Festival in Bhutan

“Tshechu”, meaning festival occurs in every district of Bhutan and among the 20 districts that we have, each of the festival takes place once a year to honor Guru Rinpoche who bought tantric form of Buddhism in Bhutan in the 8th century.
People from different part of the world and locals gather to witness and get blessing
It is also the time for the locals to showcase their colourful dresses that time and commonly men wear “Gho” and women wear “kira”.
Families members staying at different places also take a break from their usual work and get together until the festival ends
There are 20 districts in Bhutan and each Festival taking place in respective districts has its own significance


Royal Highlander Festival Bhutan Festival Tour – Amedewa Tours & Trek

The Royal Highlander Festival takes place in Laya, a remote village in Bhutan with no motorable road and the only way to reach there is by trekking for 2 days.

This festival is initiated to mark the birth celebration of HRH Gyalsey and also highlander from different part of Bhutan gather to share different ideas on farming with other entertaining events for the day.

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Thimphu Tashichodzong Bhutan Trip – Amedewa Tours and Trek

Located outside of Thimphu city near the river bank of wang chhu, Tashichodzong serves as office of the king, various government officials and monastic body of Bhutan.

The annual grand Thimphu festival is celebrated at Tashichodzong.

It is a fortress and Buddhist monastery where the spiritual leaders and monastic body reside here during the summer and in Punakha during the winter.

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Phuntsholing Tshechu Bhutan Festival Tour – Bhutan Tour Agent

Phuntsholing Festival takes place in Chukha Dzongkhag. Mask dances and cultural programs are performed by students from different schools of Phuntsholing and people from different dzongkhags of Bhutan gather to witness the occasion.

Mask Dance

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The masks are made from wood, painted and designed colourfully. It takes place in temples and monasteries annually.

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Dechenphu Tshechu Bhutan Festival Tour – Amedewa Tours and Trek

Dechenphu Tshechu is located in the outskirts of Thimphu, approximately 30 mins drive from hotels in Thimphu city.

Dechenphu Tshechu festival is of great importance as it is dedicated to Gay Ngyen Jakpa Melen, the guardian deity of Bhutan.

The sacred dances performed includes Genyen Kunchaam, Shazam Cham, Nga Cham followed by other cultural and classical program.

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Black Necked Crane Festival Bhutan Tour – Amedewa Tours and Trek

The annual Black Necked Crane Festival creates awareness and importance of conserving the endangered species of Black Necked Crane.

The bird migrates to Phobjikha valley during the winter month and the Black Necked Crane festival is also celebrated in the month of November.

The festival includes folk dances and songs based on Black Necked Crane themes and other mask dances and cultural program.

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Bho Yak Festival Haa Bhutan – Amedewa Tours & Trek

Bho Yak Festival in Haa is of great significance as it celebrates the victory over the border with the help of Ap Chungdu, a local deity of Bhutan and the celebration honours the deity. It starts as early as 2:30 am where the monastic body recites prayers to appease the deity until 5:30 am. It is then followed by Ap Chundhu’s ride, a well-decorated horse bought to the Lhakhang and then led in Chipdrel procession with singing melodious traditional songs of praises and wishes for the well-being of sentient beings to Janka Kha where the actual event takes place.

The procession is then welcomed by the locals in their best colourful attire.

Event: Buddhist Festival

Venue: Haa

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Druk Wangyel Tshechu Bhutan Festival Tour – Amedewa Tours & Trek

To commemorate the victory by His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Arm forces in 2003 over the Indian militants residing in southern Bhutan, Druk Wangyel Lhakhang was built by Azhi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.

It took 4 years to complete the Lhakhang (temple) from 2004 to 2008 and Druk Wangyel Tshechu Festival was established in 2011.

The Druk Wangyel Tshechu festival occurs annually on 13th December at Dochula Pass attracting lots of visitors from outside the country.

The pass is 3150m above sea level and weather can be quite chilly during December month, so bringing warm clothes will be a good option at that time.

Locals gather with their best and colourful attires to spend time together with family members and to witness the festival.


Event: Buddhist Festival

Venue: Dochula Pass

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Tshechu Festival Amedewa Tours And Trek – BhutanTour Operator

Tshechu, a religious festival is celebrated on the tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava.
The annual festival is held in different districts of Bhutan in various Temples, Monasteries, and Dzongs.
Festival is the time when locals gather with their friends and families in colourful attires, worn only during the festival and they spend the entire day together and rejoice themselves.

It is believed that everyone must attend a festival and witness various mask dances to wash away all sins and gain merit.
it also consists of various cultural programs and showcases Bhutan’s rich culture and history.

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Punakha Festival Bhutan Festivals – Amedewa Tours and Trek

Punakha Drubchen is celebrated to honour the victory by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel over the invading Tibetan forces which then lead to the unification of the country as one nation.

Punakha Tshechu/Festival is held right after the Punakha Drubchen with unfurling of Thongdrel ( a large tapestry ) of Guru Rinpoche.

It is believed that by attending a festival like this can cleanse sins and gain merits.

Festival Date

Punakha Drubchen: 2 to 4th March,2020
Punakha Festival:  5 to 7th March, 2020

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Venue: Punakha
Tentative Itinerary

8 Days Punakha Festival Tour | Amedewa Tours And Trek

Day 1 Arrival to Paro International Airport

Arrival to Paro International Airport - Amedewa Tours

Representative from Amedewa Tours And Trek will receive you with Tashi Khada, traditional way of receiving guest and then drive to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan.
On the way visit iron bridge.
Thimphu TashiChodzong.
National Memorial chortoen.
Try dinner at the local farm house if interested.
Halt at the Resort.

