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Gangtey Tshechu

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Gangtey Tshechu

  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Place: Gangtey

Gangtey Tshechu festival is held at Gangtey Goemba in Phobjikha valley – the winter roosting ground of the migratory and rare black-necked cranes.

Gangtey Tshechu Dates & Features

Tshechu Features

Gangtey Goemba Tshechu, also known as the Gangtey festival, is celebrated in the enormous courtyard of Gangtey monastery, which is located in the magnificent Phobjikha valley.

Gangtey Tshechu Dates for 2022
  • Starting Date: October 9th 2022
  • Ending Date: October 9th 2022
Tshechu Insights

Gangteng Monastery Festival in Bhutan 2022 will take place in the courtyard of Gangtey Monastery over three days.

This monastery is situated on a tiny spur overlooking the magnificent Phobjikha valley, which serves as a winter roosting site for endangered black-necked cranes (migratory birds).

Different kinds of mask dances are performed during the festival.

Highlights of the Tshechu

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Gangteng Tshechu

Gangtey Goemba, Phobjikha

The festival is held at Gangtey Goemba in Phobjikha valley – the winter roosting ground of the migratory and rare black-necked cranes.

The festival concludes with the Nguedup Langwa (receiving of spiritual wisdom/ power) that is a special blessing ritual for the people.

The mask dances performed during the event follow the Peling Tradition. The event concludes with “Needup Langwa,” which is spiritual blessings for knowledge and power performed by the locals.

In terms of Gangtey celebrations, the Black-Necked Cranes Festival, celebrated in November, commemorates the arrival of black-necked cranes from the Tibetan Plateau in late October.

The event takes place in the courtyards of Gangtey Goempa. In addition, the yearly Tshechu festival is conducted in the Gangtey Monastery, with traditional mask dances as the main attraction.

A journey to Gangtey in Bhutan will provide the ideal travel experience, but it will be much more thrilling if you visit during one of these festivals, which will allow you to enjoy the best of this tourism destination.

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