Talo Tshechu

6 Days

Talo festival, renowned for its mask dances and atsara performances, features an equally popular attraction of deep religious and historical significance—the zhungdra, a Bhutanese classical dance performed by the Talo dance troupe. As the closing item on each day of the three-day Talo festival, the zhundra set consists of the three songs of Mani Sum. Samyi Sala, performed on the first day, Drukpa Dungey on the second day, and Thowachi Gangi Tselay on the final day, are the pride of the Talo people, symbolizing their cultural heritage and traditions.


The festival is one of the beautiful festivals celebrated in the village of the Royals. The Talo festival takes place in the quaint town of Talo at Talo Monastery, approximately one hour drive from Punakha and situated at an elevation of 2800 m.

Talo festival is a popular annual festival that is celebrated in the Punakha district of Bhutan. The festival takes place in the Talo monastery, which is located in the Talo village. The festival usually takes place in the month of March and is celebrated for three days.

During the festival, monks perform religious rituals and traditional dances. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of the Bhutanese people over an invading army from Tibet in the 17th century. The festival is also a celebration of the harvest season and is an occasion for the villagers to come together and enjoy the festivities.

One of the main highlights of the festival is the mask dance, which is performed by the monks. The dance is believed to have originated in the 8th century and is performed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck and prosperity. The mask dance accompanies traditional music on instruments such as cymbals, drums, and horns.

Another important aspect of the Talo festival is the display of the thongdrol, a large religious scroll that is unfurled during the festival. The thongdrol is believed to have the power to cleanse the sins of those who see it.


  • Witness the most secret Mask Dance.
  • Enjoy the dance performed by locals.
  • Scenic beauty of Talo village (Village of Royals)
  • Meet the locals


Arrival Paro International Airport. Visit Tamchog temple and drive to Thimphu.

Thimphu Tour. The most popular places to visit in Thimphu are Simply Bhutan Museam, Takin Preservation center and Craft bazar where they sell

Visit Punakha Dzong and longest suspension bridge. Embark on a captivating journey from Thimphu to Punakha, embracing Bhutan’s beauty. Enroute, relish the Dochula Pass’s panoramic vistas and its 108 chortens. Delve into Punakha’s history at the Punakha Dzong, where rivers converge. Witness the fertility temple, Chimi Lhakhang, and enjoy a scenic walk through rice fields. Cherish Bhutan’s charm in this memorable expedition.

Attend Talo Festival. The Talo festival is a great opportunity for visitors to experience the rich culture and traditions of Bhutan. Visitors can witness the colourful mask dances, explore the Talo village, and interact with the friendly locals. However, it is important to note that the festival is a religious event and visitors are expected to dress modestly and behave respectfully.

Travel from Punakha to Paro and experience Bhutan’s breathtaking landscapes. Discover the serene Punakha Dzong and journey through lush valleys, finally arriving in Paro. Explore the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich culture.

Talo festival tour ends here today.

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] in 3 Star Hotel.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee.
  • Airport tax
  • Sustainable Development fund
  • All Sightseeing


  • Druk Air fare.
  • Insurance Premiums,
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services


What are the Talo Festival Dates for 2024?

The Talo Festival date is fixed at 29th to 31st March 2023 and 17th to 19 march in 2024.

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* and 5* 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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Talo Tshechu
From $1,550
/ Adult

Trip Info

  • Paro
  • Paro
  • 2800m