All festival and Tshechu in Bhutan depicts the history of Bhutan way back to century-old tradition. Festival and Dances go hand in hand. The dances performed by Monks and laymen represent the most faithful form of ancients Himalayan dances. Dances are performed by young monks wearing colorfull dresses. Dances are perfomred at the tune of cymbals, trumpet, gongs and pipes as stories from the bhutanese history and mythology are presented before the audience. The common theme being demon vanquished by heroes.The Tshechu depicts the religious festival performed in Dzongs and Temples of Bhutan.
We celebrate a festival to honor Guru Padmasambhava who brought Tantric Buddhism in the 8th century. Most of the festival in Bhutan is celebrated in Dzongs and monasteries. People from all walks of life come to celebrate in their best attire and to receive the blessing from the monk’s body. Attending a religious festival bestows merits in one life. Duration of festival and dates differ from place to place.
Some festival unfurls the largest Thangka at the end of the festival for people to receive blessing and it’s very secret. It is believed that if you witness the unfurling of Thangka your sins will be washed away. Even the foreigner who visits Bhutan can witness this secret unfurling of Thanka (Painting)
Most Popular Bhutan Festival Tour in 2021
Thimphu Festival Tour: is one of the most popular festival tours in Bhutan. The Thimphu festival celebration takes place in the courtyard of Trashichhodzong. The Dzong also is the office of the present King of Bhutan. The Festival takes place during the autumn season every year.
Naked Dance Festival of Bumthang
Black Necked Crane Festival at Gangtey
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FESTIVAL TOUR 2021
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FAQ ABOUT BHUTAN FESTIVAL
CAN I COMBINE ANY TOUR OF BHUTAN WITH THE FESTIVAL?
ANS: Yes you can combine the festival with any tour of Bhutan if your date coincides with your tour date. You can tell us your dates and accordingly, we can suggest which festival you can visit.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE FESTIVALS WHILE IN TREK?
ANS: Yes for sure and again your date of travel should match with the festival dates in Bhutan.
IS THERE ANY DOS AND DONS IN BHUTAN?
ANS: Yes we do and for that please visit our link HERE for more travel information.
WHICH IS THE MOST FAMOUS FESTIVAL IN BHUTAN?
ANS: The most famous festival in Bhutan is Paro festival and Thimphu festival. Paro festival in early spring and Thimphu in Autumn and the exact date will be announced by the monk body after approval from the astrologer.
IS THERE A DRES’S CODE TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL?
Ans: Yes when you visit Lhakhang and Dzong you need to wear full sleeve pants and shirt. No T-shirt and half pant allowed. You need to take off your hats or sunglass while inside the Dzongs and monastery. The guide will brief you.
WHAT IS THE VISA FORMALITY FOR A VISIT TO BHUTAN?
ANS: No embassy or agent abroad can process your Visa to visit Bhutan. Only local tour operator based in Bhutan can process your visa. For all international tour operator have to contact the local agent for the BHUTAN VISA.
HOW MANY DAYS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR THE TOUR?
ANS: We usually recommend a minimum of 7 days tour of Bhutan. This will cover most of the famous must-visit places.