Thangbi Mani Festival

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Thangbi Mani Festival.

8th – 10th Oct. 2022 | 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 and folk dances are also performed by the monks and local people. It is believed that the festival would bring peace and prosperity and ensure better harvest for the entire community.

Sketch Itinerary for Thangbi Mani Festival:

Day 01. Arrive Paro.

Day 02. Paro – Bumthang sightseeing (By Flight).

Day 03. Bumthang sightseeing + Thangbi Mani Festival.

Day 04. Bumthang: Thangbi Mani Festival.

Day 05. Bumthang – Trongsa – Gangtey (130 kms – 5 hours).

Day 06. Gangtey – Punakha (75 kms. – 1 ½ hours).

Day 07. Punakha – Thimphu (76 kms – 3 hours).

Day 08. Thimphu Sightseeing.

Day 09. Thimphu – Paro (54 kms. 1 hour).

Day 10. Paro – Hike to the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang).

Day 11. Paro – Departure (End of Tangbi Mani Festival tour).