Festival in Bhutan

Paro and Thimphu Festivals are by far the most popular festivals in Bhutan. There are two main reasons why they are so popular. Firstly, they are located in the Western part of Bhutan, an hour drive away from the airport. So it is possible for you to do a four days visit just to attend the festival. If the festival is taking place in Eastern Bhutan, you would have to visit Bhutan for a minimum of 10 days. Secondly, Paro and Thimphu Festivals take place in spring and autumn respectively, 2 of the best seasons to visit Bhutan.

Three years ago, we would usually recommend travelers to books at least six months before their travel dates. With the growing number of hotels in Bhutan, we can usually accommodate travelers on last minute notice. However, do note that experienced guides are in high demand during this period. If you do have some flexibility with your travel schedule, we would recommend going for less popular festivals.

Bhutan Festival List
Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha
Punakha Tshechu Punakha
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang
Punakha Drubchen Punakha
Punakha Drubchen Punakha
Punakha Drubchen Punakha
Talo Tshechu Punakha

Zhemgang Tshechu




Gasa Tshechu


Paro Tshechu Paro
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jul 10, 2019 Jul 12, 2019
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jul 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019
Haa Summer Festival Haa Valley Jul 13, 2019 Jul 14, 2019
Mushroom Festival Thimphu Aug 15, 2019 Aug 16, 2019
Masutaki Mushroom Festival Bumthang Aug 23, 2019 Aug 24, 2019
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang Sep 07, 2019
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Oct 04, 2019
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 06, 2019

Oct 08, 2019

Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Oct 08, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 08, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 10, 2019 Oct 13, 2019
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 11, 2019 Oct 14, 2019
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Thimphu Oct 14, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Royal Highland Festival Gasa Oct 23, 2019
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Nov 04, 2019 Nov 06, 2019
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 05, 2019 Nov 09, 2019
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Thimphu Nov 07, 2019
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 10, 2019 Nov 12, 2019
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Nov 11, 2019
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 13, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 14, 2019 Nov 16, 2019
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dec 03, 2019 Dec 06, 2019
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dec 03, 2019 Dec 05, 2019
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Dec 12, 2019
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 12, 2019
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2019

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