Bhutan’s Festivals of Spirit, Fire and Dance

A country deeply rooted in spirituality, myths and legends erupts in spectacular festivals of color, dance, and fire during annual festivals in Bhutan. Each district, town, and village has annual festivals based around significant relics, observances and celebrations unique to its area. The festivals are filled with ritualistic dances and century old traditions celebrating spiritual Buddhist masters and local deities. Bhutanese believe that attending these festivals will wash away their sins and confer upon them blessings for the years to come.

We have selected the most unique and largest celebrations around Bhutan that showcase the spiritual traditions and vibrant culture of this nook of the Himalayas. Our 12 days/11 nights festival itineraries not only takes you right into the heart of Bhutanese culture, but also to the sights, sounds, tastes, and exhilarating heights of this fascinating country. Hear the Battle Cries of Punakha (February), see and taste Spring at Bouquet of Colours at Paro Tsechu (March), witness the sacred relic that is the Curious Statue of Ura Yakchoe (April), step into the spiritual heart of Bhutan at the Bumthang Nimalung and Kurjey Tsechu (June), see the Dances of Living and Dying at Thimphu Tsechu (October), join in the protection and celebration of the endangered Black Necked Cranes (November), and be part of the ritual fire blessing at the The Naked Divine of Jambay Lhakhang (November).