Day 2 Thimphu Sightseeing

Thimphu Sightseeing - Amedewa Tours

Visit Simply Bhutan Museum.
Buddha Dordenma.
Simtokha Dzong.
Bhutan Postal Museum and National institute for Zhorig Chusum.
Royal Textile museum and Centenary Farmer’s Market.
Rows of Handicraft shops in Thimphu.
Experience night life in Thimphu  if interested.

Day 3 Hike to Tango and Cheri Monastery

Tango and Cheri Monastery - Amedewa Tours

Hike Tango monastery and Cheri Monastery for today.
Visit Traditional Paper making factory and archery ground where locals play on weekends and on public holiday.
Take Hotstone Bath in the evening and relax.

Day 4 Thimphu to Punakha/ Punakha Festival

Thimphu to Punakha - Amedewa Tours

Visit Dochula Pass on the way to Punakha.
Punakha Dzong and suspension bridge.
Attend Punakha Festival with our National costume Gho for men and Kira for women and then drive back to resort and rest in Punakha on that day.

Day 5 Punakha to Paro

Punakha to Paro - Amedewa Tours

Drive back to Paro and visit Ringpung Dzong.
National Museum.
Kichu Lhakhang.
Check out handicraft shops and stroll Paro town.
If time permits, visit Drugyel Dzong.

Day 6 Paro to Haa Valley via Chelela Pass

Paro to Haa Valley via Chelela Pass - Amedewa Tours

Drive to Haa valley and on the way visit Chelela Pass.
Visit Lhakhang Karpo ( White temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo ( Black temple).
Stroll Haa town and return back to Paro for the night.

Day 7 Hike to Tiger’s NestHike to Tiger’s Nest - Amedewa Tours

We will hike to Tiger’s nest today and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains.

Day 8 Depart Paro

We bid farewell today and drop you back to Paro International Airport.

Package cost: USD 1895 per head for 1 pax
                           USD 1825 per head for 2 pax
                           USD 1615 per head for 3 pax and above.



Bhutan Visa
All taxes, surcharges and royalties
Accommodation in 3-star hotel/resort
All three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
English Speaking Tour Guide
Trying Bhutanese Costume (to be returned at the end of the tour)
Tour SUVs with well experienced driver
Return souvenir gift from Bhutan
Entry/Museum/Monument fees


Flight to Bhutan
Any Personal expenses
Laundries, alcoholic drink
River rafting and Hotstone Bath


Paro Festival Customizable Bhutan Tour – Amedewa Tours and Trek

The annual Paro Festival is one of the most popular events in Bhutan, it is held for 5 days and starts on the 10th day of 2nd Bhutanese lunar month and ends on the 15th day.

The festival is followed by mask dances, cultural programs and locals gather in their best colourful attires and spend time together with friends and families but most importantly it is believed that one can gain merits by attending the festival.

It also offers an opportunity to witness Bhutan’s culture and history.

On the last day of the festival, a large Thangkha (Embroidered Painting), the Guru Thongdrel is displayed to the public.

Venue: Paro Bhutan
Festival Date: 4-8th April 2020
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Tentative itinerary



Paro International Airport - Amedewa Tours

A representative from Amedewa Tours and Trek will receive you with “Tashi Khadar”, traditional way of welcoming guests.
Drive to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan which is an hour drive.
Visit Iron bridge on the way.
Visit Tashichodzong.
National Memorial Chorten.
Try dinner at the farm house and mingle with Bhutanese families.
Halt at the Hotel/Resort.


Thimphu Tour - Amedewa Tours

Visit Buddha Dordenma.
Simply Bhutan Museum.
Simtokha Dzong.
Bhutan Postal museum to get your own personalized stamps.
Centenary Farmer’s market and rows of Handicraft shops.
If interested visit pubs and grab a beer and relax.


Punakha Tour - Amedewa Tours

Visit Dochula Pass.
Punakha Dzong.
A short hike to Chimi Lhakhang
Suspension bridge.
Hike Khamsum Yully Namgyel Chorten.


Paro Ringpung Dzong - Amedewa Tours

Visit Paro Ringpung Dzong.
National Museum.
KIchu Lhakhang.
Handicraft shops and stroll Paro Town.


Paro festival - Amedewa Tours

Atten Paro festival.
Try our national dress, GHO for men and KIRA for women.
Get dressed in our national costume and attend the festival.
Visit Drugyel Dzong.
Watch Archery match where locals play on public holidays and on weekends.
Hot stone bath in the evening and relax.


Tiger's Nest Bhutan - Amedewa Tours

Hike Tiger’s nest after early breakfast.
Visit Kichu Lhakhang.


We bid farewell to our valued guest.

PACKGE COST: USD 1630 for 1 pax
                            USD 1570 per head for 2 pax
                            USD 1390 per head for 3 pax and above.


Bhutan Visa
All taxes, surcharges, and royalties
Accommodation in 3-star hotel/resort
All three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
English Speaking Tour Guide
Trying Bhutanese Costume (to be returned at the end of the tour)
Tour SUVs with a well experienced driver
Entry/Museum/Monument fees
Return souvenir gift from Bhutan


Flight to Bhutan
Any Personal expenses
Laundries, alcoholic drink
River rafting and Hotstone Bath