Festival Tours

Festivals are mostly religious and spiritual occasions honoring Guru Rinpoche, “The precious teacher” but for the people, it is a combination of prayers, blessings, rest and merry making. Behind the scenes, the monks prepare themselves for weeks ahead of the festival, involved in deep prayer and meditation prior to the festival. The monks perform special masked dances that are inspirations of enlightened beings in history; and the Bhutanese believe that watching these mystical dances is essential to gain enlightenment. Some of the most popular Tshechus in the country are the Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Bumthang Tshechus in terms of participation and audience. Besides the locals many tourists from across the world are attracted to these unique, colorful and exciting displays of traditional culture.

Our unique trip includes lively festivals and day hikes, along with insider explorations of western and central Bhutan. Attend the Tsechu religious festival, where elaborately costumed dancers perform masked dance-dramas. Mingling with the locals at this joyous celebration is a unique honor, bestowed only to a limited number of visitors each year.