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Events Calander

Bhutan’s calendar is packed with interesting events every year. You will never find it hard to see and get involved in something when you are in Bhutan. The hardest thing you will face will be deciding which to see and do during your trip.

Festival dates are tentative and may change. Please confirm before booking.


To download the “Calendar of Events 2019” Click here

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    DUNGMED TSHECHU

    Dungmed Tshechu takes place in Dungmed Lhakhang in Dungmin, Pemagatshel. Different mask dances and cultural programs are displayed to the public.

    Start Date: Oct 29, 2020

    End Date: Oct 31, 2020

    Destination: Pemagatshel

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    PEMAGATSHEL TSHECHU

    People from all over the district come to the district Dzong where the festival is held and all public offices remain closed for three days when the f...

    Start Date: Oct 29, 2020

    End Date: Oct 31, 2020

    Destination: Pemagatshel

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    JAMBAY LHAKANG DRUP

    The 7th century Tibetan king Songsten Gampo is said to have built 108 temples in one day and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang is believed to be one of them...

    Start Date: Oct 31, 2020

    End Date: Nov 3, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang

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    JAMBAY LHAKANG SINGYE CHAM

    The Singye Cham (Lion dance) is held at the Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang. The Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham is performed once a year.

    Start Date: Oct 31, 2020

    End Date: Nov 3, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang

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    PRAKAR DUECHOED

    Prakhar Tshechu is performed in Prakhar Lhakhang ever year. It is a 3 -days festival and the chams/dances performed during the 3-days tshechu are the...

    Start Date: Nov 1, 2020

    End Date: Nov 3, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang

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    SERZHONG TSECHU

    Serzhong Tshechu is an annual event where mask dances are performed by the monks. It is a one-day tshechu that coincides with the Descending Day of Lo...

    Start Date: Nov 7, 2020

    End Date: Nov 7, 2020

    Destination: Sarpang

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    SUMTHRANG KANGSEL

    This annual festival is held at the 13th century monastery of Sumthrang Lhakhang in Ura valley in Bumthang. This festival was initiated by the founder...

    Start Date: Nov 11, 2020

    End Date: Nov 15, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang

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    BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME SINGYE WANGCHUCK

    His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck the 4th King of Bhutan was born on 11th November 1955. To mark this occasion every Dzongkhag in Bhutan will observ...

    Start Date: Nov 11, 2020

    End Date: Nov 11, 2020

    Destination: Thimphu

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    BLACK NECKED CRANE FESTIVAL

    The annual Black-Necked Crane festival is celebrated at the courtyard of Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the local...

    Start Date: Nov 11, 2020

    End Date: Nov 11, 2020

    Destination: Wangdue Phodrang

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    YESHEY GOENPOI DRUPCHEN / FESTIVAL OF MAHAKALA

    This festival is dedicated to the dominant male protective deity of Bhutan, Yeshey Goenpo (Mahakala). It was first introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Nam...

    Start Date: Nov 19, 2020

    End Date: Nov 21, 2020

    Destination: Trongsa

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    MONGAR TSHECHU

    People from all over the region as far as Trashigang and Lhuentse come to attend the festival. A lot of unique dances indigenous to the region are als...

    Start Date: Nov 21, 2020

    End Date: Nov 24, 2020

    Destination: Mongar

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    DECHENLING TSHECHU

    This festival is held in the lhakhang of Dechenling gewog under Pemagatshel Dzongkhag. Mask dances, along with different varieties of cultural items,...

    Start Date: Nov 22, 2020

    End Date: Nov 24, 2020

    Destination: Pemagatshel

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    TANG NAMKHAR RABNEY

    The Tang Namkhar Lhakhang Rabney is a three-day annual festival commemorating the founding of the Namkha Lhakhang by Lama Namkha Samdrup. It is also p...

    Start Date: Nov 23, 2020

    End Date: Nov 24, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang

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    GEOKAR LHAKHANG TSHECHU

    This festival takes place in Geokar Lhakhang in Yalang, Trashiyangtse. Local people gather at the temple to attend the festival and receive blessings.

    Start Date: Nov 24, 2020

    End Date: Nov 29, 2020

    Destination: Trashi Yangtse

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    DOEDEL PEMACHOLING TSHECHU

    The festival is very popular in Ramjar gewog in Trashiyangtse. It takes place in Doedel Pemacholing lhakhang in Ramjar gewog.

    Start Date: Nov 26, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Trashi Yangtse

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    GONGPHU TSHECHU

    During the tshechu, different mask dances along with a variety of cultural items are performed.

    Start Date: Nov 28, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    BULI TSHECHU

    Different types of mask dances are performed with the unfurling of a huge thongdrol (large tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche on the last day of the event.

    Start Date: Nov 28, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    GAMUNG TSHECHU

    Gamung Tshechu takes place in Shumar in Gamung, Pemagatshel. People gather to celebrate the festival and get blessings.

    Start Date: Nov 28, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Pemagatshel

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    PHUMITHANG TSHECHU

    During the tshechu, different forms of mask dances along with cultural items are performed.

    Start Date: Nov 28, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    KHANGMA TSHECHU

    Khangma tshechu takes place in Khangma Lhakhang in Yurung, Pemagatshel. It is a sacred festival. However, just a handful of foreigners visit this fest...

    Start Date: Nov 29, 2020

    End Date: Dec 1, 2020

    Destination: Pemagatshel