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Punakha Tshechu or Punakha Festival is an annual festival which is held at courtyard of the Punakha Dzong in Punakha district. It is 3 days long festival which begin on 10th day of 1st month of Buddhist lunar calendar. Tshechu means “tenth” and all the Tshechu will begin on 10th day of any month of Buddhist lunar calendar because on 10th day it is widely celebrate as Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, who is popularly refers as “Second Buddha”
- Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
- View sacred dances and rituals performed by monks and laymen in elaborate costumes.
- Experience Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions
- Witness the unfurling ceremony of the sacred ‘thongdroel’ scroll at daybreak.
- Join in with locals in a special occasion of celebration, blessings and socializing.
- Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
- Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
- Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
- Drive over high mountain passes affording sensational views of the Himalayan peaks.
- Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.