Druk Wangyel Festival

Druk Wangyel Festival, which is held every year on December 13th on Dochu-la Pass (3,088 m) at Druk Wangyel Temple, where the 108 memorial stupas are located, The Festival was established in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyelpo and the Armed Forces’ Victory Over Indian Insurgent Forces Residing in Southern Bhutan in 2003. It is a special occasion featuring many different mask dances presented by the Royal Bhutan Army instead of monks and lay monks. It honors His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan’s wise leadership and the Royal Bhutan Army’s ongoing efforts to safeguard the nation.