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Festival Tours


Bhutan, being a Buddhist nation has many festivals that take place throughout the year in different regions of the country. The more popular ones are the Tshechu, which literally means the tenth day. Tsechus are festivals commemorating the deeds and accomplishments of  the great  Buddhist saint, Guru Padmasambhava, more commonly known as Guru Rinpoche in Bhutan. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche was born on the tenth day of the lunar calendar and all his great deeds were also accomplished on the tenth day hence we have the different festivals in Bhutan that take place on the tenth day of the lunar calendar throughout the year. Various mask dances, songs and dances are performed along with religious rituals during the festivals.

The most popular of these festivals are the Paro Tsechu, Thimphu Tsechu, and the Ura Yakchoe.

Festival Tour Packages

Bhutan: Thimphu Tshechu Festival (7 Days)

Thimphu Tsechu

Thimphu Tshechu held in honour of Bhutan's patron saint, Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rimpoche,  is held from 9th to 11th of the 8th month in the Bhutanese calendar. It is held on the courtyard of the Tashichhodzong and is considered … View this Trip

Paro Tshechu Festival (7 Days)

The Paro Tshechu is an annual event held every spring and is by far the most popular pageantry in Bhutan with the unfurling of the world’s biggest Thangka or Thongdrel. During the festival, mask dances to commemorate the deeds of the great saint … View this Trip