Jumolhari Mountain Festival

Jumolhari Mountain Festival


Experience Bhutan’s natural and spiritual splendor on this trip, which also includes excursions to off-the-beaten-path villages and temples. While on this cultural holiday in Bhutan, the festivals and cultural activities that are enjoyed is primarily centered on Buddhist culture and heritage.

The sacred chham dances are each festival’s centerpiece. For hundreds of years, the old sacred dances have been passed down from one person to another. To master the precise movements and positions required for the performance, monks must complete a lengthy training.

Bhutanese see “Chham or Buddhist dances” as a visualization meditation, a tribute to ancient times and a physical representation of order, mastery, and transmitted power.

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The Jomolhari rises taller than 7000 meters. It serves as the primary pathway for many trekkers and alpine Adventurers.

Communities that dwell along these routes are acknowledged, as is the sustainable coexistence of the highlanders with the land. The community celebrates its distinctive culture and biologically diverse species that inhabit therein, like the snow leopard. The festival features a song with a snow leopard theme, traditional archery and darts contests, dances, yak riding, highland delicacies, and a fair supporting local products. Adventurers increasingly prefer to take a helicopter ride to a breakfast camp at the base of the stunning Jomolhari Mountain.

Mid-October is normally when the festival is observed.


  • Bhutanese joyfully commemorating Buddha’s life through Buddhist festivals.
  • Mule routes, mountain passes, farms, villages, and farmhouses, as well as temples and monasteries located on peaks and ridges, rural homes, and distinctive architecture.
  • Daily interactions with a diversity of individuals, including farmers, riders, shopkeepers, bar owners, weavers, monks, teachers, and kids, all of whom are continuously kind, responsive to our interest in them, and genuinely keen to learn more about us.
  •  Practice and competition in archery.
  • Culture and history.
  •  Local shops, textiles, and handmade goods.
  • Climb herders’ paths to admire valley vistas and colorful prayer flags.
  •  Hike to Tiger’s Nest

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