Bhutan Festival Tours.

Yak Holidays specializes in Bhutan Festival Tours. We arrange personalized trips during the festivals in Bhutan. Please check out Bhutan festival dates.

Bhutan Festival Tours with Yak Holidays Int’l: At various times of the year, Bhutanese in towns and villages congregate to witness masked dance during festivals in Bhutan known as Tshechu. These colorful events draw thousands of locals, some of whom have to walk for days. Please check the Bhutan festival dates below.

Bhutan Festival Tours

Festivals in BhutanWhile the underlying purpose of festivals in Bhutan is spiritual, the dances are more often like plays where good triumphs over evil or depicts significant historical events, especially about the life of Bhutan’s patron saint, Padmasambhava ( also known as Guru Rimpoche).

There is inevitably a great deal of socializing; it is an opportunity for people to relax and forget daily routines, to dress in their finest clothes and jewelry but, more importantly, festivals in Bhutan is an occasion for prayer and blessings. Tshechus mainly comprise mask dances in addition to some folk dance entertainment. Festivals in Bhutan are not pageants or entertainment events and definitely not held as tourist attractions. They are genuine manifestations of ancient religious traditions, which outsiders are given the privilege to witness.


Bhutan Festival Dates 2017.  Bhutan Festival Dates

Name Town Start Date End Date
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 26th Nov 2017 28th Nov 2017
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong,
Pemagatshel
26th Nov 2017  28th Nov 2017
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong,
Trashigang
26th Nov 2017 29th Nov 2017
Jambay Lakhang Singye
Cham
Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
3rd Dec 2017
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
3rd Dec 2017 5th Dec 2017
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Dochula,
Thimphu
13th Dec 2017
Trongsa Tshechu TTrongsa Dzong,
Trongsa
26th Dec 2017  28th Dec 2017
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong,
Lhuentse
26th Dec 2017 28th Dec 2017
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,
Trongsa
2nd Jan 2018 4th Jan 2018

Tentative Festival Days for 2018

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha Feb 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha Feb 25, 2018 Feb 27, 2018
Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora,
Trashiyangtshe
Mar 02, 2018  Mar 17, 2018
Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,
Trashigang
Mar 24, 2018 Mar 26, 2018
Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro Mar 27, 2018 Mar 31, 2018
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha Mar 29, 2018 Mar 31, 2018
Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden,
Dochula, Thimphu
Apr 20, 2018 Apr 22, 2018
Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang Apr 27, 2018 Apr 29, 2018
Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang,
Chummi, Bumthang
Jun 21, 2018 Jun 23, 2018
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
Jun 23, 2018
Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle
Race)
Bumthang To Thimphu 1st Sep 2017
Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu Sep 15, 2018 Sep 17, 2018
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground,
Wangduephodrang
Sep 17, 2018 Sep 19, 2018
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu Sep 19, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,
Bumthang
Sep 23, 2018 Sep 25, 2018
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 24, 2018 Oct 27, 2018
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2018
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 16, 2018 Nov 18, 2018
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 16, 2018 Nov 18, 2018
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 17, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 23, 2018 Nov 25, 2018
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2018
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dec 15, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 15, 2018 Dec 17, 2018

BHUTAN FESTIVAL TOUR ITINERARIES.

punakha festival

Name : Punakha Tshechu...
Duration : (7 Nights/ 8 Days)...
Date : 25th -27th Feb, 2018..
Venue: Punakha Dzong Punakha..

talo tshechuName : Talo Tshechu..
Duration : (8 Nights/ 9 Days)..
Date : 24th -26th March, 2018..
Venue:Talon Goenpa, Punakha..

paro festival

Name : Paro Tshechu..
Duration : (9 Nights/ 10 Days)..
Date :27th – 31st March, 2018..
Venue:Rinpung DzongParo..

punakha festivalName : Rhododendron Festival..
Duration : (9 Nights/ 10 Days)..
Date : 20th – 22nd April, 2018..
Venue : Royal Botanical Park (Dochula)..

ura-yakchoe-festivalName : Ura Yakchoe Festival..
Duration : (13 Nights/ 14 Days)..
Date : 27th -29th April, 2018..
Venue:Ura Dozhi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang..

kurjey-lhakhang-tshechuName : Kurjey Lhakhang..
Duration : (11 Nights/ 12 Days)..
Date :23rd June, 2018..
Venue:Kurjey Lhakhang..

jakar tshechuName : Jakar Tshechu..
Duration : (13 Nights/ 14 Days)..
Date : 19th October, 2018..
Venue:Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang..

thimphu tshechuName : Thimphu Tshechu..
Duration : (8 Nights/ 9 Days)..
Date : 19th – 21st Sep, 2018..
Venue:Tashichho Dzong...

jambay lhakhang drupName : Jambay Lhakhang Drup..
Duration : (10 Nights/ 11 Days)..
Date : 24th – 27th October, 2018..
Venue:Jambay Lhakhang..

black naked crane festivalName : Black Necked Crane Festival...
Duration : (10 Nights/ 11 Days)..
Date :11 November, 2018..
Venue:Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang..

nalakhar-tshechuName : Nalakhar Tshechu..
Duration : (14 Nights/ 15 Days)..
Date :23 – 25 November, 2018..
Venue:Ngaa Lhakhang..

Druk Wanggyel TsechuName : Druk Wangyel Tshechu..
Duration : (9 Nights/ 10 Days)..
Date :13 December, 2018..
Venue:Dochula, Thimphu..