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Bhutan Festival Calendar

Bhutan or the land of Thunder Dragon richly and happily celebrates its ancient Buddhist culture. Most of the festivals are held in honor of Guru Rinpoche. Bhutanese festivals are a big attraction for solo travellers as well as for families. Especially during these festivals every Bhutanese coming for celebration wear their finest clothes. You too can try out Bhutanese Dress (Gho and Kira) and join the locals. You can also pack picnic lunches and stay all day at the festivals.
A detailed view of the festival Calendar is below. Try to include one of the festivals in your itinerary if possible so you can Enjoy Bhutan Cultural extravaganza

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Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu 14th - 15th October, 2021
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 13th - 15th October, 2021
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Thromdey,Bumthang. 12th - 16th October, 2021
Ugyencholing Kangsoel Ugyencholing Lhakhang,Tang, Bumthang 13th - 15th October, 2021
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 15th October, 2021
Takar Duechoe Chumig, Bumthang 20th -23rd October, 2021
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Chokhor, Bumthang 21st -23thOctober, 2021
Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Lhakhang, Chumni, Bumthang 21st -23rd October, 2021
Royal Highland Festival Laya, Gasa 23th - 24th October, 2021
Sumthrang Kangsoel Ura, Bumthang 2nd - 3rd November, 2021
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang. 11th November, 2021
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 12th- 14th November, 2021
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong,Trashigang. 12th -14th November, 2021
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong,Pemagatshel. 12th - 14th November, 2021
Tang Namkhar Rabney Tang, Bumthang 14th -17th November, 2021
Chojang Rabney Tang, Bumthang 18th -22nd November, 2021
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Chokhor, Bumthang 19th November, 2021
Nga Lhakhang Zhey Ngaa Lhakhang, Chokhor,Bumthang 19th -21st November, 2021
Pangkhar Choedpa Ura Lakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2nd-5th December, 2021
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula , Thimphu 13thDecember, 2021
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 12th - 14th December, 2021
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 16th -18th December, 2021
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 12th - 14th December, 2021
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 9th -11th March, 2022
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 12th -14th March, 2022
Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumi, Bumthang 18th March, 2022
Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 9th -11th April, 2022
Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 9th -11th April, 2022
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 9th -11th April, 2022
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 9th -11th April, 2022
Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro (Thongdral on last day) 12th -16th April, 2022
Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora,Trashiyangtshe 30th April, 2022
Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 15th - 17st April, 2022
Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni, Bumthang. 11th -13th May, 2022
Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 13th - 17th May, 2022
Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chumni, Bumthang 7th -9th July, 2022
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 9th July, 2022
Haa Summer Festival Haa 9th -10th July, 2022
Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu. 15th & 16th Aug, 2022
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 3rd Sept, 2022
Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 1st Oct, 2022
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang. 3rd- 5th Oct, 2022
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, Bumthang 5th -7th Oct, 2022
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 5th -7th Oct, 2022
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang (Thongdral on last day). 7th -9th Oct, 2022
Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang  8th -10th Oct, 2022
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu 14th & 15th Oct, 2022
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 1 st -3rd Nov, 2022
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang  1 st -3rd Nov, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 8th -12thNov, 2022
Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang  9th -11th Nov, 2022
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu  3rd Nov, 2022
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang. 11th Nov, 2022
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar  1 st -3rd Dec, 2022
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang. 1 st -3rd Dec, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 7th Dec, 2022
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel. (Thongdral on last day) 1 st -3rd Dec, 2022
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 8th -10th Dec, 2022
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula , Thimphu 13thDec, 2022
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa (Thongdral on last day) 30th Dec 2022 - 1st Jan 2023
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse (Thongdral on last day) 30thDec 2022 - 1st Jan, 2023
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa 6th-7th Jan 2023
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 4th -6th January 2023