Festivals & Events in 2018 & 2019

Tshechu mask dance religious festivals are essential part of Bhutanese culture. They are held in different part of the country thorough the year. There are also many other events in Bhutan, ranging from the marathons, bike races, exhibitions, Hindu festivals etc. See our most complete list available on Internet below!

Events in 2018
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Major event Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup, Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 24 Jan 2018
Winter Solstice, All over Bhutan 2 Jan 2018
Dagana Tshechu, Dagana Dzong, Dagana 812 Jan 2018
Domsing Lhakhang Tshechu, Domsing Lhakhang, Jamkhar, Trashi Yangtse 1516 Jan 2018
Tawsang Tshechu, Tawsang Goenpa, Lhuntse 16 Jan 2018
Traditional Day of Offering, All over Bhutan 17 Jan 2018
Ngatshang Tshechu, Tashi Choephel Lhakang, Ngatshang, Mongar 2527 Jan 2018
Bon-Choe Rup, Kikhar / Dakphel, Zhemgang 26 Jan 2018
Tsatse Dzongklingoen Tshechu, Tsatse Dzong, Nanong, Pemagatshel 2627 Jan 2018
Churzegang Tshechu, Churzegang Lhakhang, Gelephu, Sarpang 27 Jan 2018
Bon-Choe Rup, Goling / Zhobling / Nyakhar / Tshaidang / Kamjong / Duedmang, Zhemgang 2931 Jan 2018
Shali Tshechu, Shumar/Shali, Pemagatshel 2931 Jan 2018
Losar (New Year), All over Bhutan 1617 Feb 2018
Major event Punakha Drubchen, Punakha dzong, Punakha 1924 Feb 2018
Pelden Lhamoi Drupchen, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 2022 Feb 2018
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King, Bhutan 2123 Feb 2018
Phurba Dubchen, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 22 Feb2 Mar 2018
Lhamoizingkha Tshechu, Lhamoizigkhag Dratshang, Dagana 2325 Feb 2018
Major event Nomad Festival, Nagasphel, Bumthang 23 Feb 2018 ?
Khengzor Tshechu, Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2426 Feb 2018
Li Chi Bi Tshechu, Li Chi Bi, Goshing, Zhemgang 25 Feb 2018
Major event Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 2527 Feb 2018
Nganglam Tshechu, Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 28 Feb2 Mar 2018
Buli Mani, Buli Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang, Bumthang 24 Mar 2018
Tangsibi Mani, Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 24 Mar 2018
Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 2 Mar 2018
Major event Bhutan International Marathon, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 5 Mar 2018
Zhuri Duechoed, Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 12 Mar 2018
Gayden Choedpa, Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1517 Mar 2018
Kharphug Lhasel, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 20 Mar 2018
Major event Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2426 Mar 2018
Major event Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 2426 Mar 2018
Major event Talo Tshechu, Talo Gompa, Punakha 2426 Mar 2018
Major event Tsirang Tshechu, Tsirang Dzong, Tsirang 2426 Mar 2018
Major event Zhemgang Tshechu, Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 2427 Mar 2018
Prayue Choe, Buli/Tali/Kihar, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 26 Mar 2018
Major event Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 2731 Mar 2018
Pantang Tshechu, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 29 Mar 2018
Major event Drukpa (Chenga) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 31 Mar 2018
Karphu Lhasel, Edi Lhakhang, Gelephu, Sarpang 1113 Apr 2018
Major event Dakpa (Namgang) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 16 Apr 2018
Major event Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 2123 Apr 2018
Dungkhar Tshechu, Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2326 Apr 2018
Dungmed Tshechu, Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2325 Apr 2018
Tashicholing Tshechu, Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2325 Apr 2018
Major event Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 2527 Apr 2018
Major event Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, National Memorial Chorten, Thimphu 2530 Apr 2018
Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung), All over Bhutan 25 Apr 2018
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 2629 Apr 2018
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo, All over Bhutan 2 May 2018
Due Mang ti Tshechu, Goshing, Zhemgang 10 May 2018
Zobel Tshechu, Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 2729 May 2018
Bon-Choe (summer), Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 28 May 2018
Lord Buddha's Paranirvana, All over Bhutan 29 May 2018
Coronation Marathon, Paro 2 Jun 2018
Padseling Kuchoed, Padselling Gonpa, Choekhor, Bumthang 34 Jun 2018
Pedestrian day, All over Bhutan 5 Jun 2018
Der Choed, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2023 Jun 2018
Dechenling Tshechu, Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2123 Jun 2018
Nimalung Tshechu, Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 2123 Jun 2018
Major event Trelda Tshechu, Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing Monastry, Dramitse & Yagang Lhakhang, Mongar 2123 Jun 2018
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche, All over Bhutan 23 Jun 2018
