Top highlights of visiting Bhutan is its colourful festivals. Life with colours, music and dancing as people dress in their best clothes. A rare and unique insight into ancient customs. Explore for more…
The living Tribal Culture
Small aboriginal or indigenous tribal peoples live in scattered villages throughout Bhutan. They include the Brokpa, Lepcha, and Doya tribes as well as the descendants of slaves who were brought to Bhutan from similar tribal areas in India. The ex-slave communities tended to be near traditional population centers because it was there that they had been pressed into service to the state. Together, the Ngalop, Sharchop, and tribal groups constituted up to 72 percent of the population in the late 1980s according to official Bhutanese statistics.