Our Favourite Festival Photographs
We are fortunate that many of our guests share their photos and videos with us after their journeys. Here are some of the festivals of Bhutan.
Visitors travel for miles around from remote villages to join the crowds at the celebrations. Everyone dresses in their finest festival clothes and the monastery (dzong) monks don their incredible costumes to perform holy dances. The festivals or tsechus can go on for hours or days culminating with blessings from the Lhama or Head Monk.
Layap ladies at the festival – Pat Barlow
The crowds gather at Thimphu Tsechu – Kath Chan
Dressed in finest colours – Helen Conway
Finding a vantage point – Helen Conway
Ready to dance – Doug Howes
Playing for the Dancers – Doug Howes
Monks dancing – Ian Peacock
Clown at the Chamkhar Tsechu – Malcolm Arthur
A Furry Dragon (?) at rural Druk Wangyel, Dochu Laa – Melissa Coleman
Rural Druk Wangyel Tsechu, Dochu Laa – Melissa Coleman
Black Hat Dancers at Trashigang Tsechu – Helen Conway
Final Blessings – Malcolm Arthur
If you feel inspired by some of these images then Bhutan is the place for you. The 2019 festival dates can be found here and we can build a trip around one of these festivals for you.
Or join a small group tour that takes in the best Bhutan has to offer and includes a festival – The Bhutanese Epic 2019