9 July 2022 | Venue: Kurjey Temple, Bumthang.
The Kurjey festival is held at Kurjey monastery and coincides with the birth anniversary of Guru Rimpoche. It is just for one day and is supported and funded by the government. The local people attend the festival to pay their respect to Guru Rimpoche. The masked dances include Shinjay cham and Guru Tshengye which are performed by the monks of Kurjey. One the last day of Kurjey festival, the Throngdroel of Guru Rimpoche is unfurled.
Kurjey Festival Itinerary:
Day 01. Arrive Paro and sightseeing.
Day 02. Paro – Bumthang sightseeing (Flight to Bumthang).
Day 03. Bumthang – Kurjey festival.
Day 04. Bumthang – Kurjey Festival.
Day 05. Bumthang – Trongsa – Gangtey (146 km – 5 hr. drive)
Day 06. Gangtey – Punakha (75 km – 4 hr. drive).
Day 07. Punakha – Thimphu (76 km – 3 hr. drive).
Day 08. Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 09. Thimphu – Paro (56 km 1 hr. drive).
Day 10. Paro – Departure: (End of Kurjey festival tour).