Head to the heart of the Himalayas this August as Thimpu comes alive with the ninth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival. Taking place from 22nd – 25th August, guests of Taj Tashi are invited to join a cast of writers, biographers, historians, environmentalists, scholars, photographers, poets, musicians, artists and film-makers to engage in cultural dialogue, fascinating workshops and literary enlightenment within the mountains.
This year’s edition will celebrate 50 years of harmony between Bhutan and India. Guest speakers will include Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and a host of luminaries from the world of literature, art and cuisine who are passionate about Bhutan and the subcontinent.
Taj Tashi will be in the heart of action, hosting several interactive workshops, talks and book readings during the festival. Situated in the heart of the Thimpu Valley and overlooking the Wang Chu River, Taj Tashi blends the local Dzong architecture with modern design and is adorned with classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals. The 66 spacious rooms and suites overlook the exquisite mountains and township, and capture the essence of Bhutanese art and architecture.