Visitors can experience first hand the fascinating religious festivals (teschu) held throughout the year. Narrating through dance and drama the religious legends from the past, the dancers in exotic and sometimes startling masks and richly colored costumes depict an amazing pantheon of deities, animals, personalities, demons and ghosts. Accompanied by cymbals, drums, long brass and copper horns and wailing trumpets, the vibrancy and color of these dances leave an unforgettable impression on the visitors. And these festivals are not tourist sights- they are an integral part of the life of the people, to which visitors to Bhutan are welcomed.
Thimphu Festival ( 7 Days )
The ‘Thimphu Tsechu’ festival tour attends one of Bhutan’s biggest festivals. Join locals in a colourful celebration of Bhutanese culture and faith. This Bhutan tour also explores all of the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, and is ideal for those with a limited time frame.
Druk Wangyel Tsechu ( 7 Days )
Witness the celebration of traditional Bhutanese culture and faith and Druk Wangyel Festival (Tsechu), held in the grounds of the at the Druk Wangyel Lhakhang Festival Ground located at Dochula Pass against a stunning vista of Himalayan peaks. This Bhutan tour also explores all of the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, including the famous Taktsang Monastery at Paro, Punakha Dzong, and the many sites of Bhutan;s capital, Thimphu.
Witness the celebration of traditional Bhutanese culture and faith and Punakha Festival (Tsechu), held in the grounds of the magnificent Punakha Dzong. This Bhutan tour also explores all of the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, and visits Phobjikha Valley, winter home to the Black-Necked Cranes.
Paro Tsechu ( 9 Days )
The ‘Paro Tsechu’ festival tour includes one of Bhutan’s most popular festivals. Join locals in a colourful celebration of Bhutanese culture and faith. This Bhutan tour also explores the cultural western and historical central valleys of Bhutan.
Jambay Lhakhang Drup ( 10 Days )
The ‘Jambay Lhakhang Drup’ festival tour travels to Bhutan’s spiritual heartland to experience the rich pageantry and festive atmosphere of this unique festival.This Bhutan tour also explores the cultural western and historical central valleys of Bhutan.
Black Necked Crane Festival ( 11 Days )
Discover the rich culture of Bhutan, and attend the unique Black Necked Crane Festival. The trip begins with a tour of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha before arriving in Gangtey/Phobjikha, home of the historic Gangtey Goempa Monastery and Phobjikha Sanctuary, famous for its rare Black Necked Cranes.
Matsutake Festival ( 11 Days )
At the festival, visitors will learn to identify these fabled mushrooms as they embark on mushroom picking excursions around the pristine forests and hills. Prized by gourmets in Japan, this fungi is native to the forests of Ura valley in central Bhutan.
Jomolhari Moutain Festival ( 14 Days )
The festival includes snow leopard themed folk songs and dances performed by the local people, Jigme Dorji National Park staff and the school children, traditional sports such as Khuru (darts), shot put, horse and yak riding, sampling of local delicacies and boutique handicrafts.