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