Ethnographic Bhutan, 15 days

Ploughing field with yaks in Laya
See the last yak herders

Tour highlights

  • 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
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 2022
Event name and palce Tentative dates
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 7 Pro 2022
Kharphu Bon-Choed, Shingkhar, Bumthang 78 Pro 2022
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 8 Pro 2022
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 810 Pro 2022
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Pro 2022
Pangkhar Choepa, Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1823 Pro 2022
Lomba, Haa, Paro 24 Pro 2022
Events in 2023
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 46 Led 2023
 Punakha Drubchen, Punakha dzong, Punakha 2428 Úno 2023
 Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13 Bře 2023
 Bhutan International Marathon, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 4 Bře 2023
Tangsibi Mani, Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 610 Bře 2023
Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 7 Bře 2023
Zhuri Duechoed, Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 1718 Bře 2023
Gayden Choedpa, Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1921 Bře 2023
 Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2831 Bře 2023
 Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2931 Bře 2023
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 2931 Bře 2023 ?
 Talo Tshechu, Talo Gompa, Punakha 2931 Bře 2023
 Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 26 Dub 2023
 Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1719 Dub 2023 ?
 Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 30 Apr2 Kvě 2023
Neyphu Mani, Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 30 Dub 2023
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 26 Kvě 2023
Dolay Drupchen, Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 2030 Kvě 2023
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 2628 Čer 2023
 Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 28 Čer 2023
Sakten Tshechu, Yuejug, Sakten, Trashigang 28 Čer 2023
Lhamoi Doey-Phang, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 27 Črv 2023
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Srp 2023
Merak Tshechu, Merak Lhakhang, Genko, Trashigang 1516 Srp 2023
Matsutake Mushroom Festival, Ura, Bumthang 2021 Srp 2023
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 7 Zář 2023
Shingkhar Rabney, Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2024 Zář 2023
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 20 Zář 2023
Paro Rinpung Dromche, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 22 Zář 2023
 Wangdue Tshechu, Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 2224 Zář 2023
Dorjitse (Lamai) Kuchoed, Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 2325 Zář 2023
Terchen Drupchen, Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 23 Sep4 Říj 2023
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 2426 Zář 2023
 Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 2426 Zář 2023
Dankala Mani Tshechu, Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 29 Zář 2023
 Thangbi Mani (Mewang), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 2930 Zář 2023
Bum Tashi Festival, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2 Říj 2023
 Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 2125 Říj 2023 ?
Laya Aolay, Laya village, Laya 2228 Říj 2023
Ugyencholing Kangsel, Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 2224 Říj 2023
Laya Run, Gasa, Laya 23 Říj 2023
 Royal Highlander Festival, Laya 2324 Říj 2023
 Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 24 Říj 2023
Changankha Lhakhang Cham, Changankha Lhakhang, Thimphu 27 Říj 2023
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 2831 Říj 2023
Tshepami Throngdrel, Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 28 Říj 2023
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 2931 Říj 2023
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 913 Lis 2023
Tang Namkha Rabney, Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 2022 Lis 2023
 Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 2023 Lis 2023
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 27 Lis 2023
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 27 Lis 2023
Kharphu Bon-Choed, Shingkhar, Bumthang 27 Lis 2023
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 2729 Lis 2023
Pangkhar Choepa, Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 712 Pro 2023
Lomba, Haa, Paro 11 Pro 2023
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Pro 2023
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 2426 Pro 2023
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