9 Days Ura Yakchoe Festival

4th – 8th May 2020 | Venue: Ura Temple, Bumthang

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This annual festival held in Ura in Bumthang is known for its famous dance called the “Ura Yakchoe”. A sacred relic is displayed for people to receive blessing from. According to legend, an old woman sitting outside her house was visited by a lama asking for a glass of water. When she came out with the water, the lama had vanished leaving behind only a sack. Out of curiosity, she checked the bag and found the statue that is now displayed annually. This relic has been passed on from generation to generation and still owned by the descendants of the woman.

The 9 Days Ura Yakchoe Festival is an annual festival held in the Ura valley in Bumthang which is known for its famous dance called the “Ura Yakchoe”. A sacred relic is displayed for people to receive blessings. According to legend, an old woman sitting outside her house was visited by a lama asking for a glass of water and when she came out with the water offering, the lama had vanished leaving behind only a sack. So out of curiosity, when she checked the bag she found a revered statue that is now displayed annually at  the festival. This relic has been passed on from generation to generations and is still owned by the descendants of the woman till today.

Sketch Itinerary:

Day 01. Arrive Paro.

Day 02. Paro – Bumthang (Flight).

Day 03. Bumthang – Ura Festival – Bumthang (51 kms. One way)

Day 04. Bumthang – Trongsa – Gangtey (130 kms – 5 hours)

Day 05. Gangtey – Punakha (74.7 kms. – 4 hours)

Day 06. Punakha – Thimphu (76 kms – 3 hours)

Day 07. Thimphu Sightseeing.

Day 08. Thimphu – Paro (56 kms. 1 hour)

Day 09. Departure.

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