Hiking Heart & East Bhutan, 14 days

Near Merak
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Tour highlights

  • Remote Merak & Sakteng villages
  • Mountain views from domestic flight
  • Hike through the Bumthang, the Historical Heart of Bhutan
  • Sleeping in local village farmhouses
  • All major sights of Eastern Bhutan
  • All important monuments of Paro and Thimphu
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 2024
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Buli Mani, Buli Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang, Bumthang 2527 Feb 2024
Tangsibi Mani, Tangsibi Dechenling Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2528 Feb 2024
Zhuri Duechoed, Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 57 Mar 2024
Gedhan Chodpa, Gedhan Lhakhang, Bumthang 911 Mar 2024
Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 14 Mar 2024
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 1719 Mar 2024 ?
 Takila Chham, Takila Guru Lhakhang, Meambi, Lhuntse 1819 Mar 2024
Tala Chodpa, Chumey, Bumthang 1920 Mar 2024
Dzongdra Tshechu, Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni, Paro 2026 Mar 2024
 Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 2125 Mar 2024
Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1314 Apr 2024 ?
 Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 1518 Apr 2024
Yonphula Tshechu, Ugyen Dongag Chokhorling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1518 Apr 2024
Rawabi Tshechu, Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuntse 1618 Apr 2024
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 2024 Apr 2024
Changmey Tshechu, Changmey Lhakhang, Trashigang 2224 Apr 2024
Dolay Drupchen, Tiger's Nest, Paro, Paro 1827 May 2024
Prew, Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuntse 1820 May 2024
Prew (Khowchung), Gangzur, Lhuntse 18 May 2024
Jomo Soelkha, Dangrey, Trashigang 22 May 2024
Pedtsheling Kuchoe, Pedtsheling Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 2729 May 2024
Dangling Soelkha, Dangling Tsho, Trashigang 28 May 2024
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 1416 Jun 2024
Yonphu Treda Tshechu, Yonphu Ugyen Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1417 Jun 2024
Bartsham Trelda Tshechu, Chador Lhakhang, Trashigang 16 Jun 2024
 Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 16 Jun 2024
Yuejuk Trelda Tshechu, Yuejuk Lhakhang, Trashigang 16 Jun 2024
Lhamoi Doey-Phang, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 3 Aug 2024
Merak Wang , Merak Samten Pheling Lhakhang, Trashigang 4 Aug 2024
Gengo Wang , Tashi Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 5 Aug 2024
Azhey Lhamo, Ura and Shingkhar, Bumthang 1213 Aug 2024
Jang and Gangzur Chha, Gangzur, Jang, Lhuntse 1215 Aug 2024
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2024
Takila Chha, Phagidoong, Baypazur and Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 1719 Aug 2024
Yak Lhai, Ura and tang whose residents practice animal husbandry, Bumthang 19 Aug2 Sep 2024 ?
Kesibi Chha, Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuntse 2123 Aug 2024
Wangzhing Rabney, Wangzhing Lhakhang, Lhuntse 2729 Aug 2024
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 2 Sep 2024
Chha (Kurtoe), Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 57 Sep 2024
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 810 Sep 2024 ?
Paro Rinpung Dromche, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 10 Sep 2024
Terchen Drupchen, Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 1121 Sep 2024
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 1315 Sep 2024
 Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 1315 Sep 2024
Ney and Shawa Chha, Ney village Gangzur, Lhuntse 1416 Sep 2024
Phongmey Tshechu, Wogmin Ugyen Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1719 Sep 2024
 Thangbi Mewang, Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 1719 Sep 2024
Dankala Mani Tshechu, Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 18 Sep 2024
Yonphu Meme Abi Tshechu, Yonphu Ugyen Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 18 Sep 2024
Selkhar Tshechu, Selkhar Goenpa, Trashigang 913 Oct 2024
Goenkar Tshechu, Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 1012 Oct 2024
Dorjitse (Lamai) Kuchoed, Dorjitse Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 1113 Oct 2024
Drupkhang Tshechu, Drupkhang Lhakhang, Trashigang 1113 Oct 2024
Khaling Tshechu, Tashi Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1113 Oct 2024
Tshogoenpa Tshechu, Tshogonpa Lhakhang, Trashigang 1618 Oct 2024
Drunggoen Tshechu, Drungoen Rigzin Gatshel, Trashigang 2528 Oct 2024
Sengmi Tshechu, Sengmi Lhakhang, Trashigang 2528 Oct 2024
Lamyong Tshechu, Drukdra Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 31 Oct1 Nov 2024
Ugyencholing Kangsel, Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 911 Nov 2024
 Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 1012 Nov 2024 ?
