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Gom Kora Tshechu

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Gom Kora Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Gomkora, Trashiyangtse

The sanctity of the three-day religious Gom Kora Tshechu festival even draws the Dakpa tribe from neighboring Arunachal Pradesh (India). They endure days of travel on foot through rugged environs with entire families in tow.

Gom Kora Tshechu Dates & Features

Tshechu Features

Every year, people from all across eastern Bhutan converge on the tiny valley, dressed to the nines, to celebrate, pray, and reaffirm their connection to the past. The three-day holy festival’s holiness attracts the Dakpa tribe from adjacent Arunachal Pradesh (India). They walk for days over rough terrain with entire families in tow.

Gom Kora Tshechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 29th March 2023 
  • Ending Date: 31st March 2023 
Tshechu Insights

The Gomphu Kora Tshechu festival is one of the largest in eastern Bhutan, giving a welcome opportunity for villagers to trade, mingle, and celebrate before the start of the farming season.

Highlights of the Tshechu

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Gom Kora Tshechu

Gom Kora Lhakhang, TRASHIGANG

The sanctity of the three-day religious festival event draws the Dakpa tribe from neighboring Arunachal Pradesh (India).

The celebration attracts people from outlying villages, schoolchildren, village youths, businesspeople, public workers, and the Dakpa tribe in Tawang, neighboring Arunachal Pradesh, who journey for days on foot across harsh terrain with entire families in town.

They endure days of travel on foot through rugged environs with entire families in tow. Some say the Dakpas have done this for more than a millennium; beginning shortly after Guru Padmasambhava sanctified the place in the 8th century A.D.

Some claim that Drakpas have been doing this for almost a millennium, starting immediately after Guru Padmasambhava consecrated the site in the eighth century AD.

Traditionally, the celebration provided an opportunity for the people of eastern Bhutan to pick their spouses as well as to revitalize the aging stock. This can still be seen now.

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