Creative Holidays Nepal

Bhutan Festival Tours


Bhutan festival tours are one the most visited tours in Bhutan. There are various types of festivals in Bhutan.  The Tsechu (festivals) draws hundreds of Bhutanese people in a spirit of reverence, blessing, festivity and celebration, and is one of the best ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. The Tsechu comes to life with colour, music, dance and drama as villagers and townspeople gather to witness the masked dances, sword dances and other sacred rituals. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Buddhist Saint Padmasambhava, popularly known as ‘Guru Rimpoche’, the saint who was responsible for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan.  These events, most of which are performed by monks in colourful and elaborate costumes bring blessings to the onlookers, as well as instructing them about the Buddhist Dharma. 

There are various Tsechus held all year around at temples, Dzongs and monasteries throughout Bhutan. Some of them are: 

Thimphu Tsechu 

Changangkha Lhakhang Festival 

Druk Wangyel Tsechu

Punakha Tsechu 

Paro Tsechu 

Thangbi Mani Festival

Jambay Lhakhang Drup 

Black Necked Crane Festival 

Nimalung and Kurjey Festivals 

Masutake Festival 

Bumthang Ura Tsechu 

Jomolhari Mountain Festival & Trek