FestivalsFrom cultural performances to to local cuisine, visitors can engage in a diverse range of activities while contributing to eco-tourism.

Bhutan Bird Festival takes flight

Bhutan Bird Festival from 13-15 November to unite nature enthusiasts and conservation advocates.
Bhutan Bird Festival from 13-15 November to unite nature enthusiasts and conservation advocates.

Bhutan's much-awaited Bhutan Bird Festival is set to captivate nature lovers from 13-15 November 2023. The event will unfold against the stunning backdrop of Tingtibi in Zhemgang district, a hub of eco-tourism.

Zhemgang, located around six hours' drive from Thimphu, boasts rich biodiversity, sharing borders with Royal Manas National Park, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, and Phrumsengla National Park. This natural haven shelters over 500 bird species, including the endangered White-bellied Heron.

The festival aims to boost eco-tourism and local economies with bird-watching hikes, cultural showcases, and culinary delights. From local cuisines to bamboo weaving exhibits, the festival offers a sensory delight. Attendees can explore trails, participate in traditional games, and even indulge in white water rafting.

Bhutan's proactive conservation efforts have preserved over 700 bird species, including the critically endangered White-bellied Heron and Red-headed Vulture. The festival showcases Bhutan's harmonious coexistence with nature and the diverse avian population.

As the festival approaches, excitement grows for an event that unites nature enthusiasts and conservation advocates. According to Dorji Dhradhul, Director General of the Department of Tourism, the Bhutan Bird Festival is a platform to celebrate nature, promote conservation awareness, and support the local community's economy.

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