Wamrong Tshechu, Wamrong Lhakhang, Trashigang 1012 Nov 2024
 Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 11 Nov 2024
Bartsham Tshechu, Chador Lhakhang, Trashigang 1315 Nov 2024
Bikhar Tshechu, Trashigang 1416 Nov 2024
Changankha Lhakhang Cham, Changankha Lhakhang, Thimphu 14 Nov 2024
 Drametse Tshechu, Drametse, Mongar 1416 Nov 2024
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu, Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 1418 Nov 2024
Moshi Tshechu, Moshi Lhakhang, Trashigang 1415 Nov 2024
Radhi Tshechu, Namdro Choeling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1416 Nov 2024
Shongphu Tshechu, Shongphu Lhakhang, Trashigang 1416 Nov 2024
Threphu Tshechu, Phendeling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1416 Nov 2024
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 1518 Nov 2024 ?
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 1517 Nov 2024
Ngang Rabney, Ngang Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 1517 Nov 2024
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 1519 Nov 2024
Tshepami Throngdrel, Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 1517 Nov 2024
Thrimshing Tshechu, Thrimshing Lhakhang, Trashigang 2325 Nov 2024
Jonla Tshtshi, Ugyen Gatshel, Trashigang 2426 Nov 2024
Pakaling Tshechu, Pakaling Ugyen Sangacholing Lhakhang, Trashigang 2426 Nov 2024
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2529 Nov 2024
 Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar 812 Dec 2024 ?
Tshepamey Wang, Lhuntse Dzong, Lhuntse 812 Dec 2024
Tang Namkha Rabney, Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 911 Dec 2024
 Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 911 Dec 2024 ?
 Druk Wangyel (Dochula) Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2024
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 1418 Dec 2024
Kakaney Tshechu, Tashi Chokhorling Lhakhang, Trashigang 1416 Dec 2024
Phimsong Tshechu, Sangchen Pema Gatshel Lhakhang, Trashigang 1416 Dec 2024
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 15 Dec 2024 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda, Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 15 Dec 2024
Bardo Tshechu, Rizor-Yechilo, Trashigang 2325 Dec 2024
Gazangri Tshechu, Dungkhor Lhakhang, Trashigang 2426 Dec 2024
Saling Tshechu, Pema Choling Lhakhang, Trashigang 2426 Dec 2024
Jangchubling Tshechu, Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2729 Dec 2024
Events in 2025
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 13 Jan 2025 ?
 Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 810 Jan 2025 ?
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 1113 Jan 2025 ?
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 57 Mar 2025 ?
Tangsibi Mani, Tangsibi Dechenling Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1517 Mar 2025
 Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 812 Apr 2025
Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 2224 Apr 2025 ?
 Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 79 May 2025
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 913 May 2025
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 35 Jun 2025
 Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 5 Jun 2025
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 6 Sep 2025
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 28 Sep 2025 ?
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 24 Oct 2025
 Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 24 Oct 2025
 Thangbi Mewang, Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 78 Oct 2025
 Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 29 Oct1 Nov 2025 ?
 Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 31 Oct 2025
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 58 Nov 2025 ?
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 68 Nov 2025
 Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar 2830 Nov 2025 ?
 Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 29 Nov1 Dec 2025 ?
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 4 Dec 2025 ?
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 46 Dec 2025
 Druk Wangyel (Dochula) Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2025
 Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 2731 Dec 2025 ?
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