Thimphu Tshechu festival occurs in September 25 - 27, which is best time to visit Nepal and Bhutan. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, known in the Himalayas as Guru Rinpochhe. Guru Rinpochhe was Tantric Buddhist saint and teacher who brought Buddhism in the Himalayas in 8th century. We will fly to Paro, Bhutan from Kathmandu, Nepal and drive to Thimphu to participate in the festival.
(TRAVPR.COM)BHUTAN - April 28th, 2012 - iTourNepal.com P Ltd is organizing a Bhutan tour for the upcoming Thimphu Tshechu festival and looking for few more participants. We have organized some awesome festival tours to Mustang (Tiji Festival) and Tyangboche, Everest (Mani Rimdu) in past and we are expecting it to be as enchanting as those.
Here is some information about the festival: The Thimpu Tshechu festival starts on 25th September with Shacham (stag dance). The dancer monks participate wearing knee long costumes and stag masks. The festival is dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava, known in the Himalayas as Guru Rinpochhe. Guru Rinpochhe was Tantric Buddhist saint and teacher who brought Buddhism in the Himalayas in 8th century.
The festival could be openly participated by tourists now days and is a great photography opportunity for Bhutan Traveler. Mask dances presented are based on ancient tales and spiritual practices. Laymen present secular, political tails while monks present complicated Tantric Buddhist version of afterlife, saints and deities.
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