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Bhutan-Australia Friendship Offer

To commemorate three decades of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Australia, the Royal Government of Bhutan is pleased to present “Bhutan – Australia Friendship Offer” to welcome all Australian nationals to visit Bhutan in 2018. 

Terms and conditions:

  1. The offer is valid from 1st June 2018 – 31st August 2018.
  2. The offer is for nationals of Australia.
  3. Visitors should book their trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.

Some Highlight Events in June, July and August 2018

Following are some of the highlight events Australian visitors can experience during their visit to Bhutan. There are many interesting events happening during the summer months of June, July and August.

Nimalung Tshechu [21 – 23 June 2018]

Location: Nimalung, Bumthang

Nimalung Tshechu is a 3-days festival, and it is started with the usual chams and dances performed in other dzongkhags but on the final day, people are blessed with the display of Guru Tshengye Thongdrol in the morning. For the final day of the festival, people also get the opportunity to observe Guru Tshengye cham and Drametse Nga Cham performed by the monks of Nimalung Dratshang.

Kurjey Tshechu [23 June 2018]

Location: Kurjey, Bumthang

Kurjey Tsechu is celebrated in the popular Kurjey Lakhang in Bumthang. People of Jakar and Kurjey villages attend the Tshechu to pay obeisance to Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It is a one-day festival and the chams/dances include the Guru Tshengye and Shinjay cham performed by the monks of Kurjey Lhakhang. It is then closed with unfurling of a giant Buddha/Guru Thangka painting known as thongdrel. The festival is fully supported and funded by the government of Bhutan. 

Haa Summer Festival [14 – 15 July 2018]

Location: Haa

The Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional / nomadic yak herders lifestyles displayed through unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious provides insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders. Visitors can experience home stays and enjoy the hospitality of the local people of Haa Valley.

Mushroom Festival [15 – 16 August 2018]

Location: Genekha, Thimphu

During the festival, the native mushroom and other local products, mushroom hunting, cultural programs by the school and local community will be showcased.

Matsutake Mushroom Festival [23 – 24 August 2018]

Location: Ura, Bumthang

During the festival, the native mushroom and other local products, cultural programs by the school & local community will be showcased. The objective of the festival is to create awareness on the sustainable harvesting of the local mushroom and enjoy the organic natural flavors of our nature.

Please contact us for more details or to take advantage of this great offer!

Tashi Delek!