Ura Matsutake Festival

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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. Celebrate alongside the people of Ura for three days, as yet another mushroom season arrives, bringing the opportunity not only to sample some truly delicious meals but to cultivate a deeper insight into the rhythms of Bhutanese village life. Hike the valley’s fragrant trails and discover your own private patch of this most coveted of mushrooms, or head over to the region’s exquisite temples and monasteries, which rank among the most prized treasures of Bhutan. Read more about this article featured in the Internationational Ecotourism Society Blog titled ‘Discover the Rhythms of Bhutanese Village Life:

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