Gomphu Kora Tsechu Festival

Gomphu Kora is a small hamlet that lies 23 kilometres from Trashigang Dzong and two kilometers from Duksum.

Legend has it that in the 8th century AD an evil spirit escaped from Samye in Tibet when Guru Padmasambhava was spreading the Dharma in the Himalayas. It followed the course of the present-day Kholongchhu stream and concealed itself inside a rock where Gomphu Kora stands today. The Guru followed the evil spirit, meditated for three days inside the rock cave and finally vanquished it.

Presently, a chorten has been built on the site to commemorate the triumph of good over evil

The biggest attraction of Gomphu Kora is the circumambulation. People from as far as Arunachal Pradesh come to attend the three-day religious festival

The Kora is held on the 8th day of the second month of the lunar calendar.

Sakteng Tsechu Festival

The three-day Sakteng Tsechu is held each year at the Sakteng Lhakhang situated just next to the village. This is the time when Brokpas who come dressed in their traditional attire engage in rounds of local wine (ara) and indulge in merry making. The Yak dance and the Ache Lhamo dance are special dances performed only at the Sakteng festival.