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Matsutake Festival

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Matsutake Mushroom Festival

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Bumthang

Matsutake Festival Observe the beginning of another mushroom season with the folks of Ura. The season brings with it the chance to sample lip-smacking recipes and cultivate a deeper insight into Bhutanese village life. Ura is known for being one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire kingdom. Its inhabitants, the Uraps are cheerful, hospitable people. Ura provides one of the most authentic experiences of ancient rural Bhutanese life.

Matsutake Festival Dates, & Features

Features

During the annual three-day mushroom festival, which takes place in August, hundreds of people, including tourists, congregate in Bumthang’s gorgeous Ura valley to watch, taste, and participate in mushroom picking.

Matsutake Festival Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 15th August 2023
  • Ending Date: 17th August 2023
Insights

In the Ura valley, matsutake (Tricholoma matsutake), also known as Sangay Shamu by the locals, is a common ground fungus.

The mushroom, which is well known for its flavor and nutritional content, is frequently exported to other nations, particularly Japan.

Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Matsutake Mushroom Festival

Ura, BUMTHANG

Celebrate the beginning of another mushroom season with the folks of Ura.

The season brings with it the chance to sample lip-smacking recipes and cultivate a deeper insight into Bhutanese village life.

Ura is known for being one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire kingdom. Its inhabitants, the Uraps are cheerful, hospitable people. Ura provides one of the most authentic experiences of ancient rural Bhutanese life.

Learn to spot and harvest the legendary wild Matsutake mushrooms of Bhutan. Hike the valley’s beautiful trails and enjoy discovering your own personal patch of this rare mushroom.

You will also visit the region’s exquisite temples and monasteries, interact with songs and dances alongside the locals, and even relax in ancient outdoor mineral baths.

Take a step back in time when you visit the mystical Ura valley.

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