Druk Asia Newsletter - Autumn 2019

Posted on 24/September/2019

Save this festival date: < Druk Wangyel @ Dochula Pass >

You’ve seen masked dances by monks, but have you seen soldiers (the Royal Bhutan Army) perform? This year-end holidays, as you sit surrounded by majestic mountain ranges at Dochula Pass, get your smart phones ready to snap away at the special masks made just for this festival, performed as a tribute to His Majesty and his soldiers.

Dochula Festival or Tshechu, Druk Wangyel Tshechu, is commissioned by the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in 2011. This is a unique festival as the festival is fully performed by the Royal Bhutan Army rather than the monastery. The soldiers have been given three months training in folk and mask dance. The festival will start at 0900 and ends at 1615

Planning to travel to Bhutan during a festival?

On popular dates of travel such as during festival time, flight tickets tend to get fully reserved 5 months prior. Due to limited flight and seats available, we recommend you to reserve your ticket as early as possible. You can reserve your ticket for free with us and plan your trip to Bhutan with a peace of mind knowing that you will have a spot on your flight to Bhutan.


 

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