Ethnographic Bhutan, 15 days

Ploughing field with yaks in Laya
See the last yak herders
Cultural sightseeing
Hiking Tours
  • Specialized group for ethnography entusiasts
  • Covers two semi-nomadic yak herder ethnicities
  • Most famous tourist spots of Bhutan included
  • Crossing whole Bhutan from west to east
  • Visit Layap tribe akin to Tibet but totally distinct
  • See life of Brokpas akin to groups of Indian Tawang
From: 
US$ 2610 / person ?
Dates: 
Flexible
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Listed events can be experienced within this particular tour itinerary. See also our complete festival calendar.

Please mind that timely planning is essential, otherwise there can be a problems with flights. Also remember, that meaningful festival experience might require program extension by one or more days.

Events in 2019
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Major event Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 4 Říj 2019 ?
Bum Tashi Festival, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 5 Říj 2019
Paro Rinpung Dromche, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 5 Říj 2019
Terchen Drupchen, Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 68 Říj 2019
Major event Wangdue Tshechu, Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 68 Říj 2019
Dorjitse Kuchoed, Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 79 Říj 2019
Major event Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 810 Říj 2019
Major event Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 810 Říj 2019
Major event Thangbi Mani (Mewang), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 1114 Říj 2019
Dankala Mani Tshechu, Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 13 Říj 2019
Laya Aolay, Laya village, Laya 1516 Říj 2019
Major event Royal Highlander Festival, Laya 2324 Říj 2019
Shingkhar Rabney, Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 26 Lis 2019
Major event Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 47 Lis 2019 ?
Ugyencholing Kangsel, Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 46 Lis 2019
Major event Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 7 Lis 2019
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 1215 Lis 2019 ?
Tshepami Throngdrel, Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 12 Lis 2019
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 1416 Lis 2019
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2226 Lis 2019
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 35 Pro 2019
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 46 Pro 2019
Tang Namkha Rabney, Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 57 Pro 2019
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 1115 Pro 2019
Dra-Lha-Soel, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 12 Pro 2019
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 12 Pro 2019
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 1214 Pro 2019
Major event Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Pro 2019
Pangkhar Choepa, Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2126 Pro 2019
Lomba, Paro, Haa 2526 Pro 2019
Events in 2020
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 810 Led 2020
Shinger Meto Choepda, Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 10 Led 2020
Gyensar Torjab, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 23 Led 2020
Major event Punakha Drubchen, Punakha dzong, Punakha 24 Bře 2020
Major event Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 57 Bře 2020
Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 9 Bře 2020
Major event Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 13 Dub 2020
Major event Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 13 Dub 2020
Major event Talo Tshechu, Talo Gompa, Punakha 13 Dub 2020
Major event Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 48 Dub 2020
Major event Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1921 Dub 2020
Major event Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 35 Kvě 2020
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 48 Kvě 2020
Nimalung Tshechu, Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 2830 Čer 2020
Major event Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Čer 2020
Major event Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 7 Srp 2020
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Srp 2020
Matsutake Mushroom Festival, Ura, Bumthang 2324 Srp 2020
Major event Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 22 Zář 2020 ?
Major event Wangdue Tshechu, Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 2426 Zář 2020
Major event Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 2628 Zář 2020
Major event Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 2628 Zář 2020
Major event Thangbi Mani (Mewang), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Sep2 Říj 2020
Major event Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 2426 Říj 2020 ?
Major event Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 26 Říj 2020
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 31 Oct3 Lis 2020 ?
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 13 Lis 2020
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 2225 Lis 2020
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Lis 2020
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Nov2 Pro 2020
Major event Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Pro 2020