October 8, 2014

The second Jomolhari Mountain Festival was attended by guests from the Snow Leopard Conservancy, the Bhutan Foundation, Karma Quest Expeditions, government officials, tourists, and other visitors. A small bakery was introduced by the community at Jangothang tourist camp, funded by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators, and the Bhutan Foundation. The Department of Livestock Services (DoLS) organized a dog show focusing on the traditional mastiff breed of dogs.

According to many villagers, including Kencho Dorji, the village headman, the festival is one of the few times members of the whole community leave their work aside and gather to enjoy each other’s company. This year’s festival received support from the Bhutan Foundation and the Snow Leopard Conservancy. Next year, the Tourism Council of Bhutan will host the festival.