What is the Royal Highlander Festival?
The Royal Highlander Festival is an annual celebration of nomadic highlander traditions held every fall in picturesque Laya, Bhutan. The festival is a once-in-a-lifetime, unique opportunity for visitors to Bhutan, as well as Bhutanese, to experience the highland way of life.
Organized by the Gasa District, the festival will see participation of the highland communities living along the famous Snowman Trek.
The festival brings together highlanders from other parts of Bhutan to exchange values, knowledge, skills and best practices related to highlands and yak farming.
The event will be a photographer's dream and explorer's heaven , set in the breathtaking backdrop of Laya, which is at an altitude of 4,000m.
It is a chance to experience a different world, of yak-hair tents and ancient epic-poem recitations, away from the beeping, whirring, processed noise of technology.
Bhutan Mindful Travels offer tours to the Royal Highland Festival. Please contact us if you would like to experience the Royal Highlander Festival in Bhutan first hand.