Experience the Ancient Living Culture of Bhutan
Plan your destination to visit to Bhutan Festival Tour to coincide with one of the most famous religious festivals, known as 'tshechu'. A Tshechu is a Buddhist festival celebrated in honour of Buddhist Saint Padmasambava, populary known as 'Guru Rimpoche', the saint who travelled all over the Himalayas spreading tantric Buddhism and responsible for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. Tshechu draws thousands of Bhutanese people in a spirit of Buddhism, reverence, blessing, festivity and celebration, and is one of the best way to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. The Tsechu comes to life with colour, music, drama, dance where villagers and towns people gather together to witness the masked dances, sword dances and other sacred rituals. These events mostly performed by monks in colourful and elaborate costumes bring blessing to the onlookers as well as instructing them about the Buddhist Dharma. The Tshechu is celebrated on the 10th day of the month in the Bhutanese lunar calendar, this being an auspicious date.