Buli Mani

Buli Gonpa-Yoesel Lhendrup CholingBumthang Bumthang, Bhutan

Yonphula Tshechu

Ugyen Dongag Chokhorling Lhakhang, Ypnphula Trashigang, Bhutan

Nimalung Tshechu

Nimalung Dratshang, Chumey Bumthang, Bhutan

The Nimalung Festival is conducted at Nimalung Lhakhang, situated in Chumey within the Bumthang region. This Tshechu is an annual event, taking place in the 5th month of the Bhutanese calendar. A remarkable highlight is the display of a colossal 9-meter-wide Thongdrol of Guru Rimpoche, which not only evokes awe but is also believed to purify the sins of all who gaze upon it. Throughout the Tshechu, a series of vibrant and mesmerizing mask dances are performed.

Kurjey Tshechu

Kurje Lhakhang Bumthang, Bhutan

Kurjey Tshechu, also known as the Kurjey Festival, is celebrated in Bumthang at Kurjey Lhakhang, which consists of three temples located in Chokhor Valley. This annual festival occurs in July. The oldest temple, established by Lama Minjur Tempa, dates back to 1652, while the second temple was constructed by Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuk in 1900. The third temple, built by Queen Mother Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuk, was completed in 1990.