Travel during the festival time is a great experience of Bhutanese culture and tradition. The people of Bhutan are celebrating many fasts and festivals every year for centuries. Nepal Mother House designed a special tour package focusing on the most famous festivals such as; the Paro Festival, Thimphu Festival, Punakha Festival, Ura, and Bumthang Drup Festival. Most travelers target to visit Bhutan on main festivals, so there will be overcrowding by people. Nepal Mother House advises that if you wish to visit one of the most famous festivals in Bhutan, you should try to book a trip at least six months before the date of the festival. To avoid the crowd, it is wished to visit the less frequently visited festivals. These festivals are unique but due to lack of publicity, just a few tourist visit on this occasion.
In Bhutan, there are newer themed community festivals also, which aim to encourage the tourist to visit in different seasons and performances of Bhutanese traditions. Nomad festival – Bumthang, Rhododendron festival – Lamperi Botanical Park, Haa Summer festival – Haa Valley, Genekha Mushroom festival – Genekha, Matsutake Mushroom festival – Ura, Jomolhari Mountain festival – Jangothang, Black Necked Crane festival – Gangtey, Druk Wangyel festival – Dochu La are newer subject festivals of Bhutan.
Among many festivals of Bhutan, Thimphu Festival (Tsechu) is one of the most important festivals; this tour package is focus on activities of the Thimphu Festival. Thimphu Festival is a religious Buddhist festival, which is celebrating the honor of Guru Rinpoche, who introduced Buddhism to this country in the 8th century. According to history, the Thimphu Tsechu/festival started to celebrate by the 4th temporal ruler, Tenzin Rabgye in 1670 on the 8th month of the Bhutanese calendar to commemorate the birth of Guru Rinpoche. People wear traditional dress and gather in the capital city of Thimphu to celebrate the festival, on this festival, various dance performances belong to different histories with religious significance. The mask dance is special for this festival. The traditional dance by the Royal Academy of Performing Arts is interspersed with religious or mask dance. It is believed one who witnesses this festival, will bestow with good luck, they gain merits and their wishes are realized. The Tsechu is also a yearly social gathering where people rejoice together.
Thimphu Festival Tour is not only religious significance; during this tour, you will visit most of the landmarks of Bhutan. You will visit the Paro Valley and Tiger Nest Temple (Taktsang) and Punakha. We at Nepal Mother House are glad to organize a Bhutan festival trip with expert local Guides according to your requirements and time schedules.