Dochula Pass in Bhutan(3150 above sea level)

Fortress of Bhutan

Flora of Bhutan

Mask Dance of Bhutan

Black Naked crane in Bhutan


Bhutan Festival Date


Bhutan festivals are very popular within the country. It is one of the most joyous occasions that the Bhutanese people wait for round the year. People from all walks of life come together wearing the best costumes and outfits to witness the Tshechu (festivals) that are performed in the courtyard of the Dzong (fortress), or temples by the clergy or laymen lasting from three to five days. It is also a popular attraction for the tourists and requires the tour reservation of at least 2 months in advance to confirm the Druk-Air tickets and hotels.

The most popular festivals amongst the tourists in Bhutan are of Paro, Punakha, Wangdue, Thimphu and Bumthang. The two popular festivals are dromchoe, a religious festival dance dedicated to Yeshe Gonpo (Mahakala) or Palden Lhamo, the two main protective deities of the Drukpas and the tshechu dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, to commemorate his remarkable actions. Dancers wear spectacular costumes made of bright silk and rich brocade, ornate hats or masks which may represent animals, skulls, fearsome deities or the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. Each festival dance has its own religious significance and interpretation.

If you are interested in Bhutan festivals, have a look on Bhutan festival dates to combine your Bhutan cultural or special interest tour with one of the festivals in your itinerary.
Bhutan Festivals Date




Thimphu DrupchenThimphuSept 20 - Sept 24
Wangdue Tshechu WangduephodrangSept 23 - Sept 25
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, WangdueSept 23 - Sept 25
Tamshing Phala Tamshing, Bumthang Sept 24 - Sept 26
Thimphu Tshechu ThimphuSept 25 - Sept 27
Gasa Tshechu GasaSept 25 - Sept 27
Thangbi Mani Tangbi, Bumthang Sept 29 - Oct 1
Shingkhar Rabney Shingkhar, Bumthang Oct 20 - Oct 24
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Bumthang Oct 22 - Oct 25
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 29 - Nov 2
Prakhar Kuchod Prakhar, BumthangOct 30 - Nov 1
Sumdrang Kangsol Ura, BumthangNov 11 - Nov 13
Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Wangdue Nov 11
Mongar TshechuMongar Nov 20 - Nov 23
Pemagatshel Tshechu PemagatshelNov 20 - Nov 23
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 21 - Nov 24
Tang Namkha Rabney Tang-BumthangNov 21 - Nov 23
Jambay Lhakhang ChamBumthang Nov 28
Chojam Rabney Tang, BumthangNov 27 - Nov 29
Nalakhar Tshechu BumthangNov 28 - Nov 30
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 21 - Dec 23
Lhuentse Tshechu LhuentseDec 21 - Dec 23
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Trongsa28 Dec (2017) -1 Jan (2017)

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Upcoming Festival Tours

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 A Jaker Tshechu(Oct 22-oct 24)

Jaker Dzong Tshechu Festival is held inside the Jakar Dzong.It is relatively new festival Organized by Jakar Dzong Monastic Body.It is a five day event starting on the 7th day of the Ninth month of Bhutanese Lunar Calender


Crane Festival(November 11)

The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part their daily lives during the winter months.

The annual black-necked crane festival is organized  to generate awareness and understanding on the importance of conserving the endangered Black‐necked cranes; to strengthen the linkages between conservation, economic welfare and sustainable livelihoods of the community;  provide an avenue for the local community to renew their commitment to conservation of the black-necked cranes, and to showcase their cultural heritage and skills.

The festival includes cultural programs such as folk songs and dances (some with black-necked crane themes) and mask dances performed by the local people, crane dances and environmental conservation-themed dramas and songs by the school children.  The program usually starts by 9:30 am and lasts till late afternoon.

The festival is organized by the Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC), a local group composed of elected local leaders (with a strong female component), Government representatives, business community representatives, monks and Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN) representative.  The festival has become a part of the local culture in Phobjikha valley ever since it was first initiated by the RSPN in 1998.