Cultural in Pelling


Impressive chaam dances celebrating Tibetan New Year culminate with the unfurling of a huge gyoku (giant embroidered cloth painting) and the zapping of evil demons with a great fireball at Pemayangtse Gompa.

Religious in Tashiding


On the 15th day of the first Tibetan month, pilgrims flood to the Tashiding Gompa as lamas open a container (bum) of holy water (chu) to foretell the year’s fortunes.