The most well-known festivals in Bhutan are called Tsechus. Tsechus offer the visitors the opportunity to see the colourful mask dances and religious art forms of Bhutan. The Tsechus are held in honor of Guru Padsambhava, the Indian saint who is associated with the introduction of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of not only Bhutan but also Sikkim, Nepal, Ladakh as well as Tibet some 1200 years ago.
Tsechus is also a time for people to gather together dressed in their finest clothes, to meet friends, celebrate and receive blessings. The most popular festival for tourists are those held in Paro during spring, Thimphu and Bumthang in autumn. We can design your tours around any festival listed, just email us your intended travel dates.