Cultural in Pelling

Losar

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

Bumchu

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.
Religious in Khecheopalri (Kechuperi) Lake

Khecheopalri Mela

Locals place butter lamps on the waters of Khecheopalri lake as offerings to gods.