Bhutan Festival Tour

Experience the Ancient Living Culture of Bhutan

Tshechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Buddhist Saint Padmasambhava, popularly known as ‘Guru Rimpoche’, the saint who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. A Tshechu draws hundreds of Bhutanese people in a spirit of reverence, blessing, festivity and celebration, and is one of the best ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan.  The sacred celebration comes to life with colour, music, dance and drama as villagers and townspeople gather to witness the masked and sword dances and other sacred rituals. These events, most of which are performed by monks in colourful and elaborate costumes, bring blessings to the onlookers, while also instructing them about Buddhist Dharma.

There are various Tsechus held all year around at temples, Dzongs and monasteries throughout Bhutan.


Festival Place Dates
Nomad Festival Bumthang 23rd February
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 14th -16th February
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 17th -19th February
Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chhumi, Bumthang 22nd February
Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora,Trashiyangtse 22nd February & 9th March
Annual Bhutan International Marathon (Annual event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee) 5th March
Gomphu Kora Gom Kora Lhakhang,Trashigang 17th -18th March
Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpo, Punakha 16th -18th March
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 14th -17th  March
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 16th -18th March
Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 19th – 23rd March
Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden,Dochula, Thimphu 18th -20th April
Domkhar Drub Domkhar, Chummi, Bumthang 16th -18th  April
Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 18th -23rd  April
Sakteng Festival Saktang Lhakhang, Trashigang 12th -16th June
Nimalung Trelda Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, Bumthang 13th -15th  June
Trelda Tshechu Drametse,  Monggar 12th -24th June
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor Bumthang 15th June
Haa Summer Festival Town Festival Ground, Haa 5th–6th July
Merak Tshechu Merak Lhakhang, Trashigang 2nd -3rd August
Masutake Mushroom Festival Ura, Bumthang 13th  – 14th  August
Masutake Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu 15th – 16th August
Chha Festival Tagmochhu,Lhuentse 15th -19th August
Tour Of Dragon(Bicycle Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 3rd September
Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 7th October
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue Prodrang 8th – 10th October
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,  Wangdue Prodrang 9th -11th October
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 11th -13th October
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong,Thimphu 11th-13th October
 Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,Bumthang 14th -17th October
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu, Thimphu 22nd  October
Jomolhari Mountain Festival Dangojang 25th – 26th October
Monggar Tshechu Monggar Dzong, Monggar 5th – 9th November
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 7th -9th November
Shingkhar Rabney Bumthang 6th – 9th November
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong,Pemagatshel 6th -10th November
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 7th -10th November
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang 7th -10th November
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangdue Prodrang 11th November
Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi,Bumthang 14th – 16th November
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor,Bumthang 14th -17th November
Dungkar Tshechu Lhuentse 7th – 9th December
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 7th -10th December
Tang Namkha Rabney Bumthang 8th – 9th December
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 8th-10th December
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu Samdrup Jongkhar 10th – 12th December
Dremetse Tshechu Monggar 11th – 13th December
Kangso Tshechu Drametse, Monggar 11th -14th December
Korphu Tshechu Trongsa 12th – 14th December
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Trongsa 12th – 14th December
Chojam Rabney Festival Bumthang 12th – 16th December
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Dochula, Thimphu 13th December
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 13th -15th December
Dagana Tshechu Dagana Dzong, Dagana 19th -23rd December
Pangkhar Choepa Bumthang 24th – 29th December