Festivals and Events

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. If there is some festival that you have missed this year, don’t worry they will return again the following year at around the same time of the year (the exact dates depend on the Bhutanese Calendar).

The sample itineraries provided give you an idea of how a cultural tour would be organized with a festival. If you are interested in visiting Bhutan during a festival we will rearrange the itinerary so that you are in the correct location at the time of the festival.

Paro Tshechu
5 days
First Day: Apr 12, 2022 (Tuesday), Final Day: Apr 16, 2022 (Saturday)
Location: Rinpung Dzong, Paro
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Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)
1 day
Date: Sep 3, 2022 (Saturday)
Location: Bumthang to Thimphu
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Thimphu Tshechu
1 day
Date: Oct 5, 2022 (Wednesday)
Location: Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu
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Other Festivals

In addition to the more popular festivals, there is a large number of additional festivals available in Bhutan at various times through the year. These festivals will have the same types of masked dances but the location can sometimes make it more challenging to reach.

NameLocationStart DateEnd Date
Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong, Punakha2022-03-092022-03-11
Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha2022-03-122022-03-14
Tharpaling ThrongdrolTharpaling Lhakhang, Chumi, Bumthang2022-03-182022-03-18
Talo TshechuTalo Gonpa, Punakha2022-04-092022-04-11
GomphukoraGom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang2022-04-092022-04-11
Gasa TshechuGasa Dzong, Gasa2022-04-092022-04-11
Zhemgang TshechuZhemgang Dzong, Zhembang2022-04-092022-04-11
Ura YakchoeUra Lhakhang, Bumthang2022-04-132022-05-17
Rhodeodendron FestivalLamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu2022-04-152022-04-17
Chhorten KoraChoten Kora, Trashiyangtshe2022-04-302022-04-30
Domkhar TshechuDomkhar, Chumni, Bumthang2022-05-112022-05-13
Minalung TshechueMinalung Dratshang, Chumni, Bumthang2022-07-072022-07-09
Kurjey TshechuKurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2022-07-092022-07-09
Haa Summer FestivalHaa2022-07-092022-09-10
Mushroom FestivalGenekha, Thimphu2022-08-152022-08-16
Thimphu DrubchenTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu2022-10-012022-10-01
Wangdue TshechuTencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang2022-10-032022-10-05
Tamshing Phala ChhoepaTamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang2022-10-052022-10-07
Gangtey TshechuGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang2022-10-072022-10-09
Thangbi ManiThangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang2022-10-082022-10-10
Jhomolhari Mount FestivalDangochong, Thimphu2022-10-142022-10-15
Jakar TshechuJakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang2022-11-012022-11-03
Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha2022-11-012022-11-03
Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang, Thimpu2022-11-032022-11-03
Jambay Lhakhang DrupJambay Lhkhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2022-11-082022-11-12
Prakhar DochhoedPrakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang2022-11-092022-11-11
Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang2022-11-112022-11-11
Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar2022-12-012022-12-03
Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel2022-12-012022-12-03
Trashigang TshechuTrashigang Dzong, Trashigang2022-12-012022-12-03
Nalakhar TshechuNgaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang2022-12-082022-12-10
Druk Wangyel TshechuDochula, Thimpnu2022-12-132022-12-13
Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong, Trongsa2022-12-302023-01-01