Bhutan Festival Dates 2018 – Exact Calendar for tours

Bhutan Festival Dates 2018 – Exact Calendar for tours

The Tsechu is a festival in honor of Guru Padmasambava – “one who was born from a Lotus flower”, popularly known as “Guru Rinpoche”, the Precious Teacher. This saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan etc. around 800 A.D. The Tsechu is a religious festival and by attending it, it is believed one gains merits. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people gather to rejoice, dressed in finery.

The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670 on the 8th month of Bhutanese calendar to commemorate the birth of Guru Rinpoche. In order that Bhutan can rejoice in continued happiness, many learned lamas established the tradition of these dances. The deities of the Tantric teaching are invoked during these dances. Through their power and benediction, all misfortunes are annihilated, and peace and happiness reign.

Festival Tours in Bhutan offer Tourists a complete insight into the nation’s vibrant religion & Culture. The most popular events in the cultural itinerary are the Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue and Bumthang Tshechus/Festival. Tsechus are weeklong festivals where the teachings of Padmasambhava are imparted to the deity through mask dances. The other attraction of Festival tours is to meet the rural Bhutanese in their quaint hamlets and see first hand their way of life. Here one gets the opportunity to intermingle with the average Bhutanese and to enjoy their hospitality.

we have an extensive choice of activities specially designed to enjoy tours, treks, and cultural events. Information can be obtained from us as to which exacting festival, tour or trek will be of interest to you.

SN FESTIVAL PLACE 2019 2018
1 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa
2 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse
3 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa
4 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Dochula, Thimphu
5 Jambay Lakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
6 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang
7 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar
8 Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang
9 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi, Bumthang
10 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
11 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel
12 Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu
13 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang
14 Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang
15 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Jhomolhari
16 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu
17 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
18 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang
19 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang
20 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu
21 Tour Of The Dragon (bicycle Race) Bumthang To Thimphu
22 Matsutake Mushroom Festival Ura, Bumthang
23 Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu
24 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang
25 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, Bumthang
26 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang
27 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chummi, Bumthang
28 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu
29 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha
30 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro
31 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang
32 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa
33 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa,punakha
34 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,trashigang
35 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe
36 2nd March THONGDROL Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummi, BUMTHANG
37 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha
38 Punakha Drubchen punakha Dzong, Punakha
39 Bhutan International Marathon    5th March
40 Nomad Festival nagsephel, Bumthang  23rd-24th Feb
41 Takin Festival Damji, Gasa  15-18th Feb
42 Haa summer festival Town festival Ground, Haa