Duration: 16 days Entry: Guwahati, Assam, India Exit: Paro, Bhutan Venue: Trashigang Dzong Summary Held within the confines of Bhutan’s largest district in Trashigang Dzong (Fortress), the three day tsechu is observed during the 7th to 11th days of the tenth month of the Bhutanese calendar (December).
Naked Dance Venue: Jampa Lhakhang (Bumthang) grounds Total Duration: 10 days Other places: Western and Central Bhutan. Entry : Paro Exit: Paro The Naked Dance of Jampa Lhakhang Drub is one of the most unique amongst scared mask dances held around the country. At midnight, 16 naked men perform the sacred dance, which has its […]
Duration: 6 days Entry and Exit: Paro Venue: Punakha Summary: One of the biggest festivals in the Bhutanese calendar, the Punakha Tshechu is held every year, sometime in February or March. The most important display during the five-day festival is the re-enactment of the Tibetan invasion of Bhutan in 1639. In this theatrical display, a […]
Duration: 8 days Exit and Entry: Paro Venue: Paro Dzong Courtyard Summary Paro Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in the Bhutanese calendar and was started by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, and Penlop Rigzin Nyingpo during the consecration of Paro Dzong in 1644. The festival is observed in three parts – the pre-festival rituals on […]