Merak Tshechu

Merak valley in eastern Bhutan under Trashigang Dzongkhag is a unique valley inhabited by a semi-nomadic people known as the Brokpas. Situated at the height of 3000 meters, the valley remains untouched by the influence of the outside world.

The Merak tshechu that is organized annually for three days at the Merak Lhakhang and the Tshechu provides the Brokpas with the much needed respite from their daily cattle herding routine. The Brokpas feature their unique dances known as Ache Lhamo and the Yak dance. Both these dances are exclusive to the Brokpas and have drawn a lot of visitors to witness them. At the Gengo Tashicholing temple in Merak, established in the 15th century, it is possible to see the remains of its founder.

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