Kurjey Tshechu-25th July 2025

3 Days

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.

Where is Kurjey Festival held?

Kurjey Festival in Bumthang. The Festival is celebrated in the popular Kurjey temple in Bumthang. People of Jakar and Kurjey villages attend the tshechu to pay obedience to Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It is a one-day festival and the Chams include Guru Tshengye and Shinjay Chhamperfomred by the monks of Kurjey Lhakhang. They close the ceremony with the unfurling of the Giant Guru Thangka painting known as Thongdrel

For travellers seeking an authentic cultural experience in Bhutan, attending the Kurjey Festival in Bumthang is an excellent choice. It provides a glimpse into the deep-rooted traditions and spiritual practices that are an integral part of Bhutanese life. They encourage visitors to show respect and observe the local customs and traditions during the festival.

Kurjey Festival Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival Paro Internation Airport to witness the Kurjey Festival in Bumthang
  • Day 2 Thimphu City Tour
  • Day 3 Thimphu to Paro and take domestic flights to Batpalathng airport in Bumthang. Witness the Festival. Distance 60Km | Driving Time 1 Hour | Alt 2200M
  • Day 4 Bumthang to Phobjikha. Distance 188 Km | Driving Time 5.5 Hour | Alt 2800M
  • Day 5 Phobjikha to Paro. Distance 215 Km | Driving Time 4.5 Hour | Alt 2800M
  • Day 6 Paro Tiger Nest Hike. Distance 15 Km | Driving Time 5 Hours | Alt 2800M at the Temple
  • Day 7 Paro to Airport and See Off. Distance 8 Km | Driving Time 15 Hour | Alt 2200M

Kurjey Festival Tour Cost

All our Trip Cost includes SDF of USD 100 per person including meals, Hotel Accommodation, transportation, Guide and sightseeing.

  • Solo travellers Cost USD 2140
  • 2 Pax Group Cost USD 1690.00 Per Person
  • 3 to 4 Pax Group Cost USD 1590.00 Per Person

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Today we see you off from the airport. Tashi Delek

Inclusion for the Tour

Kurjey Festival Tour Inclusion

  • All accommodation as per the Itinerary.
  • Professional Guide
  • Airport Pick and Drop
  • Sim Card for the whole tour with Data.
  • Bottled Water.
  • All meals in local restaurant

Cost Exclusion for the Festival Tour

  • Paro to Bumthang Flight Tickets
  • Insurance Premiums.
  • Any Services not mentioned in the Program.
  • Alcohol.


When does the Kurjey Festival takes place?

The festival takes place at Kurjey Lhakhang, a sacred monastery that holds deep historical and spiritual importance. The monastery is named after Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, who is revered as the “Second Buddha” in Bhutan. Guru Rinpoche is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century.

What is the tour cancellation policy?

90% refund for the tour cancelled 45 days prior to arrival date, payment transfer charges will be charged 75% refund for the tour cancelled between 30 to 45 days prior to arrival date No refund for the tour cancelled less than 30 days of arrival date and for the change of itinerary Booking made for 4 star and 5 star hotels have to follow individual hotel’s cancellation policies.

What is the flight cancellation policy?

70% refund for cancellation made before 30 days prior to arrival date (Documentation charge USD 25 applicable) 30% refund for cancellation made between 15 to 30 days of travel date NO refund for cancellation made less than 15 days of travel date Documentation charge applicable for the change of dates, sectors etc (issued tickets only, USD30/ticket)

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Kurjey Tshechu-25th July 2025
From $2,140
/ Adult
  • The Festival is held on particular dates. Please check with us for the exact Dates.
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All entrance fees are included in the cost.
  • 3 Star Hotel is included in the cost. Hotels approved by Department of Tourism (DOT)
  • The Kurjey festival is held on 5th July 2025
  • 2800M
  • Please check your Cancellation policy before booking this Trip.