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Nimalung Tshechu Festival Bhutan

Duration: 3 days Place: Nimalung Tshechu

Marking the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, Nimalung Tshechu is held for three days in the Nimalung Buddhist Monastery. Tourists visiting Bumthang during the festival can best witness the culture and tradition of Bhutan. The sight of a unique Mask or Cham dance performed by the monks and the unfurling of the silk thongdrel is worth praising.

Insight into Festival Duration,
Dates, and Features

Festival Duration

A three-day festival, Nimalung Tshechu usually takes place in the month of June and July. The tentative festival dates of Nimalung Tshechu for the year 2020 are out.

Dates for 2020

Starting Date: 30th June 2020Ending Date: 01st July 2020

If you are willing to explore other top tourist attractions in Bumthang or other destination, our Bhutan festival holiday tour package will let you have a wonderful time best travel experience in the country.

Festival Destination

A traditional village with a medieval atmosphere, Bumthang is a beautiful tourist destination which can either be reached by road from Thimphu or Paro or tourists can even fly from Paro to Bumthang by air. In addition to this, one needs to get a route permit to travel to Bumthang which can only be done in Thimphu. Also, tourists travelling to Bhutan from countries other than India, Bangladesh and Maldives for attending Nimalung Tshechu or any other tourist place needs to get visa issued either at Paro Airport or Phuentsholing in Bhutan.

Special Highlights of the Festival

  • A visit to Nimalung Buddhist Monastery.
  • Witness Nimalung Tshechu which is no less than a New Year Celebration.
  • Enjoy dance and songs performed by the Buddhist monks and other locals.
  • Attain blessings at the unfurling of the thongdroel on the last day of the festival.

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Nimalung Tshechu
Festival Bhutan

Witness the unique mask dance holding religious significance

A yearly occasion, Nimalung Tshechu is celebrated in Bumthang to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. The celebration is celebrated on the consummation on the tenth day of the Bhutanese Calendar which is held in Nimalung Buddhist Monastery. The Tshechu’s are sorted out in almost every region of Bhutan and it is no less than a New Year Celebration. The main feature of Nimalung Tshechu is the mask dances which are performed by the Buddhist monks and songs and dance by the local villagers. This mask dance has a religious significance which is believed doing so with cast out the evil. Besides the mask dance and songs there are other activities which takes place during the festival that are equally interesting and filled with enthusiasm.

On the final day of the festival, the locals along with the tourists wait to attain the blessings in the morning which is done with the display of Guru Tshengye Thongdrol. Besides learning about the Bhutanese culture, tradition, dance and more, the religious festival of Bhutan gives the opportunity to the travellers to meet up with the people and talk about vital issues. Once done with witnessing Nimalung Tshechu, tourists can head to visit the valleys of Bumthang namely Chokhor, Tang, Chhume and Ura where there are fields covered with buckwheat, rice, potatoes, dairy products and more. Also one can head to attain blessings at the Buddhist Monasteries like Tharpaling Monastery, Lamey Gompa, Kunzangdra Monastery. Besides, the other points of interest in Bumthang includes Ogyen Choling Museum, Burning Lake, Jakar Dzong.