10 Days Thangbi Mani Festival
10th – 13th Oct 2019 | Venue: Thangbi monastery, Bumthang.
Thangbi Mani festival is one of the most popular festivals held in Choekhor Gewog in Bumthang. The highlight of the festival is the fire blessing (Mewang) ceremony, performed in an open ground. The lay monks perform purification rituals while people jump over flames to purify themselves. Several mask dances are also performed. It is believed that the festival would bring peace and prosperity and ensure better harvest for the entire community.
Day 01. Arrive Paro.
Day 02. Paro – Bumthang (Flight).
Day 03. Bumthang sightseeing + Festival
Day 04. Bumthang: Thangbi Mani Festival
Day 05. Bumthang – Trongsa – Gangtey (130 kms – 5 hours)
Day 06. Gangtey – Punakha (74.7 kms. – 4 hours)
Day 07. Punakha – Thimphu (76 kms – 3 hours)
Day 08. Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 09. Thimphu – Paro (56 kms. 1 hour)
Day 10. Departure.