Bhutan festival dates for 2018 and 2019

Here are the dates for the major festivals in Bhutan, and any of these can be incorporated into a tailor-made itinerary. Please see our itinerary which can be adapted so that you can see any of these festivals:

14th - 16th March 2019


Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang
14th - 16th March 2019

Talo Tschechu

Talo Gonpa, Punakha
14th - 16th March 2019

Gasa Tshechu

Gasa Dzong, Gasa
14th - 17th March 2019

Zhemgang Tshechu

Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang
17th - 21st March 2019 (Thongdrel on the last day)

Paro Tshechu

Rinpung Dzong, Paro
21st March - 5th April 2019

Chhorten Kora

Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe
19th - 21st April 2019

Rhododendron Festival

Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu
14th - 16th April 2019

Domkhar Tshechu

Domkhar, Chumni, Bumthang
16th - 20th April 2019

Ura Yakchoe

Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang
10th - 11th July 2019

Nimalung Tschechu

Nimalung Dratshang, Chumni Bumthang
11th July 2019

Kurjey Tshechu

Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
13th - 14th July 2019

Haa Summer Festival

15th - 16th Auguest 2019

Mushroom Festival

Genekha Thimphu
23rd - 24thAugust 2019

Masutaki Mushroom Festival

Ura, Bumthang
7th September 2019

Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)

Bumthang to Thimphu
4th October 2019

Thimphu Drubchen

Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu
6th - 8th October 2019

Wangdue Tshechu

Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang
8th - 8th October 2019

Tamshing Phala Chhoepa

Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang
8th - 10th October 2019

Thimphu Tshechu

Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu
10th - 13th October 2019

Gangtey Tshechu

Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang
11th - 14th October 2019

Thangbi Mani

Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang
14th - 15th October 2019

Jhomolhari Mountain Festival

Dangochong, Thimphu
6th - 8th November 2019

Chhukha Tshechu

Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha
5th - 9th November 2019

Jakar Tshechu

Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang
13th - 16th November 2019

Jambay Lhakhang Drup

Jambay Lhakhang, Chiekhor, Bumthang
14th - 16th November 2019

Prakhar Duchhoed

Prakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang
8th November 2019

Dechenphu Tshechu

Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu
11th November 2019

Black Necked Crane Festival

Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang
11th - 13th November 2019 (Thongdrel on the last day)

Pemagatshel Tshechu

Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel
4th - 6th Decmeber 2019

Mongar Tshechu

Mongar Dzong, Mongar
5th - 7th December 2019

Trashigang Tshechu

Trashigang Dzing, Trashigang
12th December 2019

Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham

Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
12th - 14th December 2019

Nalakhar Tshechu

Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
13th December 2019

Druk Wangyel Tshechu

Douchula, Thimphu
4th - 7th January 2020 (Thongdrel on the last day)

Trongsa Tshechu

Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa
4th - 7th January 2020 (Thongdrel on the last day)

Lhuentse Tshechu

Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse
10th - 12th January 2020

Nabji Lhakhang Drup

Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa
2nd - 4th March 2020

Punakha Drubchen

Punakha Dzong, Punakha
5th - 7th March 2020

Punakha Tshechu

Punakha Dzong, Punakha
9th March 2020

Tharpaling Thongdrol

Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumi, Bumthang
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