October 23, 2024 – October 24,2024.

Location: Gasa

Venue: Laya

This festival is relatively new, with the first festival taking place in 2016  to mark the celebration of the birth of HRH the Gyalsey, since then this festival has skyrocketed in popularity because of events such as the marathon, showcasing the live style and way of live of the people from the highlands of Bhutan.

The festival aims to showcase the unique culture and traditions of the highlanders, particularly those living in the remote areas of Bhutan.

The Royal Highland Festival features a variety of events, including traditional sports, cultural performances, yak beauty contests, traditional food exhibitions, and religious ceremonies.Given the significance of yaks in the highlands, the festival often includes a Yak Show, where locals showcase the strength and skills of their yaks.