Festivals, Events & Activities in Bhutan

Bhutan is known for its unique culture and tradition. No matter which time of the year you visit Bhutan, there's always something to see and experience.

From traditional festivals (Tsechu and Dromche) to adventure activities, we have listed them all for you.

Apr 1 - Apr 3 Zhemgang
Der-Choed festival is a three day festival that is observed in the Trong village.
Apr 4 - Apr 8 Paro
Paro Tshechu starts on the 10th day of the second lunar month. The flawlessly executed sacred event is the culmination of the dedication and years of hard work the monks...
Apr 8 - Apr 22 Trashiyangtse
Chorten Kora or circumambulation around Chorten Kora temple is festival held in Trashiyangtse every year during the first auspicious month of the Bhutanese calendar for f...
Apr 19 - Apr 21 Punakha
Rhododendron festival is an exhilarating event that marks the spring season with full bloom flowers and lush green forest in Bhutan. Much alike to the Cherry blossom fest...
Jul 11 - Jul 12 Haa
Haa summer festival is a celebration of nomadic tradition and unique culture of the Haa valley.The festival celebrates the traditional living–culture and it is to present...
Aug 23 - Aug 24 Bumthang
The annual matsutake festival is held at the picturesque Ura valley in Bumthang in the central part of Bhutan. Matsutake (Tricholoma matsutake), or Sangay Shamu in the lo...
Sep 5 Bumthang
Tour of the Dragon is an annual international mountain bike race organized in Bhutan. Regarded as one of the toughest one day mountain bike race in the world, the event h...
Sep 26 - Sep 28 Thimphu
Thimphu Tshechu starts on the 10th day of the 8th lunar month. The three-day religious event plays an important role in the lives of Bhutanese people as it is an opportun...
Sep 28 - Oct 1 Wangdue Phodrang
The Gangtey Goempa observes an annual religious festival in its courtyard. The Tshechu comprises showcasing of different sacred masked dances and cultural dances.
Oct 23 - Oct 24 Gasa
First started in 2016 to mark the birth celebration of HRH the Gyalsey (Crown Prince), the Royal Highland Festival is a popular festival held in Laya, Gasa (4000 meters a...
Oct 24 - Oct 26 Chukha
The Chukha Ngedrup tse Dzong observes a three- day Tshechu comprising of different masked dances and cultural items as an offering to the Guru Padmasambhava every year.
Oct 29 - Oct 31 Zhemgang
The three day festival that is observed in Panbang under Zhemgang District.
Oct 31 - Nov 3 Bumthang
The Jambay Lhakang Drub is one of the fascinating events in central Bhutan. The five-day event includes of various chams/dances; such as Tercham (the naked dance), Mewang...
Nov 11 Phobjikha Valley
The festival is celebrated annually in the idyllic Phobjikha valley on 11th November. Every winter the cranes migrate south to the valley from Tibet and fly back early sp...
Nov 21 - Nov 24 Mongar
Mongar Dzong holds a three day long Tshechu every year in its courtyard. Devotees from nearby district gather at the courtyard of the Dzong to witness the masked dances w...
Nov 22 - Nov 25 Trashigang
Trashigang Dzong embraces an annual festival which is considered one of the major events for eastern Bhutan. The festival manages to grasp a lot of attention and onlooker...
Dec 10 - Dec 13 Trongsa
Trongsa choekor Rabtse Dzong observes an annual three-day Tshechu in the courtyard of the Dzong. Assortments of masked dances are performed by the monks and traditional f...
Dec 21 - Dec 24 Lhuntse
Lhuentse Tshechu or religious festival comprises of various masked dances and traditional cultural dances. The Tshechu is conducted for 5 days annually at the courtyard o...