Dungsingma Tshechu, Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 23 Jun 2018
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 23 Jun 2018
Khangma Tshechu, Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2325 Jun 2018
Major event Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 23 Jun 2018
Trashi Yangtse Tredha Tshechu, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang & Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 23 Jun 2018
Major event Haa Summer Festival, Town Festival Ground, Haa 1415 Jul 2018
First Sermon of Lord Buddha, All over Bhutan 16 Jul 2018
Kadam Tshechu, Kadam Goenpa, Mongar 2325 Jul 2018
Tor Dok, Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing Monastry, Dremitse, Mongar 2527 Jul 2018
Hungla Chokhor, Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 911 Aug 2018
Kengcham Mangdok Chukor, Yarphel Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 913 Aug 2018
Aa-hoi Bon Choe, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 14 Aug 2018
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2018
Dongdorla Duechoed, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 1721 Aug 2018
Thrumshingla to Purgyela Festival, Ura village, Bumthang 18 Aug 2018
Matsutake Mushroom Festival, Ura, Bumthang 2324 Aug 2018
Chha Festival, Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 2427 Aug 2018
Sa Nyen Tshechu, Reling Lhakhang, Sherimuhung, Mongar 2527 Aug 2018
Major event Takila Chham, Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 26 Aug 2018
Chukor, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 19 Sep 2018
Major event Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 1 Sep 2018
Wangzhing Rabney, Wangzhing Lhakhang, Lhuntse 45 Sep 2018
Khadro Kang sol cham, Kadam Lhakhang, Khengkhar, Mongar 69 Sep 2018
Major event Thimphu Dromche, Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 15 Sep 2018
Bum Tashi Festival, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 16 Sep 2018
Khadro Kong Sag Cham, Samten Choeling Lhakhang, Tsakaling, Mongar 1619 Sep 2018
Neypai Chha, Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuntse 1622 Sep 2018
Goenpung Tshechu, Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 1719 Sep 2018
Kothakpa Tshechu, Shumar / Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 1719 Sep 2018
Tokaphu Tshechu, Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1719 Sep 2018 ?
Major event Wangdue Tshechu, Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 1719 Sep 2018
Dorjitse Kuchoed, Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 1819 Sep 2018
Shaksinggoenpa Tshechu, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 1820 Sep 2018
Galing Goenpa Tshechu, Galing Goenpa, Chhukha 1920 Sep 2018
Major event Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 1921 Sep 2018 ?
Major event Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 1921 Sep 2018
Dungsingma Tshechu II, Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2224 Sep 2018
Nangkor Tshechu, Shumar, Pemagatshel 2224 Sep 2018
Blessed Rainy Day, All over Bhutan 23 Sep 2018
Major event Gangtey Tshechu, Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 2324 Sep 2018
Kadam Tshechu, Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2326 Sep 2018
Major event Thangbi Mani (Mewang), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 2325 Sep 2018 ?
Tshapamey Wang, Dzong, Lhuntse 24 Sep 2018
Khomshar Kharphug, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 25 Sep 2018
Birds Festival, Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 810 Oct 2018
Major event Jomolhari Mountain Festival, Damgochong, Upper Paro 1415 Oct 2018
Bardo Thongdral Gar Cham, Ugyen Gatshel Lhakhang, Jurmey, Mongar 1519 Oct 2018
Shingkhar Rabney, Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1519 Oct 2018
Major event Chhukha Tshechu, Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 1719 Oct 2018
Major event Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 1719 Oct 2018
Lanyiri Tshechu, Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 1719 Oct 2018
Tshebar Tshechu II, Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 1720 Oct 2018
Ugyencholing Kangsel, Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 1719 Oct 2018
Goenkar Tshechu, Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 1820 Oct 2018
Dassain, All over Bhutan 19 Oct 2018
Major event Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 19 Oct 2018
Dungmed Tshechu II, Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2224 Oct 2018
Major event Pemagatshel Tshechu, Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 2224 Oct 2018 ?
Major event Royal Highlander Festival, Laya 2324 Oct 2018
Bardo Kharphug, Bardo, Zhemgang 24 Oct 2018
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 2427 Oct 2018
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 2527 Oct 2018
Sonamthang Tshechu, Panbang Dungkhag, Zhemgang 2931 Oct 2018
Laya Aolay, Laya village, Laya 30 Oct 2018
Descending day of Lord Buddha, All over Bhutan 31 Oct 2018
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King, All over Bhutan 1 Nov 2018
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 37 Nov 2018 ?
