Bhutan Festivals with Tentative Dates

Bhutan festivals reflect the spirituality as well as a vibrant culture of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan celebrates several traditional festivals throughout the year and it is essential to attend the stunning festival during your trip to Bhutan at least once in your lifetime to witness the unique Cham dance and approach authentic Bhutan with the friendly community. Here is the list of Bhutan festivals with tentative dates. The below dates are tentative and can be changed depending on the year calendar. Please consult with us before you make your travel plan to Bhutan.

BHUTAN FESTIVALS WITH TENTATIVE DATES

 

S.NNAME OF FESTIVALSTAKE PLACETENTATIVE DATE
1Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong, Punakha2nd -4th March
2Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha5th -7th March
3Tharpaling ThongdrolTharpaling Lhakhang,9th March
Chumi, Bumthang
4GomphukoraGom Kora Lhakhang,1st  -3rd  April
Trashigang
5Talo TshechuTalo Gonpa, Punakha1st  -3rd  April
6Gasa TshechuGasa Dzong, Gasa1st  -3rd April
7Zhemgang TshechuZhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang1st  -3rd  April
8Paro TshechuRinpung Dzong, Paro4th  -8th  April
(Thongdrel on last day)
9Chorten KoraChorten Kora,8th  April & 22nd April
Trashiyangtshe
10Domkhar TshechuDomkhar, Chumni,3rd -5th May
Bumthang.
11Ura YakchoeUra Lhakhang, Bumthang4th  – 8th  May
12Nimalung TshechuNimalung Dratshang,30thJune– 1st  July
Chumni, Bumthang
13Kurjey TshechuKurjey Lhakhang,30thJune
Choekhor, Bumthang
14Tour of the DragonBumthang to Thimphu5th  Sept
15Thimphu DrubchenTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu22ndSept
16Wangdue TshechuTencholing Army Ground,24th– 26th Sept
Wangduephodrang.
17Tamshing Phala ChhoepaTamshing Lhakhang,26th– 28thSept
Bumthang
18Thimphu TshechuTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu26th– 28thSept
19Gangtey TshechuGangtey Gonpa,28th Sept – 1st  Oct
Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang.(Thongdrel on last day)
20Thangbi ManiTangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,29th Sept– 2nd   Oct
Bumthang
21Jakar TshechuJakar Dzong, Choekhor,23rd -27th  Oct
Bumthang.

 

22Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha24th– 26thOct
23Jambay Lhakhang DrupJambay Lhakhang,31st-3rd Nov
Choekhor, Bumthang
24Prakhar DuchhoedPrakar Khakhang, Chumni,1st  – 3rd   Nov
Bumthang
25Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang,26thOct
Thimphu
26Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,11thNov
Wangduephodrang.
27Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar21st– 24thNov
28Trashigang TshechuTrashigang Dzong,22nd-25thNov
Trashigang.
29Jambay Lhakhang SingyeJambay Lhakhang,30thNov
ChamChoekhor, Bumthang
30Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel Dzong,21st– 24thNov
Pemagatshel.(Thongdrel on last day)
31Nalakhar TshechuNgaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,30th– 2ndDec
Bumthang
32Druk Wangyel TshechuDouchula,13thDec
Thimphu
33Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong,10th– 13thDec
Trongsa(Thongdrel on last day)
34Lhuentse TshechuLhuentse Dzong,21st– 24thDec
Lhuentse(Thongdrel on last day)
35Nabji Lhakhang DrupNabji Lhakhang, Nabji,29th–31stDec
Trongsa