About Bhutan Tshechu Festival Tour
Tshechu Festival is one of the religious festivals in Bhutan celebrated annually held in each district or Dzongkhag of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the Buddhist Lunar Calendar. Tshechu Festival started around the 8th to 9th century when Padmasambhava, a great scholar, visited Tibet and Bhutan. Padmasambhava performed a series of such dances in Bumthang Valley to restore the health of King Sindhu Raja. As a result, Padmasambhava organized the first Tshechu Festival in Bumthang Valley, where eight dance forms.
The Paro Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in the country. On the first day, all mask dances are held inside the courtyard of the Dzong. In the subsequent days, the square outside the Dzong hosts the festival.
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Schedule of Tshechu :
- On the first day, performances of three kinds of Dance: Dance of the Heroes (Pacham), Dance of the Stags and Hounds (Shaw Shachi), and Dance with Guitar (Dranyeo Cham).
- On the second day, dances performed are The Black Hat Dance (Shana), Dance of the 21 black hats with drums (Shanga Ngacham), Dance of the Noblemen and the Ladies (Pholeg Moleg), Dance of the Drums from Dramitse (Dramitse Ngacham), Dance of the Noblemen and the Ladies (Pholeg Moleg) and Dance of the Stag and Hounds (Shawa Shachi).
- On the third day, the dances performed are: Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Grounds (Durdag), Dance of the Terrifying Deities (Tungam), and Dance of the Rakshas and the Judgement of the Dead (Raksha Mangham)
- On the last day of the festival, the dances performed: Dance of Tamzhing Monastery in Jakar, Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Grounds (the same dance as day 3), Dance of the Ging and Tsoling (Ging Dang Tsoling), and Dance of the Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava (Guru Then Gye).
- For getting Bhutan, There are regular Bhutan flights from Kathmandu, Delhi Bangkok.
Bhutan Visa processing:
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Your passport must be valid for more than six months at the time of arrival in Bhutan.