Nomad Festival

GRADE

Classic / Easy

TRIP DURATION

1 day

BEST SEASON

February

GROUP SIZE

From single person

TRIP Altitude

2700m meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

The Nomad festival is held in Bumthang Dzongkhag (district)  in central Bhutan the spiritual heartland of the country.  Bumthang is approximately an 8 hour drive from the capital city of Thimphu.

Trip Overview

Nomad Festival, this annual gathering of Bhutan’s nomadic highlanders brings together the herders of the northeastern and northwestern Himalayan frontiers in an unforgettable celebration of their unique culture and traditions.

You’ll gain an intimate glimpse into the proud communities that have survived virtually unchanged to this day and form a rich part of Bhutan’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

Dine on delicious traditional recipes whilst sitting cross-legged around a stone hearth as families from this region have done for untold ages.

Dress like a Bhutanese highlander and try on an entire costume spun from yak hair, including the Brokpa black hat with five long fringes down the front or the conical bamboo Layap headgear. Ladies can wear the wide, beautiful hand-woven aprons decorated with colorful motifs of flowers and animals traditionally worn by women. They can even have their hair plaited and decorated with colorful ribbons in the traditional style of the region.

The festival will give you the opportunity to witness the grand pageantry of the Chipdrel, a ceremonial procession usually reserved for royalty. Adventurous visitors will definitely want to try some yak riding. Immerse yourself in the festival-wide demonstrations of traditional Bhutanese village life including using ancient mill-stones for grinding maize, husking harvested rice and tilling fields with ox-drawn ploughs. Attain inner peace as you visit some of the most exquisite Buddhist temples in Bhutan.

The Nomad festival is held in Bumthang Dzongkhag (district)  in central Bhutan the spiritual heartland of the country.  Bumthang is approximately an 8 hour drive from the capital city of Thimphu.

  • Day 01: Punakha – Jakar (2650m) (7 Hrs)
Check out the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with
religious art of phallus. Drive over Pelela Pass at 3300m which forms the part of Black Mountain Range that divides the country into east and west. Drive through Trongsa and pass by the highest road pass in your trip at 3425m (Yotong La). En route stop at the weaving place at Bumthang where "Yatha" (wool weaving) is made which Bumthang.

  • Day 02: Jakar sightseeing and Nomad Festival
Early morning drive to Nasiphel, under Chhokhortoe Gewog for the Nomad Festival
taking place. Its an approx 1 hour drive from the main town. For the whole day you can witness the different programs organized and interact with the local people. Today you will have a good chance to know the Bhutanese people anout culture and way of life. Join the Tashi Lebay dance (Closing ceremony dance) with all the people at the end of the day. Evening come back to Hotel for the Overnight

  • Day 03: Trip to next destination ....

Includes
  • All Meals (as per mention in the itinerary)
  • Accommodation in twin Sharing
  • All private transportation (Japanese car/Jeep/Van/Mini bus) within the country including airport transfers
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Tour Entrance fees 
  • Visa Fee
  • Airport tax
  • Tourism Development fund
  • English speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing
Excludes
  • Druk Air fares.
  • your insurance
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water
  • Tips
  • Extensional programme
  • Any other expenses that are not specified above

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