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.

Mar 5 Punakha
An annual international marathon event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee.
Apr 21 - Apr 23 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...
Jun 1 - Aug 31 Thimphu
To commemorate the 15 years of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and Australia, the Royal Government of Bhutan is pleased to present the "Bhutan-Australia Friendship Offer"....
Jun 20 - Jun 23 Zhemgang
Der-Choed festival is a three day festival that is observed in the Trong village.
Jul 14 - Jul 15 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 12 - Aug 13 Thimphu
Genekha, a secluded village in Thimphu hosts an annual two day mushroom festival in August. During the festival the villagers promote the popular Tricholoma Matsutake. Th...
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 1 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 19 - Sep 21 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...
Oct 4 - Oct 5 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.
Oct 24 - Oct 27 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...
Oct 29 - Oct 31 Zhemgang
The three day festival that is observed in Panbang under Zhemgang District.
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 23 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...
Dec 15 - Dec 17 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...
Dec 15 - Dec 19 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...
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 12 - Feb 14 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...
Feb 25 Zhemgang
Lichibi festival also spelled as Litchibi is a one day religious festival. This festival is observed in Goshing valley in Zhemgang.
Mar 17 - Feb 21 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...