The Matsutake festival is scheduled during the 4th weekend of August and takes place in beautiful Ura valley, which is renowned for being one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire kingdom. Its inhabitants are cheerful and hospitable people who will share with you authentic experiences of traditional rural Bhutanese life.
At the festival, visitors will be learn to identify these fabled mushrooms as they embark on mushroom picking excursions around the pristine forests and hills. They’ll be able to sample delicious Matsutake recipes, engage in songs and dances together with the locals, hike through the stunning Himalayan landscape and even relax in traditional open-air mineral baths.
Hike the valley’s fragrant trails and give in to the thrill of discovering your own private patch of this most coveted of mushrooms. You can always visit the region’s exquisite temples and monasteries which rank amongst the most prized historical treasures of Bhutan.