Khomshar Bon-Choe Katag, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 6 Nov 2018
Tihar (Diwali), All over Bhutan, especially southern regions 79 Nov 2018
Goenpoi Dromche, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 810 Nov 2018
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day, All over Bhutan 11 Nov 2018
Major event Black Necked Crane Festival, Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Nov 2018
Kang Sol Chhenmo, Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing Monastry, Dremitse, Mongar 1418 Nov 2018
Dechenling Tshechu II, Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 1518 Nov 2018
Menchu Pemaphuendey, Norbugang, Pemagatshel 1518 Nov 2018
Major event Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar 1518 Nov 2018
Silambee Tshechu, Na Gor Lhakhang, Silambee, Mongar 1518 Nov 2018
Thrichu goenpa Tshechu, Thrichu goenpa, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1518 Nov 2018
Tang Namkha Rabney, Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 1617 Nov 2018
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 1719 Nov 2018
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu, Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 1823 Nov 2018
Tafu Tsechu, Tafu Lhakhang, Phobjika (Gangtey) 1920 Nov 2018
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 2024 Nov 2018
Buli Tshechu, Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Gamung Tshechu, Shumar / Gamung, Pemagatshel 2123 Nov 2018
Gonphug Tshechu, Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Goshing Tshechu, Goshing, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Ngatshang Tshechu II, Sang Ngag Choeling Lhakhang, Ngatshang, Mongar 2123 Nov 2018
Phumithang Tshechu, Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Shingkhar Tshechu, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Thrisa Tshechu, Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Wamling Tshechu, Wamling, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2123 Nov 2018
Bjoka Tshechu, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2225 Nov 2018
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 2226 Nov 2018
Kadam Tshechu, Kadam Zangtopelri, Chaskhar, Mongar 2224 Nov 2018
Kangsol Chhenmo, Yak Dued Goenpa, Chaskhar, Mongar 2224 Nov 2018
Khangma Tshechu II, Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2224 Nov 2018
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu, Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 2226 Nov 2018
Bon-Choe, Dangkhar / Trong / Tali / Buli / Kihar / Nangkhor / Thrisa / Shingkhar / Wamling / Radhi / Nimshong / Langdorbi, Zhemgang 23 Nov 2018
Dangkhar Tshechu, Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 23 Nov 2018
Dekiling Tshechu, Dekiling Goenpa, Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang 23 Nov 2018
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 23 Nov 2018
Khengkhar Tshechu, Dungkhar Goenpa, Khengkhar, Mongar 23 Nov 2018
Khomshar Tshechu, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 23 Nov 2018
Ma-mung Trong Tshechu, Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 23 Nov 2018
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 2325 Nov 2018
Ngala Trong Tshechu, Ngala Trong, Zhemgang 23 Nov 2018
Tashibee Tshechu, Tashibee, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 23 Nov 2018
Pangkhar Choepa, Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 27 Dec 2018
Sombrang Kangsol, Sombrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 35 Dec 2018
Jangchubling Tshechu, Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 56 Dec 2018
Major event Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2018
Birds Festival, Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 1516 Dec 2018
Dungkar Tshechu, Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Lhuntse 1518 Dec 2018
Dungkhor Tshechu, Dungkhor Lhakhang, Chokhorling, Pemagatshel 1517 Dec 2018
Gelephu Rabney Dratsang Tshechu, Gelephu Dratshang, Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang 1517 Dec 2018
Major event Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 1517 Dec 2018
Mendrel Tshechu, Mendrel Lhakhang, Chongshing, Pemagatshel 1518 Dec 2018
Major event Trongsa Tshechu, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 1517 Dec 2018
National Day, All over Bhutan 17 Dec 2018
Daga Trashiyangtshi Annual Tshechu, Tshechupang, Daga Dzong, Dagana 1822 Dec 2018
Shinger Meto Choepda, Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1822 Dec 2018
Domsing Lhakhang Tshechu, Domsing Lhakhang, Jamkhar, Trashi Yangtse 1923 Dec 2018
Bangyue Tshechu, Bangyue Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2022 Dec 2018
Dechen Pelri Tshechu, Dechen Pelri Lhakhang, Chimong, Pemagatshel 2022 Dec 2018
Sangay Lingpai Cham, Chimung Gewog, Pemagatshel 2022 Dec 2018
Wongborang Tshechu, Wongborang Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2022 Dec 2018
Kidlung Choedpa, Kidlung Lhakhang, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2122 Dec 2018
Labar Tshechu, Labar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2123 Dec 2018
Major event Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup, Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 2224 Dec 2018
Major event Dagapela Tshechu, Dagapela lhakhang, Dagana 2931 Dec 2018

Please always reconfirm the dates of the festival before making concrete plan, because the date can change due to astrological concerns and other reasons without any notice.

Sources: Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Bhutan Travel Portal & our own investigation.