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Bhutan Festivals Calendars for 2023

Visiting Bhutan during its Festival Dates is a great bonus to your Bhutan trip. Join the Bhutanese celebration, enjoy the unique Bhutan culture, and intermingle with the Bhutanese people.

Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2023

Festival Place Dates
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 26th  – 28th  February
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 1st – 3rd  March
Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang,
Chumi, Bumthang
7th  March
Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,
29th  – 31st  March
Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 29th  – 31st  March
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 29th  – 31st  March
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 29th  – 31st  March
Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 2nd – 6th  April
(Thongdral on last day)
Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtshe 5th April & 20th April
Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden,
Dochula, Thimphu
14th  – 16th  April
Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni,
30th  April – 2nd May
Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 2nd  – 6th  May
Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang,
Chumni, Bumthang
26th  – 28th  June
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
28th  June
Haa Summer Festival Haa 8th – 9th  July
Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu. 15th  – 16th  August
Tour of the Dragon
(Mountain Bike Race)
Bumthang to Thimphu 2nd  September
Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 21st  September
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground,
22nd  – 24th  September
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, Bumthang 24th  – 26th  September
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 24th  – 26th  September
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang. 27th  – 29th  September
(Thongdral on last day)
Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,
24th  – 30th  September
Jhomolhari Mountain
Dangochong, Thimphu 14th  – 15th  October
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 22nd  – 24th  October
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang. 22nd  – 24th  October
Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni,
29th  – 31st  October
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang,
24th  October
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 28th  October – 1st  November
Black Necked Crane
Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,
11th  November
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 19th  – 22nd  November
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang. 20th  – 23rd  November
Jambay Lhakhang Singye
Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
27th  November
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel. 20th  – 23rd  November
(Thongdral on last day)
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,
27th  – 29th  November
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula ,
13th  December
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 20th  – 22nd  December
(Thongdral on last day)
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 20th  – 22nd  December
(Thongdral on last day)
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,
26th – 27th  December
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 24th  – 26th  December

Check the document from Tourism Council of Bhutan:
Bhutan Tentative Festival & Events Dates 2023


Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2022

Festival Place Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha 9-Mar-22 11-Mar-22
Punakha Tshechu Punakha 12-Mar-22 14-Mar-22
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang 18-Mar-22  
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang 9-Apr-22 11-Apr-22
Gasa Tshechu Gasa 9-Apr-22 11-Apr-22
Gomphukora Trashigang 9-Apr-22 11-Apr-22
Talo Tshechu Punakha 9-Apr-22 11-Apr-22
Paro Tshechu Paro 12-Apr-22 16-Apr-22
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu 5-Apr-22 7-Apr-22
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse 30-Apr-22  
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang 11-May-22 13-May-22
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang 13-May-22 17-May-22
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang 7-Jul-22 9-Jul-22
Haa Summer Festival Haa Valley 9-Jul-22 10-Jul-22
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang 9-Jul-22  
Mushroom Festival Thimphu 15-Aug-22 16-Aug-22
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang 3-Sep-22  
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu 1-Oct-22  
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang 3-Oct-22 5-Oct-22
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang 5-Oct-22 7-Oct-22
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu 5-Oct-22 7-Oct-22
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang 7-Oct-22 9-Oct-22
Thangbi Mani Bumthang 8-Oct-22 10-Oct-22
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Thimphu 14-Oct-22 15-Oct-22
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang 1-Nov-22 3-Nov-22
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha 1-Nov-22 3-Nov-22
Dechenphu Tshechu Thimphu 3-Nov-22  
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang 8-Nov-22 12-Nov-22
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang 9-Nov-22 11-Nov-22
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang 11-Nov-22  
Mongar Tshechu Mongar 1-Dec-22 3-Dec-22
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang 1-Dec-22 3-Dec-22
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel 1-Dec-22 3-Dec-22
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang 7-Dec-22  
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang 8-Dec-22 10-Dec-22
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu 13-Dec-22  
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse 30-Dec-22 1-Jan-23
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa 30-Dec-22 1-Jan-23

Check the document from Tourism Council of Bhutan:
Bhutan Tentative Festival & Events Dates 2022

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