Festival Holiday

Festival Holiday: A traditional way to get-together with Bhutanese family members, relatives, neighbours and children is during festivals in Bhutan which is held yearly on the auspicious day corresponding the holy date of the Bodhisattvas. Bhutanese people from different communities of the region gather to witness the annual event in their best outfit. It is always believed that, just to witness the festival is to get rid of the sin and to extend the life span of the people. Bhutanese festivals are always joyful occasion to interact with the friends, share funs and meals together.

Festivals in Bhutan are held every year in different dates. Many of these days celebrate the birthdays of Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana tradition or other significant dates, which starts especially from the 10th day in the Buddhist lunar calendar called Tsechu. It is celebrated in order to commemorate the victory over the saints who discovered the treasures to flourish peace and happiness by spreading the Buddhism, subduing and converting the evil spirits into their disciples, in return blessing the whole community with good luck, happiness and glamorous life for the eternity and good harvest. Therefore, festivals are the historical day of offering and must to pay the respect and homage to those masters.

Festival tours in Bhutan are memorable and most interesting especially for the professional photographer to collect lot of beautiful and amazing portraits of the Bhutanese. Festival holidays to Bhutan will also brings you the historical events of the locals with traditional Bhutanese holiday’s attire. Under unique festivals tours, we dress you up in Bhutanese costume, join the local families for meals and share the stories.

Some of the most popular festivals in Bhutan are, Paro festival, Thimphu festival, Punakha festival, Wangdue festival, Trongsa festival etc. Among many historical festivals in Bhutan, the most unique festival in Bhutan is Jambay Lhakhang Drup which is held for five days in autumn every year and is the only unique festivals in Bhutan so called naked dance festival.

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Paro Festival
Paro Festival

Trip Duration: 6 days

Festival tour to Bhutan: A traditional way to get-together with Bhutanese family members, relatives, neighbours and children is during festivals in Bhutan which is held yearly on the auspicious day corresponding the holy date of the Bodhisattvas. Bhutanese people from different communities of the…

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Thimphu Festival
Thimphu Festival

Trip Duration: 7 days

One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar. This Tshechu is witnessed by thousands of people many of which travel from…

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Punakha Festival
Punakha Festival

Trip Duration: 7 days

Punakha is located in the western part of Bhutan is the winter home of the Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of Bhutan. Punakha has been of critical importance since the time of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 17th century.

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Trongsa Festival
Trongsa Festival

Trip Duration: 11 days

Trongsa, the sacred and temporal heart of the country is a two day journey from Thimphu. Situated in central Bhutan, it was once the seat of power over central and eastern regions. Both the first and second kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat…

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Jambay Lhakhang Festival
Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Trip Duration: 11 days

Jambay lhakhang is located in Bumthang and is situated on the way to the Kurjie Lhakhang. It’s a ten minutes drive to the temple from the Chamkhar town.

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Mongar Festival
Mongar Festival

Trip Duration: 14 days

Monggar in eastern Bhutan is largely known as the “Bastion of the Zhongarps,” after the illustrious Dzongpons of Zhongar that played significant role in the history of Bhutan. One can still see the ruins of the Zhongar Dzong next to the highway in Lingmethang…

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Tashigang Festival
Tashigang Festival

Trip Duration: 13 days

Trashigang Dzongkhag is the largest district in the country. Its aboriginal inhabitants are known as the Tshanglas. Trashigang dzong sits majestically on a high ridge overlooking the Dangmechu and the Gamrichu.

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