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Kurjey Tshechu

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Kurjey Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Bumthang

The Kurjey Tshechu takes place at Kurjey Temple, located at Kurjey in the Chokhor valley in Bumthang district. It is a 15-minute drive from Chamkhar town to arrive at the temple grounds. The Kurjey festival is an important occasion not only for the local people of Bumthang but also for all Bhutanese.

Kurjey Tshechu Dates, & Features

Tshechu Features

In Bumthang’s well-known Kurjey Lhakhang, Kurjey Festival is observed. The Tshechu Festival is attended by residents of the villages of Jakar and Kurjey as a form of homage to Guru Rinpoche, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan.

Kurjey Tshechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: June 26th 2023
  • Ending Date: June 28th 2023
Tshechu Insights

In Bumthang’s well-known Kurjey Lhakhang, Kurjey Tsechu is observed.

The Tshechu is attended by residents of the villages of Jakar and Kurjey as a form of homage to Guru Rinpoche, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan.

Highlights of the Tshechu

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Kurjey Tshechu

Kurjey Lhakhang, Chokhor

The festival takes place at Kurjey Temple, located at Kurjey in the Chokhor valley in the Bumthang district. It is a 15-minute drive from Chamkhar town to arrive at the temple grounds.

The Kurjey festival is an important occasion not only for the local people of Bumthang but also for all Bhutanese.

The festival brings together tourists and Bhutanese from all over as it presents the perfect occasion to not only receive blessings by witnessing age-old mask dances but also to enjoy this unique culture whilst basking in the natural beauty of Bhutan’s spiritual heartland.

The Guru Tshengye and Shinjay chams, which are performed by the monks of Kurjey Lhakhang, are among the chams/dances that are part of the one-day festival.

The ceremony is concluded by the unfolding of the enormous thongdrel Buddha/Guru Thangka painting. The Bhutanese government provides all funding and support for the festival.

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