The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has identified 2 additional trekking routes in, Wangduephodrang and Bumthang. The Dhur Tsachu in Bumthang, and Gangtey Trail in Wangduephodrang, TCB said, would give tourists both natural and cultural visiting experience.
Punakha Drubchen is from the 3 – 5 of March, followed by the Punakha Tshechu from 6 – 8 of March, 2009. These important historical and religious festivals are held every year around this time of the year in the Punakha Dzong. Check out the links below for some useful information on these two festivals.
It’s now winter but Thinley, a farmer in Trongsa is looking forward to next autumn. Not that he’s particularly crazy about the season, though things may seem nicer then. What he’s excited about is the stream of tourists that the fall delivers.
When you are planning your trip to Bhutan, it is a good idea to be aware of the Bhutanese national holidays. On these holidays, all the government offices and institutions are closed.
There are over 100 indigenous species of fish found in Bhutan out of which 52 have been identified. Officials at the Cold Water Fishery centre at Haa said they were researching the growth of different species of fish.
At the moment, the centre is collecting data on the performance and growth of fish in different rivers.
Bhutan Folk Festival is a unique festival organised by ABTO to showcase the rich traditional heritage of Bhutan. It will take place in Punakha from the 13 – 15 December, 2008.
The Bhutan Folk Festival is organised to commemorate the 100 years of monarchy and to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the 5th King. The event offers visitors a chance to experience and discover the living tradition and cultural heritage of Bhutan, the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom.
The Buddhist festivals or Tshechus are one of the prime examples of the living culture of Bhutan that many have come to admire and to treasure. The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan and the Himalayan world.