NIMALUNG FESTIVAL
ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Nimalung Lhakhang is located in Chumey in Bumthang. It is approximately a 15 minute drive from the road that branches off from the village of Chumey.

The venue of the festival is the two storied temple which houses a magnificent statue of Guru Rimpoche, and is decorated with murals of Nyingmapa and Drukpa Buddhist traditions.

Perhaps the most important festival held here is the Kaling Zhitro Drubchen. It was initiated by Doring Trulku, a reincarnation who was the first person to have started the rite in Bhutan. It is held on the first fifteen days of the first month of the Bhutanese calendar.

The local Tshechu is held once a year in the 5th month of the Bhutanese calendar when an awe-inspiring Thongdrol (gigantic scroll painting) of Guru Rimpoche measuring nine meters long and twelve meters wide is put on display for attendees, followed by a series of colourful and spectacular mask dances.



© Reveal Bhutan2020
Vist Bhutan
Country: Bhutan
City: Thimphu
Website : www.revealbhutan.com
Mobile No(BTN): : 0975-17520809 / (Office) 08272758
Email :: karma_2007tenzin@yahoo.com