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.

Oct 8 - Oct 10 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.
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...
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.
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 13 - Nov 16 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 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 4 - Dec 6 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...
Dec 5 - Dec 7 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 5 - Dec 7 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...
Jan 4 - Jan 7 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 4 - Jan 7 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 25 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 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 5 Punakha
An annual international marathon event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee.
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...