Celebrate the onset of mushroom season with the people of Ura in Bumthang.
Celebrate the onset of mushroom season with the people of Ura in Bumthang. Learn to identify and harvest the fabled wild Matsutake mushrooms of Bhutan. Prized by gourmets in Japan, this fungi is native to the forests of Ura valley in central Bhutan. Hike the valley’s fragrant trails and give in to the thrill of discovering your own private patch of this most coveted of mushrooms. You can always visit the region’s exquisite temples and monasteries, which rank among the most prized historical treasures of Bhutan.
This festival is scheduled during the last week of August. Ura provides one of the most authentic experiences of traditional rural Bhutanese life available. At the festival, visitors will be able to sample delicious Matsutake recipes, engage in songs and dances together with the locals, hike through the stunning Himalayan landscape and even relax in traditional open-air mineral baths.You’ll take a step back in time!