Festivals

Festivals in Bhutan are extremely popular with both locals and visitors. During the festival months there are always a lot of visitors to Bhutan and hotels and flights are often sold out months in advance.

The list below contains all of the festivals for this year and the following year. Some of the festivals will have a “View Sample Package” link that will bring you to a page with a sample itinerary which also describes the festival. We will customize the itinerary to match your exact travel days so that you are in the correct location at the time of the festival.

NameLocationStart DateEnd Date
Lhuntse TshechuLhuntse Dzong, Lhuntse2017-12-262017-12-28
Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong2017-12-262017-12-28
Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong, Punakha2018-02-212018-02-23
Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha2018-02-252018-02-27
Tharpaling ThongdrolTharpaling Lhakhang, Chumi, Bumthang2018-03-022018-03-02
Talo TshechuTalo Gonpa, Punakha2018-03-242018-03-26
GomphukoraGom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang2018-03-242018-03-26
Gasa TshechuGasa Dzong, Gasa2018-03-242018-03-26
Zhemgang TshechuZhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang2018-03-242018-03-27
Paro TshechuRinpung Dzong, Paro2018-03-272018-03-31
Chhorten KoraChorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe2018-03-312018-03-31
Chhorten KoraChorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe2018-03-312018-03-31
Rhododendron FestivalLamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu2018-04-202018-04-22
Domkhar TshechuDomkhar, Chumni, Bumthang.2018-04-252018-04-27
Ura YakchoeUra Lhakhang, Bumthang2018-04-262018-04-29
Nimalung TshechuNimalung Dratshang, Chumni, Bumthang2018-06-212018-06-23
Kurjey TshechuKurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2018-06-232018-06-23
Haa Summer FestivalHaa2018-07-142018-07-15
Mushroom FestivalGenekha, Thimphu.2018-08-152018-08-16
Masutaki Mushroom FestivalUra, Bumthang2018-08-232018-08-24
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)Bumthang to Thimphu2018-09-012018-09-01
Thimphu DrubchenTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu2018-09-052018-09-15
Wangdue TshechuTencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang.2018-09-172018-09-19
Tamshing Phala ChhoepaTamshing lhakhang, Bumthang2018-09-182018-09-20
Thimphu TshechuTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu2018-09-192018-09-21
Thangbi ManiTangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang2018-09-232018-09-25
Gangtey TshechuGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.2018-09-232018-09-24
Jhomolhari Mountain FestivalDangochong, Thimphu2018-10-042018-10-05
Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha2018-10-172018-10-19
Jakar TshechuJakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang.2018-10-172018-10-20
Prakhar DuchhoedPrakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang2018-10-242018-10-26
Jambay Lhakhang DrupJambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2018-10-242018-10-26
Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu2018-10-302018-10-30
Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang.2018-11-112018-11-11
Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar2018-11-152018-11-18
Trashigang TshechuTrashigang Dzong, Trashigang.2018-11-172018-11-19
Jambay Lhakhang Singye ChamJambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2018-11-232018-11-23
Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel.2018-11-232018-11-25
Nalakhar TshechuNgaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2018-11-232018-11-25
Druk Wangyel TshechuDouchula , Thimphu2018-12-132018-12-13
Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong, Trongsa2018-12-152018-12-17
Lhuentse TshechuLhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse2018-12-152018-12-17
Nabji Lhakhang DrupNabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa2018-12-222018-12-24