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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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    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

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    CHOJAM RABNEY

    The name ‘Chojam’ was originally derived when Yidam Khorlo Dompo (presently one of the most important relics of the Lhakhang) was brought down to the...

    Start Date: Nov 29, 2020

    End Date: Dec 3, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang

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    LADRONG RABNEY

    Ladrong Rabney is an annual festival held at Ladrong Lhakhang. Ladrong Lhakhang was built by terton (treasure revealer) Drimed Lingpa. The main relic...

    Start Date: Nov 29, 2020

    End Date: Dec 3, 2020

    Destination: Lhuentse

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    KHARPHU BONCHOED

    This festival brings together people from different places like Shingkhar, Wamling, Thrisa, Nimshong and Radi to do rituals and make offerings to thei...

    Start Date: Nov 30, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    SHINGKHAR TSHECHU

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

    Start Date: Nov 30, 2020

    End Date: Dec 4, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    WAMLING TSHECHU

    Wamling tshechu takes place in Wamlimg in Shingkhar gewog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag. During the tshechu, different forms of mask dances along with cult...

    Start Date: Nov 30, 2020

    End Date: Dec 4, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    MAMUNG TSHECHU

    The community of Mamung Trong marks the occasion by performing annual ritual with the dances of Pawo and Pamo.

    Start Date: Nov 30, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    TASHIBI TSHECHU

    The festival is held in Tashibee lhakhang in Pangkhar gewog under Zhemgang Dzongkhag. No mask dances are performed, but the community gather and offer...

    Start Date: Nov 30, 2020

    End Date: Nov 30, 2020

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    PANGKHAR CHOEPA

    The festival is held at Pangkhar monastery in Ura, Bumthang. Legend has it that when the monastery was under construction, Langurs helped at night whi...

    Start Date: Dec 10, 2020

    End Date: Dec 14, 2020

    Destination: Bumthang