9 – 11 April 2022 | Venue: Talo Gonpa, Punakha.
The three day Talo festival is held at the courtyard of Talo monastery on the hill at 2800 m. This festival is famous for its mask dances and the Atsara (Clown) dances. A popular attraction, Zhungdra is performed by the Local dance troupe and has a deep religious and historical significance. It is the Bhutanese version of classical songs and music. The three songs of Muni Sum (Zhungdra) are performed as the closing item on each day of festival. Samyi Sala (first day), Drukpa Dungey (second day) and Thowachi Gangi Tselay (Third day) are pride of the Talo community.
Sketch Itinerary for Talo Festival:
Day 1. Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing (54 kms, 1 hour drive).
Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 3. Thimphu – Punakha sightseeing (76 Km, 3 hrs drive).
Day 4. Punakha – Talo Festival.
Day 5. Punakha – Talo Festival.
Day 6. Punakha – Paro sightseeing (124 km, 3 ½ hour drive).
Day 7. Paro – hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang).
Day 8. Paro – Departure.