15 Days Trashigang Festival
5th – 7th Dec 2019 | Venue: Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang.
The annual Trashigang Tshechu is the biggest festival in eastern Bhutan. People from all over eastern Bhutan come to the festival. The nomadic community of Merak and Sakteng, called the Brokpas, stand out of the crowd with their unique dress and appearance. Different sacred mask dances are performed during the festival apart from other traditional folk songs and dances.
The highlight of the festival is the unfurling of the thongdrol (large tapestry) of Guru Tshengyed (eight manifestation of Guru Rinpoche). Another thongdrol of Neten Chudrug (Sixteen arhats) is also unfurled for the public.
Day 01. Arrive Paro.
Day 02. Paro – Bumthang (Flight).
Day 03. Bumthang sightseeing.
Day 04. Bumthang – Mongar.
Day 05. Mongar – Tashigang.
Day 06. Tashigang festival.
Day 07. Tashigang festival
Day 08. Tashigang – Mongar.
Day 09. Mongar – Bumthang.
Day 10. Bumthang – Trongsa – Gangtey (130 kms – 5 hours)
Day 11. Gangtey – Punakha (74.7 kms. – 4 hours)
Day 12. Punakha – Thimphu (76 kms – 3 hours)
Day 13. Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 14. Thimphu – Paro (56 kms. 1 hour)
Day 15. Departure.