Ura yakchoe-Festival tour
Ura Yakchoe is a beautiful summer festival conducted in the valley of Ura at Bumthang. Yakchoe literally means Yak offering.It is likely that the festival had animalistic origins before it was turned into a Buddhist ceremony.Even today , archaic rituals are performed during the festival by the priest dressed as the Bonpo to invoke the cattle god.
The Ura Yakchoe Festival is an interesting event to witness . It projects Bhutan’s effort to preserve Bhutan’s culture along with modernity. The festival begins with a long procession from Gaden (the seat of Ura’s local lama) to Ura. The procession passes through meadows , brooks which provide a magnificent backdrop to the event. Having arrived in the Ura valley , the festival begins with rituals of exorcism , followed by several dozens of sacred dances impregnated with deep spiritual wisdom, folk dances and the event continues for 5 days.
This tour takes you to central Bhutan. In this tour along with the Ura Yakchoe festival you will be able to enjoy stunning landscapes, cultural sightseeing sites and ancient temples.
Duration: 9 Nights/ 10 Days
Location:Paro- Thimphu-Punakha-Wangdi (Gangtey) – Trongsa – Bumthng – Ura Valley
2nd – 6th May, 2023
Witness the sacred and historic Ura Yakchoe Festival in Bumthang.
Join the locals in their finest attires and relish the festive culinary delights
Blend with the locals by donning Bhutanese clothing in your favorite colors and join the festivities
Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Gangtey, Trongsa & Bumthang
Visit Bumthang Valley, the most beautiful and the spiritual heartland of Bhutan. Known as the “Switzerland of the East”, it is home to some of the greatest Buddhist teachers.
Visit Dochula Pass a wonderful sight at 3100m adorned with a concentration of 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the snow-laden Himalayas.
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery or the Taktsang Goemba. Perched on a mountain cliff at 900 meters off the Paro Valley floor, a breathtaking sight to behold. It is Bhutan’s most religious and iconic landmark.
Visit Tashichoe Dzong or the fortress of the Auspicious Doctrine. The fortress serves as the office of the King of Bhutan, ministers, and various other government organizations and is also the summer capital of the Central Monastic Body.
Sustainable Development Fee to the Government of Bhutan which goes towards the development of schools. hospitals. etc.,
Accommodations in 3- star properties. (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5-star with additional Premium)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Certified English Speaking Bhutanese Guide.
All ground transportation
All internal taxes and charges including Entry Fees
Mineral Water while traveling
Complimentary from company:
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver