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.

Dec 30 - Jan 3 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...
Dec 31 - Jan 2 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...
Feb 24 - Feb 28 Punakha
The Drubchen is an annual winter festival held at the beautiful Punakha Dzong in Punakha valley.
Mar 4 Punakha
An annual international marathon event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee.
Apr 2 - Apr 6 Paro
The Paro Tsechu is held at the courtyard of Paro dzong in Thimphu city. Join the locals for an immersive cultural experience. Watch the district monks put on a show to re...
Apr 17 - Apr 19 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...
Sep 7 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 24 - Sep 26 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 27 - Sep 29 Wangdue Phodrang
The Gangtey Goempa observes an annual religious festival in its courtyard. Sacred mask dances and cultural program are performed during the event.
Oct 14 - Oct 15 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 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 28 - Oct 31 Bumthang
The Jambay Lhakang Drub is a unique religious event in central Bhutan. Attendees will witness the "Tercham" (the naked dance) and the "Mewang" (fire blessing).
Nov 11 - Nov 11 Phobjikha Valley
The festival marks the arrival of the black necked cranes to its winter home at Phobjikha valley. The event aims to promote awareness on environmental conservation.