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Chorten Kora Festival Bhutan

Duration: 1 Day Place: Trashiyangtse

One of the oldest festivals of Bhutan held in Transhiyangste, Chorten Kora Festival calls the pilgrims of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh in India. The festival organises Dakpa Kora where pilgrims from across Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh circumambulation around Chorten Kora- the symbol of peace and harmony.

Insight into Festival Duration,
Dates, and Features

Festival Duration

Chorten Kora is a single day festival which is usually held in the month of April on two different dates. The tentative festival dates of Chorten Kora for the year 2020 are out which will be held in the month of April.

Dates for 2020

Starting Date: 8 April 2020 Ending Date: 22 April 2020

Along with the pilgrimage tour to Chorten Kora, devotees can even head to visit the other tourist attractions including in our Bhutan Festival Tour Packages.

Festival Destination

One of the newest dzongkhags in Bhutan, Trashiyangtse is a home to country’s some of the protected areas including Kulong Chhuu Wildlife Sanctuary which is a part of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary.

Special Highlights of the Festival

  • Witness the oldest religious festival of Trashiyangtse.
  • A visit to Chorten Kora, an important stupa of the region.
  • The passion of pilgrims from both Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan.
  • Remembering the lady from Tawang who was buried alive.

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Chorten Kora
Festival Bhutan

Witness pilgrims of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh performing a unique ritual

Also known as Dakpa Kora, the Chorten Kora festival is held in a lesser known destination of Bhutan, Trashiyangtse. It is one of the oldest religious festivals which takes place annually at Chorten Kora, an important stupa next to next to the Kulong Chu River in the region. The festival is dedicated to a young lady from Tawang who agreed to be buried inside the Chorten alive. During this festival the Chorten Kora is seen to remain crowded by the pilgrims. For this reason, a ritual known as Dakpa Kora is organized every year where pilgrims from Arunachal Pradesh known as the Dakpas head to Chorten Kora to circumambulate. Right after the Dakpas, Bhutanese pilgrims start with their circumambulation.

Chorten Kora being the star attraction is a symbol of peace and harmony. It was built by Lama Ngawang Loday in the year 1740 in the memory of his late uncle, Jungshu Pesan. Even though the stupa is a replica of Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal, it is considered to be amongst the most imperative Buddhist structures and is praised by the Bhutanese with great excitement. Once done with celebrating the festival, tourists can indulge in exploring the beauty of Trashiyangtse. Even though the place is small but it is pretty with a gushing river flowing through it. A drive to Trashiyangtse is sure to grab one’s attention as it offers a number of places to visit which are truly a treat to the eyes. Not only this, but the region is the centre of papermaking and specialises in making wooden cups and bowls.