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.

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...
Dec 15 - Dec 18 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...
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 5 Punakha
An annual international marathon event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee.
Mar 17 - Mar 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...
Mar 31 - Apr 16 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...
Jun 20 - Jun 23 Zhemgang
Der-Choed festival is a three day festival that is observed in the Trong village.
Jul 13 - Jul 14 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 15 - Aug 16 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 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...
Oct 7 - Oct 9 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 10 - Oct 13 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 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.
Nov 6 - Oct 8 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.