In Bhutan, Tsechu is one of the largest festivals, it is held in the courtyard of the Trashichoedzong on the presence of His holiness the Je Khenpo, member of the monk and the civil servant, in the capital. Desi Tenzin Rabgay, the 4th temporal ruler of Bhutan, first started the festival. He introduced the Tsechu to celebrate the birth of Guru Rinpoche on 10th -12th Day of Bhutanese calendar.
What appears as a gala feast of mask dances and people in bright attire is actually one of profound religious significance to the Butanes. Thousands of people turn up for four days of dances and prayer, colourful and well-choreographed mask dances performed during this Tshechu. Besides, you will find the opportunity to photograph an exotic mask dance, a happy, welcoming people, the colourful traditional dances and distinctive architecture, tour western Bhutan like Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang exploring important cultural sites and monuments.