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.

Jan 4 - Jan 6 Gelephu
Dekiling Lhakang observes a one day festival. Assortments of spiritual masked dances are showcased during the festival followed by entertaining cultural items. Locals fr...
Jan 4 - Jan 6 Gelephu
Gelephu Dratshang Tshechu is held at Gelephu Dratshang in Sarpang district. Thousands of devotees attend the three-day festival to witness the various masked dance that a...
Jan 29 - Jan 31 Zhemgang
This festival is a three day festival that is observed in the villages of Goling, Zhobling, Nyakhar, Tshaidang, Kamjong and Duedmang under Zhemgang district.
Feb 15 Zhemgang
Lichibi festival also spelled as Litchibi is a one day religious festival. This festival is observed in Goshing valley in Zhemgang.
Mar 2 - Mar 4 Paro
This mountain festival combines one of the most scenic trekking routes in Bhutan with a cultural festival celebrated at the base of the Mount Jomolhari.
Mar 2 - Mar 4 Punakha
Punakha Dzong houses Bhutan’s most sacred relic Rangjung Kharsapani “a self-created image of the Bodhisattva of compassion. As per the historical accounts, Tibetan forces...
Mar 7 Punakha
An annual international marathon event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee.
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...