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Events Calander

Bhutan’s calendar is packed with interesting events every year. You will never find it hard to see and get involved in something when you are in Bhutan. The hardest thing you will face will be deciding which to see and do during your trip.

Festival dates are tentative and may change. Please confirm before booking.


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    PELDEN LHAMOI DRUPCHEN/ FESTIVAL OF MAHAKALI

    The Pelden Lhamoi Drupchen is a festival dedicated to the dominant female protective deity of Bhutan, Pelden Lhamo (Mahakali). The festival was first...

    Start Date: Feb 10, 2019

    End Date: Feb 12, 2019

    Destination: Trongsa

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    PUNAKHA DRUBCHEN

    A brief history on the construction of Punakha Dzong is showcased to the general public. The internal conflict and external invasion during the constr...

    Start Date: Feb 12, 2019

    End Date: Feb 14, 2019

    Destination: Punakha

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    PHURBA DRUBCHEN

    This festival is observed in Trashiyangtse, located in the far eastern part of Bhutan. “Drubchen” means “great accomplishment” in Tibetan and is one o...

    Start Date: Feb 12, 2019

    End Date: Feb 19, 2019

    Destination: Trashi Yangtse

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    KHENGZOR TSHECHU

    This is yet another important and sacred festival in Pemagatshel. It takes place in the Khengzor lhakhang in Khar, Pemagatshel.

    Start Date: Feb 14, 2019

    End Date: Feb 16, 2019

    Destination: Pemagatshel

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    LICHIBI TSHECHU

    During this festival, mask dances are performed and prayers recited during the day, while cultural dances and songs are performed towards the evening.

    Start Date: Feb 15, 2019

    End Date: Feb 15, 2019

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    PUNAKHA TSHECHU

    The Punakha Tshechu is one of the most popular Tshechus in the country. It is held right after the popular Punakha Drubchen. The unfurling of the thon...

    Start Date: Feb 15, 2019

    End Date: Feb 17, 2019

    Destination: Punakha

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    LHAMOIZINGKHA TSHECHU

    The annual Tshechu was commenced in 2011 to benefit 3 gewogs (Lhamoizingkha, Nichula and Karmaling) under Dagana. The chams are common just like what...

    Start Date: Feb 16, 2019

    End Date: Feb 18, 2019

    Destination: Dagana

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    NGANGLAM TSHECHU

    Nganglam Tshechu is held in Nganglam Lhakhang in Zobel, Pemagatshel. Several sacred mask dances are performed and local folk dances are also showcased...

    Start Date: Feb 17, 2019

    End Date: Feb 19, 2019

    Destination: Pemagatshel

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    TANGSIBI MANI

    Tangsibi Mani is a religious ritual celebrated in Ura Gewog under Bumthang Dzongkhag and the chams/ dances include all the Ter Chams composed by the g...

    Start Date: Feb 18, 2019

    End Date: Feb 22, 2019

    Destination: Bumthang

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    CHENGA KORA

    This festival is very popular in Bhutan. It is held at Chorten Kora in Trashiyangtse. It is also known as the Tse-Chenga Kora, and is a celebration on...

    Start Date: Feb 19, 2019

    End Date: Feb 19, 2019

    Destination: Trashi Yangtse

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    THARPALING THONGDROL

    Tharpaling Thongdrol is a one day festival and is mainly the display of gaint thangka or thongdrol (applique silk work with buddhist images) of Jowo...

    Start Date: Feb 19, 2019

    End Date: Feb 19, 2019

    Destination: Bumthang

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    BHUTAN BIRDS FESTIVAL

    This festival will be held at Berti Eco-camp site under Trong Gewog in Zhemgang. Zhemgang is recognized as a potential area for bird watching because...

    Start Date: Feb 19, 2019

    End Date: Feb 21, 2019

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

    The 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition will be held at Samdrup Jongkhar. The exhibition is open to the public from 21st February, and promises to be...

    Start Date: Feb 21, 2019

    End Date: Feb 21, 2019

    Destination: Samdrup Jongkhar

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    BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUCK

    His Majesty the 5th King of Bhutan was born on 21st February 1980 and to mark this important day, people in every dzongkhag observe the day with vario...

    Start Date: Feb 21, 2019

    End Date: Feb 23, 2019

    Destination: Thimphu

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    ZHURI DUECHOED

    Zhuri Duechoed is observed in Zhuri Lhakhang in Chumey, Bumthang. Bumthang is considered as country’s most sacred place being blessed by numerous grea...

    Start Date: Mar 1, 2019

    End Date: Mar 2, 2019

    Destination: Bumthang

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    BHUTAN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

    This is an annual event in which the runners compete over 26.2 miles (42 km) for full marathon or 13.1 miles (21 km) for half marathon. Runners start...

    Start Date: Mar 2, 2019

    End Date: Mar 2, 2019

    Destination: Gasa

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    GAYDEN CHOEDPA

    This festival takes place in the sacred Gayden Lhakhang in Ura, Bumthang. It is a small festival to the temple. 

    Start Date: Mar 4, 2019

    End Date: Mar 6, 2019

    Destination: Bumthang

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    KHARPHUG LHASOL

    Traditional offerings are done on this day to thank and pray for continued peace and well-being, good health of animals, good harvest and timely rainf...

    Start Date: Mar 9, 2019

    End Date: Mar 9, 2019

    Destination: Zhemgang

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    GASA TSECHU

    The Gasa tshechu is the biggest festival in the small district of Gasa in northwest Bhutan. Gasa is home to highlander communities. While many mask da...

    Start Date: Mar 13, 2019

    End Date: Mar 16, 2019

    Destination: Gasa

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    ZHEMGANG TSHECHU

    Different mask dances are performed for three days with the unfurling of a huge thongdrel (large tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche on the fourth day.

    Start Date: Mar 13, 2019

    End Date: Mar 16, 2019

    Destination: Zhemgang