Held in Laya, the highest permanent settlement in Bhutan, the Royal Highlander Festival is a rare opportunity for tribes to meet and for outsiders to photograph the dances and traditions of the highlands people. It is one of the few festivals to be found in this rugged region of Bhutan, so very sparsely populated and almost entirely without tourists. It is the home of the Layap, the Sarchop, and the Brokpa. They congregate here in the valleys and mountains of the Tibetan hinterland to make offerings, sing songs, and race horses. The only way to get there is on foot.
Video by Jay Tindall
Editing: Ferran Alcalde
Location: Laya, Bhutan
Equipment: Sony A6500, Sony RX100 MKIV
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