Festival Tours in Bhutan


Festival and Local Cultural Events are one of the major attractions of Bhutan for people living their life in western ways. One of the most vibrant festivals celebrated in Bhutan is ‘Tshechu’. Tshechus are celebrated as a tribute to Guru Rimpoche, the valued teacher. He was the Indian Guru that travelled all over the Himalayas spreading tantric Buddhism and its lessons.

The festivities consist mainly of masked dances, chanting, blessing or reading religious texts aloud and last two or three days. The repertory of masked dances and the gorgeous silk and brocade costumes are the same for all the ‘tsechu’ - only the settings are different. The events take place outside and inside the Dzongs. Thronging with locals, these occasions are a visual delight for all to experience. The climax of the festivals is the unfurling of a huge silk appliqué ‘thangka’ from the top of the building. This takes place in on the final day of the festival. The Punakha Dromchoe, which is celebrated either before or after the Tsechu, is performed to commemorate victory over the Tibetans when they invaded in the 17th century.

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team offers following Festival Tours.

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Bumthang Thangbi Festival Tour
Bumthang Thangbi Festival Tour

Tangbi Mani Festival is one of the grandest festivals in Bhutan celebrated at Bumthang. The Bumthang Festivals are religious festivals where masks of demons and animals arouse our senses and the feeling of purification of spirit can be witnessed.

Festival Tours

11 days
USD 3,300
Trongsa Lhuntse Tshechu Tour
Trongsa Lhuntse Tshechu Tour

Each episode is celebrated around the year on the 10th day of the month by the “Tschechu”. The dates and duration of festival vary according to the districts.

Festival Tours

10 days
USD 3,020
Punakha Tsechu Tour
Punakha Tsechu Tour

Punakha Tsechu is an eight day long festival of goddess Mahahkala. The religious festivals are performed in the same manner as in early times. On the last day of this particular tsechu, a play about warriors going to the war is enacted.

Festival Tours

9 days
USD 2,740
Paro Tshechu Tour
Paro Tshechu Tour

We have taken the best of Bhutan and combined our rich culture, exquisite heritage, unique way of life and scenic beauty into a 5 nights/6 day’s cultural tour to make your stay here in the Magical Kingdom a flight of fantasy.

Festival Tours

8 days
USD 1,983
Mongar and Trashigang Tour
Mongar and Trashigang Tour

Mongar (1,700m) is the headquarters of the district of the same name and is little more than a stopping place between Bumthang and Trashigang, A tourist guest house offers basic amenities, a good view encompassing a large area and a lovely garden. Monger is also the first town in the mountains that is situated on a hillside rather than a valley.

Festival Tours

16 days
USD 4,700
Ura Yakchoe Tour
Ura Yakchoe Tour

Ura Yakchoe Festival; invocations of local blessing and religious purification. Tsechus are spiritual, exotic arrays of color, medieval and breathtaking. The four valleys of Punakha, Bumthang, Ura, Wangdue defy words with their beauty.

Festival Tour

12 days
USD 3,580