Bicycle Rental Services / Crane Festival at Phobjikha

Bicycle Rental Services / Crane Festival at Phobjikha

1. Bicycle Rental Services in Phobjikha The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators in collaboration with Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) through financial support from Austrian Coordination Office has implemented the project on bicycle tourism in Phobjikha. The project aims to develop and implement a local bicycle rental service in Phobjikha, owned and managed […]

Jakar Tsechu Reinstated to original Date

Jakar Tsechu Reinstated to original Date

Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) are pleased to announce that upon ABTO’s intervention, the Jakar Tsechu date has been reinstated to its original date from 12th – 15th October 2013. Kindly be informed that it is not postponed.


Norzin Lam Closure during Thimphu Tsechu

This is to kindly inform that coinciding with Thimphu Tsechu from 14 – 16 September, 2013 the Norzin Lam starting from Y junction after Taxi Parking up to Handicrafts Emporium junction will be closed for vehicle traffic (No Vehicle Zone) between 8.00 AM – 7.00 PM.


Jakar Tsechu Postponed

The Dzongkhag Administration, Jakar, Bumthang has informed that the Jakar Tsechu scheduled from 12 – 15 October 2013 has been postponed to 9 – 13 November 2013. All those who are affected are kindly requested to inform the Association on number of pax affected.


Updated Festival Dates for 2014, Drukair and Classified

1. Tentative Festival Dates for 2014 Click here for the updated festival dates, 2014 for your kind reference. 2. Drukair Update Drukair has informed that due to bad weather condition, KB1001/1002 could not be operated today for Bumthang and Yonphula, as such, the same flight will be operated tomorrow i.e 6th July 2013 as follows: Flight            Sector     […]


Rhododendron Festival

Please, find attached tentative Rhododendron Festival program (11-13 May) for your kind information and reference. Kindly be informed that the detail of the program including timing will be provided in due course of time. Click here to download -> Tentative rhododendron festival program


4th Nomads’ Festival Program 2013

Venue: Head Office Ground at Nasiphel, Chhokhortoe geog under Bumthang Dzongkhag


Festival Dates/ Druk Air Meeting outcome

Updated Tentative Festival Dates for 2013 and Tentative Festival Dates for 2014 Druk Air Update Entrance fee for Black Necked Crane Festival ABTO Classified # 228


Haa Summer Festival

The Association would like to inform that the upcoming Haa Summer Festival will be held twice i.e on 1st July and 9-10 July 2012. Kindly find attached brief program of the festival for your kind reference and information. Click here for Detailed Programme.


Tentative Takin Festival Program and Itinerary

6th January 2012 (Takin viewing) 9:00 -11:00am : The drive to Punakha from Thimphu is around 2 hours. Therefore, everyone to start their journey from Thimphu at around 9am. However, it is recommended to start early to keep some time for en route sightseeing. 11:00-11:10am : All Guests to gather at Punakha Dzong parking.