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Bhutan Festival Tour | Festival in Bhutan | Bhutanitis Travels

BHUTAN FESTIVAL TOURS

Bhutan Festival Tours

Experience the exotic festival in Bhutan. Our Bhutan festival tours are crafted to meet the various festivals in Bhutan.

Festivals in Bhutan are called as Tshechus, the most important and celebrated festival in Bhutan. Tshechu is a Dzongkha term to mean the “Tenth Day”. It happens in the tenth day of a month of a lunar calendar. It varies from place to place and Temples to temples, however the essence of Tsechus remains the same and is celebrated in the same grandeur in all places.

Tshechus are festivals extolling the great deeds of the Buddhist Saint, Padmasambhava, popularly known as “Guru Rinpoche” in Bhutan. All of Guru Rinpoche’s great deeds are believed to have taken place on the 10th day of the month, which is the meaning of the word Tshechu, and all Tshechu do in fact take place/begin on 10th days. All the districts, dzongs and a large number of villages in the east, hold annual Tshechu, which attract people from far and wide.

Festivals in Bhutan are celebrated for several days (usually between three and five, depending on where it is taking place) and are the occasion for dances that are clearly defined in religious content. They can be performed by monks, laymen or Gomchens(meditators) and the repertory is more or less the same everywhere. Festivals in Bhutan usually conclude with the veneration of a huge appliqué (a Tibetan Buddhist painting us ally depicting a Buddhist deity, a scene or a mandala) called a “thongdroel”. The thongdroel is unveiled at dawn to bring enlightenment to all who view it. Bhutan festival goers believe that by simply viewing this thongdroel, they can be delivered from the cycle of birth and rebirth, which is the ultimate aim of Buddhism.

Festival in Bhutan, Bhutan Festival Tour

Paro Tshechu at Paro Rimpoong Dzong

Some Bhutan festivals also have a “wang”, a collective verbal blessing given by a high lama. Colored threads are distributed, and people tie them around their necks as witness to the blessing. Sometimes the wang is called “mewang” meaning “blessing by fire” which burns away their impurities.

Festivals in Bhutan are held in different seasons and months, most prominently in the winter months. The weather is very settled across Bhutan at this time of the year. The clear blue skies and crisp air offer splendid opportunities for the committed photographer, especially for those using slide medium. A winter journey to seldom visited eastern Bhutan, with participation in such a festival, would be an unforgettable experience.

Festivals in Bhutan are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances Bhutanese festivals also include colourful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment. The focal point of the festivals is Cham dances. These costumed, masked dances typically are moral vignettes, or based on incidents from the life of the 9th century Nyingma teacher Padmasambhava and other saints.

To make you Bhutan festival tour memorable, we at Bhutanitis Travels make all necessary arrangements to deliver comfort and our Bhutan festival tour itineraries are designed ehnance your experiences. Explore below ssome of our Bhutan festival tour itineraries and we can also customize the itinerary in accordance to your needs. Listed below is the festival date for 2016 & 2017

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Festival date: click here to view Festival Dates of 2017

Bhutan Festival Itineraries

Select the best Bhutan festival tour to suit your holiday needs.
Ura Yakchoe - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

URA YAKCHOE

    Date : 6th May - 10th May, 2017

    Venu: Ura Valley, Bumthang

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Bumthang

10 DAYS View Package
Kurjey Lhakhang Tshechu - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

KURJEY LHAKHANG TSHECHU

    Date : 1st Jul - 3rd Jul, 2017

    Venu: Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Bumthang

12 DAYS View Package
Haa Summer Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Date : 5th Jul - 6th Jul, 2017

    Venu: Haa Valley, Haa

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Haa

10 DAYS View Package
Matsutake Mushroom Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

MATSUTAKE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

    Date : 23rd Aug - 24th Aug, 2017

    Venu: Ura Valley, Bumthang

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Bumthang

12 DAYS View Package
Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

WANGDUE PHODRANG TSHECHU

    Date : 28th Sup - 30th Sep, 2017

    Venu: Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang

    Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue Phodrang

11 DAYS View Package
Thimphu Tshechu - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

THIMPHU TSHECHU

    Date : 30th Sep - 2nd Oct, 2017

    Venu: Tashichhodzong, Thimphu

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang

11 DAYS View Package
Jomolhari Mountain Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

JOMOLHARI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

    Date : 25th Oct - 26th Oct, 2017

    Venu: Base Camp, Mt. Jomolhari

    Paro, Thimphu

14 DAYS View Package
Black Necked Crane Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

BLACK NECKED CRANE FESTIVAL

    Date : 11th Nov, 2017

    Venu: Gangtey Gonpa, Wangdue

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangue Phodrang

9 DAYS View Package
Jambay Lhakhang Drup - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP

    Date : 4th Nov - 6th Nov, 2017

    Venu: Jambay Lhakhang

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangue Phodrang, Bumthang

12 DAYS View Package
Trongsa Tshechu - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

TRONGSA TSHECHU

    Date: 28th Dec, 2017

    Venu: Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangue Phodrang, Bumthang

11 DAYS View Package
Druk Wangyel Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

DRUK WANGYEL FESTIVAL

    Date: 13th Dec, 2017

    Venu: Dochula, Thimphu

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangue Phodrang

11 DAYS View Package
Nomad Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

NOMAD FESTIVAL

    Date : 23th Feb, 2018

    Venu: Bumthang

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha,Wangdue Phodrang, Bumthang

10 DAYS View Package
Punakha Tshechu - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

PUNAKHA TSHECHU

    Date : 7th Mar - 9th Mar, 2018

    Venu: Punakha Dzong, Punakha

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang

8 DAYS View Package
Chhorten Kora Festival - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

CHHORTEN KORA FESTIVAL

    Date : 12th Mar - 28th Mar, 2018

    Venu: Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse

    Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse

10 DAYS View Package
Paro Tshechu - Bhutan Festival Tour, Festivals in Bhutan

PARO TSHECHU

    Date : 7th Apr - 11th Apr, 2018

    Venu: Rimpoong Dzong, Paro

    Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang

10 DAYS View Package