUNAKHA FESTIVAL 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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PUNAKHA FESTIVAL in FEBRUARY 10 Days 9 Nights

 

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Visit the Jowo Temple of Kyichu, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

  • Begin our journey by Thimphu Tashichho Dzong Mask Dance Festival 
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation ​
  • In the afternoon, we go to Bhutan Post office to make stamp and visit handmade paper factory

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BUMTHANG JAKAR FESTIVAL 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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BUMTHANG JAKAR FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Visit the Jowo Temple of Kyichu, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

  • Begin our journey by Thimphu Tashichho Dzong 
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation ​
  • In the afternoon, we go to Bhutan Post office to make stamp and visit handmade paper factory

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THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS

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Tshechus are large social gatherings, which perform the function of social bonding among people of remote and spread-out villages. Large markets also congregate at the fair locations, leading to brisk commerce. The Thimphu tshechu and the Paro tshechu are among the biggest of the tshechus in terms of participation and audience. This Unique Dance are composed by the great teacher Guru Rinpoche for the well beings of all sentience beings, visiting this festival brings great merits and better Karma.

 

THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Visit the Jowo Temple of Kyichu, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

  • Begin our journey by Thimphu Tashichho Dzong – Mask Dance Festival
  • Visit Folk Heritage Museum
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation ​
  • In the afternoon, we go to Bhutan Post office to make stamp and visit handmade paper factory

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