Date : 14th Mar 2019 – 16th Mar 2019
This festival is celebrated in the eastern part of the country. The festival gets its name from an ancient meditation cave. It is said that the deity of Gomphu Kora (name of the region, where the festival is celebrated), defeated an evil spirit at the very location. You can find numerous mural paintings of 10th to 15th century AD. This festival is celebrated for three days, every year. The locals perform a circumambulation around the region. It is one of the very sacred festivals of Bhutan. Locals from different part of the country walk towards the region, to attend the festival.
Top festival attractions of Gomphu Kora Festival
- Taste the immortality water, which trickles out of the cave (does not happen every year)
- Circumambulate during night for a unique experience
- Watch local marriages and other celebrations
Suggested Tour for the celebration of Gomphu Kora (circumbulation) festival season: 14 Days Bhutan Tour.
19 days Bhutan itinerary- The Journey to Bhutan Pligrimage Tour – covering Paro, Thimphu,Punakha, Gangtey,Phobjikha valley,Trongsa,Bumthang valley Trashi Yangtse Gomphu Kora festival.